K.M. Grant pens an exciting tale of historical fiction set in the 12th century. Will is permitted to chose his own warhorse now that he has turned 13. Much to everyone's amusement, he selects a rather small chestnut. But Will sees something magical in this horse. As they accompany King Richard on a crusade to the Holy Land, the noble stallion galvanizes young Will with his displays of strength, courage, and loyalty.
"Pretty good, but..."
Will journeys to Hartslove to attend his brother's wedding to the beautiful Eleanor de Barre on Valentine's Day in 1193. But the ceremony is violently disrupted by the evil Constable de Scabious claiming that Ellie will be his wife - with blessings from the new king.
Chalus Chabrol, 1199. The Occitanian knights battle for their lives against Richard the Lionheart. They are guarding the Blue Flame under which all Occitanians must unite to resist invasion. But the knights cannot survive and so it falls to Parsifal to find the true keeper of the Flame.
In an embattled country, the Cathars make a last stand against their Catholic rulers. With a powerful husband on the side of the King and a missing lover loyal to the rebels, will Yolanda's love and her dear Occitan survive? This spectacular novel weaves together the friendship, love and bitter rivalry in the finale to this trilogy of romance and adventure.
Raimon has carried the Blue Flame, the true spirit of the Occitan, to the mountains above Castleneuf. There he dreams of Yolanda and gathers more people to his cause. But his resolve begins to fail as he is besieged by the Catholic Aimery and the Cathar White Wolf. In Paris, Yolanda, resists marriage to Sir Hugh, who is building a war train to topple Raimon and bring the flame and the Occitan under the role of the French King...
This enchanting new adventure story, set in medieval England, is the tale of two brothers called by King Richard to fight in the Crusades; the fair maiden they both love; and the small stallion that binds them together.