CALL TO CRUSADE BEGINS AN EPIC STORY OF THE FIRST CRUSADE, TOLD AS NEVER BEFORE: IN THE WORDS OF A KNIGHT WHO BATTLES TURKS, TRAITORS, STARVATION, AND DEATH ITSELF, AND BUILDS THE MACHINES THAT RECOVER HOLY JERUSALEM.
In the year 1070, King Malcolm of Scotland has finally achieved uneasy peace with William the Conqueror. To his battle companion Baron Euan MacDougal and wife Lady Mildred is born Godric MacEuan. Godson of the monarchs, and raised, educated and trained to knighthood amid the royal princes, Godric's life is ideal.
But when his parents die tragically, young Godric falls into the hands of his evil half-brother Andrew, who hates Godric and his favor with the royals. Andrew enslaves Godric under a blacksmith, and his future looks bleak.
But the son of a great knight will stay no slave. Godric frees himself and his friends by his own hand. His fortunes restored, Godric becomes a squire in the retinue of Count Robert of Flanders on his historic pilgrimage to Jerusalem. That journey, the men who make it, and the deeds they perform ultimately set the world afire and launch the First Crusade. And though he is but a squire, Godric's deeds put the match to the fuse.
Ultimately, the cause for which Godric fights is bigger than protection of a single kingdom. Instead, he is destined to defend all Europe and Christianity itself.
A gripping story of Faith, bravery, and holy war for a worthy cause, Call to Crusade sets the stage. In the 'Siege Master' series, Godric MacEuan fights the critical battles and witnesses the crucial events of the First Crusade. At his side, readers experience the glory and horror of that epic struggle. Along the way, they will experience the great clash of religions and cultures that still echoes a thousand years later, and discover why this ancient conflict still overshadows our world, and impacts our lives today.
'Deus lo volt! God wills it!' The book is fiction . . . but the story is true.