The Jester

The Jester

A Novel

eBook - 2003
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Hugh De Luc, a poor innkeeper, returns home from the First Crusade wearied from battle and disillusioned by carnage. After journeying from the Holy Land back to his own small village, he finds his nightmare is just beginning." In his absence, Hugh's son has been killed and his beloved wife, Sophie, abducted by a ruthless duke in search of a priceless relic dating back to the Crucifixion. Taking on the role of a jester, Hugh infiltrates the court where he believes Sophie is held captive. There he confronts men more evil than he ever imagined and embarks on an epic battle to restore his broken life.
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, c2003
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780759598126
9780759570573
0759598126
0759570574
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 457 p. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Gross, Andrew 1952-

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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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