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Knights Of The Cross By Tom Harper

Knights Of The Cross by Tom Harper

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1098. Having settled their differences with the Byzantine Emperor, the armies of the First Crusade race across Asia Minor, routing the Turks and reclaiming the land for Christendom.

Knights Of The Cross Summary

Knights Of The Cross by Tom Harper

1098. Having settled their differences with the Byzantine Emperor, the armies of the First Crusade race across Asia Minor, routing the Turks and reclaiming the land for Christendom. But on the Syrian border, their advance is halted before the impregnable walls of Antioch. As winter draws on, they are forced to suffer a fruitless, interminable siege, gnawed by famine and tormented by the Turkish defenders. Divisions appear: between the squabbling princes who lead the crusade; between the lords and the men they lead; and between the Westerners and the Byzantine forces who accompany them. The entire crusade is on the verge of collapse. In the midst of this misery, a Norman knight, Drogo, is found murdered. Drogo's lord, the ruthlessly ambitious Bohemond, charges Demetrios Askiates to find the killer, suspecting it may have been a follower of Bohemond's rival Count Raymond. But as Demetrios investigates, the trail seems to lead ever deeper into the vipers' nest of jealousy, betrayal and fanatacism which lies at the heart of the crusade. Other forces are equally threatening. A great Turkish army is fast approaching to relieve the garrison of Antioch: unless the crusaders can bury their differences and take the city, they will be crushed before its walls. Ever more isolated, Demetrios must ally with Bohemond if they are to have any chance of finding the key which will unlock the gates of Antioch. Once the crusaders are inside, however, they will discover that their greatest trials have barely begun.

Knights Of The Cross Reviews

"Tom Harper's speciality is a hitherto unvisited era in historical crime fiction. It's a world which Harper brings exuberantly to life, clearly revelling in its teeming, tumultuous extravagance."--"Yorkshire Evening Post"

About Tom Harper

Tom Harper (real name Edwin Thomas) won the CWA debut award in 2001 for The Blighted Cliffs. He also wrote The Mosaic of Shadows.

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GOR002060758
9781844131426
1844131424
Knights Of The Cross by Tom Harper
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cornerstone
2005-04-21
384
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