The Mistra Chronicles

2 books in series
3.5 out of 5 stars 4 ratings

The Walls of Byzantium 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
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  • Book 1

    • The Walls of Byzantium

    • The Mistra Chronicles, Book 1
    • By: James Heneage
    • Narrated by: William Rycroft
    • Length: 16 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Too shallow and boring a storyline

    • By Annette on 08-05-13

    Regular price: $25.81

  • Book 2

    • The Towers of Samarcand

    • The Mistra Chronicles, Book 2
    • By: James Heneage
    • Narrated by: Colin Mace
    • Length: 15 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    A select band of soldiers led by Luke Magoris are given the mission of persuading Tamerlane to defend Constantinople. The great conqueror must turn his forces to the West to fight the Ottomans, who otherwise would destroy Constantinople and the Byzantine empire.

    Regular price: $25.81