May 11, 2015

New stuff.

My newest novel, Lowland Knight, was inspired by a 16th Century painting on the subject of the Siege of the Damietta Tower. This was during the 4th Crusade, which took place in the 13th Century, some 300 years before the painter created his great work. The artist was Cornelis Claesz van Wieringen.

As you can see, the ships and costumes match the artist's own era, not the actual period of the events depicted.
Anyway, I began to research that era and the events and people who were at that siege, and an account of one knight's experiences is the result.

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