The Inquisitor's Tale (Digital Audiobook)

Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog

By Adam Gidwitz, Benjamin Bagby, Adam Gidwitz (Narrator), Various (Narrator)

Publication Date: September 26, 2016

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (3/20/2018)
Hardcover (9/27/2016)
CD-Audio (9/27/2016)
Prebound (3/20/2018)
Library Binding, Large Print (3/11/2020)
Paperback, Large Print (3/11/2020)


The bestselling author of A Tale Dark and Grimm takes on medieval times in an exciting and hilarious new adventure about history, religion . . . and farting dragons.

1242. On a dark night, travelers from across France cross paths at an inn and begin to tell stories of three children: William, an oblate on a mission from his monastery; Jacob, a Jewish boy who has fled his burning village; and Jeanne, a peasant girl who hides her prophetic visions. They are accompanied by Jeanne's loyal greyhound, Gwenforte . . . recently brought back from the dead.
As the narrator collects their tales, the story of these three unlikely allies begins to come together.

Their adventures take them on a chase through France to escape prejudice and persecution and save precious and holy texts from being burned. They’re taken captive by knights, sit alongside a king, and save the land from a farting dragon. And as their quest drives them forward to a final showdown at Mont Saint-Michel, all will come to question if these children can perform the miracles of saints.

Beloved bestselling author Adam Gidwitz makes his long awaited return with his first new world since his hilarious and critically acclaimed Grimm series. Filled with Adam’s trademark style and humor, The Inquisitor's Tale is bold storytelling that’s richly researched and adventure-packed.

Read by Vikas Adam, Mark Bramhall, Jonathan Cowley, Kimberly Farr, Adam Gidwitz, Ann Marie Lee, Bruce Mann, John H. Mayer, and Arthur Morey

Features medieval music performed by Benjamin Bagby of Sequentia

From the Compact Disc edition.

About the Author

Adam Gidwitz is the author of the critically-acclaimed, New York Times bestselling Grimm trilogy. His debut novel, A Tale Dark & Grimm was an E. B. White Read Aloud Finalist and a selection on the Today Show's Al's Book Club for Kids. His books have been on countless state award and “Best of” lists. A former teacher at St. Ann’s in Brooklyn, Adam, who now writes full time, spent a year in France researching An Inquisitor’s Tale. He lives with his family in Brooklyn, NY.

Learn more at, on Facebook, and follow him on Twitter: @AdamGidwitz

From the Hardcover edition.