Harvest House Publishers
In the second of The Guardian Angel series, a guardian angel named Pelagius is appointed to protect Raphael, a talented and youthful jester in the French Court of Pope Clement VI in 1351 A.D.
When Raphael stops an attempt on the pope's life, he is wrongly charged and sentenced to death. With help from his earlier betrayer, Juliana, and the invisible presence of the loyal Pelagius, Raphael's life is saved. Trapped in a scheme with twists and turns even a jester can't foresee, Raphael must make one choice after another until his heart helps him make the most crucial decision. Will he choose what is right?
Sigmund Brouwer is a bestselling author whose works include The Weeping Chamber, The Last Disciple, and Out of the Shadows. Among his collection of books for children are the Mars Diaries and the Accidental Detective series.
This book is every bit as good as the first in the Guardian Angel series, The Angel and the Ring. The series pairs heavenly angels with kids who are facing adventure and danger. Protecting the characters and learning about God is what these adventures in Christian fantasy are all about. The actions and events are stunning and unforeseeable. I give this book a top rating. -- Jessica Loughner, Christian Book Previews.com
In the second book in The Guardian Angel series, angel Pelagius visits AD 1351 and introduces readers to Raphael, a young man trained to be a court jester in Avignon, France. His study of juggling, acrobatics, and knife throwing is supported by his patron, the most powerful man in Europe, Pope Clement VI. But when Raphael is falsely accused of attempting to murder the pope, his talents become tools for survival as he pursues the identity of the real would–be murderer.
Can he solve the mystery in time to save his life and the lives of others? And will he trust his faith as he unknowingly heads into battle between the forces of good and evil.