In Warrior of the Cross we hear the narrative of a man who led his own army southwards from Normandy; the story of Robert, Duke of Normandy, with his experiences told in his own words.
Bloody mayhem ensued in this clash of cultures; a no-mercy confrontation between faiths set amid a background of scheming, land-grabbing and the naked ambition of the Christian warlords, matched only by the unremitting cruelty and bigotry of those church leaders present.
Rising above that, Robert appears as a moral and effective leader, often at odds with his senior companions, and far better prepared for the undertaking with resources and strategy they’d never conceived of. Planning, implementation, accomplishment on the battlefield and astonishing bravery raise this man above his contemporaries at every juncture.
And between the fighting and the scheming, Robert is always ready to receive the attention of a lady, and has many a romance along the way – as one has come to expect in the turbulent life of Robert of Normandy.