Blending the history of the Albigensians-Cathars and the traditions of the tarot, this second volume in the trilogy continues the wry and engaging epic begun in The Last Troubadour. Ramon, the last troubadour, Dame Esclarmonde de Foix, and their companions have escaped Carcassonne and must fight their way through the Phantom Wood to seek sanctuary at Chateau Montségur. They are pursued by Death and his scythe and the soldiers of Pope Innocent. With unexpected humor and rich historical lore, this entertaining saga brings the 13th century and the archetypes of the tarot to life.
Used availability for Derek Armstrong's The Last Quest
April 2009 : USA Hardback