Iím not sure how it happened, but my younger son and I were grocery shopping and we suddenly became very interested in the crusades.
Well, grocery shopping is kind of a crusade, donít you think? A crusade is an enterprise undertaken with zeal and enthusiasm and my growing family certainly pursues food with zeal and enthusiasm. They are always hungry.
But thatís not the real reason the topic came up, of course.
My younger son, ten now, is very into this custom hero he created, Suri of Arc, who was a legendary leader of that mythical kingdom. (not to be confused with the area in France once know as Arc, where Joan hailed from) My son has written this book with about forty chapters about Suriís rise to power. Thereís more to the story too, my son has played all the way to the end- Suriís death.
Weíve been reading his book and Iím impressed. Suri is no stereotypical hero. Heís kind of a fool. Arc was ruled by a wise ruler (of...