Defender of Jerusalem won Silver for Christian Historical Fiction in the Readers' Favorite Book Awards 2016, the 2015 Chaucer Award for Historical Fiction Set in the Middle Ages, and the Silver Award for Spiritual/Religious Fiction in the 2016 Feathered Quill Literary Awards. It was also a finalist for the M.M. Bennetts Award for Historical Fiction and a B.R.A.G. Medallion honoree. Visit Helena P. Schrader's website: http: //www.helenapschrader.com for a complete description and reviews of her publications, or follow her blog: http: //schradershistoricalfiction.blogspot.com for updates on current works in progress, recent reviews, and excerpts. For more on the crusader kingdoms and Balian d'Ibelin visit: http: //www.defenderofjerusalem.com or follow her blog on the Crusader Kingdoms at: http: //defendingcrusaderkingdoms. blogspot.com. Helena is a career U.S. diplomat currently serving in Africa.