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The sudden ambush of a Christian Caravan in twelfth century Palestine takes a young Frankish noble out of his world into the secret existence of a ruthless people called 'Assassins. These are the historical ancestors of Al Qaeda in far away Persia, ruled by the Master, the temporal and spiritual leader of the sect.Talon is taken deep into the sinister world of the Assassins high in their mountain castles He must become one of the best of the Fida'i or students of assassination in order to survive in this strange new culture which is fraught with dangers. He becomes one of them as they train him well in preparation for their deadly missions.Until the discovery of a plot to kill the Master forces him and a young princess to find a way to escape in order to reach her brother and warn him of the danger.
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James Boschert is the author of the popular Talon Series. Set in twelfth-century Palestine, the novels follow the adventures of a young Frankish boy, captured on a pilgrimage and raised as a Hashashin Assassin in Persia. Talon's adventures include: "Assassins of Alamut," "Knight Assassin," "Assassination in Al-Qahirah," "Greek Fire," and "A Falcon Flies." Boschert is also the author of "When the Jungle Is Silent," a novel about the 1960s jungle wars in Malaysia based on his experience as a young soldier in Borneo, and "Force 12 in German Bight," a thriller aboard a tanker in the stormy North Sea. For more information visit James Boschert's website: jamesboschert.comReview:
"This is a rare first novel that not only is well written and crafted by a confident author but is also solidly based on research and the life experiences of the author...Engaging and superbly executed" Historical Novel Society Review.
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Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # S-1420838873
Book Description AuthorHouse, 2005. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1420838873