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Sword and Scimitar (Paperback)
  • Sword and Scimitar (Paperback)

Sword and Scimitar (Paperback)

Paperback Published: 25/04/2013
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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...

Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780755358380

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This is the first Simon Scarrow novel I've read, but having finished it I'm looking forward to more of his works.

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Sword and Scimitar by Simon Scarrow

I wasn’t too sure about this book after reading the tagline ‘A battle that could not be lost. A love that could not win.’ And unfortunately my first instinct was right.

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15th May 2013
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“Brilliant and blood thirsty”

If this were a video game it would carry an 18 rating as the violence within the pages holds no punches. The imagery that the Simon Scarrow uses in Sword & Scimitar is that good and also historically accurate.... More

7th May 2013
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