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Rage of Ares

Christian Cameron
Authors:
Christian Cameron
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Tom Swan and the Last Spartans: Part Two

Christian Cameron
Authors:
Christian Cameron
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Salamis

Christian Cameron
Authors:
Christian Cameron

480 BC. Arimnestos of Plataea has already lived through several lifetimes' worth of adventure, from being a rich man's slave in Ephesus to winning glory at the battle of Marathon against the might of the Persian Empire. But the gods - and the Persians - aren't finished with him yet. As an experienced sea captain - his enemies might say pirate - he has a part to play in the final epic confrontation of the Long War between the Greeks and Persians, the Battle of Salamis. It is a battle where many debts of blood will be repaid, ancient grudges settled, fame won and treachery exposed, where the Greeks must finally bury their differences and fight as one - for against them Xerxes, the Great King, has assembled the greatest fleet the world has ever known, his sworn purpose to brutally extinguish the flame of freedom and make every Greek his slave.

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Tom Swan and the Last Spartans: Part One

Christian Cameron
Authors:
Christian Cameron
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Tom Swan and the Siege of Belgrade: Part Seven

Christian Cameron
Authors:
Christian Cameron
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Tom Swan and the Siege of Belgrade: Part Six

Christian Cameron
Authors:
Christian Cameron

Fifteenth Century Europe. Tom Swan is not a professional soldier. He's really a merchant and a scholar looking for remnants of Ancient Greece and Rome - temples, graves, pottery, fabulous animals, unicorn horns. But he also has a real talent for ending up in the midst of violence when he didn't mean to. Having used his wits to escape execution, he begins a series of adventures that take him to street duels in Italy, meetings with remarkable men - from Leonardo Da Vinci to Vlad Dracula - and from the intrigues of the War of the Roses to the fall of Constantinople.

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Tom Swan and the Siege of Belgrade: Part Five

Christian Cameron
Authors:
Christian Cameron

Fifteenth Century Europe. Tom Swan is not a professional soldier. He's really a merchant and a scholar looking for remnants of Ancient Greece and Rome - temples, graves, pottery, fabulous animals, unicorn horns. But he also has a real talent for ending up in the midst of violence when he didn't mean to. Having used his wits to escape execution, he begins a series of adventures that take him to street duels in Italy, meetings with remarkable men - from Leonardo Da Vinci to Vlad Dracula - and from the intrigues of the War of the Roses to the fall of Constantinople.

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Tom Swan and the Siege of Belgrade: Part Four

Christian Cameron
Authors:
Christian Cameron
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The Long Sword

Christian Cameron
Authors:
Christian Cameron

'One of the finest historical fiction writers in the world' Ben KanePisa, May 1364. Sir William Gold - newly knighted on the battlefield outside the gates of Florence - can look forward to a lucrative career as a sword for hire in the endless warring between Italy's wealthy city states. But when a message comes from Father Pierre de Thomas, Grand Master of the Order of St John - better known as the Hospitallers - Sir William knows he has no choice but to leave his dreams of fame and fortune behind him.Father Pierre is gathering men across Europe for a crusade, and as a donat of the order, Sir William is pledged to serve him. But before setting out for the Holy Land, Sir William and his companions face deadly adversaries closer to home. In the labyrinthine politics of Italy, not only would some cities rather side with the Saracen than their fellow Christians, but there are powerful princes of the church whose ambitions would be better served if the crusade failed - not to mention two of Sir William's bitterest enemies - the maniacal Bourc le Camus, now in the pay of the ruthless Cardinal Robert of Geneva, and the Count D'Herblay, husband of the woman who still holds Sir William's heart. With assassins and conspirators on all sides, Sir William and his band of knights must overcome overwhelming odds - but if they survive, can the crusade be anything more than a suicide mission?

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The Ill-Made Knight

Christian Cameron
Authors:
Christian Cameron

An action-packed tale of chivalry and betrayal set during the Hundred Years War.September, 1356. Poitiers. The greatest knights of the age were ready to give battle.On the English side, Edward, the Black Prince, who'd earned his spurs at Crecy.On the French side, the King and his son, the Dauphin. With 12,000 knights. And then there is William Gold. A cook's boy - the lowest of the low - who had once been branded as a thief. William dreams of being a knight, but in this savage new world of intrigue, betrayal and greed, first he must learn to survive. As rapacious English mercenaries plunder a country already ravaged by plague, and the peasantry take violent revenge against the French knights who have failed to protect them, is chivalry any more than a boyish fantasy?

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The Great King

Christian Cameron
Authors:
Christian Cameron
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Tom Swan and the Head of St George Part Six: Chios

Christian Cameron
Authors:
Christian Cameron
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Tom Swan and the Head of St George Part Five: Rhodes

Christian Cameron
Authors:
Christian Cameron

Rhodes: part five of a fast-paced serialised novel set in the turbulent Europe of the fifteenth century.A young Englishman, Tom Swan, has been ordered by his Cardinal to find a spy - a traitor. At the same time, a rich merchant has offered him a great deal of money to - well, to steal something. Something that belonged to Alexander the Great.Suddenly he's not a thief or a merchant or a scholar: he's a 'donat' or volunteer with the Knights of St John, the famous 'Hospitallers', and he's in the middle of a losing battle to hold the Aegean against the Turks. He'd like to steal the ring, kiss the girl and catch the spy, but there's a war on...

