Helena P. Schrader earned a PhD in History from the University of Hamburg and is the winner of seventeen literary accolades. Her novel Envoy of Jerusalem alone won seven awards, including “Best Biography 2017,” and “Best Christian Historical Fiction 2017,” from Book Excellence and Readers’ Favorites awards respectively. (For more details visit: http://helenapschrader.com/awards.html.) For readers tired of clichés and cartoons, Schrader’s fiction provides insight into historical events and characters based on sound research and a profound understanding of human nature. Her nuanced characters bring history back to life as a means to better understand ourselves.
Rebels Against Tyranny: Civil War in the Crusader States
Emperor Frederick II, called “enlightened” by historians yet decried as a despot by contemporaries, unleashes a civil war that tears the Holy Land apart. The heir to an intimidating legacy, a woman artist, and a boy king are caught up in the game of emperors and popes. Set against the backdrop of the Sixth Crusade, Rebels against Tyranny takes you from the harems of Sicily to the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem, from the palaces of privilege to the dungeons of despair. This is a timeless tale of youthful audacity taking on tyranny―but sometimes courage is not enough….