The year is 1089, a time when Muslim armies rule the Middle East, Africa and Spain - and now threaten the shores of southern France. Troubled Christians, both East and West, plot to unite forces in the defense of Christendom, and a Benedictine monk by the name of Ramiro is unwittingly thrust into the tempest.The Abbot of Cluny, a powerful persuader of popes and kings, orders Ramiro to Jerusalem, telling him to spy the land and giving him an obscure wooden cross to deliver to the Patriarch of Jerusalem. Ramiro sets off with divine confidence, but his long journey is thwarted again and again by emperors and sultans, assassins and mystics, slave-traders and savages - and a carpenter's daughter who haunts his dreams.Hunted down by a Turk warrior, Ramiro rushes into the last leg of his journey only to encounter a new enemy... the bloodthirsty knights of Europe.
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About the Author
Mark Blackham has a long interest in the affairs of the Middle East, whether it be the Neolithic Period or the state of current politics. He earned a graduate degree in anthropology from the University of Toronto and continues to delve deep into the past, fascinated by the parallels that exist between contemporary events and the stories of ancient history.