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Promise of the Black Monks

(The Dark Ages Saga of Tristan de Saint-Germain #1)

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Promise of the Black Monks - Robert E. Hirsch's hot-selling dynamic new historical fiction Religious war erupts between Church and King

A young man, who is predestined to be the catalyst of war, is torn between his heart and the church: one he knows to be his true love and the other a farce.

Born of nobility in France in the year 1066, the fate of seven-ye

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Kindle Edition, 560 pages
Published February 21st 2016 by W & B Publishers
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Jeanie Loiacono
Mar 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Better than The Thornbirds!
Fabulous writing that draws you in. I was compelled to find out what was to happen to Tristan and his little brother. I would get up and grab my coffee and the book to start my day. Had to! I went to bed worried about them and the Danes. I can’t wait to read the sequel, Hammer of God!
— CJ Loiacono
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It took a while to finish this because it was my exercise audiobook and I wasn't as dedicated to the gym as I should have been. With that out of the way, I also need to say again that I am not a history person; I just don't enjoy historical fiction, alternate history, historical biographies, or generally history. Now that this has also been said, I enjoyed this book more than I ever imagined. I believe that this can be attributed to the fact that it was the audiobook and not just text. The narra ...more
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I won a copy of Robert E. Hirsch’s Promise of the Black Monks in a Goodreads giveaway. This is the first book in The Dark Ages Saga of Tristan de Saint Germain. The book recounts the childhood and Adolescence of young Tristan, age 7, from when his mother send him and his younger brother to Cluny after their father’s execution, to his ordination as a Benedictine Monk at 18. This is part of an historical fiction series and does take some liberties with some stereotypes but otherwise feels much lik ...more
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Robert Hirsch was born in Pusan, Korea in 1948. As the Korean War was ending in 1953, his mother sent him at age five to the United States to live with his biological father due to Korea’s harsh wartime conditions of starvation, disease and destruction.

He spent the next thirteen years as a military dependent, traveling all over America and spending three years in France where he attended school a
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The Dark Ages Saga of Tristan de Saint-Germain (4 books)
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  • A Horde of Fools: The Dark Ages Saga of Tristan de Saint-Germain (Volume 3)
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