Patterson and Andrew Gross
and extremely precious artifact dating back to the crucifixion is
found in an 11th century grave during the construction of a shopping
mall in France. What would an artifact that old and that precious
be doing in the grave of a long forgotten Duke?
Hugh and Sophie De Luc run an inn located in Veille de Pére,
a village located somewhere in the southern part of France. Hugh
had heard about the Crusades and the men who were leaving their
farms and inns and families to fight for the Cross, and he is surprised
to find himself swept up in the middle of it.
he comes back from fighting, he finds that Lord Baldwin, a greedy
duke searching for priceless relics that date back from the Crucifixion,
is holding Sophie captive. Now it's up to Hugh to rescue his beautiful
wife from the man who is hated by all his subjects. The only way
he can figure out how to is to dress as a Jester. Will he find Sophie
and kill the Duke who took her away?
Patterson has done it again. This
is a story of medieval courage, war, love, death, and triumph that
no one should miss out on. The plot is fixating. You never know
what's going to really happen until it happens. The writing is so
well done that every reader's imagination will be on edge the entire
time. I love this book! Warning: there are very extremely graphic
scenes and explicit language throughout the book. That aside, if
you love a tale of adventure, pain, and triumph, you will never
want to put it down--even when you've finished.