The Lady of Kingdoms
by Suzannah Rowntree
To save the crusader kingdom, Marta Bessarion will need more than a magic spear to destroy its enemies—she’ll need a saint to save its soul.
Jerusalem, 1180: A catastrophe destroyed Marta Bessarion’s family and whisked her away from everything she once knew. Now, armed with an invincible lance, Marta vows to protect her new home and family. When enemies muster on the kingdom’s borders, Marta charges into battle. But trouble is brewing within the glittering palaces of Jerusalem itself…
The young Leper King, Baldwin, is dying. Before he goes, Baldwin must choose a successor…but every choice is a bad one: an innocent child, a grasping cousin—or his ambitious sister, who is determined to rule even if it triggers a war.
Can one naïve girl save the soul of a kingdom?