Adrian Boas is an archaeologist and historian of the Crusades. He has excavated several crusader-period sites, including, for the past fifteen years, the fortress that serves as the principal location in The Sulphur Priest, his first novel. A professor emeritus at the University of Haifa, he has published several academic books.
The Sulphur Priest
In this sweeping novel about one of the most fascinating periods in history, The Sulphur Priest weaves together two dramatic stories occurring six-and-a-half centuries apart at a medieval castle in the dense Mediterranean forest of western Galilee. In 1271, a young German squire was witness to strange and treacherous events that took place in the Crusader castle when it was under siege. In 1926, archeologists on an American-led expedition to the same castle in British mandate Palestine stumble on a concealed subterranean passage, and within it, a remarkable find. These two episodes come together to expose a double drama of secrecy, deception, alchemy, and murder. The Sulphur Priest is a must-read for anyone who enjoys action-packed historical fiction.