"A war has been raging here for decades. The forces of the Crusaders have been pushed back time and again by the Muslims and now just one city remains in Crusader control. That one city stands between the past and the future and must be defended at all costs. That city is Acre. And into this battle where men will fight to the death to defend their city comes a young boy. Green and scared, he has never seen battle before. But he is on the run from a dark past and he has no choice but to stay. And to stay means to fight. That boy is Baldwin de Furnshill. This is the story of the Siege of Acre, and of the moment young Baldwin first charged into battle."--Provided by publisher.