1565: a small island in the middle of the Mediterranean stands gatekeeper between East and West. It is about to become the scene for one of the most amazing stories of bravery, battle and bloodlust: the siege of Malta. Formed in the Holy Land in the 11th century, a small band of knights had long sought a home. Driven from their lands by Ottoman might, they came to rest in Malta from where they watched the Turks and corsairs raid the Spanish empire. As word came from Constantinople that Malta was in the sights of the Ottoman Empire, all of Europe watched as a force of over 30,000 men besieged the island - itself only peopled by only 500 knights and a few thousand local soldiers. On that small rock an epic struggle will be played out - the story of individual men, warriors and slaves, but also the story of two worlds colliding.
Full Product DetailsAuthor: William Napier , Steve Stone
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Imprint: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
Dimensions: Width: 12.90cm , Height: 2.70cm , Length: 20.10cm
ISBN 10: 1409102831
Publication Date: 05 July 2012
Audience: General/trade , General
Publisher's Status: Active
Availability: In Print
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William Napier has a genius for making the blood-dimmed chaos of ancient history into the very stuff of thrilling narrative. --Tom Holland, author, Rubicon on Attila
William Napier was born in 1965 and educated in Cheltenham, Oxford and London. He lives in Wiltshire and travels widely.
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