The second volume of the crusades trilogy from bestelling Swedish author Jan Guillou.
THE KNIGHT TEMPLAR follows Arn’s adventures in the Holy Land, where he discovers that the infidel Saracens aren’t as brutish and uncivilised as he had been led to believe, and that in fact there is another, darker side to the teaching of the Cistercians.
About the author
Jan Oscar Sverre Lucien Henri Guillou was born in Sweden in January 1944. He made his name as a journalist and rose to fame when he exposed a secret intelligence organisation, was convicted of espionage and spent 10 months in prison, 5 of which were spent in solitary confinement. He is now a bestselling novelist and writes regularly for Sweden’s leading tabloid, commenting on current affairs.
- ‘He has a remarkable grasp of the mindset of the period and always puts the emphasis where it would be for the people involved at hat time, rather than ours. Some readers may find that disorienting, but a capacity for disturbing readers’ assumptions is even more a hallmark of good historical fiction than the inclusion of the Knights Templar’Diana Gabaldon
- ‘Thrilling and inspiring, bloody and romantic; utterly of its time and utterly modern’Tom Holland
- ‘Destined to become a classic, a brilliant and dramatic recreation of the medieval world’ Sharon Penman