Summary

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.
©2004 Robert Lyndon (P)2014 Audible Studios
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4 out of 5 stars
By v.jeffs on 30-11-14

Less enjoyable than Hawk Quest

I listened to this straight after Hawk quest (which was superb) and have to say I was l little disappointed.
The characters did not gel together as well as before and the story was lack lustre at times.
Lucas was particularly annoying, although maybe that was what the author wanted him to be like.
The excitement was not as strong as before and the ending was sudden and weak.
I still enjoyed it and look forward to the next in the series to find out about the new adventures the friends undertake.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Ian on 13-09-18

Brilliant read

Edge of the seat stuff with gut and heart wrenching twists and turns, excellent book.

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