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Pisa, May 1364. Sir William Gold is looking forward to a lucrative career as a hired sword in the endless warring between Italy's city-states. But when a message comes from the Grand Master of the Hospitaliers, William is forced to leave his dreams of fame and fortune behind him. 

The Hospitaliers are gathering men for a crusade, and Sir William must join them. Yet before they set out for the holy land, the knights face deadly adversaries much closer to home....

In the twisting politics of Italy, no one can be trusted. Can Sir William and his knights survive this impossible mission into the heart of the enemy?

©2014 Christian Cameron (P)2016 Soundings

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  • Polarbear
  • 2018-09-12

Too much assassin plot that drags on

Good character growth but the assassin bit drags on too long in the book. Could have had character growth without it. Solid 4/5 would recommend. Not quite as good as the Ill-Made Knight