In this deeply thoughtful novel, Paulo Coelho reveals that the great wisdom of life is that we can be masters of the things that try to enslave us.
1099. Jerusalem awaits the invasion of the crusaders who have surrounded the city’s gates. There, inside the ancient city’s walls, women and men of every age and faith have gathered to hear the wisdom of a mysterious man known only as the Copt.
As the wise man speaks of loyalty, fear, bravery and solitude, of love, sex, beauty and elegance, his words offer truth and guidance, and reveal the human values that have endured throughout time – then as now, his words reveal who we are, what we fear and what we hope for the future.