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Hearts of Stone

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By Simon Scarrow

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From a Sunday Times bestselling author comes a powerful and compulsive drama set in the Greek islands during the Second World War. 'What an amazing roller-coaster of a ride... So startlingly good, so utterly readable... A cracking historical thriller' Manda Scott

The fierce courage of the men and women of the Greek Resistance is brought to vivid life in Sunday Times bestseller Simon Scarrow's powerful novel of World War II. 'Gripping... [a] moving narrative of friendships broken by war and betrayal' Sunday Times

1938. A perfect summer on the Greek island of Lefkas for three young people untroubled by the simmering politics of Europe. Peter, visiting from Germany while his father leads an archaeological dig, has become close friends with locals Andreas and Eleni. As the world slides towards conflict and Peter is forced to leave, they swear to meet again.

1943: Andreas and Eleni have joined the partisan forces resisting the German invasion. Peter has returned - now a dangerously well-informed enemy intelligence officer. A friendship formed in peace will turn into a desperate battle between enemies sworn to sacrifice everything for the countries that they love...

'Simon Scarrow has done it again: another barnstorming book that speaks not only of the horror of war, but the ultimate heroism and self-sacrifice of those caught up in it. The glory of Simon's books is that they can be read on so many levels: yes, they are thrilling in its truest sense, there are characters we care about deeply and they are under constant threat. But alongside this are the vignettes of a life clearly viewed, the threads of sharp social observation that set his historical thrillers apart from the greater mass.' Manda Scott

Biographical Notes

Simon Scarrow is a Sunday Times No. 1 bestselling author. He has a great passion for history, and has brought a number of different eras vividly to life in his acclaimed and much-loved fiction, from the days of the Roman Empire in CENTURION and BROTHERS IN BLOOD, to the times of the Duke of Wellington and Napoleon Bonaparte in the quartet including YOUNG BLOODS and FIRE AND SWORD, to the Siege of Malta in the sixteenth century with SWORD & SCIMITAR. His portrayal of an idyllic world torn apart by war in HEARTS OF STONE is powerful, authentic and unforgettable, and shows one of our finest authors of historical fiction at the height of his powers.

Find Simon on Facebook at facebook.com/officialsimonscarrow, and on Twitter at @SimonScarrow

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  • ISBN: 9780755380244
  • Publication date: 02 Jun 2016
  • Page count: 512
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Gripping... [a] moving narrative of friendships broken by war and betrayal — Sunday Times
What an amazing roller-coaster of a ride... this book is fantastic... So startlingly good, so utterly readable — Manda Scott
'An action-packed narrative' — Daily Mail
Without shying away from the realities of the war in this rarely mentioned corner of the conflict, the story deftly weaves the past together with the effects it has on future generations... The story of the friendship at the heart of this novel stays with you after reading. ***** (5 stars) — The People's Friend
'A rip-roaring page-turner... Sturdy elegance and incisive wit' — Historical Novel Review
Scarrow neatly weaves together competing human passions for treasure, love, honour and freedom in a moving tribute to the Greek resistance during the Second World War — Clare Mulley
Simon Scarrow writes vividly of the drama and intensity of 20th century warfare — Choice
A deep and intense novel that examines the effects of World War II on Lefkas and the rest of Greece — Sydney Morning Herald
...a compelling and exciting read. This is a real treat for fans of Scarrow, a fast-paced page turner. Recommended — Historical Novels Review
Pacy...and thrilling — The Book Bag
This is an excellent novel with powerful storytelling and well-crafted characters whose proud stories and courage will melt your heart. I really enjoyed this evocative and emotional novel and found the detail compelling and interesting — Joan Hill for Lovereading.co.uk
Can friendship survive the horrors of war? A brilliant read spanning the war years and the present — Karen McIntosh for Lovereading.co.uk
Brilliant, exciting, moving story of Greek resistance during WWII. I loved this book — Ann Peet for Lovereading.co.uk
'An evocative story of a Greek island in the Second World War interlaced with a modern day tale' — Nicola Lowes for Lovereading.co.uk
A very good read — Dana Captainino for Lovereading.co.uk
This book is totally gripping right from the start and I loved all of it — Judith Waring for Lovereading.co.uk
Such a powerful, interesting read. Very well researched. Will definitely be looking out for more of Simon Scarrow's books — Hannah Ward for Lovereading.co.uk
'As an avid reader of his Roman novels about Macro and Cato, I was keen to see how he would portray a different period of history. I was not disappointed' — Sarah Jones for Lovereading.co.uk
'A "can't put down" book of the best kind! I found myself whispering warnings and encouragement to the characters as though they were my friends' — Anne Rhodes for Lovereading.co.uk
'I found myself immersed in this adventure. A great holiday read' — Goodreads member
'I absolutely loved this book from the first to the past page, and that is down to the writers style, the story is well crafted and flows at a pace to keep the pages turning... beautifully crafted into a mesmerising story' — Goodreads member
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