The Jester, Paperback
3 out of 5 (5 ratings)


Freedom - in eleventh-century France, it is a luxury enjoyed by only the King and nobility.

For the serf, it is surely worth fighting for. But is it worth dying for? Arriving home disillusioned from the Crusades, Hugh DeLuc discovers that his village has been ransacked and his wife abducted.

The dark riders came in the dead of night, like devils, wearing no colours but black crosses on their chests, leaving no clue as to who they are.

Knights they may be, but honour and chivalry are not part of their code.

They search for a relic, one worth more than any throne in Europe, and no man can stand in their way.

Until Hugh, taking on the role of a jester, is able to infiltrate the enemy's castle where he believes his wife is being held captive. And when a man is fighting for freedom - for his wife, and for everything he holds dear - he will prove a formidable opponent.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Historical adventure
  • ISBN: 9780755300204



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Historical tale of violence, adventure and undying romance...

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I picked this up when I was in my James Patterson phase. I didn't even read the blurb. When I started listening I was surprised that it wasn't a modern setting. It takes place during the Crusades. It is wonderfully written & opened up a whole new genre to me -- historical fiction.

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Big dissapointment. I've really enjoyed his past novels (Kiss the Girls, Along Came A Spider) but this one was really bad. Perhaps it's the co-author that made it depth at all!

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This is the first book by Patterson that I had ever read and made me want to read more of his writings. I found the story to be predictable but I really enjoyed the story anyway.

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Rated: PG-13 Violence, Some Adult Themes<br/>One of my favorite books. This is a very Adventurous historical fiction. It's full of clever twists and turns and includes some romance. If you want a book that pulls you through a range of emotions. This is the book to do it. It is one of the few books that I have read more than once.<br/>

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