When 14 year old Tristan is offered the opportunity to trade his life at the monastery, mucking out stables, for a life as squire to a lord who is fighting in the Crusades, he can hardly believe his good fortune. Sir Thomas, his lord, is a member of the Knights Templar, the soldiers of God. Tristan immediately finds himself thrust into a life of extraordinary travels and adventures. Whilst in the midst of a bloody seige in the Holy Land, Sir Thomas entrusts to him the legendary treasure known as the Holy Grail, and instructs him to escape and return the Grail to Scotland, where it will be safe. Along with Robard Hode, the best archer in the King’s army and the mysterious assassin Maryam, Tristan escapes, barely one step ahead of his enemies, who will stop at nothing to claim the Grail for themselves. This is the first book in a series of four.