Call to Crusade: The Recollections of Lord Godric MacEuan On the First Crusade: Volume One

Call to Crusade: The Recollections of Lord Godric MacEuan On the First Crusade: Volume One

by Tom Vetter

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Overview

CALL TO CRUSADE BEGINS AN EPIC STORY OF THE FIRST CRUSADE, TOLD AS NEVER BEFORE: IN THE WORDS OF A KNIGHT WHO BATTLES TURKS, TRAITORS, STARVATION, AND DEATH ITSELF, AND BUILDS THE MACHINES THAT RECOVER HOLY JERUSALEM.

In the year 1070, King Malcolm of Scotland has finally achieved uneasy peace with William the Conqueror. To his battle companion Baron Euan MacDougal and wife Lady Mildred is born Godric MacEuan. Godson of the monarchs, and raised, educated and trained to knighthood amid the royal princes, Godric's life is ideal.

But when his parents die tragically, young Godric falls into the hands of his evil half-brother Andrew, who hates Godric and his favor with the royals. Andrew enslaves Godric under a blacksmith, and his future looks bleak.

But the son of a great knight will stay no slave. Godric frees himself and his friends by his own hand. His fortunes restored, Godric becomes a squire in the retinue of Count Robert of Flanders on his historic pilgrimage to Jerusalem. That journey, the men who make it, and the deeds they perform ultimately set the world afire and launch the First Crusade. And though he is but a squire, Godric's deeds put the match to the fuse.

Ultimately, the cause for which Godric fights is bigger than protection of a single kingdom. Instead, he is destined to defend all Europe and Christianity itself.

A gripping story of Faith, bravery, and holy war for a worthy cause, Call to Crusade sets the stage. In the 'Siege Master' series, Godric MacEuan fights the critical battles and witnesses the crucial events of the First Crusade. At his side, readers experience the glory and horror of that epic struggle. Along the way, they will experience the great clash of religions and cultures that still echoes a thousand years later, and discover why this ancient conflict still overshadows our world, and impacts our lives today.

'Deus lo volt! God wills it!' The book is fiction . . . but the story is true.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781941160015
Publisher: Tom Vetter Books, LLC
Publication date: 02/12/2014
Series: Siege Master , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Those who can, do. Those who cannot, teach . . . or better still, write. Tom Vetter did both, living it first and writing about it later. As a naval officer, Commander Vetter served two decades and sailed 100,000 miles in submarines during the Vietnam and Cold Wars. He piloted submersibles and Navy bathyscaph TRIESTE II (DSV-1) on dives deeper than three miles to find aircraft, shipwrecks and pilots lost on the seafloor. His undersea exploration and search innovations are still in use by the U.S. Navy and others. After several lives' worth of adventure at sea, Tom retired from the Navy to work another career in information technology, operating a successful IT architecture business for more than a decade. When his wife's declining health required another retirement in 2012, writing and publishing became a third career. Since then, Tom started Tom Vetter Books, LLC, a Virginia-based publishing business, wrote Thirty Thousand Leagues Undersea, a memoir anthology of true tales about his undersea adventures, and Call to Crusade, first in the four-book “Siege Master” historical fiction series, retelling the First Crusade as the recollections of a noble Scottish siege lord. Tom and his wife live in Dumfries, Virginia.

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"I loved 'Call to Crusade'! It rates in my top 5 of best books ever! It was gripping, intriguing, and eventful. There was always a new twist that got me hooked (again)! I couldn't put it down and finished it within a week. I can't wait for the sequel!" - Harrison, discerning reader