Author: Robyn Young
When Will Campbell joins the most powerful organisation in Europe, the Order of the Knights Templar, he is drawn into a world of intrigue and danger. Apprenticed to the foul-tempered scholar Everard, he must try to make sense of many things: his own past, the dangerous mystery that surrounds Everard, and his feelings for Elwen, the strong-willed young woman whose path seems linked with his own.
Charged with recovering a mysterious book stolen from the Order’s vaults, a book that holds the key to a secret group of men within the Temple, Will embarks on a quest that will send him racing through the filthy backstreets of Paris and London to the burning plains of Syria and Palestine.
Meanwhile, a new star is rising in the East. A ruthless fighter and brilliant tactician, the former slave Baybars has become one of the greatest generals and rulers of his time. Haunted by his early life, he is driven by an unquenchable desire to free his people from the European invaders of his lands.
These two stories come together during that extraordinary clash of civilisations known in the West as the Crusades. Christian Knight will be pitted against Muslim Warrior in an epic struggle, in which both sides have their share of greed, ambition and religious fanaticism, as well as courage, love and faith.