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Legends of Lindisfarne by BricksandStones Legends of Lindisfarne :iconbricksandstones:BricksandStones 65 24 What news from Antioch? by BricksandStones What news from Antioch? :iconbricksandstones:BricksandStones 60 48 A friar and an astronomer by BricksandStones A friar and an astronomer :iconbricksandstones:BricksandStones 87 39 Where Greeks gather by BricksandStones Where Greeks gather :iconbricksandstones:BricksandStones 94 36 The brick rose of Turaida by BricksandStones The brick rose of Turaida :iconbricksandstones:BricksandStones 93 20 The crumbling capital by BricksandStones The crumbling capital :iconbricksandstones:BricksandStones 99 27 The cathedral - just do it! by BricksandStones The cathedral - just do it! :iconbricksandstones:BricksandStones 82 38 Colours of Autumn by BricksandStones Colours of Autumn :iconbricksandstones:BricksandStones 60 49 Abbey of the Apocalypse by BricksandStones Abbey of the Apocalypse :iconbricksandstones:BricksandStones 88 42 Blossom before you wither by BricksandStones Blossom before you wither :iconbricksandstones:BricksandStones 112 50 Sleeping Knights of the Holy Sepulchre by BricksandStones Sleeping Knights of the Holy Sepulchre :iconbricksandstones:BricksandStones 82 45 The pearl of crusader Baltic by BricksandStones The pearl of crusader Baltic :iconbricksandstones:BricksandStones 102 42 Before Romanesque by BricksandStones Before Romanesque :iconbricksandstones:BricksandStones 91 26 Doubt thy deeds by BricksandStones Doubt thy deeds :iconbricksandstones:BricksandStones 75 37 The Lion's den by BricksandStones The Lion's den :iconbricksandstones:BricksandStones 100 48 The mountain lords of Cilicia by BricksandStones The mountain lords of Cilicia :iconbricksandstones:BricksandStones 109 47


The year is 1229 - the population of Europe is higher than ever before - new cities, castles and cathedrals are built from Portugal to the West, to Estonia to the East. Having recently subdued County of Toulouse and securing a firm control over the South of the country - the kingdom of France is reaching the peak of its wealth and prosperity. The crusades are in full swing and the stream of merchants and pilgrims crossing the Mediterranean from Europe to the Levant is greater than ever before. Great fortunes are being born in the East as well as the West. Like France, the kingdom of Jerusalem is wealthier than ever before though some fear, that this period of prosperity might be just a brief prelude to a dark and uncertain future that might change the fates of both kingdoms...
The Change - Cover by akitku 
Among all this, is Sebastian, a young brother of the Order of St. John - a Hospitaller order of knights who swore to protect the poor and care for the sick without asking anything in return. The Order of St. John has refused to participate in the crusades against the Byzantine Empire and has not committed its knights in the wars against the Cathars in Southern France or pagans in the Baltic. The Order focused almost all its strengths on protecting the kingdom of Jerusalem and Sebastian expects that one day in the future, he too might be asked to leave Europe and serve in the East. He knows that his life will change though he is not aware that this might happen much sooner and in a very different way than he would have expected... 

I am not a particularly good writer but with this short intro, I would like to encourage anyone who might be reading this to check out this new comic by akitku. I think it is a very interesting story with original characters, historically accurate designs and beautiful line arts, colours and shading. If you like medieval history I think you might find Sebastian's story interesting! Thank you for reading this!


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I have recently been awarded a PhD in medieval archaeology and I am in the process of applying for a post-doc funding concerning the role of religion and multiculturalism in medieval crusader states in the Levant, Greece and the Baltic.


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