By Robyn Young
At the EVE OF THE final CRUSADE... One younger knight, sure by means of religion, pushed via valour, starts a quest to guard a mystery which could swap the process heritage irrevocably. A richly specific, epic ancient event 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 probably lethal) ebook belonging to a mystery association in the Knights Templar. while 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 recuperating a heretical publication stolen from the order’s vaults—but what is going to doesn’t comprehend is that the e-book, within the type of a Grail Romance, hides the covert plans of a mystery workforce in the Temple often called the Anima Templi: the Soul of the Temple. Whoever controls the publication controls the destiny of the Templars—and it appears everybody 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 watch over of Egypt and Syria. the 2 tales come jointly in the course of Baybars’s crusade for a brand new Holy warfare that may cripple an empire and convey the Crusaders to their knees. Cleverly combining narratives—East and West—author Robyn younger progressively unearths the many hyperlinks that deliver nice cultures to warfare, making a multifaceted global of sultans, troubadours, clergymen, 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 old element, Brethren brings this attention-grabbing interval vividly alive.
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Lifting the leather patch, he ran his finger in a slow circle around the deep indent where his eye used to be. The hollow was riddled with ridges of scar tissue. Even though he’d lost the eye sixteen years ago it still seemed to ache whenever he read for too long. He had been closeted in the solar for hours, missing both his meal and the last office. Owein had appeared earlier to suggest that he retire to his bed, saying that if they weren’t prepared for tomorrow’s meeting by now they never would be.
Jacques watched as Hasan pulled out a leather scrollcase that was bound with wire to hold it shut. ” he asked, taking it. ” Jacques uncoiled the wire and opened the leather sheath. A piece of parchment was rolled inside. As Jacques pulled it out, he could smell the sea, trapped in the thick, yellowed skin. The page was covered with a neat script. He scanned the first few paragraphs, then looked up at Hasan. “This is good news indeed. I must confess I didn’t expect him to have achieved this quite so soon.
Will looked at Owein, surprised. He didn’t know that his master had met with the king. ” “Indeed,” conceded Henry, with a dubious glance at the seating. Two attendants draped the head chair with a square of scarlet silk. The Temple’s servants retreated to the cloisters as Henry sat, his pages fluttering around him like moths. He dismissed them with a wave. “How you can reside in such barren strongholds is a mystery to me, Master Templar. ” “Our service is to God, my lord,” replied Humbert smoothly, taking the seat to the left of the king.