By Martin Lake
Published: December 7, 2012.
Saladin is marching to conquer the city of Jerusalem. Within the city waits only one nobleman, Balian of Ibelin, and four knights.
In desperation Balian knights thirty ordinary men of the city to lead the defence.
History says nothing more of the men raised so far above their normal station.
'Outcasts' tells the story of how they fare in a world grown more bitter.