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The Sword of Damascus by Richard Blake (2011 1st Ed Hardback)


£25.00

Very good condition used Hardback
with intact Dust Jacket.

2011 First Edition published by
Hodder & Stoughton, London.
Publication number: 1
Author: Richard Blake.
ISBN: 9781444709667.
Approx dims: 240mm h x 165mm w x 36mm d.

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The Sword of Damascus (Death of Rome Saga Book Four) (Aelric)

Condition and Description:

Very good condition used Hardback with intact Dust Jacket.

2011 First Edition published by Hodder & Stoughton, London.
Publication number: 1
Author: Richard Blake.
ISBN: 9781444709667.
Approx dims: 240mm h x 165mm w x 36mm d.

Intact clean glossy condition dust jacket with slight creasing to edges, plus slight rubbing and signs of handling. DJ intact spine with creasing to top. Dust Jacket over very good condition green cloth boards with gilt title lettering to spine. 424 clean/ slightly tanned pages of English text, no inscriptions. Page ends slightly sunned. Image shown is actual book for sale.

Synopsis of The Sword of Damascus by Richard Blake:

”The fourth book of the DEATH OF ROME SAGA is set in 687 AD.

Expansive and triumphant, the Caliphate has stripped Egypt and Syria from the Byzantine Empire. Farther and farther back, the formerly hegemonic Empire has been pushed – once to the very walls of its capital, Constantinople.

But what is all this to old Aelric, now in his nineties, and a refugee from the Empire he’s spent his life holding together? No longer the Lord Senator Alaric, Brother Aelric is writing his memoirs in the remote wastes of northern England, and waiting patiently for death. Then a band of northern barbarians turn up outside the monastery – and then another.

Before he can draw another breath, Aelric is a prisoner of unknown forces, and headed straight back into the snake pit of Mediterranean hatreds. What awaits him at the end of his long and dangerous journey is a confrontation that decides the fate of all mankind.

Murderous intrigue brings Aelric – Blake’s engaging, murderous antihero – to Damascus as the triumphant Muslim caliphate sweeps up from Arabia to threaten Constantinople itself. Aelric knows the secrets behind Greek Fire – the flame-throwers that have kept what is left of the once-mighty Roman empire safe until now. And he has very little choice about sharing them with the new rulers. Or so they think . . . for Aelric has not lost any of the cunning and courage that so far, have kept him alive.

The author Richard Blake is a historian, broadcaster and university lecturer.”