Helena P. Schrader

REVIEW Excerpts

"Schrader’s (Rebels Against Tyranny, 2018, etc.) prose manages to summon the culture and time period of the Crusader states while remaining light and readable...." KIRKUS REVIEW

"...the reader can almost smell the offal and blood, feel the pain of wounds, the effects of hunger, hardship, and fear, the taste of stale bread and sullied water, and the bittersweet taste of victory." CHANTICLEER BOOK REVIEW

“Schrader imagines a rich and intricate novelistic universe in which historical fact blends with fiction to create a compelling narrative. Set against the backdrop of the Christian struggle to retain the Kingdom of Jerusalem in the early 13th century, the novel offers both an engaging and informative read.” BLUE INK REVIEW

"The author is brilliant in her writing and ... continues to offer the most exciting historical series that mesmerizes the reader." FEATHERED QUILL REVIEWS

“From  central  actors  to  more  minor  characters,  each  individual  has  a  depth  that  will  leave  readers  highly   invested  in  the  story’s  outcome.”    BLUE INK REVIEW  

“Schrader’s detailed rendering of the ill-fated first marriage of Bailin, d’Ibelin’s eldest son, and heir, to Eschiva de Montbéliard, a cousin by marriage, will capture readers hearts. CHANTICLEER REVIEW
“The author manages to spin quite an epic out of this relatively obscure historical event, bringing a vibrant forgotten world to life in the process.” KIRKUS REVIEW




 Winner of:

GOLD for Best Historical Fiction 
and SILVER for Spiritual/Religious Fiction-Feathered Quill Book Awards 2020.

CHAUCER AWARD for Historical Fiction set Before 1750 -- Chanticleer International Book Awards

BRONZE for Christian Historical Fiction 2020 -- Readers' Favorites

FINALIST Book Excellence Awards 2020

Distinguished Favorite - Independent Press Award 2020 

INDIE B.R.A.G Medallion

The Emperor Strikes Back:

Frederick II's War against his Vassals

An autocratic emperor, a defiant baronage, and youth caught up in the game of emperors and popes. Award-winning Helena P. Schrader delivers a tale of political intrigue, love, and courage using a cast of flawed yet engaging historical and fictional characters.

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