Or The Protopresbyter's Tale
(A book in the Nova Europa series)
A novel by Robert Reginald
This title is set in the year of Our Lord 1270, or 910 by the Julian reckoning. Brother Theophilus of the Abbey of Saint-Tranquillin le Troussequin is having a crisis of faith, and asks his Abbot to be released from his vows to undertake a year's journey of discovery. Father Abbot agrees, but only after insisting that the young and ungovernable Brother Gennadius, who needs the seasoning that a voyage into the unknown will bring, accompany the monk on his travels. Fra Theophile is forced to agree, and is also required to include a third companion, a loud-mouthed parrot named Rufus. Their venture through the Christian and Muslim Middle Eastern kingdoms of the world of Nova Europa is filled with magic and wonder and discovery and gentle humour. It is intended for fantasy readers everywhere.
Used availability for Robert Reginald's Quæstiones
July 2004 : USA Paperback