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The Sword and the Cross

The Sword and the Cross

A novel by

Last novel written by Warwick Deeping. This fascinating and often moving novel is set in Anglo-Saxon Britain just after the withdrawal of the Roman Legions. Gerontius, a young English nobleman, discovers Igerna, the girl whom he loves, tragically bereaved and herself the only survivor of a savage massacre. Though he rescues her and takes her to safety, the shattered Igerna takes the veil. Desolate, Gerontius helps to raise an army against the marauding Saxon bands to avenge the murder of Igerna's parents. The effect of the battle on the lives of the lovers is the substance of this story. Deeping's deep understanding of human nature and his vivid style of writing bring the characters to glowing life.

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