By Christopher Harris
The fake Ambassador is a round trip via a global simply rising from the center a while, pressured via battle and discovery into new methods of residing and thinking.
Set in 1428, this swashbuckling romp recreates a brutal medieval international at the cusp of civilization. regardless of his scholarly dispositions, 15 year-old Thomas Deerham is shipped by means of his father to be a soldier with the English military. He deserts and falls in with a gang of ruthless mercenaries, endures hideous privations, is enslaved and escapes the autumn of Constantinople sooner than finishing up in Rome. His adventures are savage encounters, with a lot homicide, rape and pillaging alongside the way in which. on the slightest provocation, Thomas and neighbors whip out their swords to end up their manhood. And while Thomas unwittingly provides fratricide to his already heavy burden of mortal sins, it's little ask yourself he seeks salvation. This authentically gory tale calls for a robust belly and a sympathetic mind's eye.
''Beginning in 1428, this swashbuckling romp recreates a brutal medieval global at the cusp of civilisation. regardless of his scholarly inclination, 15-year-old Thomas Deerham is shipped through his father to be a soldier with the English military. Our hero's adventures take us from savage encounters in France to Rome through Constantinople, with a lot homicide, rape and pillaging alongside the way.' --Lisa Allardice within the self sufficient on Sunday
"Another wonderful ancient story from the writer of Theodore . This time he's taking us on a trip in the course of the bloody savagery and the no-less-bloody the Aristocracy of 15th century Europe in a welter of mishap, mayhem and debauchery. An soaking up learn that delights and disturbs in equivalent measure.' --Sebastian Beaumont in homosexual Times
About the Author
Christopher Harris was once born in London in 1951. After learning paintings he had an enormous array of other jobs earlier than returning to college to take a level in biology and train technological know-how. He now lives in Birmingham along with his spouse, a school lecturer, and writes full-time. Christopher Harris is the writer of the acclaimed Byzantine trilogy: Theodore (2000), fake Ambassador (2001), and Memoirs of a Byzantine Eunuch(2002).
Note: First released in print shape in 2002; booklet released 2012.
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