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T perspective to the many Who Have Read It As have read it as stand alone book I write this from the perspective of someone who was anticipating a seven ight book series spanning the fall of the Byzantine Empire from 1395 to 1460 when Mistra fell to the Turks I believe that was the original intention of the authorIt was a good book and I understand why James Henneage might have decided to wrap up the vents of the Fall "of Constantinople in a rather urgent manner Most likely he felt "Constantinople in a rather urgent manner Most likely he felt prospect of writing another four books daunting for a topic he felt he could not fully commit himself toI really njoyed the relatively slow burn and breadth of scope the prior trilogy paid to historical Graphic Design Rules events Each of the three books focused on just a few years ofvents between 2 and 7 so for the fourth book to gloss over 33 years rankled a bit with meI was looking forward to a Reckless epic series that would at least cover other majorvents of the Trickster early 15th Centuryastern Europe like the Hussite Wars and of what was happening in Hungary and Romania But I digressJames has chosen to draw the series to it s conclusion arlier although there is potential for books in the series And for that decision he has done wellIt s a fairly intriguing story although predictable and rather cut copy involving complicated family ties and betrayals tc Mr Big etc Due to the huge time span of this novel he has had to rebuild a new generation of characters in the space of one novel so the characters aren t particularly deep or nuance very much falling into the same personality of their forebears from the prior trilogy rather black and white heroes and villains with little grey in betweenI am a huge fan of this time period in this part of the world so welcome any attempt to popularise it and bring it to life via historical fiction It is a good book in it s own right however I feel that James is better at writing about history than he is at writing fiction The historical notes at the back arexcellentA good book of fairly run of the mill familial Flori în păr estrangement political intrigue and heroic adventure that has done a decent job of covering 33 years of history in thisxciting time periodI hope James continues the series but chooses to slow the pace to maybe just cover the next 7 years until 1460 in the next novel Yes this is a page turner and it was a really ntertaining read It mixes historical facts and fictional characters really well However the story though fast paced and nevr gets bogged down with details is a little too convenient and some of the decisions and actions of the main characters were a little forced Also there are too many lines that are so unlikely to be uttered without the help of historical hindsight they could somehow spoil

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fun These are supposed be living in the middle of the fifteenth century as the Roman Empire was about to fall and they are talking with the knowledge of world history after Rome Sure these people were already looking at lsewhere other than the old world of Rome and the Turks otherwise people would have been defending Constantinople but xactly where Like today we talk about the waning influence of the USA but do we have any concrete idea what will be happening in fifty or a hundread years time For anyone with real knowledge of history this novel is a little too cheesy but for those who are not bothered by historical authenticity this is a sheer fu. E same womanTheir vast inheritance lies in Venice as does the famous courtesan they both love She is the reason they will find themselves fighting on the walls of Constantinople in one of the most dramatic sieges in history. .

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I have really njoyed this series of books They cover such an important part of European history of which we in the UK are sadly ignorant being obsessed by the Tudors and the World Wars to the Humiliated Husband exclusion of alllseI agree with others that they would make great films too and I hope that the series will continue Luke Magoris has moved from Mistra to Venice to oversee the Magoris Bank but when he dies in mysterious circumstances his grandson Siward has to take over the ailing bank The profitable trading company has been left to "Luke s missing grandson child of Giovanni and the beautiful Cleope but when "s missing grandson child of Giovanni and the beautiful Cleope but when is discovered that he is actually one of the Sultan s chief Janissaries and that The Islamic Forces Are Targeting Constantinople Family Islamic forces are targeting Constantinople family and the soul of the Roman Empire all combineThis is th It would be unfair to call this bubblegum literature but it s not literary fiction Warehouse Management either It deserves four stars because I rattled through it in five days andnjoyed the I Little Slave experience What could you want It succeeds at what it tries to do and lacks the pretension to be anything than it is which is an adventure story set in history Heneage stays true to thevents surrounding the fall of Constantinople in 1453 while deftly mixing historical characters and fictional ones Mehmet and Minotto come out much worse than their historical selves but the need for villains makes this forgivable Some of the dialogue is a bit clunky at times with characters The Stall (Pony In Training explaining toach other things that they already know and on these occasions it s faintly reminiscent of the dreadful Mongoliad But it s not THIEME Atlas of Anatomy enough to spoil thenjoyment Maps are provided which many readers will find invaluable but the character list has a major flaw in the the death dates are given for historical figures That s a big spoiler given that one of them is a central character who only dies in the penultimate chapter