It’s 1212. French knights are helping Castile and Aragon invade Moorish Andalusia. So the Troubadour world enjoys a brief respite from the crusade against the Cathar heretics. Yet for some, peace is never possible.
Tomas, the mestitz mercenary, is sent by Pedro d’Aragon to disrupt the Moorish defense. In Andalusia, some say that Tomas inherited El Cid’s magical sword and demand he help his own clan. But destiny sends Tomas to meet his nemesis: a boy who is a djinni.
While the armies gather, an ink-stained monk uncovers a plot by Crux Lunata, a secret order of knights. A confraternity of Occitan and Catalan knights undertake a dangerous journey to warn Pedro: Crux Lunata plans total destruction of Pedro and his efforts to unify the south.
The men and women of the confraternity risk their lives and their dreams to save Pedro. But will they instead burn on a heretics’ pyre? Or be flayed for spying? How to both fight and hide while Crux Lunata schemes to destroy all they love?
Crux Lunata, Book 3, continues the Accidental Heretics medieval adventure series, deep in the spice-and-intrigue world of southern Europe during the Crusader era. In Book 3 of this conspiracy saga, young warriors from Valeros set off to fight for honor in fabled Andalusia, but instead find treachery and surprising new friendships.