A Knight leaves home to join the 5th Crusade with his horses and followers. They fight Saracens in Egypt and storm the Tower at Damietta, then return to the Netherlands after a hard campaign with the spoils of war. Things are not as peaceful as might be hoped back home, and he must fight corrupt clergy and venal nobles.
Two young knights’ journey to war at Richard the Lionheart’s side sweeps them from England to the Holy Land in this historical adventure set against the backdrop of the Third Crusade. Bloody battles, unforgiving marches, and the politics of the day. It is man against man. Man against the elements. Man against his own heart. Survival will depend on more than a strong sword arm.
A long-awaited sequel of The Grail of Sir Thomas! Valiant Sir Thomas is sure his strongest enemy is crushed, but is it actually so? With the Holy Grail in his bag, Thomas has to find a way out of the dark Slavic woods full of ancient magic, treacherous traps and strange allies. And the beautiful woman whom he has rescued from wild Steppenmen might appear to be more dangerous than any dragon...
This, the first volume in the Baltic Crusader Chronicles, tells the story of Conrad Wolff and the crusade during the first years of the thirteenth century.
Conrad’s fate is soon entwined with that of the Sword Brothers, the order of warrior monks that fights to defend and expand Christendom in the Baltic.
When Sir Thomas, a hero of Crusade, obtained the Holy Grail in hot Saracen sands, that was just a beginning of it. He feels bound to take the relic to his home Britain, yet he has no idea of what monstrous powers are waking to hamper his way… and what great help may be lent by a contemptible Pagan, an apparently-peaceful pilgrim from the far northern land of Rus’.