Eight Pointed Cross

Eight Pointed Cross The violent clash between the Ottoman Empire and the Knights of St John on the island fortress of Malta serves as the backdrop to Eight Pointed Cross Young siblings Domenicus and Katrina Montesa live

  • Title: Eight Pointed Cross
  • Author: Marthese Fenech
  • ISBN: 9789995733
  • Page: 268
  • Format: Paperback
  • The violent clash between the Ottoman Empire and the Knights of St John on the island fortress of Malta serves as the backdrop to Eight Pointed Cross Young siblings Domenicus and Katrina Montesa live under constant threat of raids by the Ottoman Turks, the staunchest enemies of the Christian knights All the while, hundreds of leagues away in Istanbul, Demir s dream of beThe violent clash between the Ottoman Empire and the Knights of St John on the island fortress of Malta serves as the backdrop to Eight Pointed Cross Young siblings Domenicus and Katrina Montesa live under constant threat of raids by the Ottoman Turks, the staunchest enemies of the Christian knights All the while, hundreds of leagues away in Istanbul, Demir s dream of becoming an imperial horseman in the Sultan s cavalry is his only salvation against relentless torment by his cruel brother.The Turkish invasion of Malta and the island s bloody defence will forever change the lives of the three protagonists, whose fates are intertwined not only with each other, but with nobles and peasants, knights and corsairs, tyrants and galley slaves, on both sides of the conflict as the novel sweeps across the Mediterranean world of the sixteenth century from Malta, a barren Christian outpost, to Istanbul, the glittering seat of Islam, from filthy prison cells to lush palace gardens.Against soaring cliffs and open sea lanes, the men and women of Eight Pointed Cross face corruption and oppression, broken vows and betrayal, as two great empires collide Surviving this battle soaked world of swords and scimitars will test the limits of every character s courage, loyalty, and love

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    1. When the novel “Eight Pointed Cross” first arrived in my mailbox I was itching to get into the meaty tome but I was half way through another opus by Ken Follett “World Without End” so it took several weeks to get started.Once started though it was a pleasure to read all the way through. Even though we are separated from the story by 500 years, Marthese manages to create characters that are not only unique and complex but very relatable and real. My favorite being Robert whose wit and bra [...]

    2. By far one of the best books I have ever read! I loved the characters, and how the story is based on true events. It made me appreciate my country (Malta) so much more! I simply cannot wait for the second book to come out!

    3. I don’t rate a lot of books as five stars, but this one was well deserved.I love a thick novel that I can escape into for weeks at a time, and if I can learn a bit of history at the same time, all the better. (In this case it was 16th century Malta and Turkey when the Christian knights of the Order of St. John fought the Muslim Turks of the Ottoman Empire and was researched well.) As with all my favorite books, I never felt like I was reading a history text. Instead, I was engrossed in the sto [...]

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