ReviewI that one of them is a central character who only dies in the penultimate chapter ReviewI think when i pick up a book by James Heneage that i m about to Sanibel Virgin embark on anpic and as such need to slow down my Way of the Shaman expectations wade through a slow burn of meticulous detail but ultimately come out the othernd Gallowglass educated I m not sure if its the name or the fantastically intricate covers its just an instinctive feeling Yet nothing could be further from the truth all the booksspecially this latest one are fast paced action packed and full of passion for the subject at handFull review The book has a fast pace from the beginning We follow two main characters one of which is supposed to be dead However unlike his parents we know from the beginning that he is alive His fate is linked with his cousin the legitimate son of a legitimate son Giovanni and his son are both illegitimate and Giovanni is The Inclusion Imperative exiled because of his son The son is saved by his grandfather s selfxile and sent to Bulgaria with his sword by which he is later to be recognised by his father The story is The Public-Private Partnership Handbook exciting full of places stories andven some intrigue As somebody What Next After School ? else said I agree that it would be a great movie It has battles for survival fall of the defence of and decline of some cities In the story we go from Hungaria to Venice from Constantinople to Portugal It is happening at the important time in history and in a changing world Our son will grow up in a world without the Roman Empire He ll know that we three were in Constantinople when Rome fell when the world changed forever I hope he. Destiny inheritance the world shifting fromast to west This is an pic novel set in an age of dramatic changeSiward scion of a great dynasty commands the Varangian Guard and has vowed to defend the Roman Empire to the las. .
Ll make sense of it The world is changing in front of the character s yes Rome is a piece of history and the West is becoming and important as Siward and his mentor realise when he sends Siward to search salvation for the bank in the West not East Roman Empire is finished and it is time for other Empires to A Home of Another Kind emerge with the help of science and most importantly new maps to show them new trading routesI received the copy on Netgalley A word of warning before I get into my flow this book is marketed as a potential stand alone novel but it will make much sense if you have read the previous three books in the Mistra Chronicles Rise of Empires series I have not read these and conseuently found myself floundering at first Once I found my feet however I thought there was much tonjoy in this novel which takes us into rarely mined historical fiction territory Novels set in the 15th century rarely make it further The Voyage of the Norman D., As Told by the Cabin Boy east than Venice and indeed we do spend some time in Venice here But much of the novel unfolds at Monemvasia and Mistra in the Peloponnese two tiny outposts of the fading Byzantine Empire standing proud against the looming armies of the Ottoman Turks The t Reading this made me think that I wanted to see it as a movie A Ridley Scott movie I so miss hispic historicals I need some fighting walls tumbling and cities taken it would work great for that Drums beating and ok African Successes, Volume I enough blood thirst from me nowThe book is about two men two cousins on opposite sides of a nevernding battle Siward is a Varangian and is great at it He loves being a soldier And I liked him But poor guy inherits a bank in Venice and must leave all that The Eastern Church needs money Venice does play a big roll in this book With it s secrets alluring courtesans as he will find out when we meet the POV of Violetta who does what she wants no man can stop her and conspiracies Venice is a snake pit to be honest A beautiful cesspool The other big POV is that of Makkim a general of the Ottoman Empire And they are set on taking Constantinople The big fight is coming but at the Trigger Samaniego 1 (Stallion, end First the chess board needs to be set Plans made and intrigues unfold Makkim well he was devout to hismperor Lehrbuch Der Physiologie even though the second guy had major flaws He had been indoctrinated and was a true muslim and could not really see any other points of views at first He might have been a general but he was still a slave as a janissaryIt was interesting getting the povs from both sides and knowing history well I knew what would happen in thendI must mention Violetta again She has a POV
"Too Somewhat Smaller But Still "
somewhat smaller but still big as these two guys I liked how free she was Plastic Techniques in Neurosurgery (English Edition) eBook: James Tait Goodrich, David A. Staffenberg: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l. even if she stuck in a golden cage in a way tooven if she did not see it that way Being a courtesan did give her respect and being able to move between worlds And hey I always like when there is a bit of romance slowly growingA great book that had me hooked I needed to know that veryone was going to be all right The battle of Constantinople was coming and they would obviously all "be there At the nd there was a few notes from the "there At the Marketing Excellence 3 end there was a few notes from the I did not know that Siward s grandfather had a trilogy of his own Sounds good Also I really want to read a book about Henry the Navigator That guy sounds really interestingGreat historical set at an interesting time in history I have read the trilogy prior to this book so may have a slightly differen. T Makkim renowned general to Ottoman rule has vowed to destroy itThey arenemies in war but unknown to them they are also rivals to inherit one of Europe's greatest fortunes Even worse they are competing for the love of th. ,
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