James Jackson
Reviewed by Tracy Eynon
John Murray
Thu, 05/01/2012

In the ancient city of Acre, Benedict, a young boy, comes of age just as the Saracens arrive to reclaim Jerusalem from the ruling Crusaders.

Mentored by the adventuring Knight Templar Roger de Flor, Benedict soon becomes witness to the savage brutality of the attack on his beloved city, and as messenger spy for the Knights Templar finds his loyalty torn and harsh decisions being made as he grows quickly into manhood against the background of this most ancient of Holy Wars. James Jackson writes with passion and authority in this fast paced, lively historical epic.

His vivid writing skills brings both life and death acutely to the reader’s senses, and will strongly appeal to fans of Simon Scarrow or anyone fascinated with the Crusades.


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