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The Jester
The Jester
Author: James Patterson, Andrew Gross
Arriving home disillusioned from the Crusades, Hugh discovers that his village has been ransacked and his wife abducted by knights in search of a relic worth more than any throne in Europe. Only by taking on the role of a jester is he able to infiltrate his enemy's castle, where he thinks his wife is captive. With the unstoppable pace and plot ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780446613842
ISBN-10: 0446613843
Publication Date: 2/1/2004
Pages: 496
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 447 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 2
Another delightful departure from the expected from the always surprising Patterson. This novel is historical fiction taking place around 1096. There is Patterson's usual twists, turns and romantic hero with The Crusades, religious relics, and feudal life in France thrown in for good measure. Cary Elwes's narration is completely perfect and certainly adds to the enjoyment of the audio presentation.
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Great book about treasure from the Crusades. Time setting goes back and forth between present day France and 1096 France.
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I was plesently surprised to find that this was NOT just another cookie cutter book by James Patterson and one of his numerous co-writers. Although not a "great" book, it is a well written story and an easy read.

Taking place in the eleventh century with the dark side of the Crusades as background Hugh de Luc, the Jester, fights for such timely issues of rightness, morality, justice, freedom, and, of course, love. Above all, it is a book of hope. The phrase "That may be, but it will not always be" repeated throughout the story gives hope to what seems impossible then and now.
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One of my favorites - set in the medival times and the Crusades. Great character development - great plot with twists and turns to keep you on your toes. GREAT.
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I was surprised by the time and location of the story and probably might have passed over it. Thank goodness I didn't it held my attention and made me want to do more driving or I would sit in the car until there came a break in the story.
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This is a very poorly written book. if you write a book that takes place long ago, you can't use language that wouldn't take place during that time. I can't recommend this book at all.
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If you're a fan of Mr. Patterson's Alex Cross, Lindsay Boxer, Michael Bennett and others of the same genre, be prepared to forget that type of story!
Written with author Andrew Gross, I can't help but wonder if most, if not all, of the book was written by Mr. Gross & Mr. Patterson just put his name on it!
I had a bit of trouble getting into the story at first, due to being used to Mr. Patterson's crime thrillers. However, once I figured out this wasn't one of them, it didn't take long to get interested.
This is a really good story, urging the reader to just keep reading to find out what will happen!
I highly recommend this book. If for no other reason, because it is quite a ride, and very different from all the other Patterson books I've read.
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This book was quite different from normal books by James Patterson. I truly enjoyed it :-)

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Emilie (Major Character)
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