“Kill them all. God will know his own.”
This was the advice the crusading Catholic knights were given before they stormed the walls of the heretic Cathar city of Beziers in 1209. They took it to heart and 10,000 people died. Two childhood friends are part of this tragedy. One, Peter, is an assistant to the mysterious priest who leads the crusade; the other, John, with the help of a heretic woman, barely escapes the doomed city with his life. As the brutal war against the Cathars expands, Peter and John are caught up on opposite sides of the search for a secret that might change the world.
Book II coming in Fall 2010 and Book III coming in Fall 2011!
“An astonishingly nuanced and masterfully told story”
? Quill & Quire
“I found the details of the Cathar heresy instructive and the ideas presented thought-provoking and very interesting... I look forward to reading the next book with great interest.” ? Review of Canadian Materials
PRAISE FOR JOHN WILSON“John Wilson has crafted a vivid, visual, moving story filled with action, adventure and intrigue!” “? “Eric Walters on Where Soldiers Lie“An exciting story, sumptuously written, and richly evocative of time and place. An amazing achievement.” “?--Deborah Ellis on Where Soldiers Lieclose this panel