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The Crusader leaders this is a great example from a trustworthy historian” IndependentPraise for the Mosaic of ShadowsFans of well written meticulously researched historicals should embrace this promising new talent” Publishers Weekly starred review“Considering what Arnold Schwarzenegger did with the title ‘The Terminator’ the hero of Tom Harper’s debut historical mystery could go all the way to the top of American politics Harper knows how to fit known facts into flights of fancy to fine dramatic effect” Chicago Tribune“ an exciting historical mystery Reminding readers of Saylor’s Gordianus and Roberts’ Decius Demetrios is an interesting protagonist who escorts readers on a terrific tour during his dangerous investigation” Midwest Book Revi Ok I finally finished Siege of Heaven I can see that the subject could be challenging particularly as the documented historical detail relating to the crusades is somewhat scarce and the accuracy of its recording may be uestionable I did find this novel hard work The characters were not particularly well constructed particularly the protagonist Demetrios I struggled to picture the man let alone relate to him The story didn t flow for me either again that could well have been down to the factual holes in hi

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A powerful novel of intrigue sacrifice savagery and holy war the apocalyptic ending of the First Crusade trilogyAugust 1098 After countless battles and sieges the surviving soldiers of the First Crusade are at last within reach of their ultimate goal Jerusalem But rivalries fester and while the Crusaders delay new enemies are massing against them in the Holy LandDemetrios Askiates has had enough of the Crusade’s violence and hypocrisy he longs to return home But when a routine diplomatic mission leads to a deadly ambush he realizes he has been snared in the vast power struggles that underlie the Crusade The only way out now leads through the Holy CityFrom the plague bound city of Antioch to the heart of Muslim Egypt across mountains seas and deserts Demetrios m I had not read the first two books in this series but this does not stop this book from being perfectly able to stand alone as a story in its own right rather than as part of a trilogy The book views the First Crusade and its principal characters from another perspective that of a former Greek cleric from Byzantium This adds even to the treachery and double dealing that was prevalent throughout the whole of this event Through his eyes we see how the Crusade was bogged down by petty jealousies and betrayal

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Ust accompany the army of warlords and fanatics to the very gates of Jerusalem Where as the lethal endgame plays out the Crusade climaxes in an apocalypse of pillage bloodshed and slaughter Siege of Heaven is a breathtaking finale to the critically acclaimed series Following The Mosaic of Shadows and The Knights of the Cross Tom Harper skillfully blends war redemption and triumph into a stunning conclusionPraise for Knights of the Cross“Harper’s excellent second historical whodunit shows that his fine debut was no fluke Like Steven Saylor the master of the ancient Roman historical Harper effortlessly draws the reader into an unfamiliar time bringing alive the characters and their motivations” Publishers Weekly starred review“Gripping for its portrayal of Blimey That took a long time A long time finishing and a long time starting to do anything When I was hurrah done all I could think was it came it was there and now it s gone again And it felt to like it got longer each time I picked it upI really couldn t see what the point of the book was I couldn t see what the aim of the book or the story was Usually it s fairly clear from the start or from the blurb on the inside or the back so you re in the frame of mind to measure it against that premise F


10 thoughts on “Siege of Heaven

  1. says:

    The Army of God marches towards the Holy City and in the midst of intrigue diplomacy of murder Demetrios Askiates is caught up in the storm of the First Crusade one last time Siege of Heaven concludes the story of Demetrios Askiates the unveiler of mysteries and his journey alongside the crusaders towards Jerusalem In the end this w

  2. says:

    This is a long perhaps too long novel on the final stages of the first crusade ie from the capture of Antioch to the sieg

  3. says:

    I had not read the first two books in this series but this does not stop this book from being perfectly able to stand alone as a story in its own right rather than as part of a trilogy The book views the First Crusade and its principal characte

  4. says:

    I really liked that one comparing to the previous book The Knights of the Cross Excluding the parts with Saewulf it was an intriguing book full of agony especially in some parts in the beginning and in the end But what made

  5. says:

    Blimey That took a long time A long time finishing and a long time starting to do anything When I was hurrah done all I could think was it came it was there and now it’s gone again And it felt to like it got longer each

  6. says:

    This was an OKish read Started well enough but lost its way in terms of entertainment for me personally from memory 2 out of 5 stars

  7. says:

    Harper writes about that charade of religious fervour the First Crusade of 1096 8 in all its ghastly violence and hypocrisy The reader is spared nothing of the petty rivalries between the various Dukes and warlords the infighting and power str

  8. says:

    Ok I finally finished Siege of Heaven I can see that the subject could be challenging particularly as the documented historical detail relating to the crusades is somewhat scarce and the accuracy of its recording may be uestionable

  9. says:

    A very high and rich depiction of the trilogy's end Lacks the mystery of the first part mosaic of shadows and the political aura of teh second k

  10. says:

    Once again I think I would have appreciate this book if I had started from the beginning of the series As it was I found the story a bit tricky to get into in the very beginning but it drew me in as the story wen

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