If you were given the chance to fix all of your problems
but in exchange you had to risk losing everything,
would you take that chance?
Uther is an orphan farm boy who, despite being powerless in a world ruled by power, desires little more than a simple life with the girl he loves. When an unexpected tragedy forces him to flee England or be arrested for murder, there’s only one way to clear his name: take the oath of Crusade, grab a cruciform sword and join the fight! So he follows King Richard “The Lionheart,” a brilliant but troubled man chasing his dream of recapturing Jerusalem and putting his name in the history books. They journey across Europe and the Mediterranean, over stormed seas and through arrow-strewn forests, until they find themselves at the door of everything they desire in the Holy Land. But before they can walk through the gates to guaranteed paradise, they must face the endless hoards of the greatest Muslim general that has ever lived—an equally brilliant man who will stop at nothing to protect his people’s homeland. Uther will have to risk everything, battling through fire and blood to receive his pardon and return to the girl he left behind.
The Pilgrim is more than just a tale of knights and castles—it’s a gripping coming-of-age story, a modern reflection on war and spirituality, and an exploration of what drives people to do great and sometimes terrible things. It touches on current issues such as income inequality, bullying and cultural relativism as well as timeless issues such as faith, willpower and the consequences of self-destructive behavior. It’s written for an audience that devours absorbing, character-driven Historical fiction such as Ken Follett’s The Pillars of the Earth and New York: The Novel by Edward Rutherfurd. While it is not a fantasy story, it captures the same exhilarating tone of such timeless, medieval-inspired epics as A Game of Thrones and The Lord of the Rings.