Balian d’Ibelin: Knight of Jerusalem


Helena P. Schrader has won more than twenty literary awards from diverse literary contests including Best Biography 2017 and Best Historical Fiction 2020. She holds a PhD in History from the University of Hamburg and served as an American diplomat in Europe and Africa. She is the author of a number of nonfiction works and was recently commissioned to write a book on the crusader states, which brings together scholarly research from diverse academic disciplines into a coherent and accessible form.

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Book I in the Award-Winning Jerusalem Trilogy

B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree, Historical Novel Society Editor’s Choice

Hollywood made him a blacksmith; Arab chronicles said he was “like a king.”

He served a leper, but defied Richard the Lionheart.

He was a warrior and a diplomat both.

This is the first book of a three-part biography of the historical Balian d’Ibelin.


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