A strong novel of intrigue, sacrifice, savagery and holy war---the apocalyptic finishing of the 1st campaign trilogy.
August, 1098. After numerous battles and sieges, the surviving squaddies of the 1st campaign are eventually nearby in their final objective: Jerusalem. yet rivalries fester, and whereas the Crusaders hold up, new enemies are massing opposed to them within the Holy Land.
Demetrios Askiates has had sufficient of the Crusade’s violence and hypocrisy---he longs to come back domestic. but if a regimen diplomatic venture results in a dangerous ambush, he realizes he has been snared within the gigantic energy struggles that underlie the campaign. the single means out now leads in the course of the Holy City.
From the plague-bound urban of Antioch to the guts of Muslim Egypt, throughout mountains, seas and deserts, Demetrios needs to accompany the military of warlords and lovers to the very gates of Jerusalem. the place, because the deadly endgame performs out, the campaign climaxes in an apocalypse of pillage, bloodshed and slaughter.
Siege of Heaven is a panoramic finale to the significantly acclaimed sequence. Following The Mosaic of Shadows and The Knights of the Cross, Tom Harper skillfully blends conflict, redemption, and triumph right into a attractive conclusion.
Praise for Knights of the Cross
“Harper’s very good moment old whodunit exhibits that his positive debut was once no fluke. Like Steven Saylor, the grasp of the traditional Roman old, Harper without difficulty attracts the reader into an unusual time, bringing alive the characters and their motivations.”
---Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Gripping for its portrayal of the Crusader leaders . . . this can be a nice instance from a reliable historian.”
Praise for the Mosaic of Shadows
"Fans of well-written, meticulously researched historicals should still include this promising new talent.”
--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Considering what Arnold Schwarzenegger did with the identify ‘The Terminator,’ the hero of Tom Harper’s debut old secret may perhaps move the entire technique to the head of yank politics . . . Harper . . . is aware the right way to healthy recognized evidence into flights of fancy to advantageous dramatic effect.”
“. . . a thrilling ancient secret . . . Reminding readers of Saylor’s Gordianus and Roberts’ Decius, Demetrios is a fascinating protagonist who escorts readers on a very good travel in the course of his harmful investigation.”
---Midwest ebook Review