A Templar's Journey: The Squire from Champagne
Follow the young, aristocratic Lord Roland of Champagne as the youth is outcast and disowned from his noble family because of his less-than-virtuous and often unholy conduct.
Young Squire Roland's many tribulations are eased by an unlikely cast of characters: his fellow squire, the bold Aaron, an imaginative, street-smart young thief from Paris who becomes his most trusted friend and fellow hooligan; Roland's first love, Lady Marie of Baux; and his mentors Richard the Lionheart, Roland's young warrior uncle, whom he idolizes; Jacob, the Jewish doctor and Templar spy who's ahead of his time medically; Mesnil, the brave and stoic Templar knight who holds many secrets from the highest religious powers; and Martin, the Templar sergeant who is sometimes wayward, is always ready for action, and holds more secrets than all the others.
Be there when Roland and his companions meet head-on with danger and adventure along his path.
The Chagnon brother-and-sister team are self-admitted Francophiles, with a family history going back to Clovis' court. It seemed natural with this pedigree that Chip, the soldier, historian, and world traveler would team up with Judith, the professionally trained journalist and experienced writer, to pen a novel based in French and Templar history.
Chip's love of all things medieval made this historical novel-writing team inevitable. Adding to the passion was Chip's 35-year US Army career with training and experience that provided him with a soldier's insight into assessing Templar character at all levels.
Judith returned to college in her late twenties, when the "late-blooming" journalism graduate of Suffolk University began her career writing for the Eagle-Tribune newspaper in Massachusetts.
This combined powerful Chagnon family insight has framed day to- day Templar life from the inside out and tells the story in a very believable way.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Albert animals Arnold of Torroja arrow attack Avignon Baux believe Brother Gilbert Brother Thomas Brother Walter captain castle Champagne Charlemagne chest Church commander Count Count of Champagne crossbow death Dubois enemy Erail eyes father feet fight France Gerard girl Grand Master guard hand Holy Land honor horse Hospitallers House of Champagne Iberia Ibn al-Athir Jacob Jerusalem Jesus journey keep kill king Knights Templar Lady lance laughed Lord Luis Lunsford Maria Mesnil Moor mother move Muslims Order Outremer Perhaps pilgrims pray prayer priest quickly rampart Richard Richard the Lionheart Richerenches Ridefort Roland and Aaron Roland knew Roland looked Roland thought Saladin Saulnier secret Sergeant Martin shield ship smiled soldier Squire Roland sword talk Tancred Templar knight Templar rules Thank Troyes turned uncle vessel walked warrior watched wounded young Yvette Zuntain