The Shield and the Shadow by D. B. Clifton
Series: The Last Watcher, Book 4.
Approx. 10,670 words.
Published on November 28, 2010 by
Like pieces on a cosmic chessboard, old antagonists and new allies move toward a decisive showdown. Philip Thomas, a.k.a. Brother Philotheos, with his friend and the woman he’s come to love beside him, must face his deepest fears to keep the Enemy from obtaining the Shield of the Maid of Orleans, a powerful artifact. -–Episode 4, the end of The Last Watcher Series, Adventure #1