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Clash of Empires: The Great Siege
     

Clash of Empires: The Great Siege

by William Napier
 

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A brutal combat. A test of courage. A battle that will change history.

1565: a small island in the middle of the Mediterranean stands gatekeeper between East and West. It is about to become the scene for one of the most amazing stories of bravery, battle and bloodlust: the siege of Malta.

Formed in the Holy Land in the 11th century, a small band

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A brutal combat. A test of courage. A battle that will change history.

1565: a small island in the middle of the Mediterranean stands gatekeeper between East and West. It is about to become the scene for one of the most amazing stories of bravery, battle and bloodlust: the siege of Malta.

Formed in the Holy Land in the 11th century, a small band of knights had long sought a home. Driven from their lands by Ottoman might, they came to rest in Malta from where they watched the Turks and corsairs raid the Spanish empire.

As word came from Constantinople that Malta was in the sights of the Ottoman Empire, all of Europe watched as a force of over 30,000 men besieged the island - itself only peopled by only 500 knights and a few thousand local soldiers.

On that small rock an epic struggle will be played out - the story of individual men, warriors and slaves, but also the story of two worlds colliding.

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William Napier tells the bloody and moving story of how its young hero witnesses the collision of two worlds with read style and panache—THE SUNDAY TIMES

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781409102830
Publisher:
Orion Publishing Group, Limited
Publication date:
10/01/2012
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
1,142,098
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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"William Napier tells the bloody and moving story of how its young hero witnesses the collision of two worlds with real style and panache."  —Sunday Times

"William Napier has a genius for making the blood-dimmed chaos of ancient history into the very stuff of thrilling narrative."  —Tom Holland, author, Rubicon on Attila

Meet the Author

William Napier was born in 1965 and educated in Cheltenham, Oxford and London. He lives in Dorset and travels widely.

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