It's 1192, and the Third Crusade is failing. Even so, Dante de Montcada, Spanish knight, fights for Christendom. At the fall of St. Jean d' Acre, Frankish vanquishers hold hostage the wealthy and high-born of Islam, their ransom named, their lives held in King Richard's hand. Dante has loved ones among the captives, which ignites a conflict of loyalties in a land long at war. Richard the Lionheart, a warrior king and brilliant strategist, wears the mantle of authority as a man born to it, a man whose dedication to purpose is bone deep. When ransom is denied his captives, Richard is forced to make a ruthless decision. Appearances must be maintained, images adhered to and perceptions bolstered, no matter the cost.
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- 06 Sep 2011
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