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Book Title: The Sword and the Scimitar|
The author of the book: David Ball
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The size of the: 34.72 MB
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Date of issue: 2004
Read full description of the books The Sword and the Scimitar:AN EPIC ADVENTURE SET IN SIXTEENTH-CENTURY EUROPE AND NORTH AFRICA.
Nico and Maria, Maltese brother and sister, are separated when young Nico is abducted by Moorish slavers. Extraordinary events lead him to the court of Suleiman the Magnificent, Sultan of the Ottomans. Maria, stranded in Malta, joins a group of Jews - forced by their Christian rulers to renounce their faith - who continue their rituals clandestinely.
French aristocrat Christien de Vries yearns to prove himself as a surgeon in the Order of St. John, to which he was pledged as an infant but joined only as a result of a life-altering oath.
In 1565, as the battle of the Siege of Malta approaches, nothing will ever be the same again for Maria, Nico and Christien. A sweeping historical epic set against the backdrop of the desperate conflict between Christian Europe and the Islamic Ottoman Empire, The Sword and the Scimitar vividly portrays an irresistible and fast-moving world of adventure, war, treachery and love.
Read information about the authorDavid Ball has been to 60 countries on six continents. He has lived and worked in various parts of Africa. In the course of researching his novel Empires of Sand, he crossed the Sahara desert four times, and got lost there only once. Research trips for other novels have taken him to China, Istanbul, Algeria, and Malta - a little island where so far he hasn't gotten lost at all.
A former pilot, sarcophagus maker, and businessman, David has driven a taxi in New York City and built a road in West Africa. He installed telecommunications equipment in Cameroun and explored the Andes in a Volkswagen bus. He has renovated old Victorian houses in Denver and pumped gasoline in the Grand Tetons.
He has a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University and enjoys skiing, fishing, running (some have described it as more like hobbling), baseball, and opera.
His novels include Empires of Sand, China Run, and Ironfire. A short story, The Scroll, appears in the anthology Warriors, another, Provenance in the anthology Rogues.
David lives with his wife, Melinda, and their children, Ben and Li, in a house they built in the Rocky Mountains.
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