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Emma Leslie Junior Church History Series

The Magic Runes
The Magic Runes
A Tale of the Times of Charlemagne

by Emma Leslie

Illustrated by J.W.D. & P.N.S.

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Story Synopsis

    One day, in 782 A.D., young Adalinda is startled to come upon a Saxon family in the forest where she lives with her father. The family is in desperate need but the husband, Godrith, is suspicious of Adalinda's offers of help, especially when he learns that she is a Christian. He well remembers how Charlemagne's "Christian" soldiers burned his village and killed or captured so many of his people because they refused to convert to Christianity. Will Adalinda and her father be able to show Godrith a different picture of Christianity?

Story Setting:  France and Saxony in 782 - 785 A.D.
Notable People:  Charlemagne, Alcuin, Wittekind, Albion
Originally published in 1888; 122 pages; For Ages 10 - Adult

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Emma Leslie (1837-1909), whose actual name was Emma Dixon, was a prolific Victorian children's author who wrote over 100 books. Emma Leslie brought a strong Christian emphasis into her writing and many of her books were originally published by the Religious Tract Society.

Also by Emma Leslie:

Junior Church History Series
Hilda the Briton
For Merrie England
Soldier Fritz
Through Stress and Strain

Church History Series
Before the Dawn
The Captives
Dearer Than Life
Elfreda the Saxon
Faithful, But Not Famous
From Bondage to Freedom
Leofwine the Monk
Glaucia the Greek Slave
Gytha's Message
The Martyr's Victory
Out of the Mouth of the Lion
Sowing Beside All Waters

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