By Stephen R. Lawhead
Born to rule even supposing born to rule, Aidan lives as a scribe in a distant Irish monastery at the a long way, wild fringe of Christendom. safe in paintings, contemplation, and goals of the broader international, a miracle bursts into Aidan's quiet existence. he's selected to accompany a small band of clergymen on a quest to the farthest jap reaches of the identified global, to the fabled urban of Byzantium, the place they're to give a gorgeous and expensive hand-illuminated manuscript, the booklet of Kells, to the Emperor of all Christendom. therefore starts an excursion by way of sea and over land, as Aidan turns into, by means of turns, a warrior and a sailor, a slave and a undercover agent, a Viking and a Saracen, and eventually, a guy. He sees extra of the realm than so much males of his time, changing into an envoy to kings and an intimate of Byzantium's fabled Golden court docket. and eventually this valiant Irish monk faces the best trial which could confront any guy in any age: commanding his personal future.
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48 / STEPHEN R. LAWHEAD “Of course,” I agreed, and made to leave the secnab’s lodge. ” “I will miss you, Aidan,” Ruadh said, following me to the door. “But I will pray for you every day at matins. Wherever you are, you will know that the day began with your name before the High King’s throne. And each day at vespers I will beseech the Lord’s mercy on your behalf. ” These words moved me so that I could not speak—all the more, since I knew that he would uphold his vow through all things. He put his arms around my shoulders and hugged me to his chest.
I am Brother Diarmot, and I am at your service. ” “Thank you, brother,” replied Brynach. ” pressed Diarmot. He looked at me and smiled thinly. ” “Of course,” said Diarmot. “Aidan and I will bring the cups. ” “Please, allow me to help you,” said Gwilym rising quickly. “No, no,” replied Diarmot adamantly. “You are our guests. I could not possibly allow you to fetch your own drink. ” The stubborn Diarmot loomed over me like a threat, so I rose and followed him to the kitchen to fill a jar while he found the cups.
Three additional cups had been poured in anticipation of our arrival, and when the abbot had distributed these, he said, his broken voice a thin whisper, “I have been telling Bishop Cadoc about our contribution to the 34 / STEPHEN R. LAWHEAD book. ” The bishop then asked us to describe our work. Brocmal began a lengthy account of the undertaking and how the labours had been divided among the various members of the scriptorium; Libir added observations from time to time, and Bishop Cadoc asked many questions of them both.
Byzantium (Harper Fiction) by Stephen R. Lawhead