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The Land Beyond the Sea

(2019)
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Filled with drama and battle, tragedy and romance, Sharon Penman’s The Land Beyond the Sea tells the epic tale of a clash of cultures during the 12th century.

1172. The Kingdom of Jerusalem, also known as Outremer – the land beyond the sea.


A young realm, Outremer was baptized in blood when the men of the First Crusade captured Jerusalem from the Saracens in 1099. The crusaders who stayed have adapted to an utterly new world: a landscape of blazing heat, exotic customs and enemies who are also neighbours.

Seeking retribution for the massacre in 1099, Saladin, leader of the vast Saracen army, launches a campaign to reclaim the sacred land from its current ruler, Baldwin IV. But while the young king proves to be intelligent, courageous and dedicated to the welfare and protection of his people, he lives his life under the terrible affliction of leprosy which has plagued him from an early age.

While the scheming of rival factions and fierce political deception plague the halls of the royal court, the ever-present threat from Saladin weighs heavily on the young king’s shoulders. Furthermore, there are few that Baldwin can trust, including the archbishop William of Tyre and Lord Balian d’Ibelin, a charismatic leader who has been one of the few to maintain the peace. But war is coming . . .

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"Penman brings the teeming—and scheming—world of the brief, blazing Crusader kingdom to vibrant life, with a cast of characters that includes the royal houses of Europe, the Knights Templar and the Knights Hospitaller, the lords of the Church, Crusader nobility, and the surrounding Saracens. With her shining gift of storytelling, she makes this tapestry a colorful one, one that weaves all the richness of its setting and striving personalities into a stunning and meaningful whole. Elegant, detailed, and panoramic—like the world it describes." - Margaret George

"As one of Ms. Penman's oldest and most ardent fans, I believe The Land Beyond the Sea ranks as one of her three most accomplished and compelling books. Her books should never be gulped, only savored, and readers will be thrilled to both read and reread her latest." - Priscilla Royal


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Hardback Editions

July 2020 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Land Beyond the Sea
Author(s): Sharon Kay Penman
ISBN: 1-4328-7990-1 / 978-1-4328-7990-7 (USA edition)
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August 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Land Beyond the Sea
Author(s): Sharon Penman
ISBN: 1-4472-8753-3 / 978-1-4472-8753-7 (UK edition)
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March 2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Land Beyond the Sea
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March 2021 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Land Beyond the Sea
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March 2021 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Land Beyond the Sea
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ISBN: 0-593-18768-7 / 978-0-593-18768-5 (USA edition)
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August 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Land Beyond the Sea
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March 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Land Beyond the Sea
Author(s): Sharon Kay Penman
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March 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Land Beyond the Sea
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March 2020 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Land Beyond the Sea
Author(s): Sharon Penman
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March 2020 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Land Beyond the Sea
Author(s): Sharon Kay Penman
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
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January 2020 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: The Land Beyond the Sea
Author(s): Sharon Penman
Publisher: Macmillan
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