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The Walls of Byzantium

(2013)
(The first book in the Mistra Chronicles / Rise of Empires Chronicles series)
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This sweeping historical novel, rich in story and character, is shaped by the quest for a mysterious relic, guarded through generations, and one that might yet save the threatened Byzantine empire.

THE WALLS OF BYZANTIUM is set in an age of clashing empires, as dark forces from the east seem to be sweeping aside everything in their path and endangering the first light of the western Renaissance. It is an age of ruthless rulers, divided churches, fractured dynasties and highly competitive, intrepid traders, fighting as fiercely for the monopoly of their commodities as any today. It is an age of great cities like Venice and Constantinople; an age of conquerors like Tamerlane who will drown the world in blood; an age when only a hero of exceptional gifts can make a difference.

Luke Magoris is that hero. Born the son of one of the Varangian guards who had sworn to keep the secret safe, he will find himself committed to a long journey to discover - and try to avoid - his destiny. He will travel from battle to trading fortune, from horse dealing to captivity, and to the love of three very different women and the unrelenting enmity of two remarkable men.

THE WALLS OF BYZANTIUM is the first of a series that will leave you impatient and longing for the next.

Genre: Historical Mystery

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Hardback Editions

July 2013 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Walls of Byzantium (Rise of Empires)
Author(s): James Heneage
ISBN: 1-78206-111-8 / 978-1-78206-111-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Heron Books
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Paperback Editions

June 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Walls of Byzantium (Rise of Empires)
Author(s): James Heneage
ISBN: 1-78206-114-2 / 978-1-78206-114-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Heron Books
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March 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Walls of Byzantium (Rise of Empires)
Author(s): James Heneage
ISBN: 1-84866-468-0 / 978-1-84866-468-5 (UK edition)
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July 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Walls of Byzantium (Rise of Empires)
Author(s): James Heneage
ISBN: 1-78206-112-6 / 978-1-78206-112-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Heron Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

July 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Walls of Byzantium: The Mistra Chronicles, Book 1
Author(s): James Heneage
Publisher: Quercus
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July 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Walls of Byzantium: The Mistra Chronicles, Book 1
Author(s): James Heneage
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon CA   


July 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Walls of Byzantium: The Mistra Chronicles, Book 1
Author(s): James Heneage
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon UK   


July 2013 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Walls of Byzantium
Author(s): James Heneage
ISBN: 1-4712-4166-1 / 978-1-4712-4166-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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Kindle Editions

July 2013 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Walls of Byzantium: A sweeping historical adventure
Author(s): James Heneage
Publisher: Heron Books
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July 2013 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Walls of Byzantium: A sweeping historical adventure (The Mistra Chronicles Book 1)
Author(s): James Heneage
Publisher: Heron Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU