By E. D. deBirmingham
Ocyrhoe, a tender, crafty fugitive from Rome, safeguards a chalice of refined yet nice energy. discovering herself in France, she allies with the persecuted, pacifist Cathar sect of their mythical mountaintop stronghold, Montségur. There she resists brokers of the Roman Church and its Inquisition, fights off escalating, bloody besiegement through troops of the King of France, and shields the mysterious cup from the designs of many.
Percival, the heroic Shield-Brethren knight from The Mongoliad, ate up through his mystical visions of the Holy Grail, is usually attracted to Montségur—where the chalice holds the foremost to his destiny.
Arrayed opposed to Percival and Ocyrhoe are enemies either previous and new who're decided to bare the secrets and techniques of the Shield-Brethren with the desire of destroying the order as soon as and for all.
Alive with memorable characters, excessive with motion and intrigue, Siege Perilous conjures a medieval international the place the forces of religion confront the forces of worry. offerings made via characters within the Mongoliad achieve their final end during this 5th and concluding novel—and all of Christendom is at stake.
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