Pagan's Scribe: Book Four of the Pagan Chronicles #2020

Pagan's Scribe: Book Four of the Pagan Chronicles By Catherine Jinks Pagan s Scribe Book Four of the Pagan Chronicles Rich in authentic detail humor grief and deep insight into the life of the mind as well as the heart this makes a fitting close to a high water mark in historical fiction KIRKUS REVIEWS starred re
  • Title: Pagan's Scribe: Book Four of the Pagan Chronicles
  • Author: Catherine Jinks
  • ISBN: 9780763629731
  • Page: 169
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pagan's Scribe: Book Four of the Pagan Chronicles By Catherine Jinks
    Pagan's Scribe: Book Four of the Pagan Chronicles By Catherine Jinks Rich in authentic detail, humor, grief, and deep insight into the life of the mind as well as the heart, this makes a fitting close to a high water mark in historical fiction KIRKUS REVIEWS starred review Impressed by the bookish Isidore, Pagan Kidrouk now Archdeacon of Carcassonne hires the boy as his scribe Eager to flee a cloistered existence, naive Isidore q Rich in authentic detail, humor, grief, and deep insight into the life of the mind as well as the heart, this makes a fitting close to a high water mark in historical fiction KIRKUS REVIEWS starred review Impressed by the bookish Isidore, Pagan Kidrouk now Archdeacon of Carcassonne hires the boy as his scribe Eager to flee a cloistered existence, naive Isidore quickly discovers that the real world isn t all as the poets and philosophers claim The year is 1209, and papal forcesfrom the north are driving their bloody crusade against the Cathar hereticsto Carcassonne With the battle lines inching ever closer, the world ofFather Pagan, Lord Roland, and Roland s mysterious brother grows real to Isidore and terrifying by the day The last of four books inan acclaimed series, PAGAN S SCRIBE casts the worldly,wisecracking Pagan in an unexpected role as friend and mentor to a young soulin need.
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    About “Catherine Jinks

    • Catherine Jinks

      Catherine Jinks is the Australian author of than thirty books for all ages She has garnered many awards, including the Children s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award three times , the Victorian Premier s Award, the Aurealis Award for Science Fiction, the Australian Ibby Award, and the Davitt Award for Crime Fiction Her work has been published in Australia, New Zealand, Britain, the United States, Germany, Spain, France, Portugal, Poland, Russia, the Czech Republic and Thailand.Catherine was born in Brisbane, Queensland, in 1963 She grew up in Papua New Guinea, where her father worked as a patrol officer Her high school years were spent in Sydney, NSW in 2006, her alma mater, Ku ring gai High School, named its library after her From 1982 to 1986, Catherine studied at the University of Sydney, graduating with an honours degree in medieval history She then worked on Westpac Banking Corporation s staff magazine for approximately seven years In 1992 she married Peter Dockrill, a Canadian journalist in 1993 she and her husband left Australia for a brief spell in Nova Scotia, where she began to write full time They returned to Australia in 1994, and Catherine gave birth to her daughter Hannah in 1997 Since 1998, she and her family have been living in Leura, NSW.She has two brothers, and two pet rats Like most people in Leura, she has become a slave to her garden, but not to the extent that she ll buy rooting powder.Catherine has been writing books since she was eight years old She doesn t expect to stop writing them any time soon.Author photo Catherine Jinks in front of Conceptual Networks , by artist Paul du Moulin.Photo by Paul du Moulin

    402 thoughts on “Pagan's Scribe: Book Four of the Pagan Chronicles

    • This is the fourth novel in the Pagan series, after Pagan s Crusade, Pagan in Exile, and Pagan s Vows This one takes place about 20 years after the last book, and it s also the only one not told from Pagan s point of view, which is why it took me so long to pick it up But when I saw Jinks had published Babylonne, about Pagan s sixteen year old daughter, I had to read the final one before I could read it.In Pagan s Scribe, we meet Isidore, a young scribe who suffers from epilepsy in a time when p [...]


    • Wow I was initially disappointed that Jinks decided not to use Pagan as the narrator here, but after a while Isidore grew on me He is almost the polar opposite of Pagan s personality, but that is mainly due to his inexperience and innocence Isidore is also epileptic and since being abandoned at a monastery at a young age, has always believed that his fits are the work of a devil With Pagan s help he will come to see that his fits are no such thing, that the world is not as black and white, right [...]


