ANGUS DONALD was born in 1965 and educated at Marlborough College and Edinburgh University. He has worked as a fruit-picker in Greece, a waiter in New York and as an anthropologist studying magic and witchcraft in Indonesia. For the past fifteen years, he has been a journalist in Hong Kong, India, Afghanistan and London.
In 1200 A.D., much in England has changed. Richard the Lionhearted has died and his duplicitous brother John has taken the throne. The Earl of Locksley has been outlawed by his old enemy, now the king, and Sir Alan Dale has had the estates granted to him by Richard I taken away again. But still Alan Dale lives comfortably with his beloved wife pregnant with their first child. But the good times aren’t going to last.
First, an old crime resurfaces and powerful forces being circling, seeking vengeance, including a renegade band of Knights Templar. Next, Alan’s wife falls gravely ill and the only thing that might have the power to save her is the most sacred object in all of Christendom: the Holy Grail. Now, with the Templars hounding them at every turn, Alan Dale and his Lord, Robin Earl of Locksley—Robin Hood—must chase down the grail, believed to be in the hands of one of their old enemies. Chasing all over England and France, Alan, Robin Hood, and their companions in their quest, must find and procure the Cup of Christ before time runs out and all hope is lost.
“A bloodcurdling tale of medieval greed, cruelty and honor…thoroughly entertaining.
A fast-paced and exciting story.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) on Warlord
“Makes everyone’s favorite outlaw a lot more interesting. Outlaw is as fast-paced as a charging war-horse. Superb!” —Nelson Demille
“Donald is a masterful storyteller, creating complex plots full of intrigue, treachery, color, and authentic battle scenes of medieval warfare...this is convincing historical fiction.” —Publishers Weekly on King’s Man
“A rip-roaring tale...inspired by but not slavish to historical events of the Dark Ages, this book is full of twists and turns...A fast-moving, thoroughly enjoyable yarn.” —Kirkus Reviews on King’s Man
“A rousing yarn!” —Publishers Weekly on Outlaw
“Lively and enjoyable.” —The Daily Mail on Holy Warrior
“An old-fashioned romp… true to the Hood tradition.” —The Times (London) on King’s Man
“Donald’s descriptions of 12th century England are excellent, well researched and full of detail; so too are his gripping fight scenes.” —Ben Kane on Holy Warrior