Young Simon, recently and tragically orphaned in England, becomes a scribe who follows the exiled Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Becket. The uncertainty of the tumultuous years leading to the infamous cathedral slaying is heightened by Simon's separation from his twin Edmund, who is in the service of King Henry II. The book deftly recounts events leading to the bishop's martyrdom in 1170.
If you're looking for quality literature to feed the imagination and present history in a readable, enjoyable format, then Bethlehem Books give you many choices. These novels for all ages tell stories of historical fiction about various people and times. The personable characters and richly textured, deeply moving novels from different authors make history come alive in an unforgettable reading experience. Rachel S.