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Tobias
     

Tobias

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by Prue Batten
 

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Byzantium stretches a weakening grip across Eastern Europe, trying in vain to hold onto all that has made it an empire. Tyrian purple, the unique dye that denotes its power, is held under close guard by the imperial house.

However a Jewish merchant from Venice has sourced an illegal supply and Tobias the dwarf minstrel and his twin brother, Tomas, begin a

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Byzantium stretches a weakening grip across Eastern Europe, trying in vain to hold onto all that has made it an empire. Tyrian purple, the unique dye that denotes its power, is held under close guard by the imperial house.

However a Jewish merchant from Venice has sourced an illegal supply and Tobias the dwarf minstrel and his twin brother, Tomas, begin a dangerous journey to retrieve the purple and deliver it into the merchant’s eager hands.

But is this supply as secret as they had hoped?

Trade is cut throat, men are expendable, money is power and Constantinople provides the exotic backdrop during a time of scimitars and shadows.

This is Tobias – the story of a minstrel and a broken life…

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
'Prue Batten has long been one of my favourite writers for quality of prose.' SJA Turney - author of Marius's Mules series
'...a wonderful book: mystery, thriller, psychological and emotional exploration, and history.' Patricia Sweet - director Bopress USA
'Prue Batten has another winner on her hands and am certainly looking forward to book 2.' Hoover Book Reviews USA
'an epic tale of courage, rebellion, helping the right and fighting the wrong.' Readers' Favorite USA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780987330567
Publisher:
Darlington Press
Publication date:
12/01/2015
Series:
Triptych Chronicle , #1
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.59(d)

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Meet the Author

Prue was born in Australia and studied history and politics at the University of Tasmania. She has worked as a hotel cleaner, a cosmetician in a major department store, and a bookseller. But most properly she has been a journalist/researcher for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation where she met her husband, also a journalist and subsequently a media executive, now a communications consultant and farmer.

She now farms in Tasmania with her husband, in a cropping and grazing operation. She spent almost ten years as a state coordinator for the cancer therapy program Look Good Feel Better and time as walker for Riding for the Disabled and for the local Dogs' Home. She has two adult children, two dogs, and claims she has too much garden and too little time to write.

Prue writes historical fantasy for which A Thousand Glass Flowers (Book Three of the quartet, The Chronicles of Eirie) received a silver medallion in the 2012 Readers' Favorite Book Awards in the USA. She also writes historical fiction, for which Gisborne: Book of Pawns received an Honourable Mention in the 2012 Golden Claddagh Writing Contest (USA), a 2013 Rone Award (USA) and a 2014 Indie Book Readers' Appreciation Group's gold medallion (USA). The Huffington Post has done a story on her work and she has been interviewed a number of times by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

She has concluded Tobias, the first in an historical fiction trilogy called The Triptych Chronicle and which escalated to Top 100 with Amazon.co.uk (Biographical Fiction) within a day of being released. She has also completed two fantasy short stories which are to be published as e-books in 2015. Each of her e-novels have ranked unbroken in Amazon.co.uk's Top 100 since publication and continue to rank, for which she thanks all her readers! She is currently writing the second in The Triptych Chronicle, entitled Guillaume.

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Tobias 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
indiebrag More than 1 year ago
We are proud to announce that TOBIS by Prue Batten is a B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree. This tells a reader that this book is well worth their time and money!