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Sword and Scimitar

Sword and Scimitar

SWORD AND SCIMITAR is the gripping tale of the Great Siege of Malta from Simon Scarrow, bestselling author of the Eagles of the Empire series. A must read for fans of Conn Iggulden and Robert Harris.

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…
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Historical Fiction

On Sale: 25th October 2012

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9780755359042

Reviews

Praise for Simon Scarrow's other novels: 'I really don't need this kind of competition... It's a great read'
Bernard Cornwell
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
[T]his lively, absorbing novel will not disappoint
Sunday Times
Scarrow's [novels] rank with the best
Independent
'[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
This lively, absorbing novel will not disappoint
The Sunday Times
Gripping and moving
The Times