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Guest Post: To Shine With Honor

This is a guest post; the first chapter from author Scott Amis’ new release, To Shine With Honor. To Shine With Honor is the first of a three-part series that begins in France in the 11th century before the First Crusade began. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 April 1086, the town of Grand-Forêt, southeastern France Galien de Coudre drew a sharp … Continue reading »

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Interview With Helena Schrader: Author of ‘Defender of Jerusalem’

1. Tell us about your latest release, ‘Defender of Jerusalem’. “Defender of Jerusalem” is the second book in my three-part biographical novel about Balian d’Ibelin. It covers the historically significant last decade leading up to the devastating defeat of the Christian army at the Battle of Hattin and the fall of Jerusalem in 1187. The … Continue reading »

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The King’s Knight: Balian d’Ibelin

This is an excerpt from Helena Schrader’s historical fiction, Knight of Jerusalem. “Give me five minutes to prepare him!” Balian begged his brother, who had come with the news that the High Court had agreed to crown Baldwin and had named Tripoli Regent. “Of course,” Barry answered, glancing over his shoulder at his fellow barons, … Continue reading »

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Reynald de Châtillon in a Dungeon

This is an excerpt from Helena Schrader’s yet-to-be released novel, Defender of Jerusalem. Reynald de Châtillon was having more trouble getting his bearings than he was prepared to admit. He abhorred weakness in anyone, especially himself―and so he could not admit to it, but things were happening too fast even for him. Fifteen years in … Continue reading »

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Clash of Queens: An Excerpt From Defender of Jerusalem

“Clash of Queens” is an excerpt from Helena Schrader’s latest work, Defender of Jerusalem, the sequel to Knight of Jerusalem. Defender of Jerusalem is set to be released in September 2015. A page rushed ahead of the Dowager Queen to announce her, but she was too close on his heels for the Queen Mother or Princess … Continue reading »

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