Book I in the Award-Winning Jerusalem Trilogy
B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree, Historical Novel Society Editor's Choice
Hollywood made him a blacksmith; Arab chronicles said he was "like a king."
He served a leper, but defied Richard the Lionheart.
He was a warrior and a diplomat both.
This is the first book of a three-part biography of the historical Balian d'Ibelin.