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Knights of the Cross - The epic novel of the crusades (Tom Harper) -5%
Arrow Books (Paperback)

1098. The armies of the First Crusade race across Asia minor, routing the Turks and reclaiming the land for Christendom. But on the Syrian border, their advance is halted before the impregnable walls of Antioch.

As winter draws on, they are forced to suffer a fruitless, interminable siege, gnawed by famine and tormented by the Turkish defenders. The entire crusade is on the verge of collapse. His lord, the ruthlessly ambitious Bohemond charges Demetrios Askiates to find the killer. But as Demetrios investigates, the trail seems to lead ever deeper into the vipers' nest of jealousy, betrayal and fanaticism which lies at the heart of the crusade.

Arrow • Historical adventure • Previous ISBN: 0099454769
Publication date: 02/02/2006 • 464 pages • A format • EAN: 9780099454762

The Yellow Cross - The Story Of The Last Cathars 1290-1329 (René Weis) -5%
Penguin (paperback) - Collection: Penguin History

In the 13th century, a group of heretics in southwest France, the Cathars, became a serious threat to the Catholic church. In several waves of repression, thousands of Cathars were killed. Yet so ardent was their faith that, early in the next century, the Cathars rose one last time.

Using the breathtakingly detailed and uniquely extant documentation from this period, and drawing on his intimate knowledge of the last Cathars' tracks and hiding places, many of which survive to this day, René Weis tells the full story of this gripping historical episode.

Editor : Penguin Books Gb • Paperback • 129 x 198mm • 354 pages • ISBN 9780140276695 • Published 2 August 2001 • Collection: Penguin History

Viking Trilogy - T1: Oddinn's Child (Tim Severin) -5%
Macmillan (Paperback)

Set in an ancient Viking world full of brooding Norse mythology and bloodthirsty battles, VIKING - Odinn’s Child is the stunning first volume in an epic historical fiction trilogy.

Our story begins in the year 1001 and the toddler, Thorgils Leiffson, son of Leif the Lucky and Thorgunna, arrives on the shores of Brattahlid in Greenland to be brought up in the fostercare of a young woman - Gudrid. Thorgils is a rootless character of quicksilver intelligence and adaptability. He has inherited his mother’s ability of second sight and his destiny lies beyond the imagination of those around him.

Virtually orphaned, he is raised by various mentors, who teach him the ancient ways and warn him of the invasion of the ‘White Christ’ into the land of the ‘Old Gods’. Thorgils is guided by a restless quest for adventure and the wanderlust of his favoured god, Odinn. His fortunes take him into many dangerous situations as well as to the brink of death by execution, in battle, disease and shipwreck…

Packed with wonderfully reimagined Viking sagas and adventures, and fascinating and unique characters, VIKING - Odinn’s Child gives historical novel writing a new dimension.

Publication Date 01/07/2005 - ISBN 9780330426732
Dimensions 130mm x 197mm Weight 0.241 kg Pages 352

Viking Trilogy - T2: King's Man (Tim Severin) -5%
Macmillan (Paperback)

The dazzling sequel to Odinn's Child and Sworn Brother - here is the triumphant conclusion to this epic Viking adventure

Constantinople, 1035: Thorgils has become a member of the Varangian lifeguard and witnesses the glories of the richest city on earth but also the murderous ways of the imperial family. Under the leadership of warrior chief Harald Sigurdsson he is set up as the unwitting bait in a deadly ambush to destroy Arab pirates harassing the Byzantine shipping lanes in the Mediterranean.

When Harald eventually ascends the throne of Norway, his liegeman Thorgils is despatched on a secret mission to Duke William of Normandy with a plan to coordinate the twin invasions of England. On 20 September 1066 Harald’s fleet of three hundred ships sails up the Ouse, confident of success, but a prophetic dream warns Thorgils that Duke William has duped his allies and the Norsemen are heading for disaster at Stamford Bridge. Thorgils embarks upon a race against time to reach and warn his liege lord before the battle begins. But will Odinn’s devout follower really be able to anticipate what fate has decreed and save the heritage of his Viking ancestors?

Publication Date 07/04/2006 ISBN 9780330426756
Dimensions 130mm x 197mm Weight 0.229 kg Pages 336

Viking Triology - T3: Sworn Brother (Tim Severin) -5%
Macmillan (Paperback)

London, 1019: a few months have passed since Thorgils has escaped the clutches of the Irish Church only to find himself at the centre of a capricious love affair with Aelfgifu, wife of Knut the Great, ruler of England, and one of the most powerful men of the Viking empire. A passionate relationship between two unlikely lovers begins to unfold, which forebodes uncontrollable consequences…

When Thorgils is finally on the run again, he meets Grettir, an outlaw who is feared by most for his volatile and brooding behaviour. The two men become travel companions and sworn brothers – which binds them together beyond death. At the gates of Byzantium Thorgils' loyalty is put to the ultimate test...

Sworn Brother continues an utterly compelling journey back in time to a world that is brimming with wonderfully crafted characters and their insatiable hunger for riches and renown.

Publication Date 04/11/2005 ISBN 9780330426749
Dimensions 130mm x 197mm Weight 0.257 kg Pages 384

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