Quentin Durward is a young Scottish archer who comes to France in order to serve in the Scottish Guard of Louis XI. Durward is sent on a deadly mission by the sneaky and evil king of France.
Can he however accomplish it and preserve his life at the same time, or he will face the death? Will he find the real love and fame, or he will encounter the disappointment of leaving Scotland?
”Quentin Durward" is a historical novel about chivalry, adventure and romance by Sir Walter Scott, published in 1823.
Sir Walter Scott (1771 – 1832) was a Scottish writer, poet and historian who is considered as the creator of the historical novel. By profession Scott was a lawyer and legal administrator, but the fascinating history and culture of his native Scotland inspired him to become a writer. Some of his most popular titles are "Waverley", "Ivanhoe", "The Lady of the Lake" and "Redgauntlet", which has also served as an inspiration for many authors.