The Jester

The Jester

eBook - 2003
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An innkeeper in a French village oppressed by the local nobleman. To earn his freedom, Hugh de Luc joins the Crusades for a torturous, bloody march toward Jerusalem. The story ends with his escape back to France. Back home he finds that his wife has been taken captive by the nobleman, and his infant son slain. Seeking his wife and revenge, Hugh adopts the guise of a jester in order to enter the nobleman's castle, where he begins to fall in love with a young noblewoman.
Publisher: [New York] : Little, Brown and Company, 2003.
ISBN: 9780759527836
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 electronic text.
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
Gross, Andrew 1952-

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NL_Val Apr 04, 2018

Not your typical Patterson book. This is an oldie but a goodie! This book has something for everyone - love story, humor, conflict of religion and great battles.

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soniahammy
Feb 27, 2018

This was a great audio book and the reader did an exceptional job with the various voices. I highly recommend this book and I truly enjoyed how well it was written and narrated!

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bragusa
Mar 15, 2015

Incredible read !
I could not put this book down !
5 Stars !!!
Thank you, James Patterson !

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rahmmie
Jan 23, 2014

This book didn't quite do it for me. Maybe it was because it was such a departure from the usual themes Patterson is so well known for

aaa5756 Jul 07, 2012

A very good read. I enjoyed this book I would recommend this book for all to read.

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GuyN
Aug 30, 2010

The sentences are short.
The paragraphs are short.
The chapters are short.

Is this medieval action/torture/thriller for adult reluctant readers? Those who believe that violent revenge on bad baddies is the height of humanity may find the numerous torture scenes uplifting. Patterson is popular and immune to my pan.

Apart from a few "jokes" there is no jester here. Try Jester Leaps In, or Christopher Moore's Fool, or Robin Hobb's Tawny Man Series (starting with the Golden Fool), or Dumas' Chicot, the Jester, or Shakespeare's King Lear... Unless you like your prose light and your violence intense...

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Cabby
Nov 08, 2007

Interesting but gory

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