Crispin: The End of Time

Avi (Author)


As long as I could keep myself out of bondage, I'd be true to Bear's teaching. And so it was that beyond all else, I was determined to keep my freedom.

After the death of their beloved mentor, Bear, Crispin and Troth are more desperate than ever, wandering the desolate French countryside, where they don't speak the language and know no one. The only hope they cling to is that somehow they can reach Iceland, where Bear had said there were no kings or lords, and where they can live in freedom. Crispin is determined to fulfill this dream, both for himself and to honor Bear's memory. But the road to liberty is filled with danger, betrayal, and loss. Crispin must decide for himself what freedom really means--and how high a price he is willing to pay for it.

Product Details

Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
Publish Date
September 13, 2011
5.28 X 7.67 X 0.54 inches | 0.35 pounds

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About the Author

Avi is the author of more than seventy books for children and young adults, including the 2003 Newbery medal winner Crispin: The Cross of Lead. He has won two Newbery Honors and many other awards for his fiction. He lives with his family in Denver, Colorado. Visit him at


This final volume in the Crispin trilogy showcases the same strengths as the earlier books: brisk, suspenseful narrative with effortlessly interwoven details of medieval life and provocative questions of ethics and morality. Another rousing page-turner.--The Horn Book
"This moving, history-packed adventure leaves Crispin on the edge of the world and readers on the edge of their seats. Super storytelling."--Kirkus Reviews(starred review)
The action is nonstop and danger is around every corner. The first-person voice lends a sense of urgency to the novel, and Avi's writing style is as elegant and engaging as ever.--School Library Journal
Praise for CRISPIN: AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD: Child Magazine Best Book of the Year A Book Sense Winter Children's Pick National Parenting Publication Honors Award Winner "A must purchase."--KLIATT(starred review)
"Along with plenty of action and adventure, this displays a solid emotional base. The combination will make fans eager for the final installment."--Booklist (starred review)
"Readers will devour this story and eagerly anticipate the conclusion of Crispin's adventures."--School Library Journal (starred review)
Praise for CRIPSIN: CROSS OF LEAD: John Newbery Medal Winner ALA Notable Children's Book New York Times Best Seller Publishers Weekly Best Seller A Seattle Times Book of the Year "Avi's plot is engineered for maximum thrills, with twists, turns, and treachery aplenty . . . A page-turner to delight Avi's fans, it will leave readers hoping for a sequel."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
". . . a page-turner from beginning to end . . . [A] meticulously crafted story, full of adventure, mystery, and action."--School Library Journal (starred review)