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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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I have to admit that this book isn’t set in a historical period that previously has interested me. In particular I know very little about the history of Malta, and it isn’t something I’ve come across previously.... More

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“Sword and scimitar”

Sword and scimitar

Simon Scarrow is best known for the 'Eagle' novels set in the Roman legions. In Sword and Scimitar Scarrow abandons the Roman world and takes the reader to the siege of Malta in 1565 and... More

1st July 2013
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Well up to his usual standard,keeps you interested all the way through.

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