The Assassin Chronicles follows the adventures of a grumpy Scottish Knight who happens to be the alchemist and assassin for the only remaining Order of the Poor Knights of Solomon's Temple.
Here is a six sentence blurb from The Knight of Death wherein an apprentice is receiving a harsh reminder of his place within the Order of the Red Cross of Gold:
ďAn apprentice follows orders. When the Master can no longer serve, the
apprentice takes his place. How can we
trust you to do that, if you do not follow the orders of the Grand Master,
himself? Above all, the apprentice must
learn to focus his loyalties in the proper direction. Serve God!
Preserve the Order!"