Siege Perilous (The Mongoliad Cycle)
Ocyrhoe, a tender, crafty fugitive from Rome, safeguards a chalice of sophisticated yet nice strength. 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 by means of 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 via his mystical visions of the Holy Grail, can also be interested in Montségur—where the chalice holds the main to his future.
Arrayed opposed to Percival and Ocyrhoe are enemies either previous and new who're made up our minds 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, severe with motion and intrigue, Siege Perilous conjures a medieval global the place the forces of religion confront the forces of worry. offerings made by way of characters in The Mongoliad achieve their final end during this 5th and concluding novel—and all of Christendom is at stake.
Get the cup?” she requested, sardonically. “Among many different things,” he acknowledged peaceably. “Assuming this quit is going decently.” “I were catechized in neighborhood historical past, and that i guarantee you there hasn't ever been a ‘decent hand over’ within the heritage of Occitanian persecution,” acknowledged Ocyrhoe crossly. “Peire-Roger has simply long gone to his loss of life. they are going to spare him lengthy sufficient to make him watch everyone during this fort burned on the stake, after which they’ll torture him. after which they’ll kill him.
and that i will override each rule of military rationing that you could be fill your stomach as usually as you like.” A lengthy pause. eventually Ocyrhoe stated, “Léna has damaged the foundations of the sisterhood in her allegiance to Frederick.” He gave her a realizing glance. “You are already estranged from the sisterhood. Why now not align your self with the main strong guy alive, who will price your advice past rubies?” Another pause. “I’m hungry,” she stated quietly. “Feed me first, and whilst i'm clearheaded.
the place the great Ones live,” stated Ocyrhoe. She needed to increase her voice to hold on a talk, the wind used to be so brisk. “Me, too. I remain in Rixenda’s hut.” “That can be the place the ropes are hoisted from,” acknowledged Ferenc. “I observed that from the ground.” Ocyrhoe gaped. “You did?” She frowned. “That ability others can see it too!” He shook his head reassuringly. “I don't imagine so.” He smiled and pointed to his face. “Very sharp eyes.” “We pass there first. I’ll express you ways we manage it,”.
to assert the Occitaine. He easily wishes allies opposed to France, and destiny has given him an excellent chance to domesticate some.” He smiled reassuringly, ignoring Percival’s persisted burdened glance. “All right,” acknowledged Peire-Roger indulgently. “Then we’ll settle for his support. To his Imperial Majesty’s health!” he cried out, and downed the remainder of the wine in his wood cup. Raphael glanced at Percival, then at Vera. With a nod of his head he gestured towards the corridor door. They rose and undefined.
The French occupiers. I remorse how badly I erred in that.” “But neither may you will have stated you have been from me,” acknowledged the archbishop. “They might by no means have allowed a non secular chief to interrogate a person in the course of a non secular persecution. Hugue doesn't even comprehend we used his name.” A lengthy pause. “Perhaps we inform him,” Father Sinibaldo acknowledged ultimately. The crusaders’ trebuchet used to be now so shut that there has been sporadic battling at the mountaintop among the 2 facets day-by-day. commonly.