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Sword and Scimitar by Simon Scarrow
  

Sword and Scimitar

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The Sunday Times bestselling author turns his fantastic writing talent to one of the bloodiest and most fiercely contested sieges in history, and tells an epic tale of romance, danger, and, ultimately, sacrifice.

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Synopsis

Sword and Scimitar by Simon Scarrow

Bestselling author Simon Scarrow brings the Great Siege of Malta to vivid and unforgettable life in this gripping standalone novel. 1565, Malta: a vital outpost between the divided nations of Europe and the relentlessly expanding Ottoman Empire. Faced with ferocious attack by a vast Turkish fleet, the knights of the Order of St John fear annihilation. Amongst those called to assist is disgraced veteran Sir Thomas Barrett. Loyalty and instinct compel him to put the Order above all other concerns, yet his allegiance is divided. At Queen Elizabeth's command, he must search for a hidden scroll, guarded by the knights, that threatens her reign. As Sir Thomas confronts the past that cost him his honour and a secret that has long lain buried, a vast enemy army arrives to lay siege to the island...

Reviews

[T]his lively, absorbing novel will not disappoint * Sunday Times * Gripping and moving * The Times * A satisfyingly bloodthirsty, bawdy romp...perfect for Bernard Cornwell addicts who will relish its historical detail and fast-paced action. Storming stuff * Good Book Guide * Scarrow's [novels] rank with the best * Independent * Praise for Simon Scarrow's other novels: 'I really don't need this kind of competition... It's a great read' * Bernard Cornwell * This lively, absorbing novel will not disappoint * The Sunday Times * '[A] gripping tale of the Great Siege of Malta . . . Ferocious and compelling it is a story of blood, romance and sacrifice. As the people fight for their homeland dark secrets emerge which threaten their survival' **** * Daily Express *


About the Author

Simon Scarrow

Simon Scarrow is a Sunday Times No. 1 bestselling author. His bestsellers include his earlier novels featuring Roman soldiers Macro and Cato, most recently Praetorian and The Legion, as well as Sword and Scimitar, about the 1565 Siege of Malta, and four novels about the lives of the Duke of Wellington and Napoleon Bonaparte - Young Bloods, The Generals, Fire and Sword and The Fields of Death. He is the author with T. J. Andrew s of the bestselling Arena. Simon's novels have been published in the USA and in translation all around the world.

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Book Info

Publication date

25th April 2013

Author

Simon Scarrow

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www.scarrow.co.uk

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Publisher

Headline Book Publishing an imprint of Headline Publishing Group

Format

Paperback
592 pages

Categories

Action Adventure / Spy
Books for the Boys
Historical Fiction
eBook Favourites

Historical adventure

ISBN

9780755358380

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