Standard of Honor

Standard of Honor

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Penguin Putnam
The second novel in the thrilling historical trilogy about the rise and fall of the powerful and mysterious Templars, from the author of the immensely popular Camulod Chronicles.

In 1187 one of the few survivors of the Battle of Hattin, young Scots Templar Alexander Sinclair, escapes into the desert despite his wounds. Sinclair has learned about the execution of the surviving Templars after the battle, so when he is rescued, he says nothing of his own standing among the Order of the Temple. Sinclair is one of the Inner Sanctum of the Order-a member of the ancient Brotherhood of Sion, a secret society within the secret society.

Two years after the battle, Sir Henry St. Clair is awakened after midnight by a visit from his liege lord, Richard the Lionheart. King Richard is assembling an army to free the Holy Land from the grip of Saladin and his Saracens, and he wants Sir Henry, his first and favorite teacher, to sail with him as his master-atarms. The old man is unwilling to go-he neither likes nor trusts Richard, having found him both a sadist and an egomaniac. But his future, and that of his young son Andr?, a rising knight in the order, depends on his allegiance to Richard. Sir Henry knows that Andr? worships his older cousin, Alexander Sinclair of the Scottish branch of their family, who has been in the Holy Land for years. Alexander will be an ally in an unfamiliar land. Sir Henry agrees to go despite serious misgivings about Richard, and his motives for war.

From the moment the first soldiers of the Third Crusade set foot in the Holy Land, the story of the three templars unfolds as the events of the campaign and the political and personal intrigues of the Crusade's leaders again bring the St. Clair family-and the Order-to the edge of disaster.

Baker & Taylor
A second installment in a trilogy that began with Knights of the Black and White finds young Battle of Hattin survivor Alexander Sinclair hiding his identity after the slaughter of his fellow Templars, while elderly Sir Henry St. Clair reluctantly serves King Richard during a Holy Land crusade.

Blackwell North Amer
In 1187, one of the few survivors of the Battle of Hattin, a young Scots Templar called Alexander Sinclair, escapes into the desert despite his wounds. Sinclair has learned about the execution of the surviving Templars after the battle, and when he is rescued, he says nothing of his own standing among the Order of the Temple. Sinclair is one of the Inner Sanctum of the Order, a member of the ancient Brotherhood of Sion, a secret society within the secret society, unknown to the rank-and-file knights and sergeants of the Order.
Two years after the Battle of Hattin, Sir Henry St. Clair is awakened after midnight by a visit from his liege lord, Richard the Lionheart, King Richard is assembling an army to free the Holy Lands from the grip of Saladin and his Saracens, and he wants Sir Henry, his first and favorite teacher, to sail with him as his master-at-arms. The old man is unwilling to go, because he neither likes nor trusts Richard, having found him to be a sadist and an egomaniac. But his future, and that of his young son Andre, a rising knight in the Order, depend on his allegiance to Richard. Sir Henry knows that Andre worships an older cousin, Alexander Sinclair, of the Scottish branch of their family, who has been in the Holy Land for years. Alexander will be an ally in an unfamiliar land. Sir Henry agrees to go, despite serious misgivings about Richard and his motives for war.
From the moment the first soldiers of the Third Crusade set foot in the Holy Land, the stories of the three major characters unfold one beside another, as the events of the campaign and the political and personal intrigues of the Crusade's leaders again bring the St. Clair family - and the Order - the edge of disaster.

Baker
& Taylor

Battle of Hattin survivor Alexander Sinclair hides his identity after the slaughter of his fellow Templars, while elderly Sir Henry St. Clair reluctantly serves King Richard during a Holy Land crusade.

Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2007
ISBN: 9780399154294
0399154299
Branch Call Number: FICTION WHYTE
Characteristics: 464 p. ; cm

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Jun 05, 2008

Book two of three. Fall of Baphomet in Fall 2008?

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