From the author of Son of the Morning Star and Mrs. Bridge comes a magisterial tale of a great and terrible campaign, recounting one soldier’s experiences of the defining war of Christendom. God wills it! The year is 1095 and the most prominent leaders of the Christian world are assembled in a meadow in France. Deus lo volt! This cry is taken up, echoes forth, is carried on. The Crusades have started, and wave after wave of Christian pilgrims rush to assault the growing power of Muslims in the Holy Land. Two centuries long, it will become the defining war of the Western world.
Deus Lo Volt!
A Chronicle of the Crusades
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Evan S. Connell--long recognized as one of the most important literary voices of contemporary letters--was the author of 17 books, including Mrs. Bridge, Deus lo Volt, and the best-selling Son of the Morning Star. He was nominated for a Man Booker Prize for lifetime achievement in 2009, and in 2010 was awarded The Robert Kirsch Award by the Los Angeles Times for his accomplishments as a writer with a substantial connection to the American West. He lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico until his death in 2013.