Ocyrhoe, a young, cunning fugitive from Rome, safeguards a chalice of subtle but great power. Finding herself in France, she allies with the persecuted, pacifist Cathar sect in their legendary mountaintop stronghold, Montségur. There she resists agents of the Roman Church and its Inquisition, fights off escalating, bloody besiegement by troops of the King of France, and shields the mysterious cup from the designs of many. Percival, the heroic Shield-Brethren knight from The Mongoliad, consumed by his mystical visions of the Holy Grail, is also drawn to Montségur - where the chalice holds the key to his destiny.
Arrayed against Percival and Ocyrhoe are enemies both old and new who are determined to reveal the secrets of the Shield-Brethren with the hope of destroying the order once and for all.
Alive with memorable characters, intense with action and intrigue, Siege Perilous conjures a medieval world where the forces of faith confront the forces of fear. Choices made by characters in The Mongoliad reach their ultimate conclusion in this fifth and concluding novel - and all of Christendom is at stake.
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awful grating (new) narrator....
Not sure why they changed from Luke D. midstream...he had done an excellent job on all the prior books...this narrator is terrible, really annoying...a "reading" not a performance...
Not as good as the previous books
I haven't gotten far into this. The writing does not seem as compelling as the other books in the series.
I have had trouble getting past the performance. Luke Daniels, who did most of the rest of the series (if not all) made you follow the story. With this performance the narrator had a halting tough to follow pattern that I couldn't get past. I am not sure if I will go back and finish the book. I don't know why the narrator was changed but it ruined things for me.