AD 1081: Vast empires struggle for dominance. From the Normans in the north to the Byzantines in the south. Battles rage across Europe and around its fringes.
But in the east an empire still mightier stirs, wielding a weapon to rule the world: gunpowder. Seeking the destructive might of this fire drug, the mercenary Vallon is sent by the defeated Byzantine emperor on a near-impossible quest to the far-off land of Song-Dynasty China.
Leading a highly trained squadron, Vallon is accompanied by the physician hero Wayland, and the English hunter, a young upstart named Lucas. All have their own reasons for going, all have secrets. It's a quest that leads them across treacherous seas and boiling deserts, and into the unchartered land of mountains and plains beyond the Silk Road. Many will die... but the rewards are unbelievable.
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Less enjoyable than Hawk Quest
I buy too many at the same time
I thought the concept was great, but the execution was slow and just not credible. I am too late for a refund, but will be deleting this ASAP
Not another one by the same author by the look of it
Sorry, but I found the reading too slow and ponderous. I liked the reader's voice, just not what he did with it with this. I wouldn't rule out trying another book read by him, but this one? I cannot stand it any more
Nothing I can think of
I buy too many. I need to experiment less - unless I am sure that I can listen to at least a couple of chapters
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