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ALTDORF (Book 1 of The Forest Knights Duology)

A druid priestess enlists the help of an ex-Hospitaller warrior and a charismatic outlaw to fight Austrian tyranny in medieval Switzerland. A subtle blend of fantasy and history, Altdorf tells the events leading up to one of the greatest underdog stories of the medieval age, the Battle of Morgarten.

Re-imagining the William Tell legend--without William Tell

At the end of the thirteenth century, five hundred orphans and second sons are rounded up from villages in the Alpine countryside and sold to the Hospitaller Knights of St John. Trained to serve as Soldiers of Christ, they fight in eastern lands they know nothing about, for a cause they do not understand.

Thomas Schwyzer, released from his vows by the Grandmaster of the Hospitallers, returns to the land of his birth a stranger. Once a leader of men, and captain of the Order's most famous war galley, he now settles into the simple life of a ferryman. He believes this new role to be God's reward for years of faithful service fighting the Infidel in Outremer.

Seraina, considered a witch by most, a healer by some, is a young woman with a purpose. A Priestess of the Old Religion, and the last Druid disciple of the Helvetii Celts, she has been gifted by the Great Weave to see what others cannot. Her people need her guidance and protection now more than ever. For Duke Leopold of Habsburg, in his efforts to control the St. Gotthard Pass, builds a great Austrian fortress in Altdorf. Once finished, the Habsburg occupation will be complete, but the atrocities visited upon her people will have just begun.

Set in medieval Switzerland, ALTDORF, a novel of The Forest Knights, is the first book in a two-book series.
 

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Theforest knights book 1
August 2nd, 2015
Excellent book it keptme on my toes until the end an then as I look back I see there are passages that I need to review
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The forest knights
September 29th, 2014
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August 17th, 2014
Pretty good for a free book, and I'm probably hooked just enough to buy the sequel.
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Altdorf, A Novel of The Forest Knigh
June 18th, 2014
This is an absolutely top-notch novel. It is well-written and the story it tells is gripping. The author has a way of telling a good story that incorporates remarkable insight into human nature. I highly recommend this book.
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Altdorf
February 8th, 2014
Very good, time well spent.⑩
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February 3rd, 2014
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته
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Altdorf
January 28th, 2014
Good read holds your intrerest. Good story' keeps you. Reading.
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Mr
December 22nd, 2013
A very good read can't wait to read book2
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Forest knights
November 14th, 2013
Very entertaining and fast paced. The mixing of Christian and Pagan ideas would have been happening at this time and the culture of Switzerland is portrayed in a fashion that let's you understand the reason for the Swiss Guards of the Vatican.
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