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By Sherwood Smith

A deathbed promise to their father sends a bold woman and her brother off to battle. packed with intrigue, romance, and magic, this spellbinding novel is a dramatic coming-of-age tale a few lady who rises from impoverished beginnings to take command of her personal destiny. “Smith tells a fast-moving story of experience, intrigue, and honor, with Mel a likable heroine and a full of life narrator.”--Booklist

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Berenger 111, Count of Barcelona, proclaimed in his will that he wished to die in the habit of a Templar. King Alfonso I, having no direct heir, bequeathed his dominions to be divided among the Templars, the Hospitallers, and 44 k of suppression was applied to them in spite of the protests of King Jaime 11. way of compensation, however, this monarch obtained from Pope John XXII authority t o dispose of the possessions of the Templars in his Kingdom of Valencia in favor of a military order not essentially differing from that of the Templars charged with the defense of his frontier against the-Moors and the pirates.

Into the keep, holding it firm against all Muslim invaders, they received the name and knighthood of their order and joined the Knights Hospitallers as a branch o f their highly-regarded order. Once they proved that they could successfully keep the castle safe against all external threats, the eager monks asked to take the offensive against the Moors. At the same time, those Following the Spanish victories, the Knights Hospitaller, Knights Templar, and the Knights o f Calatrava forged an alliance and drove deeply into the heart of Muslim territories.

T h e Church of St. James towered two stories above the central plaza, with towers that soared into the sky. The interior was decoratively carved with images from St. James’ life, and pilgrims would often bend t o touch the hearth of the church with their hands before they entered. Type: Full Plate Armor AC Bonus: +9 (+ 8 base, + I enchantment) Max Dex Bonus: + 3 Armor Check Penalty: - 3 Arcane Spell Failure: 25% Speed: 20 feet Weight: 30 lbs This magical suit of armor was given t o the Knights of St.

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