Second volume of the magnificent historical saga set at the time of the Holy Crusades Duncan knows little of the Great Crusade until his uncle, Torf-Einar, reappears with news that the holy Cross of the Crucifixion - the Black Rood - has been discovered and is in the possession of the Knights Templar. Against his father, Murdo's, wishes, he sets off on a dangerous quest to return it to Scotland, accompanied only by his friend, the monk Padraig. The quest leads them to Armenia, Syria and Egypt, and soon the two become drawn into the dark intrigues of the Templars, who have begun to assert their power throughout the new kingdoms of the Holy Land. This magnificent and exciting historical fantasy recounts the bloodiest of all times - the early years of the last millennium - when treachery and brutal battle were commonplace, and men often survived by faith alone.
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Born and raised in America, Lawhead moved to the UK, to Oxford, in order to research into Celtic legend and history. He lives in Iffely with his wife, writer Alice Slaikeu Lawhead, and their two sons, Ross and Drake.Review:
`I can confidently assure you that fantasy writing doesn't get much better than this'The Express `Powerful and deeply moving. The Iron Lance is an engrossing read'Starburst `This is a rip-roaring adventure story; the pace rarely flags. There's scheming, murder and betrayal aplenty'Interzone `A vivid historical setting and a lengthy and satisfying plot'Publishing News
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