By Jean D'Aillon
Saint-Jean-d'Acre, 1203. Une nef génoise arrive à Marseille. Elle débarque un templier infidèle, une jeune veuve, un arbalétrier et un clerc en challenge pour Aliénor d'Aquitaine. Cette dernière, à los angeles veille de sa mort, a émis l'ultime désir de voir le saint linceul du Christ. Une lutte sourde s'engage autour de cette précieuse relique, qui échappe journey à journey à ceux qui l. a. pourchassent. Certains souhaitent l. a. posséder pour son caractère sacré, d'autres veulent s'en servir pour asseoir leur pouvoir perdu.
Guilhem d'Ussel se retrouve, malgré lui et pour venger les siens, emporté dans ce wrestle. Les destins se croisent à Rouen, où Arthur, le jeune duc de Bretagne, est tenu prisonnier par son oncle Jean sans Terre. l. a. ville devient le théâtre des intrigues, des meurtres, des complots qui se trament autour de l. a. sainte relique.
Qui finira par l. a. posséder ? Arthur sera-t-il délivré par ses fidèles ? Guilhem découvrira-t-il le félon qui le trahit ?
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