The Jester Book Summary and Study Guide

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This is a far cry from the work we usually associate with James Patterson. Written with Andrew Goss it is an historical novel set in medieval France. Hugh de Luc is an innkeeper in a small town. He is a serf and what he wants more than anything else is his freedom. He joins the army and heads on a crusade to the Holy Land to gain it. He is sickened by the killing and horror he sees and deserts after the liberation of Antioch. On his return to his village he discovers that his wife has been abducted, his inn razed to the ground and his infant son murdered. There follows a quest of immense proportions as Hugh vows to find and rescue his wife, Sophie. Although a mite unbelievable the story is enjoyable and up to the standard we have come to expect from Patterson.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 40% Time/era of story:    -   1600-1899 Crime Thriller    -   Yes Crime plotlets:    -   escape/rescue from kidnappers General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   accused criminal Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   French


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey references to deaths/dead bodies and torture Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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