Imperial Fire

Imperial Fire

3.85 (383 ratings by Goodreads)
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AD 1081: Vast empires struggle 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 is sent by the defeated Byzantine emperor on a near-impossible quest to the far-off land of Song Dynasty China. Leading a highly trained squadron, Vallon is accompanied by the physician Hero, Wayland the English hunter, and a young upstart named Lucas.

All have their own reasons for going, all have secrets.

It's a quest that leads 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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 528 pages
  • 238 x 169 x 47mm | 840g
  • Sphere
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1847444997
  • 9781847444998
  • 824,614

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What makes this novel exceptional is an in-depth characterisation seldom found in the adventure genre. * Historical Novel Society * An incredible journey * For Winter Nights (blog) * Imperial Fire is a true tour-de-force... a page-turning odyssey packed with the perfect blend of adventure, conspiracy, pulsating action, a sprinkling of romance, and history in all its raw, brutal, grim and glorious reality. * Blackpool Gazette *
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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.
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3.85 out of 5 stars
- 383 ratings
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4 34% (131)
3 30% (115)
2 5% (21)
1 1% (4)
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