Book I of The Celtic Crusades. In 1095, Pope Urban II declares war on the infidel. Kings, princes and lords throughout Europe take up the cross and rush to join the crusade. Murdo Ranulfson is left behind in the Orkneys when his brothers and father join the fight to win Jerusalem. But when the family’s lands and possessions are confiscated, Murdo follows the Crusade to find his father. Amid unimaginable brutality and the warring ambition of squabbling lords, he finds a holy relic which will guide his life and that of his descendants for centuries to come. Cover art by Mick Posen.