Welcome! The people, places, and events of the 12th century captured my imagination a dozen years ago and I’ve published three novels about the knights who served King Richard the Lionheart. I’m working on short tie-ins to that Battle Scars series, including A Knight’s Tale.
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This short story prequel to Men of the Cross introduces eighteen-year-old Sir Stephan l’Aigle.
Stephan l’Aigle is the third son of a Yorkshire baron with no hopes of inheriting land or titles, probably a good thing as he has no interest in women, nor any desire to marry or produce heirs. He finds pleasure in the arms of other men.
At eighteen years old, Stephan has recently been knighted and must make his living on the tournament circuit or become a soldier for hire. His fortunes change when Richard, Duke of Aquitaine & son of King Henry II, sees his skills in battle.
Stephan will hone his sword arm against Richard’s enemies, and learn about duty and honor. Will his relationship with one of Richard’s knights crack his hard-hearted armor?