The third instalment of Jack Whyte's templar trilogy.
The Order - a secret society of men from ancient, noble families, drawn together to safeguard the Christian Church's most precious secrets - has been decimated by a King's petulant will.
Its members are being persecuted and most have been forced to flee for their lives as their leaders are burnt at the stake.
But the Order's secrets must continue to be protected and hidden; so as their world falls apart, the dangerous task of smuggling the sacred treasure out from under the nose of a vengeful king falls to just a few brave men.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 400 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 26/11/2009
- Category: Historical fiction
- ISBN: 9780007207497