Release Date: 01 June 2008
Category: Historical Fiction
Charles Martel and the Lance of Destiny is a novel about a real historical figure and a real artifact in his posession He and the Lance, in the Dark Age, had a dramatic effect on our world today. This is his story with help from a few fictional characters. The following is the text on the back cover.
During the depth of the Dark Age, Arab armies crossed over from Spain into France looting pillaging and imposing their religion on the Christian population. Richard Gibbon the eighteenth century historian put it this way. ""From such calamities was Christendom delivered by the genius and fortune of one man. Charles Martel, the illegitimate son of Pepin, was content with the titles of mayor or duke of the Franks, but he was destined to become the father of a line of kings.""
Author Louis deMartelly has dug deep into the history and fable of the dark age to get a true picture of Martel and his time. DeMartelly's Martel emerges as a kind of barbarian warrior torn between the paganism of the north and the Christianity of Rome. His conversion is brought about with the help of an enchanted lance claimed by many to be the true Holy Grail.
These are the historical facts. DeMartelly has woven them carefully into a novel to bring out a true picture of the dark age with its intrigue, its combat and its faith. The facts are true to the available history. The fictional characters are true to the period and interact with the historical figures to tell the story of one of the most influential men in our history.
282 pages, Illustrated
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