The Cross of Lead (Crispin #1)
I didn't like this book. I'll just come out and say that. I. Didn't. Like. It. Now that you know that, I'll tell you why.
this book was like kinda boring. im usually not into the whole scarry book thing, but my friend made me read it.
Like this boy's mother dies and he escapes his town and he meets a guy whose name is mouse...or is it bear? and then they have to hide from this lord who wants to kill the boy(a.ka.) Crispen. They want to kill him because he's some king's son and they're afraid he'll he the only heir.
Overall i give it a -2. 2 bad they dont have that.
This is the story of Crispin, a boy who lost his mother and has no idea who the father is. He's a serf in feudal England and is relentlessly tormented--by the townspeople and the steward of the manor, John Aycliffe. Crispin overhears a conversation between the steward and another man, but wishes he hadn't because he soon finds himself declared a wolf's head--meaning that anyone who sees him can kill him on sight. Crispin, frightened and confused, flees and runs into an ousted court jester. The jester basically treats him like a slave--forcing him to work for him and chaining him up at night so he won't escape. After a while, Crispin gains the jester's trust and together they set out to find Crispin's father and get vengeance on the evil steward. Crispin also figures out the meaning of the lead cross his mother gave him. The story is sad and the way Crispin is treated is just awful. It's good, but some scenes may be a bit graphic. It's good and deserved the awards it got.
When I first read Crispin and the Cross of lead it seemed like a very sad book about a boy who's mother dies and people are trying to murder him. He rins away and gets claimed by a fat man named Bear. Bear seems mean and tough at first but he atcually is okay. He takes care of Crispin and taches him how to take care of himself. When Crispin finds out that his father is the King(now dead) Bear is captured by his Lord who has pursued him. He goes and rescues Bear and Bear fights against the Bailiff. They win and get their freedom.