While Saladin ruthlessly sets about uniting the whole of Arabia under his rule, the Kingdom of Jerusalem is torn apart by treachery and intrigue. When the murderous knight Reynald of Chatillon raids a caravan heading from Damascus to Mecca and rapes Saladin's sister, the scene is set for war.
In June 1187, Saladin marches into the Kingdom with an army of over 24,000 and in reprisal imposes a crushing defeat on the Crusader forces at the Horns of Hattin. It is only a matter of time before he marches on a panicked and demoralized citadel of Jerusalem.
But Saladin's longtime ally, the Saxon knight John of Tatewic, is determined to negotiate a peaceful fate for Jerusalem... despite the fact that in England the soon-to-be-crowned King Richard has pledged revenge and a new Crusad
- Publication Date:
- 14 / 01 / 2014
- 129 x 196 x 26mm