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The Walls of Byzantium

by James Heneage

Part of the Rise of Empires Series

Action / Adventure / Spy / Espionage eBooks of the Month Historical Fiction

The Walls of Byzantium Synopsis

This remarkable, sweeping historical novel, rich in story and character, is shaped by the quest for a hidden treasure, rumoured to bequeath riches beyond belief and guarded by successive generations of famed warriors. Fifteenth-century Europe: a time of warring states and ruthless growing empires, divided churches and dynamic traders. In the midst of growing unrest, rivals battle for this treasure, each desperate to secure its power for their own nations. But no-one can discover its whereabouts; nor even knows if it is still in the possession of those born to guard it...Four remarkable characters from four leading families provide the story as their crossed allegiances, plots and passions are played out on this epic scale. Yet the private lives are there too, and in castle and church, in siege and on battlefield, the love, fear, violence and reluctant loyalty to creed or destiny propel the characters to their fates.

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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All versions of this book

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: 9781782061113
Publication date: 4th July 2013
Author: James Heneage
Publisher: Heron Books an imprint of Quercus Publishing Plc
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 576 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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