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

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Paperback Published: 25/04/2013
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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...

Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780755358380

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Having read and enjoyed all of Simon Scarrow’s Cato and Macro Roman Legion books, I was looking forward to reading his latest book.
Thomas Barrett, a knight, was banished from Malta twenty years before the siege of... More

Hardback edition
7th May 2013
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“A ripping yarn!”

More swashbuckling from Simon Scarrow. This one -off novel has it all - a knight who's lost his faith, a search for a vital secret, a three way love triangle, all set against the seige of Malta. Well researched... More

Hardback edition
6th December 2012
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“Well written historical drama”

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

Paperback edition
8th March 2014
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