Her Knight Protector: Banewulf Dynasty
The Holy Grail through history has been reverenced as the focus of many a mystical quest, and considered the essence of all that is holy and sacred. Indeed, many have imagined that finding this cup might transform this evil and problematic temporal existence! But the legend has always insisted that the finder must be as pure as the object sought. So Alain de Banewulf, blessed and enriched by his success in the Crusades, meets Katherine of Grunwald and rescues her from brigands. But even he initially has no idea of the valuable relic she is carrying. Upon that discovery, he is as determined as she to bring the sacred vessel to the Pope himself, that the world might be blessed by that discovery made by Katherine’s father. Is it the real thing? The story is typical, but what is more notable is the historical ambiance presented by Herries regarding the military and political compromises made during the Crusades, the beauty and mystery of Roman art and architecture, and of course, the extent that evil men will go to obtain what they perceive as exclusively monetary value. A fine tale of historical legend and romance nicely woven together.