Autumn 1191 and Robert, Earl of Locksley, also known as the notorious outlaw Robin Hood, and his loyal lieutenant Alan Dale, are returning home fresh from a victory in the Third Crusade.
They decide to travel via the Mediterranean sea-route, despite the dangers of the imminent stormy season.
Disaster strikes and Robin and his men are shipwrecked on the rocky coast of Crete.
They must persuade despotic local tyrants to help them, outwit brutal pirate chieftains, and outfight an entire Moorish army to gain a fabulous glittering prize and carry it safely home to England – the Caliph’s Gold.
Angus is also the author of the Holcroft Blood novels, set in the late 17th century, and has written for Historia about the history behind his books in Why the Glorious Revolution was . . . well, neither and The never-ending Battle of the Boyne.