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ALTDORF: The Forest Knights: Book 1 A wild land too mountainous to be tamed by plowsa€b A Duke of the Holy Roman Empire, his cunning overshadowed only by his ambitiona€b A young Priestess of the Old Religion, together with a charismatic outlaw, sparking a rebellion from deep within the forestsa€b And an ex-Hospitaller caught between them all. a€œRe-imagining the William Tell legenda€”without William Tell.a€ At the end of the thirteenth century, five hundred orphans and second sons are rounded up from villages in the Alpine countryside and sold to the Hospitaller Knights of St John. Trained to serve as Soldiers of Christ, they fight in eastern lands they know nothing about, for a cause they do not understand. Thomas Schwyzer, released from his vows by the Grandmaster of the Hospitallers, returns to the land of his birth a stranger. Once a leader of men, and captain of the Ordera€™s most famous war galley, he now settles into the simple life of a ferryman. He believes this new role to be Goda€™s reward for years of faithful service fighting the Infidel in Outremer. Seraina, considered a witch by most, a healer by some, is a young woman with a purpose. A Priestess of the Old Religion, and the last Druid disciple of the Helvetii Celts, she has been gifted by the Great Weave to see what others cannot. Her people need her guidance and protection now more than ever. For Duke Leopold of Habsburg, in his efforts to control the St. Gotthard Pass, builds a great Austrian fortress in Altdorf. Once finished, the Habsburg occupation will be complete, but the atrocities visited upon her people will have just begun. Set in medieval Switzerland, ALTDORF is the first book in a two-book series. historical, medieval, knights, druids, free, freebie, bernard cornwell, simon scarrow, war, military, robin hood, free action, free adventure, roman, viking... spent most of his savings on. a€œThomi, Thomi. I agreed to help you fix up a boat. Not build one from scratch.a€ It was really no more than a rectangular raft of log floats covered with thick decking, most of which was rotting and in need of repair anbsp;...

Author:J. K. Swift
Publisher:UE Publishing Co. - 2011-10-13


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