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Issue Details: First known date: 1992... 1992 The Pagan Chronicles
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y separately published work icon Pagan's Crusade Catherine Jinks , Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1992 Z260009 1992 single work novel young adult historical fiction (taught in 2 units)

'Catherine Jinks spins a colorful tale loaded with action, down-and-dirty details of medieval life, and a healthy helping of sarcasm sure to appeal to teen readers - especially boys.
'Down on his luck and kicked in the pants one too many times, sixteen-year-old Pagan Kidrouk arrives on the doorstep of the Templar Knights in medieval Jerusalem, looking for work as a squire. He's expecting only some protection from the seedier aspects of life on the street and a few square meals. Instead, Pagan finds himself hard at work for Lord Roland de Bram - an exciting life of polishing Lord Roland's armor, laundering his garments, and even training to fight by his side.
'But as the Infidel Saladin leads his army to Jerusalem, it becomes more and more difficult for Pagan and Lord Roland to discern what action to take or whom to trust. Neither Saladin's army nor the Christian Crusaders offer easy answers. Is a bloody battle for control of the Holy City inevitable?' (Publication summary)

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y separately published work icon Pagan in Exile Catherine Jinks , Norwood : Omnibus Books , 1994 Z372631 1994 single work novel young adult historical fiction After fighting the infidels in Jerusalem in 1188, Lord Roland and his squire Pagan return to Roland's castle in France where they encounter violent family feuds and religious heretics.
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y separately published work icon Pagan's Vows Catherine Jinks , Sydney : Hodder Headline , 1995 Z150897 1995 single work novel young adult historical fiction

'Pagan is back! After renouncing the sword in Pagan in Exile, Pagan and his noble lord Roland become novices at the Abbey of Saint Martin, where they will prepare to learn the twelve steps of humility and take the oath of obedience. But as Pagan soon finds out, neither humility nor blind obedience comes easy to him.' (Publication summary)

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y separately published work icon Pagan's Scribe Catherine Jinks , Norwood : Omnibus Books , 1996 Z184803 1996 single work novel young adult historical fiction

'In France in 1209, Pagan, now an archdeacon, takes on a new scribe named Isidore, a fifteen-year-old epileptic and an orphan, and together they try to survive the siege of Carcassonne.' (Publication summary)

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First known date: 1992
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Works about this Work

Anna Beth McCormack : Hartnett, Jinks and Honey Anna Beth McCormack , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Lu Rees Archives Notes, Books and Authors , no. 32 2010; (p. 19)
Brilliance in Constant Switches Ronni Phillips , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 1 February 2009; (p. 34)
Ronni Phillips discusses the character of Pagan Kidrouk in the Pagan Chronicles series of novels by Catherine Jinks.
Untitled Barbara Combes , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 14 no. 2 2000; (p. 74)

— Review of The Pagan Chronicles 1992 series - author novel
Michael Gregg Takes a Closer Look at... The Pagan Quartet Michael Gregg , 1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 11 no. 4 1996; (p. 35)
Catherine Jinks Pagan's Scribe Jenny Pausacker , 1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Spring vol. 4 no. 3 1996; (p. 16-17)
Untitled Barbara Combes , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 14 no. 2 2000; (p. 74)

— Review of The Pagan Chronicles 1992 series - author novel
Michael Gregg Takes a Closer Look at... The Pagan Quartet Michael Gregg , 1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 11 no. 4 1996; (p. 35)
Brilliance in Constant Switches Ronni Phillips , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 1 February 2009; (p. 34)
Ronni Phillips discusses the character of Pagan Kidrouk in the Pagan Chronicles series of novels by Catherine Jinks.
Anna Beth McCormack : Hartnett, Jinks and Honey Anna Beth McCormack , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Lu Rees Archives Notes, Books and Authors , no. 32 2010; (p. 19)
Catherine Jinks Pagan's Scribe Jenny Pausacker , 1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Spring vol. 4 no. 3 1996; (p. 16-17)
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