Learn more about CCRLS
Reading recommendations from Novelist
Online learning resources
Cover image for Crispin : the end of time
Crispin : the end of time
Other title(s):
End of time
Publication Information:
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, ℗2010.
Physical Description:
5 audio discs (6 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Number in series:
General Note:
Compact discs.

In container (17 cm.).

Sequel to: Crispin, at the edge of the world.

As Crispin tries to fulfill Bear's dream of moving to Iceland, he must leave Troth behind at a convent that needs a healer but, after falling in with thieves posing as musicians, he makes a new friend, Owen, and together they continue the arduous journey.
Reading Level:
10 years and up.

Middle School.
Added Author:
Added Corporate Author:


Call Number
J CD Avi

On Order



As long as I could keep myself out of bondage, I would 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.

Author Notes

Avi was born in 1937, in the city of New York and raised in Brooklyn. He began his writing career as a playwright, and didn't start writing childrens books until he had kids of his own.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 1

School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-6-In the final title (HarperCollins/Balzer & Bray, 2010) in Avi's trilogy set in the Middle Ages, times are hard for Crispin and Troth after the loss of their mentor, Bear, but through a series of heartaches and mishaps, Crispin manages to stay true to Bear's vision. Finding a home at a convent where Troth can use the healing skills she gleaned from old Aude, she and Crispin part ways. Though believing he has found a merry traveling troupe of musicians, Crispin sadly discovers that he has fallen in with a group of murderers and thieves. Now responsible for his own fate and that of Owen, a young boy traveling with the troupe, Crispin must find his way toward Iceland, a land of freedom. Although this is the last volume in the saga, Avi has left a lot of loose ends. Ron Keith's well-paced narration gently adds color and life to the many new characters. For fans of the trilogy.-Sara Saxton, Tuzzy Consortium Library, Barrow, AK (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.