Imperial Fire

Imperial Fire

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AD 1081: Vast empires clamour for dominance. From the Normans in the north to the Byzantines in the south, battles rage across Europe and around its fringes. But in the east, an empire still mightier stirs, wielding a weapon to rule the world: gunpowder. Seeking the destructive might of this 'fire drug', the mercenary Vallon - a man made as of grit and earth as much of flesh and blood - is sent by the defeated Byzantine emperor on a secret and near-impossible quest to the far off land of Song Dynasty China. Alongside a squadron of highly trained soldiers, Vallon is accompanied by the learned physician Hero, Wayland the English hunter, and a young, ego-driven upstart named Lucas. All have their own reasons for going, all have secrets. It's a quest that will lead them across treacherous seas and broiling deserts and into the uncharted land of mountains and plains beyond the Silk Road. Many will die...but the rewards are unbelievable.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Little, Brown Book Group
  • Sphere
  • United Kingdom
  • 074812845X
  • 9780748128457

About Robert Lyndon

Robert Lyndon has long been a keen student of history. Lyndon's novels are inspired by his own experiences as a falconer, climber and traveller in remote places. He has written many books and articles on history and exploration. A Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, he lives in Dorset.show more