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Tom Swan and the Head of St George Part Four: Rome

Christian Cameron
Authors:
Christian Cameron
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Poseidon's Spear

Christian Cameron
Authors:
Christian Cameron

An epic novel from the master of historical fiction, author of ALEXANDER: GOD OF WAR 'Brilliantly evoked' Sunday TimesArimnestos of Plataea is a man who has seen and done things that most men only dream about. Sold into slavery as a boy, he fought his way to freedom - and then to everlasting fame: standing alongside the Athenians at the Battle of Marathon where the Greeks crushed the invading Persians. Sometimes, however, a man's greatest triumph is followed by his greatest sorrow. Returning to his farm, Arimnestos finds that his wife Euphoria has died in childbirth, and in an instant his laurels turn to dust. But the gods are not finished with Arimnestos yet. With nothing left to live for, he throws himself from a cliff into the sea, only to be pulled by strong arms from death's embrace. When he awakes, he finds himself chained to an oar in a Phoenician trireme.And so begins an epic journey that will take Arimnestos and a motley crew of fellow galley slaves to the limits of their courage, and beyond the edge of the known world, in a quest for freedom, revenge - and a cargo so precious it's worth dying for.

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Tyrant: Destroyer of Cities

Christian Cameron
Authors:
Christian Cameron

This novel in the scintillating Tyrant series brings the epic siege of Rhodes in 306 BC to spectacular life.The death of Alexander the Great was the signal to begin the greatest war in human history - a war that swept like a firestorm from one end of the known world to the other, as his former generals fought like jackals to make his vast empire their own.By 305 BC, the most powerful players in this deadly game faced each other across the Mediterranean: Ptolemy, the master of Egypt, and Antigonus One-Eye, master of Asia. And between them, the island of Rhodes, a strategic fortress city that neither could afford to cede to the enemy.But trapped in the city was one man with the courage and determination to save it from destruction. A man who, surrounded by his closest friends and the woman he loved, simply could not afford to fail. A man called Satyrus.

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Tom Swan and the Head of St George Part Three: Constantinople

Christian Cameron
Authors:
Christian Cameron
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Tom Swan and the Head of St George Part Two: Venice

Christian Cameron
Authors:
Christian Cameron

Venice: part two of a fast-paced serialised novel set in the turbulent Europe of the fifteenth century.A young Englishman, Tom Swan, travels to Italy in the bodyguard of a Cardinal. He finds it a different world. Food is delicious, women are beautiful, men are quick to make friends and quick to draw knives. Swan likes it, and dives into the politics and the plotting, the art and the fashion - and the bordellos - of Renaissance Italy.He's not a professional soldier. He's really a merchant and a scholar looking for remnants of Ancient Greece and Rome - temples, graves, pottery, fabulous animals, unicorn horns. But he also has a real talent for ending up in the midst of violence when he didn't mean to. Having used his wits to escape execution in part one, he begins a series of adventures that take him to street duels in Italy, meetings with remarkable men - from the pope and Hunyadi János to Sultan Mehmet II - and from the intrigues of Rome to the Siege of Belgrade.

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Tom Swan and the Head of St George Part One: Castillon

Christian Cameron
Authors:
Christian Cameron

Castillon: Part One of a fast-paced serialised novel set in the turbulent Europe of the fifteenth century.1450s France. A young Englishman, Tom Swan, is kneeling in the dirt, waiting to be killed by the French who have taken him captive.He's not a professional soldier. He's really a merchant and a scholar looking for remnants of Ancient Greece and Rome - temples, graves, pottery, fabulous animals, unicorn horns. But he also has a real talent for ending up in the midst of violence when he didn't mean to. Having used his wits to escape execution, he begins a series of adventures that take him to street duels in Italy, meetings with remarkable men - from Leonardo Da Vinci to Vlad Dracula - and from the intrigues of the War of the Roses to the fall of Constantinople.

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Tyrant: Funeral Games

Christian Cameron
Authors:
Christian Cameron

An action-packed tale of betrayal and revenge set amid the war between Alexander the Great's generals and climaxing in the most spectacular battle of the ancient world.Satyrus and Melitta, twin heirs to a rich kingdom on the Black Sea, become desperate fugitives when their mother, the Scythian warrior-princess Srayanka, is cut down in a savage act of betrayal. Accompanied by their tutor, the Spartan Philokles, they must make a perilous journey west, pursued by ruthless assassins, to find sanctuary with the army of their father's closest friend, Diodorus. But Diodorus is caught up in the tangled web of alliances, betrayals and intrigue that followed Alexander the Great's death, as his generals fought over the huge empire he had created - and soon the twins will have their first taste of real battle as two Macedonian warlords clash. In this violent and unstable world, they must choose sides carefully, as Antigonus One-Eye, and his brilliant son Demetrius, prepare to take on the might of Ptolemy's Egypt, and the forces gather for the biggest and most spectacular battle the world had ever seen - Gaza.