Uther is an orphan farm boy who desires little more than a simple life with the girl he loves. When tragedy forces him to flee England or be arrested for murder, there's only one way to clear his name: take the oath of Crusade, grab a cruciform sword and join the fight. In the process he unites with the mysterious Templars and follows King Richard "The Lionheart," a brilliant but troubled man chasing his dream of recapturing Jerusalem and putting his name in the history books. They journey across Europe and the Mediterranean, over stormed seas and through arrow-strewn forests, until they find themselves at the door of everything they desire in the Holy Land. However, before they can walk through the gates to paradise, they must face down the endless hordes of Saladin, the greatest Muslim general that has ever lived, and an equally brilliant man who will stop at nothing to protect his people's homeland. Uther will have to risk everything, battling through fire and blood to receive his pardon and return to the girl he left behind.
The Pilgrim is a gripping coming-of-age story, a modern reflection on war and spirituality, and an exploration of what drives people to do great and sometimes terrible things.
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I loved the book and found everything about king Richard so interesting. The main character, uther, had a kind hard which I felt Was unusual during the crusades. This is a highly descriptive book So I could picture things easily. Great read!