He was a nameless orphan, marked for death by his masters for an unknown crime. Discovering his name — Crispin — only intensified the mystery. Then Crispin met Bear, who helped him learn the secret of his full identity.
And in Bear — the enormous, red-bearded juggler, sometime spy, and everyday philosopher — Crispin also found a new father and a new world. Now Crispin and Bear have set off to live their lives as free men. But they don’t get far before their past catches up with them:
To find freedom and safety, they may have to travel to the edge of the world — even if it means confronting death itself. In this riveting sequel to the Newbery-Award winning Crispin: The Cross of Lead — the second book in a planned trilogy — Avi explores themes of war, religion, and family as he continues the adventures of Crispin and Bear.