By Robyn Young
At the EVE OF THE final CRUSADE... One younger knight, sure via religion, pushed through valour, starts off a quest to guard a mystery which could swap the process heritage irrevocably. A richly special, epic historic event set in Paris, London, Egypt, and Palestine at the eve of the final campaign, Brethren tells the tale of a tender knight’s look for a mysterious (and very likely lethal) booklet belonging to a mystery association in the Knights Templar. whilst younger Will Campbell joins the main strong association in Europe, The Order of the Knights Templar, he unearths himself drawn right into a global of intrigue and hazard. he's charged with improving a heretical e-book stolen from the order’s vaults—but what is going to doesn’t recognize is that the ebook, within the type of a Grail Romance, hides the covert plans of a mystery crew in the Temple referred to as the Anima Templi: the Soul of the Temple. Whoever controls the booklet controls the destiny of the Templars—and apparently each person round Will is able to kill to own it. Brethren additionally strains the increase of Baybars Bundukdari, an bold commander within the Egyptian military, who, after assassinating the sultan, takes keep an eye on of Egypt and Syria. the 2 tales come jointly in the course of Baybars’s crusade for a brand new Holy warfare that may cripple an empire and produce the Crusaders to their knees. Cleverly combining narratives—East and West—author Robyn younger progressively unearths the many hyperlinks that convey nice cultures to struggle, making a multifaceted international of sultans, troubadours, clergymen, and knights; strong-willed girls and foul-mouthed murderers; sieges, battles, braveness, and betrayal. With nail-biting conflict scenes, a perfectly complicated villain, and an encyclopedic grab of old element, Brethren brings this attention-grabbing interval vividly alive.
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You can tell me,” he said, out of earshot of the other sergeants. “I’ll be at the king’s parley also. ” “Sorry,” said Will, relaxing. ” Garin gave Will a rueful look. ” Will looked over at the grim-faced knight, who was studying the battling sergeants. Jacques de Lyons, a retired Templar commander, had fought the Muslims at the battles of Herbiya and Mansurah. At the former he lost an eye to a Khorezmian Turk’s blade and at the latter he lost three hundred of his fellow knights. At New Temple, his injury and temperament earned him the name given to him by his tutees: Cyclops.
And I will. ” Henry turned away, signaling the end of the conversation, but behind him, he could still feel Edward’s eyes on him. It made him uncomfortable. Last year, rumors had begun to circulate in the royal household that his son was involved in a plot to overthrow him, masterminded by Henry’s brother-in-law, the man he had made the Earl of Leicester, Simon de Montfort. He had confronted the earl and his son, but without proof he had eventually been forced to reconcile himself with them.
You won’t be my sergeant for a year or so yet. ” Will looked around as his mother entered, carrying a crock of mint. She was tall in a simple gown of dyed wool, her hair the color of wild cherries. Her belly pressed against the thin material of her gown, arching with child. Behind her skipped Mary, his eight-year-old sister. Will huffed at the interruption as Mary ran to James. “That it would, Isabel,” said James, catching hold of Mary and swinging her, squealing, into the air. ” Isabel raised an eyebrow at her husband as she placed the crock on the table.