Reseña del editor
A love foretold between sworn enemies will determine the fate of Christendom. Bradamante, the niece of Charlemagne, and Ruggiero, a Saracen knight descended from Hector of Troy, are renowned warriors who meet and fall in love on a battlefield before being separated.
This tale of impossible love between Bradamante and Ruggiero is set against the backdrop of a holy war between Islamic and Christian armies shown in bloody sieges in Marseille and Paris. Other legendary heroes such as Orlando and Renaud de Montauban are featured in this classic tale adapted from the epic poems Orlando innamorato and Orlando furioso from the Italian Renaissance.
This story should appeal to fans of epic fantasy, Arthurian legend, medievalists, Francophiles and Italianophiles.
"Classic in its theme of young, idealistic lovers from opposing camps, it sheds a bright light on the culture, history and legends of a time and place too little explored by most western readers." - Persia Woolley, author of the acclaimed Guinevere Trilogy
"McCabe paints a vivid portrait of Medieval France whose vestiges can still be found in the streets of modern Paris." - Cara Black, author of the Aimée Leduc mystery series and Murder in Passy
"A grand and engaging re-telling of the original 'star crossed lovers' epic with everything Orlando - chivalry, romance, fights to the death, hippogriffs, madness, and beauty! As engaging a story as I have read this year, I couldn't put it down and I urge you to pick it up today." - John Granger, author of Unlocking Harry Potter
"I read the story in one sitting and was devastated to find out what I had in my hands was only volume one! I look forward to volume two." - Ibrahim Al-Marashi, professor of History at IE University in Spain
"This is an original approach to the story of Bradamante and Ruggiero. Historically accurate, with a clever sense of plot and an incredible set of characters. Once you start you simply can't stop!" - José Lúcio, professor of Economic Development at New University of Lisbon-Portugal