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Defender of Jerusalem Helena P. Schrader

Defender of Jerusalem

Helena P. Schrader

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Book II of a three part biographical novel about Balian dIbelin.Hollywood made him a blacksmith- Arab chroniclers said he was “like a King.” He served a leper, but defied Richard the Lionheart.He fought Saladin to a standstill, but retained hisMoreBook II of a three part biographical novel about Balian dIbelin.Hollywood made him a blacksmith- Arab chroniclers said he was “like a King.” He served a leper, but defied Richard the Lionheart.He fought Saladin to a standstill, but retained his respect.Rather than dally with a princess, he married a queen —And founded a dynasty. He was a warrior and a diplomat both.Defender of Jerusalem follows Balian and his wife Maria Comnena through the turbulent decade leading to the fall of Jerusalem to Saladin in 1187.