Set in England and France in the
year 1209, this picturesque,
romantic, coming-of-age story of a young monk who becomes a knight is
salted with a dash of fantasy and peppered with a sprinkle of
A Fool's Disciple...
leapt from his bed and ran to the door of his room. He opened it slowly
and peeked around the corner. Twenty feet down the hall, three soldiers
pummeled a squirming brown shape with their spear butts.
is the novice named Anthony? Tell us or we will make your silence
soldier kicked the brown shape and it rolled. Anthony saw the face of
the elderly and arthritic Brother Sebastian. Blood ran from his mouth.
Sebastian's eyes met Anthony's. The old man's arm shook as he raised it
and pointed away from Anthony, toward a stairway down to the refectory.
wanted to protect the old man – to leap on the back of the nearest
soldier and grab his sword from its sheath – but Melchoir jerked him
back into his cell. Luke quietly closed the door.
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