By Stephen R. Lawhead
Born to rule
Although born to rule, Aidan lives as a scribe in a distant Irish monastery at the a ways, wild fringe of Christendom. safe in paintings, contemplation, and desires of the broader international, a miracle bursts into Aidan's quiet lifestyles. he's selected to accompany a small band of priests on a quest to the farthest japanese reaches of the identified international, to the fabled urban of Byzantium, the place they're to provide a gorgeous and dear hand-illuminated manuscript, the ebook of Kells, to the Emperor of all Christendom.
Thus starts an day trip via sea and over land, as Aidan turns into, by means of turns, a warrior and a sailor, a slave and a secret agent, a Viking and a Saracen, and at last, a guy. He sees extra of the area than so much males of his time, changing into an envoy to kings and an intimate of Byzantium's fabled Golden court docket. and at last this valiant Irish monk faces the best trial that could confront any guy in any age: commanding his personal Destiny.
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