Crusader King This fast-paced novel recounts the life adventures and challenges of a young king, Baldwin IV, in the late 12th century as he fights in the Crusades to defend the Kingdom of Jerusalem against the Muslim Turks. Young King Baldwin IV battles not only the Turks, but the enemies within his own ranks, and the leprosy that has begun to attack his own body. Author, Susan Peek, has been a home schooling mom for 16 years, and has written this book for home schooling teens. A great read for teens and avid readers of all ages. Black and white. Copyright 2003. Soft cover. 193 pages.