Envoy of Jerusalem: Balian d’Ibelin and the Third Crusade – Biography

Author Name: Helena P. Schrader

Book Title: Envoy of Jerusalem: A Novel of the Third Crusade

Book Synopsis: Hollywood made him a blacksmith; Arab chronicles said he was like a king.

He served a leper, but defied Richard the Lionheart.

He fought Saladin to a standstill, yet retained his respect.

He was a warrior and a diplomat both:

Balian d’Ibelin

In Envoy of Jerusalem Balian has survived the devastating defeat of the Christian army at the Battle of Hattin and walked away a free man after the surrender of Jerusalem, but he is baron of nothing in a kingdom that no longer exists. Haunted by the tens of thousands of Christians now in Saracen captivity, he is determined to regain what has been lost. The arrival of a vast crusading army under the soon-to-be-legendary Richard the Lionheart offers hope”but also conflict, as natives and crusaders clash and French and English quarrel.

Author Bio: Helena P. Schrader earned a PhD in History from the University of Hamburg with a ground-breaking biography of a leader of the German Resistance to Hitler. She has published numerous works of fiction and non-fiction since. She is a career diplomat currently serving in Africa.

For readers tired of clichés and cartoons, award-winning novelist Helena P. Schrader offers nuanced insight to historical events and figures based on sound research and an understanding of human nature. Her complex and engaging characters bring history back to life as a means to better understand ourselves.

Particularly, her Jerusalem Trilogy, set in the Holy Land in the late 12th century, has won critical acclaim. Envoy of Jerusalem: Balian d’Ibelin and the Third Crusade won Best Biography 2017 from Book Excellence Awards, Best Christian Historical Fiction 2017 from Readers’ Favorites, Best Spiritual/Religious Fiction 2017 from Feathered Quill Book Awards, Best Biographical Fiction 2016 from Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and an Honorable Mention for Wartime/Military Fiction at the Foreword INDIE Awards. “Defender of Jerusalem,” won six literary accolades including the John E. Weaver Award for Best Historical Fiction: Middle Ages.

Visit http://www.helenapschrader.com or follow her blog: http://schradershistoricalfiction.blogspot.com for updates on current works, recent reviews and excerpts.

Publisher Name: Wheatmark

Website: http://www.defenderofjerusalem.com

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