This is only one of the concepts we were considering for the cover for The Templar and the True Cross.
The graphic is a cropped picture of famous 19th century painting by the French artist, Francois-Marius Granet. The painting title, The Initiation of Jaques DeMolay, depicts his initiation into the Knights Templar in 1265 (about 50 years before my novel takes place).
The painting's owner, the Baroness Beatrice Laurence de la Peine, had the painting
in her family for years. Her ancestors were very active during the Crusades and
the lifetime of Jacque DeMolay, the thirteenth century knight and martyred hero.
The Templar and the True Cross