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The Walls of Byzantium: The Mistra Chronicles, Book 1 | [James Heneage]

The Walls of Byzantium: The Mistra Chronicles, Book 1

15th-century Europe: a time of warring states and ruthless growing empires, divided churches and dynamic traders. In the midst of growing unrest, rivals battle for this treasure, each desperate to secure its power for their own nations. But no-one can discover its whereabouts; nor even knows if it is still in the possession of those born to guard it.... Four remarkable characters from four leading families provide the story as their crossed allegiances, plots and passions are played out on this epic scale.
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Publisher's Summary

This remarkable, sweeping historical novel, rich in story and character, is shaped by the quest for a hidden treasure, rumoured to bequeath riches beyond belief and guarded by successive generations of famed warriors.

15th-century Europe: a time of warring states and ruthless growing empires, divided churches and dynamic traders. In the midst of growing unrest, rivals battle for this treasure, each desperate to secure its power for their own nations. But no-one can discover its whereabouts; nor even knows if it is still in the possession of those born to guard it....

Four remarkable characters from four leading families provide the story as their crossed allegiances, plots and passions are played out on this epic scale. Yet the private lives are there too, and in castle and church, in siege and on battlefield, the love, fear, violence and reluctant loyalty to creed or destiny propel the characters to their fates. Walls of Byzantium is the first of a series and will leave you impatient and longing for the next.

©2013 James Heneage (P)2013 Quercus Publishing Plc

What the Critics Say

"A stirring tale of the struggle for Byzantium. Heneage brings to life both the tragedy and the heroism." (Tom Holland)

"A compelling narrative of intrigue, love, and war" (The Bookseller)

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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Only when I have nothing else to listen too.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Hopefully some proper historical fiction - Ancient or medieval.


    Would you be willing to try another one of William Rycroft’s performances?

    Not for a while


    Did The Walls of Byzantium inspire you to do anything?

    Look for a new book


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    Not the best narration, as the narrator reads in a staccato voice.

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    "Great book and narrator"
    If you could sum up The Walls of Byzantium in three words, what would they be?

    Believable, fast paced


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Walls of Byzantium?

    The village labyrinth. I can really picture it :)


    What about William Rycroft’s performance did you like?

    Well paced, good narration


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    History in the making


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