By Paul Bannister
1190 AD. Frederick Banastre has taken the cross, to fight alongside Europe’s finest warrior, Richard the Lionheart, in the Holy Land.
But all is not well in the kingdom they’ve left. To manage England in his absence, Richard appointed three regents: a chancellor and two others who shared the duties of Justiciar. Although Earl John would act as surrogate king, the real power would not be in his hands. Or so Richard thought.
Bannastre saw evidence of John’s treachery before he left England’s shores, when John attempted to seize Richard’s crusading sword for himself. Only John’s royal blood stopped Banastre running the cold steel through his flesh.
Who will protect England from John’s grasping hands once Richard and his loyal supporters have left?
Treason is the second in a new series of historical thrillers chronicling the world of Richard the Lionheart and King John.