Thursday 4 April 2019

Acre's Orphans by Wayne Turmel

Acre's Orphans


Chill with a Book READERS’ Award

"A rollicking adventure with new peril at every turn"
Ten-Year-old Lucca the Louse narrowly escaped the worst disaster to befall the Kingdom of Jerusalem, but he’s not safe yet. His beloved but doomed city of Acre is about to fall into Saracen hands, and there’s nothing anyone can do to stop it.
Days after his return, he uncovers a plot to rip apart what remains of the Crusader Kingdom. Acre’s only chance lies in the last Crusader stronghold; the port of Tyre. Carrying an important secret, Lucca—accompanied by a young Lebanese girl, a leprous nun, and a Hospitaler with a dark secret—must make his way through bandit-infested wilderness to seek help. Will he find assistance for those left behind, or will it be too little, too late?
This exciting sequel to “Acre’s Bastard” is a rollicking, humorous and thrilling adventure story that stands alone, but adds to the growing legend of Lucca le Pou.
“… another rollicking and gritty medieval romp for the incorrigible orphan-hero, Lucca Le Pou. A delightful read for any historical fiction devotee… accessible, violent, and naughty enough for adventurous YA readers, too. “ Jeffrey K Walker, author None of us the Same

Genre:  Historical Fiction
Approx pages:  222

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Acre's Orphans
has also received a
PB Special Award

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