This is the 4th in the series of medieval adventures with Petroc of Auneford, or Patch the Monk turned Banker and now reluctant Crusader but you can happily read it as a stand alone novel. They are packed full of historical information but still light and fun to read.
1248 AD. King Louis of France is about to invade Egypt on his vainglorious Seventh Crusade. Pope and Emperor are fighting for mastery over Christendom. And where greed and ambition cross, blood soon follows. When his oldest friend is killed in broad daylight, Petroc of Auneford - former relic-hunter turned respectable Venetian banker and married man - knows someone's trying to send him a deadly message. Called upon from all sides to do their bidding, and surviving in a viper's nest of greed and treachery, Petroc must guard his secrets closely if he wants to stay alive. He becomes a reluctant Crusader as he tries to save the woman he loves, find a way to real freedom, and all the while, cling on to a precious dream of home ...
Closing date: 31/08/2018
Publication date: 04/08/2011
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
|Publication date:||4th August 2011|
|Publisher:||Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co|
|Genres:||Action Adventure / Spy, eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction,|
Pip Vaughan-Hughes grew up in South Devon. He studied medieval history at London University and later worked as a reader for a literary agency when he wasn't dabbling as a bike messenger, saxophonist, food critic, gardener and restaurant owner. He now lives in Devon with his wife and children. Below is a Q & A with this author. What's the first book you remember reading?Comet in Moominland by Tove Jansson.What's the greatest influence on your writing?The complete joy I felt when I first learned to read. I'm still intoxicated by it.Where do you write?...More About Pip Vaughan-hughes