A powerful and atmospheric medieval thriller from a stunning new talent England, 1235, and Brother Petroc is living a simple life as a novice monk.
Struggling to keep his soul fairly clean and worrying most about resisting the local girls, he inadvertently stumbles headlong into vicious trap.
Framed by a sinister Templar Knight for a brutal murder of a church official and accused of the theft of a priceless relic, he is forced to run for his life.
But when his best friend Will is killed by the chasing knight, Petroc's flight becomes a quest for restitution. Trusting his fate to an enigmatic relic-hunter and scoundrel, he must dodge the long arm of the church and somehow get to the bottom of everything that has happened to him.
He must find out how his fate is entwined with that of the sacred object and get revenge on the man who wrecked his life - all the while avoiding the pitfalls and perils of love for a beautiful Greek princess...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 368 pages
- Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
- Publication Date: 04/01/2007
- Category: Historical fiction
- ISBN: 9780752881249
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Review by wyvernfriend
A medieval mystery by the numbers, filled with all the cliches of the genre. Fun but nothing really new. Brother Petroc is trapped into stealing a relic by a corrupt templar knight. After this his life becomes a race to get away from the templar and his accusations. He fins himself on the ship of a relic hunter travelling the seas in search of relics and money.Well written but a little ticking of the cliche boxes for greatness.