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Helena P Schrader

Helena P Schrader

For readers tired of clichés and cartoons, award-winning novelist Helena P. Schrader offers nuanced insight to historical events and figures based on sound research and an understanding of human nature. Her complex and engaging characters bring history back to life as a means to better understand ourselves.

Helena P. Schrader earned a PhD in History from the University of Hamburg with a ground-breaking biography of a leader of the German Resistance to Hitler. She has published numerous works of fiction and non-fiction since.

Her Jerusalem Trilogy, set in the Holy Land in the late 12th century, has won critical acclaim. The third book in the series, “Envoy of Jerusalem: Balian d’Ibelin and the Third Crusade” won the Feathered Quill Book Award for Spiritual/Religious Fiction, the Pinnacle Award for Biographical Fiction and is a Finalist for a Foreword INDIE Award for military/wartime fiction. The second book in the series, “Defender of Jerusalem,” won five literary accolades.

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The Leonidas Trilogy: Three Novels of Ancient Sparta

The Leonidas Trilogy: Three Novels of Ancient ...

Balian d'Ibelin: A Biography in Three Parts

Balian d'Ibelin: A Biography in Three Parts


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