In the not-quite-Earth of Nova Europa, east is fighting west, in a war of politics, culture, and religion. The King of Korynthia has assembled an army to invest neighboring Pommerelia. Initially, everything seems to favor the invaders--save for the continuing unexplained murders of high-level Korynthia officials. Some malevolent force is at work, driving the combatants forward, driving them toward the climactic battle of Killingford. And there everything--or nothing--will be decided! Dr. Michael R. Collings says: “Within the course of a single year, Kings and Kingdoms rise and fall, hopes and ambitions are fulfilled and destroyed. Robert Reginald's The Hieromonk's Tale trilogy is a magnificent medieval triptych featuring exquisitely drawn scenes of heroism and treachery, of domesticity and warfare, of greatness and madness.” The Hieromonk's Tale, Book Two.