Jack Hight

Author of Historical Fiction

SIEGE opens in 1448.  On the plains of Kossova, the Ottoman army crushes the last of the great Christian crusades, and now the imperial city of Constantinople is all that stands between the Turks and the rest of Europe.  The young sultan Mehmed burns to prove his greatness by conquering the city.  The Genoese warrior Longo, who seeking vengeance against the Turk who murdered his parents, stands in his way.  But the fate of Constantinople will not be decided by arms alone.   Treachery is brewing within the Sultan’s harem, where Mehmed’s beautiful but neglected wife Sitt Hatun has joined the grand vizier Halil in a plot to kill the Sultan.  And within Orthodox Constantinople, there are those who would betray their city to the Turks before they accept Catholic aid.  While Longo leads the vastly outnumbered Christians against Mehmed’s enormous army at the most spectacular siege in history, it is up to the headstrong Byzantine princess Sofia to save Constantinople from the forces that threaten to destroy it from within…

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And here’s more info to take you beyond the book:
1)  Exploring Genoa
2)  The history behind the Union
3)  Maps

Constantinople at the time of the siege

 

Siege

"The greatest battle the world has ever known is about to begin!"

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