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The Tournament

(2013)
(A book in the Tournament series)
A novel by

 
 
“A complete success…action fans and PBS types can share their enthusiasm” (Booklist, starred review) when a young Queen Elizabeth I is thrust into a gripping game of deception and lust at the height of the Ottoman Empire in this edge-of-your-seat historical thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of The Great Zoo of China and Temple.

The year is 1546, and Suleiman the Magnificent, the feared Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, issues an invitation to every king in Europe: You are invited to send your finest player to compete in a chess tournament to determine the champion of the known world.

Thousands converge on Constantinople, including the English court’s champion and his guide, the esteemed scholar Roger Ascham. Seeing a chance to enlighten the mind of a student, Ascham brings along Elizabeth Tudor, a brilliant young woman not yet consumed by royal duties in Henry VIII’s court.

Yet on the opening night of the tournament, a powerful guest of the Sultan is murdered. Soon, barbaric deaths, diplomatic corruption, and unimaginable depravity—sexual and otherwise—unfold before Elizabeth’s and Ascham’s eyes. The pair soon realizes that the real chess game is being played within the court itself…and its most treacherous element is that a stranger in a strange land is only as safe as her host is gracious.

Genre: Historical Mystery

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December 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Tournament (Thorndike Press Large Print Thriller)
Author(s): Matthew Reilly
ISBN: 1-4104-8417-3 / 978-1-4104-8417-8 (USA edition)
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Title: The Tournament
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Title: The Tournament
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Title: The Tournament
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Title: The Tournament
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ISBN: 1-74261-239-3 / 978-1-74261-239-3 (Australia edition)
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March 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Tournament
Author(s): Matthew Reilly
ISBN: 1-4767-4956-6 / 978-1-4767-4956-3 (USA edition)
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Title: The Tournament
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ISBN: 1-74261-428-0 / 978-1-74261-428-1 (Australia edition)
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Title: The Tournament
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ISBN: 1-4091-4718-5 / 978-1-4091-4718-3 (UK edition)
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July 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Tournament
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ISBN: 1-4091-4719-3 / 978-1-4091-4719-0 (UK edition)
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February 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Tournament
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Title: The Tournament
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July 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Tournament
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ISBN: 1-4423-9129-4 / 978-1-4423-9129-1 (USA edition)
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July 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Tournament
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November 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Tournament
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November 2013 : Australia Audio edition
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November 2013 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Tournament
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ISBN: 1-4862-0270-5 / 978-1-4862-0270-6 (Australia edition)
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Title: The Tournament
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ISBN: 1-4862-0271-3 / 978-1-4862-0271-3 (Australia edition)
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Title: The Tournament
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Title: The Tournament
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November 2013 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: The Tournament
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Publisher: Macmillan Australia
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