Ian Michael

Ian served 5 years in the US Marine Corps. He did two tours in Afghanistan, patrolling in Helmand Province, and one in Kuwait. He is now a Staff Sergeant in the Army Reserve, and lives in Iowa.

Stained Glass of the First Crusade in the St Michael and St Gudula Cathedral.

Birth of a holy war

The great Pope Urban II sought to unite the Christians of Europe and unleash them against Moors in Spain. He got his wish by accident. The result was bloody and tragic. This is historical fiction, rich with insights for us.

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