Pagan's Vows is an engrossing, marvellously written medieval thriller, a brilliant sequel to Pagan's Crusade and Pagan in Exile. 'The Pagan Chronicles are a kind of medieval version of Tin Tin...told with a delightfully slapstick, cinematographic vigour.' - Ursula Dubosarsky;
Monks, monks, monks. Monks everywhere ... crammed together on their chapter-house seats like bats in a cave. Like crows around a corpse.
Pagan is back! After renouncing the sword in Pagan in Exile, Pagan and his noble Lord Roland become novices at the Abbey of Saint Martin, where they will prepare to learn the twelve steps of humility and take the oath of obedience. But as Pagan soon finds out, neither humility nor blind obedience comes easily to him. And while Roland sets his eyes firmly on the face of God, the more worldly Pagan discovers just how corrupt and dangerous life in a monastery can be.
Book Three in the Pagan Chronicles, Pagan's Vows is a lively, engrossing medieval thriller - a brilliant sequel to Pagan's Crusade and Pagan in Exile.
'Humour? Rage? Agony? Spiritual journeys? Murder? Moral turpitude? Twists both welcome and dismaying? This decidedly unique historical saga has it all.' -- Kirkus Reviews, USA
Winner of the CBCA Book of the Year Awards (older readers) 1996
About the Author
CATHERINE JINKS is a scholar of medieval history and a prolific author for teenagers, children and adults. Her books have been published to wide acclaim in Australia and overseas and have won numerous awards. She loves reading, history, films, TV and gossip, and says she could write for eight hours straight every day if she had the chance. Catherine lives in the Blue Mountains of NSW with her husband and daughter.
Humour? Rage? Agony? Spiritual journeys? Murder? Moral turpitude? Twists both welcome and dismaying? This decidedly unique historical saga has it all.' Kirkus Reviews (starred review)Jinks again displays an amazing knack for blending utterly convincing period detail, earthy wisecracking, and profound respect for courtly and spiritual ideals.' Bulletin of the Center for Children's BooksThe historical details in this fast-moving, humorous tale are precise and fascinating, the characterizations are strong, the dialogue snappy, and the action well shaped.' The Horn Book
Series: THE PAGAN CHRONICLES
Teenager / Young Adult
For Ages: 11 - 14 years old
For Grades: 7 - 10
Number Of Pages: 276
Published: 1st July 2007
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 13.0
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1