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From the Publisher"The storyline grips the audience as we learn why some from side come to fight (or defend) like Venusians, Achmed the farmer and John Grant the Scot....each character adds depth to a vivid picture in which armchair fans will believe they are witnessing the siege of Constantinople from within and outside circa 1453." - The Mystery Gazette
"Oh man, Humphreys has me by the first page of the prologue!... Overall, it's a sad story with its Cain and Abel, youthful love versus mature, life's dramas that will twist the path you follow." - Books, Movies, Reviews! Oh My!
"A great historical fiction for those that like seeing history through those that were there!" - A Bookish Affair
"The author did a great job of researching and accurately writing about the events leading to this place in history. Even though the book was long it didn't feel like it because it was fast paced and very interesting." - Paranormal & Romantic Suspense Reviews
"Even knowing the outcome of the battle I kept feeling as if it might change as I turned the pages. And I was turning them very quickly. Mr. Humphrey had a way of getting inside the heads of his characters so the reader was there too. His descriptions allowed for a true feeling of place which was good - until the battles started and then I was right in the middle of it. I didn't want to be there but I had Gregoras with me and he was a good man to lead the way through a fight." - Broken Teepee
"Definitely recommended for historical fiction lovers (those love reading a good battle, or two. Or three). It's worth the read, with rich interesting characters, with a fantastic setting." - Okbo Lover
"Humphreys' skill with historical fiction is apparent on every page, and his ability to handle the large cast without tripping up readers is impressive. While the conquest is a foregone conclusion, Humphreys creates suspense and empathy for both sides of the conflict. Readers will enjoy reading a little-heard tale." - Publishers Weekly
"Overall this was an excellent book and a extremely interesting topic. If you are fan of the genre you will not be disappointed, and if like me you are new to it, you couldn't ask for a better introduction; especially with such a great writer like Humphreys.
" - Book Him Danno!
Humphreys creates suspense and empathy for both sides of the conflict. Readers will enjoy reading a little-heard tale
It has a little bit of something for everyone - great characters, vivid details, the strengths and weaknesses of everyone, historical background, and everything bundled up in a fast-paced work of fiction.