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By Stephen R. Lawhead

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In a time of legends and heroes, blood and secret, one guy will keep on his family’s future as he units upon a deadly and excellent quest.

The nice campaign is lengthy over, or so Duncan, son of Murdo, believes till a long-lost uncle looks from the East bearing stories of substantial treasure. although the Iron Lance have been received for the emperor, an excellent holier relic has been came upon: the Black Rood—the prayer-worn, blood-stained remnant of the real Cross—now endangered by means of the grasping goals of ruthless crusader barons bent on carving kingdoms from the barren region sands of the center East.

When Duncan’s existence is shattered by means of tragedy, he units sail on his personal pilgrimage to Jerusalem, following within the footsteps of his father. however the gates to the Holy Land are guarded by way of the warrior monks often called the Knights Templar. those fearsome guardians carry the major to greater than simply Duncan’s fate—the very future of the West is of their palms.

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