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Frederick II was a child of privilege. Born into two royal families, he is in line to inherit the thrones of Italy, Sicily, Germany and the Holy Roman Empire until tragedy strikes, his birthright is lost, and his world is shattered. Frederick is taken to the Vatican to live with Pope Innocent III. As his guardian, Frederick learns about the politics and power of the medieva Frederick II was a child of privilege. Born into two royal families, he is in line to inherit the thrones of Italy, Sicily, Germany and the Holy Roman Empire until tragedy strikes, his birthright is lost, and his world is shattered. Frederick is taken to the Vatican to live with Pope Innocent III. As his guardian, Frederick learns about the politics and power of the medieval church and how his family name has turned him into a target of the pope. He is treated like a prisoner of The Church and nearly disavows his religion until a friendship with Francis of Assisi shows him another side of Christianity. After being sent to live with foster parents, Frederick escapes to the docks of Sicily... a melting pot of medieval culture. Here he gains valuable life lessons not taught by royal tutors. This unique mix of education and real world understanding is what shapes Frederick throughout his life. His final tutor is a former crusader named Hector MacBrae who takes Frederick under his wing and prepares him for his future as a leader. A leader who would change the world! In chronicling Frederick's journey from eager young student and prot�g�, to adept negotiator and warrior king, and finally to mighty Holy Roman emperor, Falconland tells the compelling story of a privileged child who loses everything, but overcomes the tragedy and abuse of his childhood to establish himself as one of the most powerful and enlightened leaders of the Middle Ages. This is the first of two historical novels about Frederick II. It takes you inside the intriguing world of medieval Europe, with its fierce rivalries among royal kingdoms, high born families and a rising and dark power within the church. You will never view the middle ages the same after reading Falconland.


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Frederick II was a child of privilege. Born into two royal families, he is in line to inherit the thrones of Italy, Sicily, Germany and the Holy Roman Empire until tragedy strikes, his birthright is lost, and his world is shattered. Frederick is taken to the Vatican to live with Pope Innocent III. As his guardian, Frederick learns about the politics and power of the medieva Frederick II was a child of privilege. Born into two royal families, he is in line to inherit the thrones of Italy, Sicily, Germany and the Holy Roman Empire until tragedy strikes, his birthright is lost, and his world is shattered. Frederick is taken to the Vatican to live with Pope Innocent III. As his guardian, Frederick learns about the politics and power of the medieval church and how his family name has turned him into a target of the pope. He is treated like a prisoner of The Church and nearly disavows his religion until a friendship with Francis of Assisi shows him another side of Christianity. After being sent to live with foster parents, Frederick escapes to the docks of Sicily... a melting pot of medieval culture. Here he gains valuable life lessons not taught by royal tutors. This unique mix of education and real world understanding is what shapes Frederick throughout his life. His final tutor is a former crusader named Hector MacBrae who takes Frederick under his wing and prepares him for his future as a leader. A leader who would change the world! In chronicling Frederick's journey from eager young student and prot�g�, to adept negotiator and warrior king, and finally to mighty Holy Roman emperor, Falconland tells the compelling story of a privileged child who loses everything, but overcomes the tragedy and abuse of his childhood to establish himself as one of the most powerful and enlightened leaders of the Middle Ages. This is the first of two historical novels about Frederick II. It takes you inside the intriguing world of medieval Europe, with its fierce rivalries among royal kingdoms, high born families and a rising and dark power within the church. You will never view the middle ages the same after reading Falconland.

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