City of God
Arnau de Vallbona and his fellow Templar Brother Ramon are bound for the Holy Land to take part in the great Crusade when fate intervenes.
Delayed in Cyprus, they learn of a growing rift in Christendom: the crusading army has diverted from its course and threatens R...more
In this book we again meet Arnau De Valbonne a template knight. He is sent to Acre but ends up in Constantinople the capital of the Byzantine empire with a senior Templer whose purpose seems to be to ransacke and purchase as many holy relics as he can. All this in the middle of the fourth crusade. Aruba and Ramon his companion knight from Spain are torn between their oath of loyalty to the Templars and their wish to help the righteous Byzantines even though they (the Byzantine ...more
Great to see brother Arnu back on another adventure with another of his fellow chapter knights. Interesting play on the start of the demise of Byzantium and good authors notes at the end to explain the background. Looking forward to the next in the series.
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