The Talisman Author:Sir Walter Scott Join Sir Kenneth, Knight of the Leopard, on a perilous mission to Palestine during the Crusade of Kings. Europe's leading monarchs have joined forces to reclaim the Holy Land from its Muslim possessors. But as Sir Kenneth soon discovers, there is more to be feared in the camp of the kings than in the surrounding desert wastelands. When the young... more » knight is lured from his post and England's royal banner is stolen in his absence, his fate becomes the thread of a suspense-filled plot involving Richard I. the Lionheart of England, and his royal rival Saladin, the mighty sultan of Egypt. Will Sir Kenneth vindicate his honor and win the hand of the fair Edith Plantagenet? Or will he fall victim to the fury of the proud king of England?