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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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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