Of Squires and Knights
A Medieval Fantasy Novel
A courageous squire. Life in a castle. And a dangerous secret.
With only one year left before he is to be dubbed a knight of Consany Castle, Jonathan does not expect his final days as a squire to hold any surprises. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Skilled with a sword, Jonathan is ready to protect the townsfolk whenever the Kingdom of Consany calls for it. He has learned the ways of knighthood from the noble Sir Grant, and each day, practices the rigors of medieval battle.
One day, he makes a treacherous discovery: a perilous truth revealed by a fellow squire. Now, he must carry a secret that could foreshadow dark days ahead for the kingdom. Amidst this new turmoil, Jonathan has a chance encounter with a peasant that awakens his heart and forever changes his path. Yet an old custom stands in the way of his hopes—as do the battles that wrench him and Sir Grant away to war.
To make it worse, the skirmishes seem shrouded with mysterious circumstances, adding to the horrors of the frontlines.
As he nears knighthood, Jonathan lives among insidious secrets and battle woes, while struggling to follow the call of his heart—all as he serves valiantly as Sir Grant’s trusted squire. Will he find a way to protect all who are dear to him? If things don’t change, the people of Consany, from the town to the castle, could face a dark and uncertain future.
Content Note: This book has scenarios of physical abuse and war imagery unsuitable for young audiences.
It was as if he suddenly decided to bring to light something he waited to reveal, and he pushed away not only the bow, but the wall that had kept him from perceiving the truth and the clasp that had kept his mouth locked to hold it in.
—Of Squires and Knights