This novella is an excerpt from Hope and the Knight of the Black Lion. It is written as the diary of a crusader who was shipwrecked following the armada of Louis IX to Alexandria. He is disillusioned with his “holy quest” and sick of his adventure. Suddenly he is faced with the choice of renouncing his people or being executed. Terror and turmoil fill his life. Even when he finds peace, slavery and torture stand in the way of his new quest to locate his lost friend and return home to his father. 99 Cents on Amazon and Smashwords, free as a pdf on Scribd.