Mosaic of Shadows: A Byzantine Mystery

Mosaic of Shadows: A Byzantine Mystery

by Tom Harper
     
 

For centuries the Byzantine Empire has been in decline; now the capital of the world lies open to the rampaging Turkish army. Only the promised arrival of the First Crusade will save Byzantium and Christendom itself.

As the Empire hangs by a thread, a mysterious assassin looses an arrow at the Emperor. The Emperor survives, but only just. The assassin must be

Overview

For centuries the Byzantine Empire has been in decline; now the capital of the world lies open to the rampaging Turkish army. Only the promised arrival of the First Crusade will save Byzantium and Christendom itself.

As the Empire hangs by a thread, a mysterious assassin looses an arrow at the Emperor. The Emperor survives, but only just. The assassin must be stopped before he strikes again.

Demetrios Askiates is an investigator of mysteries. His job is to find the would-be killer. But soon he is in the eye of a storm as the Crusaders make camp outside the beleaguered city, as intent on looting, destruction and intrigue as their Turkish enemies.

Editorial Reviews

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“An epic tale of murder and betrayal, bloodshed and romance. Gripping from the first page, the reader is swept up in this colourful and convincing portrayal of an Emperor and his realm, under siege. Well-researched and cinematic in its imagery, this is a fast-paced and exciting debut.”
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780099453482
Publisher:
Random House UK
Publication date:
06/28/2005
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
4.25(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.15(d)

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