A Tale of the First Crusade

A personal message from the author:

My name is James Lopez, and I'm an author, educator and a US Army veteran. An interesting experience during my deployment to Iraq in 2003, combined with my love of history and adventure, led me to write my novel, Deus Vult, A Tale of the First Crusade. If you decide to buy my book, I truly hope that you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed researching and writing it.

— James Lopez

November 1095. Pope Urban II ignited the passions of all the nobles throughout Europe with his fiery sermon and promise of a lifetime of penance in return for a holy war against the Saracen Turks. Inspired by this cause, Sir Rodrigo, a young knight from Castile, set out to join the armies being gathered by the Princes of Europe, as they sought to answer the Pope’s call and recapture the city of Jerusalem for Christendom.

An unexpected encounter with a stranger along his way challenges his beliefs about the Pope’s proclamation, leaving him troubled and determined to uncover the truth. Throughout his fateful journey he experiences the epic battles and triumphs along with the horrific tragedies and struggles of the First Crusade as they march toward Jerusalem. His unrelenting quest for truth will ultimately test his very faith in God when the crusaders reach their final goal.

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