Acre's Orphans – Book 2 of the Lucca le Pou Stories (historical fiction from the Crusades)
Ten-Year-old Lucca the Louse narrowly escaped the worst disaster to befall the Kingdom of Jerusalem, but he’s not safe yet. His beloved but doomed city of Acre is about to fall into Saracen hands, and there’s nothing anyone can do to stop it.
Days after his return, he uncovers a plot to rip apart what remains of the Crusader Kingdom. Acre’s only chance lies in the last Crusader stronghold; the port of Tyre. Carrying an important secret, Lucca—accompanied by a young Lebanese girl, a leprous nun, and a Hospitaler with a dark secret—must make his way through bandit-infested wilderness to seek help. Will he find assistance for those left behind, or will it be too little, too late?
This exciting sequel to “Acre’s Bastard” is a rollicking, humorous and thrilling adventure story that stands alone, but adds to the growing legend of Lucca le Pou.
About Wayne Turmel (Las Vegas, Nevada Author)
Wayne Turmel is a writer speaker and entrepreneur now based in Las Vegas. He is the author of 7 non-fiction books, including Meet Like You Mean It- a Leader's Guide to Painless and Productive Virtual Meetings and "The Long-Distance Leader: Rules for Remarkable Remote Leadership. He has also written two historical novels: The Count of the Sahara, and Acre's Bastard. His motto is "Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it. The rest of us are doomed too, but get to smile smugly and say 'told you so'.