The Inquisitor's Tale - Adam Gidwitz

Dutton Books for Young Readers - 2016

1242. On a dark night, travelers from across France cross paths at an inn and begin to tell stories of three children. Their adventures take them on a chase through France: they are taken captive by knights, sit alongside a king, and save the land from a farting dragon. On the run to escape prejudice and persecution and save precious and holy texts from being burned, their quest drives them forward to a final showdown at Mont Saint-Michel, where all will come to question if these children can perform the miracles of saints.

Whoever saves a single life...

“And I read something else,” Jacob goes on. “There was this discussion of the story of Cain and Abel, from the Bible. After Cain kills his brother, God says, ‘The bloods of your brother call out to me.’ Not blood. Bloods. Weird, right? So the Talmud tries to explain it.” “I can explain it,” says William. “The scribe was drunk.” “William!” cries Jeanne. “The Bible is written by God!” “And copied by scribes,” the big boy replies.

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