The White Cross is a whole new reading experience; a book that brings something entirely original to historical fiction.
Set in the late twelfth century at the time of King Richard I's crusade to win back Jerusalem from the Saracens, the story deals with timeless issues - with the moralities of warfare and fundamental religion, the abuse of power, the heights of martial fervour and the depths of disillusionment The writing blazes with colour (literally in the case of the printed edition, which makes groundbreaking use of colour throughout).
It pulses with life, capturing the sights and sounds, the very smells of medieval life.
At the novel's heart is the relationship between Garon and Elise - the story of an arranged marriage which rapidly develops into something deeper, to challenge a young husband's strongly held beliefs and set him on a long and painful journey to self-realisation, to break and finally restore a woman's spirit as she battles for recognition and for justice in a brutal man's world. And then there is the Berge dal becce; a character who is surely more than he appears?
The only way to uncover all the secrets of The White Cross is to read it!
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 496 pages
- Publisher: RedDoor Publishing Ltd
- Publication Date: 24/09/2014
- Category: Sagas
- ISBN: 9780992852078
- Paperback / softback from £7.99