The Red Cross of Gold I:. "The Knight of Death" Assassin Chronicles by Brendan Carroll, c2008, 187460 words.
An apparent kidnapping and rape become the first steps in a mystical journey for the Chevalier du Morte when a routine mission precipitates a spiritual fall from grace. The action heats up as the immortal Knight sinks in a quagmire of sin while fighting to recover his lost purpose and identity. He almost destroys the Ancient Order of the Red Cross of Gold as well as himself in the process.
If ever Murphy's Law held true, it certainly applies to Mark Ramsay, Chevalier du Morte, poor Knight of Solomon's Temple. His latest assignment as Assassin for the Order of the Red Cross of Gold should have been simple. That is the way he likes things: Simple. But it is not to be… not this time.
Traveling to America in search of a defector, Sir Ramsay runs afoul of Cecile Valentino, a woman hellbent on extracting the secret of immortality from the Order. The trouble is that the Knights of the ruling council are only semi-immortal, which means that they can be killed, at least temporarily and then, like vampires arising from the grave, they return from the dead… normally in very foul moods. The only way to kill one of them permanently is to chop off his head or destroy his body. Anything less and they just keep coming back like the Terminator or Count Dracula, out for blood and revenge especially when murder is involved.
This uncanny talent works well for Cecile, but not so much for Mark as she uses tries to learn his secrets. To further his distress, her use of a stolen alchemical substance gives him a bout of amnesia that muddles his mind and leaves him at her mercy while he tries to sort things out. Meanwhile, he finds himself falling in love with an unlikely anti-heroine although the company of women is strictly forbidden by the Templar Primitive Rule of Order. His unusual behavior and loss of memory soon has the Order in an uproar. Some of his immortal Brothers are calling for his head.
Sir Ramsay's fall from grace and Cecile's meddling sets in motion a series of events that stretches far into the future, even unto Armageddon and the coming of the New Age.
Templar Fiction, adventure, romance, paranormal activity, secrets and alchemy unfold in a remarkable new mythology in the Assassin Chronicles.
The Knight of Death is the first book in the Assassin Chronicles series, which gradually pulls the reader into the world of fairies, dragons, magick and mysticism. There are currently twenty-three novels released in ebook format and paperback.
WARNING: CONTAINS ADULT SITUATIONS, SOME EXPLICIT LANGUAGE, VIOLENCE AND SOME SEXUAL CONTENT.