The Last Troubadour(2007)
(The first book in the Song of Montsegur series)
A novel by Derek Armstrong
In this historical thriller set against the rich background of the 13th-century Inquisition, the last living troubadour, condemned by the church as a heretic, must rescue a holy Christian relic from a crusading king. Seamlessly weaving the history of the Cathar Crusade with the historical origins of the Tarot deck, this fascinating, genre-bending epic brings symbols of the Tarot to life through medieval characters - Arnot the Knight Templar as the Chariot, Dame Esclarmonde de Foix as the High Priestess, Nevara as the Magician, Pope Innocent IV as the Hierophant, and Ramon Troubadour as the Fool - to create a richly textured historical fantasy that is suspenseful, humourous, tragic, and satirical by turns.
Used availability for Derek Armstrong's The Last Troubadour
September 2007 : USA Hardback