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The Towers of Samarcand

(2014)
(The second book in the Mistra Chronicles / Rise of Empires Chronicles series)
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A select band of soldiers led by Luke Magoris are given the mission of persuading Tamerlane to defend Constantinople. The great conqueror must turn his forces to the West to fight the Ottomans, who otherwise would destroy Constantinople and the Byzantine empire.

Luke, torn away from the woman he loves and all he knows, is trained as a Mongol warrior to impress Tamerlane and his army before joining his fellow Varangian guards, descendants of the men who once brought a vital treasure out of Constantinople. It is this treasure, some say, that can still save the empire - uniting the Christian churches of the east and west in one final triumphant crusade to smite the Ottomans.

No longer an innocent patriot, Luke is caught in the crossfire and begins to question if his mission is honourable - or whether those who sent him have the best interests of Byzantium at heart.

The Towers of Samarcand is a powerful historical novel full of lively characters and enthralling scenes of battle, wealth, beliefs, and trade in a part of the world torn by the clash of empires.

Genre: Historical Mystery

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Hardback Editions

July 2014 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Towers of Samarcand (Rise of Empires)
Author(s): James Heneage
ISBN: 1-78206-115-0 / 978-1-78206-115-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Heron Books
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Paperback Editions

April 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Towers of Samarcand (Rise of Empires)
Author(s): James Heneage
ISBN: 1-78206-118-5 / 978-1-78206-118-2 (UK edition)
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April 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Towers of Samarcand
Author(s): James Heneage
ISBN: 1-78429-637-6 / 978-1-78429-637-7 (UK edition)
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July 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Towers of Samarcand (Rise of Empires)
Author(s): James Heneage
ISBN: 1-78206-116-9 / 978-1-78206-116-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Heron Books
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Audio Editions

September 2014 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Towers of Samarcand
Author(s): James Heneage
ISBN: 1-4712-7255-9 / 978-1-4712-7255-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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July 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Towers of Samarcand: The Mistra Chronicles, Book 2
Author(s): James Heneage
Publisher: Quercus
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July 2014 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Towers of Samarcand: The Mistra Chronicles, Book 2
Author(s): James Heneage
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon AU   


July 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Towers of Samarcand: The Mistra Chronicles, Book 2
Author(s): James Heneage
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon CA   


July 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Towers of Samarcand: The Mistra Chronicles, Book 2
Author(s): James Heneage
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

June 2014 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Towers of Samarcand: Join the greatest warrior of the age for an unforgettable Byzantine adventure! (The Mistra Chronicles Book 2)
Author(s): James Heneage
Publisher: Heron Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU