The Walls of Byzantium

by James Heneage

Part of the Rise of Empires Series

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The Walls of Byzantium Synopsis

This sweeping historical novel is shaped by the quest for a mysterious relic, guarded through generations, and by one man that might yet save the threatened Byzantine empire. In an age of clashing empires, dark forces from the east are endangering the first light of the western Renaissance. It is an age of ruthless rulers, divided churches, fractured dynasties and intrepid traders. It is an age of great cities like Venice and Constantinople; an age of conquerors like Tamerlane who will drown the world in blood; an age when only a hero of exceptional gifts can make a difference. Luke Magoris is that hero. Born the son of one of the Varangian guards who had sworn to keep the secret relic safe, he will find himself committed to a long journey to discover - and try to avoid - his destiny. He will travel from battle to trading fortune, from horse dealing to captivity, and to the love of three very different women and the unrelenting enmity of two remarkable men. The Walls of Byzantium is the first of a series that will leave you impatient and longing for the next.

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The Walls of Byzantium Press Reviews

'A stirring tale of the struggle for Byzantium. Heneage brings to life both the tragedy and the heroism'
Tom Holland

 'A compelling narrative of intrigue, love and war'
The Bookseller

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ISBN: 9781782061144
Publication date: 19/06/2014
Publisher: Heron Books an imprint of Quercus Publishing Plc
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781782061113
Publication date: 04/07/2013
Publisher: Heron Books an imprint of Quercus Publishing Plc
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781782061144
Publication date: 19th June 2014
Author: James Heneage
Publisher: Heron Books an imprint of Quercus Publishing Plc
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 592 pages
Genres: Action Adventure / Spy, eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction,
Categories: Historical fiction,

About James Heneage

James Heneage created the successful bookshop chain Ottakars and co-founded the Chalke Valley History Festival. Walls of Byzantium is his first novel. He lives near Salisbury.

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