1081. And so the bloody battle for the crown of the Holy Roman Empire begins.Within the city of Constantinople itself, three venal factions will go to any lengths - will, it seems, kill any who might stand in their way - to seize the throne.
To the west, the voracious forces of the most feared Norman warlord are gathering. While in the east, the Turkish hordes are massing - theirs is a lust for slaughter.
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About the Author
James Wilde is a Man of Mercia. Raised in a world of books, he went on to study economic history at university before travelling the world in search of adventure. His novel Hereward was a Times bestseller and four further books chronicling the life and times of this near-forgotten hero followed. James indulges his love of history and the high life in the home his family have owned for several generations in the heart of a Mercian forest. Find out more at www.manofmercia.co.uk and find James on Twitter @manofmercia.