War, political intrigue and passion… heroes… friends and lovers… and the seeds for a new Robin Hood legend await you…
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.
Henry de Grey leaves Southampton in high spirits, strong in his faith and passionate about the mission to take Jerusalem back from Saladin’s army. Stephan l’Aigle’s prowess on the battlefield is well known, as are his exploits in the arms of other men. He prizes duty, honour and loyalty to his king above all else. But God and the Church? Stephan has little use for either.
Henry’s convictions are challenged by loss and the harsh realities of bloody battles, unforgiving marches, and the politics of the day. Man against man. Man against the elements. Man against his own heart. Survival will depend on more than a strong sword arm.
Mom to 3 grown children. Navy veteran. Librarian. I have a B.A. in U.S. History and a Masters in Library and Information Science. I currently work at a large academic library in Kansas, which is quite handy for my research needs. My first published works were short stories about an underground freedom fighter in the Lucasfilm, Ltd. licensed Star Wars Adventure Journal. Real life intruded on my attempts to write, but I finally wrote “The End” on my first novel, a mainstream contemporary saga called Keeping the Family Peace, which was published in 2012. I am happily “stuck” in the 12th century now. Men of the Cross, published in April 2014, is book I of my Battle Scars series. Book II, For King and Country, will be published summer 2015, and I have started to map out story arcs for Book III.