Kindle Jack Hight × Kindle Siege MOBI ✓ × 14th century.co

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Kindle Jack Hight × Kindle Siege MOBI ✓ × 14th century.co

[Reading] ➶ Siege By Jack Hight – 14th-century.co 1453 For over a thousand years the walls of Constantinople have protected the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire the furthest outpost of Christianity But now endless ranks of Turkish warriors cover t1453 For over a thousand years the walls of Constantinople have protected the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire the furthest outpost of Christianity But now endless ranks of Turkish warriors co.

Kindle Jack Hight × Kindle Siege MOBI ✓ × 14th century.co

Kindle Jack Hight × Kindle Siege MOBI ✓ × 14th century.co Jack is a trained historian with a PhD from the University of Chicago His first novel SIEGE explored the intrigues romances and epic battles behind the fall of Constantinople to the Turks in 1453 He is currently working on a trilogy about the Crusades

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10 thoughts on “Siege

  1. Dimitri Dimitri says:

    Kindle Jack Hight × Kindle Siege MOBI ✓ × 14th century.co siege epub, Siege eBookThe GoodA perfectly adeuate page turner with historical accuracy than you'd accredit before reading the afterword the Italian mercenary was real even if he never became a Byzantine princess' star crossed lover in the truly Shakespeare sense of the wordThe Bad The admitted simplification of the siege which operated as all sieges do on the principle of if you fail Troy again makes me wonder how much swashbuckling we miss out on The harem intrigues don't contribute much to the fictional narrative since the outcome is determined by the real history of Mehmet II Also stock characters Two handsome people lock eyes ? Here drops the gown Grizzled warrior protects wiry youth ? Here comes the fencing sidekick in a few years


  2. Jane Jane says:

    Kindle Jack Hight × Kindle Siege MOBI ✓ × 14th century.co siege epub, Siege eBookAs the title is bland so was this book I expected from this novel with such an exciting subject Part I introduces us to the various players Greeks including the Genoese mercenary Giovanni Giustiniani Longo and the various Turks including Mehmed who becomes sultan his family court and soldiers We see the intrigue in both the Byzantine and Turkish courts Part II is the two month period of the siege of Constantinople itself including a plot of betrayal of the city to the Turks by a would be Patriarch Although the author calls himself a historian I wonder how accurate his history was since he got wrong so basic a fact as the 4th Crusade Sack of Constantinople being in 1203 not 1204Longo and the tomboyish and politically astute P


  3. Liviu Liviu says:

    Kindle Jack Hight × Kindle Siege MOBI ✓ × 14th century.co siege epub, Siege eBookPretty disappointing though readable as long as you ignore what is supposed to be about and think of it as fantasyalt history rendering of the Siege of the Constantinople there are so many inaccuracies as regards both historical events and their motivation just as a simple example


  4. Robin Webster Robin Webster says:

    Kindle Jack Hight × Kindle Siege MOBI ✓ × 14th century.co siege epub, Siege eBookThe Siege is a fictional tale loosely based around real characters that were involved in events leading up to and the actual fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Empire in 1453 The first half of the book focuses on events leading up to the Siege This is told through the life of Longo a mercenary captain who ended up running the defence of the city and The Sultan Mehmed who besieged the city There are various other characters that help to explore the power struggles within the Sultan’s inner circle as well as within his harem Not forgetting the conflict between The Catholic and Orthodox Church which according to the book affected the outcome of the sie


  5. Beorn Beorn says:

    Kindle Jack Hight × Kindle Siege MOBI ✓ × 14th century.co siege epub, Siege eBookI randomly picked this up from the library on a whim and don't regret it one bitFrom what I gather this is Hight's first or one of his first books but it doesn't show There are subtle nuances of Bernard Cornwell in the set pieces George RR Martin in the character development and even Conn Iggulden in the slow burning way in which the story draws you in and keeps you going back for If this is a benchmark for Hight's future work then the future is bright Before I oversell it it's not a perfect read at all but it is a than solid and promising start for an author to beginIf he continues to build on work such as this I can predict great things for Mr Hight


  6. Gyan Kumar Gyan Kumar says:

    Kindle Jack Hight × Kindle Siege MOBI ✓ × 14th century.co siege epub, Siege eBookSiege is based on one of the most important battles in history the siege of Constantinople The battle in itself was historic and grand and needs little ornamentation to make it better but what the author has been succ


  7. Syed Ali Hussain Bukhari Syed Ali Hussain Bukhari says:

    Kindle Jack Hight × Kindle Siege MOBI ✓ × 14th century.co siege epub, Siege eBookAs we all know the story is a work of fiction but my review may offend some who don't agree with meI had expected much from this book that it will somehow explain the true nature of defence and attacks on either sideBut this story emphasises upon the character of Genoese Giovanni Guistiniani LongoMoreover it is a failed attempt to distort the characters of those Great Sultans Murad Mehmed by accusing them with sexually lusty behaviour and also deforming their great vision of conuering ConstantinopleI also conde


  8. Steve Steve says:

    Kindle Jack Hight × Kindle Siege MOBI ✓ × 14th century.co siege epub, Siege eBookWell written historical fiction The author weaves his characters into the history of the Fall of the City Long but in general holds your interest While a general knowledge of the historical period is helpful it is not necessary It seems I took forever to finish but that was travel and enjoying the summer than the uality of the writing


  9. Jacob Jacob says:

    Kindle Jack Hight × Kindle Siege MOBI ✓ × 14th century.co siege epub, Siege eBookJust something about this one was uite bland and unmemorable it took me a while to finish and I didn't really enjoy it Hard to put my finger on maybe I just wasn't in the right mood f


  10. Bookboy Bookboy says:

    Kindle Jack Hight × Kindle Siege MOBI ✓ × 14th century.co siege epub, Siege eBookSet during the last years of the Eastern Roman Empire Siege traces the build up to the Siege of Constantinople by the Turks as well as the titular siege itself Opening in the aftermath of the last crusade and following a group of historical and non historical characters the novel weaves together the stories of both sides in this epic monumental battle From the young Turkish Sultan who wants to prove himself to his father and his people to a princess of Constantinople determined to protect her city even at the expense of her own happiness and a mercenary captain whose desires for vengean


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