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Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781409158134

Price: £10.99

ON SALE: 14th July 2016

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Historical Fiction

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In fifteenth-century Constantinople, Prince Constantine saves the life of a broken-hearted girl. But the price of his valour is high.

John Grant is a young man on the edge of the world. His unique abilities carry him from his home in Scotland to the heart of the Byzantine Empire in search of a girl and the chance to fulfil a death-bed promise.

Lena has remained hidden from the men who have been searching for her for many years. When she’s hunted down, at last she knows what she must do.

With an army amassing beyond the city’s ancient walls, the fates of these three will intertwine. As the Siege of Constantinople reaches its climax, each must make a choice between head and heart, duty and destiny.

Reviews

'Impeccably researched - of course! - and deeply enjoyable. Goes down in a big, delicious gulp of action and mystery, with a taste of romance'
Diana Gabaldon
A rich narrative and scintillating storyline inspired by real historical characters
SCOTTISH FIELD
This is an impressive debut novel... I would definitely recommend this book to anyone that enjoys Fiction and History genres
THE QUIET KNITTER
A colourful, highly enjoyable tale of very different lives united by the unanticipated twists and turns of fate
BBC HISTORY
A rip-roaring story . . . a full-blown, swaggering epic with a hint of magical realism and a plot with plenty of twists and intrigue
DAILY MAIL
'Ambition on an historic scale'
HERALD