"Though not so vivid or bitter as Catherine Jinks's contemporaneous Pagan stories, this, like its predecessors, will leave readers pondering, as the author puts it, 'the terrible paradox—that caring, responsible individuals can engage in acts of brutality.' (Fiction. 11-13)"
The third of Cadnum's 12th-century dramas takes battle weary, returned Crusader Edmund and three companions from the England of Prince John back to Rome, escorting comely young Ester de Laci, an attendant of Eleanor of Aquitaine's, on a pilgrimage.
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