    • What No fun having a new narrator Pagan s too serious I mean, sure, I understand it s twenty some years later and Pagan s grown older and wiser, but the fact that his entire character changed no sarcasm, no wit Just a semi stoic, semi high tempered scholar travelling with a redheaded version of a young Pagant quite the same feel The story does delve into history about the Crusades, however A great way to soak up some medieval history, rather than plow through a dry as dust history textbook Wa [...]



    • Well.I can t remember the last time a book made me bawl my eyes out.I m going to go curl up and sob for a few hours view spoiler WHY WHY WHY hide spoiler


    • Not quite up to par with the rest of the series, I felt I absolutely loved the first three books, and I think the major setbacks here were the change of narrator Isidore s voice and his portrayal of Pagan as a monk in his thirties was really funny for the first chapter or two, but didn t really hold up over the course of the whole story , the short time span I feel like it moved too quickly too make the emotional connections really believable , and a sort of sense of anticlimax I was hoping for [...]


    • When I began to read this book I thought it was going to be awful First because it is 20 years later than the last book, and second because it s not even Pagan narrating, it s his scribe Isidore So you can begin to understand my disappointment in how this fourth book of The Pagan Chronicles is not entirely a story about Pagan This book is about Isidore and his view of the world in 1209 Through his eyes we see how the characters we knew from previous books have changed Even so, the Crusades are [...]


    • Decades on and here we are with Pagan again But this time, we look at him through the eyes of another orphan, Isidore, who to start is a self righteous, but cringing and tormented boy You might be too if you had been told your whole life that your seizures were demonic possession Pagan s older and wiser but his tongue in cheek wit has not faded And yet again, we find him in the centre of a war zone I m not going to go too much into this one, because the exploration and growth of the new narrator [...]


    • For me, a book is all about the ending, but a series is mostly about development And this final entry in the Pagan series delivers I don t know if I d recommend this to anyone other than people who like YA books with a setting in medieval Jerusalem France, though The whole series is an easy, fast read, with a good deal of wittiness, but it didn t grab me It s pretty violent and brutal I enjoyed seeing what became of Pagan in his lifetime, and what kind of man he turned out to be I m glad I finis [...]


    • Perfectly captured a medieval setting in all its rough crudeness Though he is certainly a creature of his time, the main character s voice is very modern and his narration adds a humorous, sarcastic tone to the story The plot itself was pretty complex and political with a lot of places and characters that were a little difficult to keep track of Based on the first half I d have given the book 5 stars, but by the end the violence and filth had become too vivid and brutal.


    • This is a well researched series, and a quick, interesting read It did have a far darker ending than I expected SpoilersRoland dies, the city falls, the remaining main characters run away, and then we get an epilogue about all the years of war and torture that followed To add insult to injury, it even specifies that Pagan died before he could finish writing his book about Roland s life It s an interesting choice.


    • archedeacon Pagan Kidrouk needs a new scribe, fast Isodore is available, even if he does have fits Suddenly thrust into a siege he barely understands, Isodore only wants to be near the Archdeacon and read a good book But the siege isn t going well, and Isodore will face hard choices in the days ahead.


    • This was a surprisingly good book I m usually not really interested in historical fiction, but I picked this up because of a school project, and it turned out to be an interesting story with wonderful characters and good plots.


    • I wasn t as much of a fan of this last book int he Pagan Chronicles I didn t find the main character as interesting as Pagan, and Isidore definitely wasn t as witty I also got tired of people telling him what a find he was.


    • The last of a series that was enjoyable and griping from start to finish A great easy read for any person who just wants a fun adventure set in the middle ages with wonderfully rendered characters who come alive in front of your eyes.





    • I read the first four Pagan novels when I was younger and loved them, although this one a little less than the first three for some reason I d love to read them again some day.





    • This was the first of Catherine Jinks books that I read It is fresh, funny and perceptive A real winner.






    • A rather brutal depiction of the Crusade in France proported to be against the Cathar heretics but in reality a justification for a land grab Pagan has become an even interesting character.


    • I am about to read this though I already now miss Roland and I haven t even started All of the other three made me cry my heart out I loved them Let s see what this one does.


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