Author(s): Catherine Jinks
Languedoc in 1209 is a dangerous place. When the delicate, bookish Isidore becomes scribe to Pagan Kidrouk, Archdeacon of Carcassonne, he is plunged into the real world - Pagan's world, and that of his beloved Lord Roland, and Roland's enigmatic older brother, Lord Jordan. But this is the year in which papal forces from the north begin their bloody crusade against the Cathar heretics. And the battle line is moving closer to Carcassonne ... Book Four in the Pagan Chronicles, Pagan's Scribe is another action-packed saga of the savvy and sarcastic Pagan Kidrouk.
Brimming with wit and fascinating details of medieval history, with its vividly drawn characters now including the dyspeptic Isadore, this emotionally satisfying epic brings the Middle Ages to life.' The Horn BookThere have been few characters in recent historical fiction more vibrant than the street-smart, fast-talking protagonist of this series ...' School Library JournalRich in authentic detail, humor, grief, and deep insight into the life of the mind as well as the heart, this makes a fitting close to a high-water mark in historical fiction.' Kirkus Reviews (starred review)