Sir William is a young and guileless Knight Templar given a task that he does not understand but attempts to carry out to the best of his ability. He comes from a heritage of Templars who have served honorably in the tradition of the Poor Knights of the Temple of Solomon. Along his journey, he learns much about himself and what honor and commitment genuinely mean.
Henry is young Knight Templar who believes his only way to achieves his and his father’s goals is to use the Templars as a stepping stone to attain his own lands and gain the respect he believes he is due. As events unfold his goals and values will become severely challenged.
Sergeant Bertrand is a Sergeant-at-Arms in the Knights Templar. He is a veteran of the crusades and one of the few soldiers left who has actually been to Outremer (the Holy Lands) and fought the “infidel.” What he has seen there has jaded him to much of religion and the goodness of mankind, yet he remains fiercely loyal to the Templars.
Derrick is a hunter and loner who becomes entangled in the broader world around him that he has tried to forsake. Following a chance encounter, Derrick must make a choice that may cause this introverted young man to drastically change and impact the lives of a great many others.
Mary is a young lady the small group of Templars rescues from a group of would be rapists and becomes a stalwart companion of the band. Her strength and force of will become a light that will aid the Templars in the dark days that are to come.
Thomas, the Priest, is an unwilling Templar with many secrets. Above all Thomas is a survivor he is committed to whatever will keep himself alive and progressing toward his personal goals…whatever they may turn out to be.
Odo is the squire of Sir Henry. Odo is quiet and disciplined and committed to doing what he needs to do to become a warrior-monk in the Knights Templar. He is easy to ignore, yet he becomes a linchpin in the fate of the Templars as the story unfolds.
Louis is the squire of Sir William. He is VERY talkative, yet more intelligent and insightful than most presume. He uses his humor and talkativeness to hide the fact that he is deeply spiritual and has many questions that show a broader understanding of many issues.