For nearly two hundred years, the Crusades have raged across the Holy Land. Now, the Kingdom of God in Jerusalem is foundering, and support from Europe has waned. The city of Jerusalem has been in Muslim hands since Saladin, and more key cities fall with each passing decade.
Louis de Garonne has resolved to change that. Pursuing his boyhood dreams into the Order of the Knights Templar, and across the sea to the shores of Outremer, he hopes to breathe new life into the Holy Crusade and to see the recapture of both the city of Jerusalem and the venerated True Cross, both of which Saladin captured nearly a century ago.
However, Louis faces his own personal battles. At every turn, conflicts arise and threaten to undermine his dreams. He discovers a love that could unravel his commitment to the Templar Order. His loyalty to the Crusade is challenged by disorder among the crusading armies. His convictions about right and wrong are threatened by human nature itself.
Will Louis overcome these challenges to realize triumph in his quest?