By Robyn Young
At the EVE OF THE final CRUSADE... One younger knight, sure by means of religion, pushed by way of valour, starts off a quest to guard a mystery which could switch the process background irrevocably. A richly precise, epic historic experience set in Paris, London, Egypt, and Palestine at the eve of the final campaign, Brethren tells the tale of a tender knight’s look for a mysterious (and almost certainly lethal) ebook belonging to a mystery association in the Knights Templar. whilst younger Will Campbell joins the main robust association in Europe, The Order of the Knights Templar, he reveals himself drawn right into a international of intrigue and possibility. he's charged with getting better a heretical e-book stolen from the order’s vaults—but what is going to doesn’t comprehend is that the ebook, within the kind of a Grail Romance, hides the covert plans of a mystery team in the Temple often called the Anima Templi: the Soul of the Temple. Whoever controls the ebook controls the destiny of the Templars—and it sounds as if every body round Will is able to kill to own it. Brethren additionally strains the increase of Baybars Bundukdari, an bold commander within the Egyptian military, who, after assassinating the sultan, takes keep an eye on of Egypt and Syria. the 2 tales come jointly in the course of Baybars’s crusade for a brand new Holy battle that may cripple an empire and produce the Crusaders to their knees. Cleverly combining narratives—East and West—author Robyn younger steadily unearths the many hyperlinks that deliver nice cultures to struggle, making a multifaceted international of sultans, troubadours, monks, and knights; strong-willed girls and foul-mouthed murderers; sieges, battles, braveness, and betrayal. With nail-biting conflict scenes, a perfectly complicated villain, and an encyclopedic snatch of historic element, Brethren brings this interesting interval vividly alive.
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His ashen hair was curled at the ends in the current fashion, his face pleated with age. At the king’s right hand was Prince Edward. The fair-haired youth was almost a head in height above the rest of the company and, at twenty-one, already had the poise of a monarch. A pale-faced man with hollow cheeks dressed in black, and a company of pages, clerks and royal guards followed them. Owein stepped forward and bowed, first to the Master, then to the king and prince. “My lords, it is an honor to welcome you to the Temple.
Hasan nodded. “The Visitor ordered a search of the preceptory, but Brother Everard believed Rulli had fled. I was sent into the city to hunt him down. ” Hasan told Jacques what the clerk had said before he was murdered. ” Jacques frowned. ” “I would think it so. It seems reasonable to guess Rulli was on his way to hand over the book. He might have been killed to stop him revealing where it was, or the identity of his enforcer, or both. Why he did not have it on him I cannot say. ” “That is also possible.
Besides,” continued Jacques, setting his goblet down, “I do not believe that the book will be in the hands of any common reader, as you put it. I think we can be certain that whoever coerced the clerk to steal it must know it belongs to the Brethren. ” “Rumors, yes, nothing more,” responded Hasan carefully. “The Soul of the Temple is a legend. ” “Because there has been no proof to be found, only the testimonies of those involved, who swore oaths on pain of death never to divulge our secrets. ” Jacques sat back wearily.
Brethren by Robyn Young