Two novellas: a prequel and a heretic’s adventure.
When Idris the hunter leaves his Atlas Mountains home to work as a mercenary in Andalusia, his grandmother warns that it’s his turn to change the world. Barefooted, with only a spear and a bow? For this stranger coming to a strange land in 1190, it seems ancient magic is needed to help an innocent hunter survive in this embattled new world.
The Blue Door is a prequel novella in the Accidental Heretics adventure series, set in the same era that El Cid fought the Almoravid invaders. This collection includes an additional tale , “Peire and Miquel Go to Sea,” which recounts the initial meeting of two Catalan fighters when embarking a ship to join the Second Crusade. The text includes maps and a glossary.
The print edition includes The Mad Woman of La Catalane.
ISBN print: 978-1939423825
Isabella, the steward of Valeros in the eastern Pyrenees, has twice been falsely condemned as a heretic. In late summer 1211, Isabella and Tomas set out to join Pedro d’Aragon’s long-planned invasion of Andalusia. However, the Crux Lunata still pursues them, and Isabella flees for her life, seeking safety among the heretics hiding in caves in the hills.
The Mad Woman of La Catalane, a novella, supplements the story told in Crux Lunata, Book 3 of the Accidental Heretics adventure series, a saga of people caught in the invasion of southern France known as the Albigensian Crusade.