SUMMARY ï Siege of Heaven



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

  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 siege and capture and sack of Jerusalem I think the hero Demetrios Askiates is too feeble an investigator who has rings run around him by most of the other characters and the narrative is too contrived in places but overall I found the book a diverting enough read For this sort of historical hokum the novels of Pip

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    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 hi

  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

  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 time I picked it up

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    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

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    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 struggles which is all the Crusade turns out to be for these men Harper's research is impressive I learnt a great deal about the shenanigans of the last of the Holy Roman Em

  8. says:

    Ok I finally finished Siege of Heaven I can see that the subject could be challenging particularly as the documented historical detail relati

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    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 knights of the cross But does make up for it by adapting a straight in your face narrative overtone of the final seige of teh holy cityThe theme involved is military than political or suspense in the third part Lags a bit towards the end but picks up pace again towards teh gory climax An i

  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 went along I

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READ & DOWNLOAD à TOBERMOREDRIVEWAYS.CO.UK Ü Tom Harper

Of 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 Review.. 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 knights of the cross But does make up for it by adapting a straight in your face narrative overtone of the final seige of teh holy cityThe theme involved is military than political or suspense in the third part Lags a bit towards the end but picks up pace again towards teh gory climax An interesting read and one that adds variety to the diverse overtone of the trilogy

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Siege of Heaven

A powerful novel of intrigue sacrifice savagery and holy war the apocalyptic ending of the First Crusade trilogyAugust 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 Siege of PDFEPUB or 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 De. 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 was probably the weakest book in the series but it was only slightly less enjoyable than the last twoOne particularly interesting part of this book was the setting While the Levant has been portrayed in works of fiction many times and stories of Byzantium and the Crusades have been told even times Fatimid Egypt is a place not often explored in historical fiction When Demetrios was sent there on a diplomatic mission I got the chance to see a civilisation brought to life that I ve previously only read about in history textbooks And even though I knew all that was mentioned about the places and people involved this really fascinated meAnd just like in the last two books The Mosaic of Shadows and Knights of the Cross Tom Harper shows the guts to involve central characters of immense historical significance in his plots and intrigues Nothing can top the climactic plot twist at the end of the second book but here you can also find revelations that although they might not make sense historically were greatly enjoyable surprisesWhile these books are far from the shimmering peaks of historical fiction populated by giants like Bernard Cornwell and Umberto Eco I enjoyed them greatly Harper does a good job of visualising the crusades in an exciting story and while I m a student of Byzantium and the Crusades I have no problems with him taking liberties with historical accuracy and characterisation

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Metrios must 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. 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