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    DescriptionThis work is set in August, in 1098. After countless battles and sieges, the surviving soldiers of the first crusade are at last within reach of their ultimate goal: Jerusalem. But rivalries fester and new enemies are massing against them in the Holy Land. Demetrios Askiates, the Emperor's spy, has had enough of the crusade's violence and hypocrisy. He longs to return home. But when a routine diplomatic mission leads to a deadly ambush, he realises he has been snared in the vast power struggles which underlie the crusade. The only way out now leads through the Holy City. From the plague-bound city of Antioch to the heart of Muslim Egypt, Demetrios must accompany the army of warlords and fanatics to the very gates of Jerusalem where the crusade climaxes in an apocalypse of pillage, bloodshed and slaughter.


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    Title
    Siege of Heaven
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tom Harper
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 640
    Width: 110 mm
    Height: 178 mm
    Thickness: 39 mm
    Weight: 352 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780099454755
    ISBN 10: 0099454750
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: ADV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.3
    BIC subject category V2: FJH
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    DC22: 823.92
    BISAC V2.8: FIC002000, FIC014000, FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: FB, FV, FJ
    Publisher
    Cornerstone
    Imprint name
    ARROW BOOKS LTD
    Publication date
    06 February 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Tom Harper (real name Edwin Thomas) won the CWA debut award in 2001 for The Blighted Cliffs. He also wrote The Mosaic of Shadows and Knights of the Cross, published by Random House.
    Review quote
    "Tom Harper writes with strident clarity in this epic tale of murder and betrayal, bloodshed and romance. Gripping from the first page, the reader is swept up in this colourful and convincing portrayal of an Emperor and his realm, under siege. Well-researched, and cinematic in its imagery, this is a fast-paced and exciting debut." Ink "Tom Harper's speciality is a hitherto unvisited era in historical crime fiction- It's a world which Harper brings exuberantly to life, clearly revelling in its teeming, tumultuous extravagance." Yorkshire Evening Post "Harper effortlessly draws the reader into the court intrigues and conspiracies of 11th-century Byzantium in his outstanding debut" Publishers' Weekly "Scholarly but speedy narrative, steeped in medieval horrors ranging from flogging to famine, all anchored in what feels like a passion for history and spelling out the way things were" Literary Review