King's Crusader Author:John Jakes Into the bloody turbulence of the Third Crusade he rode, head-on, his lute sling over his shoulder, his dagger firm at his side, a loyal and courageous man dedicated to mfinding his missing friend and master, Richard the Lion-Hearted. The man was Blondel, minstrel and warrior with a nose for adventure, and an ever present passion for a high-born... more » woman.
Blondel was no stranger to violence; he had been tested before - in the heat of battle and in the arenas of love - and had not been found wanting. But now his quest for his king meant double jeopardy, for he found himself pitted against powerful opponents: not only all the Saracens, but a craft Duke and a brutish Baron. King Richard's enemies wewre his enemies, and as long as there was a chance of finding his missing master, he would fight mto the death - his own - or theirs....« less