Charles had never wanted anything special; he was content to live a simple life with his wife and children. But his father was dying, and the succession was in question. It was almost impossible to escape the shadow of the Mayor of the Palace, of the Duke and Prince of the Franks...
Turn back the clock 1,300 years to the dawn of the Middle Ages for a tale of intrigue, ambition, resentment, and doubt: the tale of one man's journey to come to terms with his past, and of a bitter civil war raging from Cologne to Orléans.
A dramatic historical novel based on the rise to power of the founder of the Carolingian dynasty, Charles Martel, grandfather of Charlemagne. The second published story by Tim Couillard.
Approximate length of 200,000 words.