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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (983 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tim Willocks Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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May 1565. Suleiman the Magnificent, emperor of the Ottomans, has declared a jihad against the Knights of Saint John the Baptist. The largest armada of all time approaches the Knights' Christian stronghold on the island of Malta. The Turks know the Knights as the The Hounds of Hell. The Knights call themselves The Religion.

In Messina, Sicily, a French countess, Carla la Penautier, seeks a passage to Malta in a quest to find the son taken from her at his birth 12 years ago. The only man with the expertise and daring to help her is a Rabelaisian soldier of fortune, arms dealer, former janissary, and strapping Saxon adventurer by the name of Mattias Tannhauser. He agrees to accompany the lady to Malta, where, amidst the most spectacular siege in military history, they must try to find the boy - whose name they do not know and whose face they have never seen - and pluck him from the jaws of Holy War.

The Religion is Book One of The Tannhauser Triology, and from the first page of this epic account of the last great medieval conflict between East and West, it is clear we are in the hands of a master. Not since James Clavell has a novelist so powerfully and assuredly plunged readers headlong into another place and time. Anne Rice transformed the vampire novel. Stephen King reinvented horror. Now, in a spectacular tale of heroism, tragedy, and passion, Tim Willocks revivifies historical fiction. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Anothermattking | 2/17/2014

    " Blood, sex and more blood. Cripes. Great stuff! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Liam | 2/17/2014

    " A departure from the only other one of his books that I have read (Green River Rising - set in a modern day prison), this book is historical fiction whose backdrop is the 1565 siege of Malta. Quite possibly that century's Stalingrad. The main story is good with lively characters. Willocks has a style that is easy to read. Highly recommended, this book has inspired me to delve deeper into this siege. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by ina | 2/13/2014

    " gave up trying to read this book - absolutely uninteresting "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jim | 1/30/2014

    " Just terrific story about the Knights of St. John's defense of Malta. "

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