The Tournament will be Matthew Reilly’s first novel in two years – expectations are high after the enormous success of his previous books.
The year is 1546.
Europe lives in fear of the powerful Islamic empire to the East. Under its charismatic Sultan, Suleiman the Magnificent, it is an empire on the rise. It has defeated Christian fleets. It has conquered Christian cities.
Then the Sultan sends out an invitation to every king in Europe: send forth your champion to compete in a tournament unlike any other.
We follow the English delegation, selected by King Henry VIII himself, to the glittering city of Constantinople, where the most amazing tournament ever staged will take place.
But when the stakes are this high, not everyone plays fair, and for our team of plucky English heroes, winning may not be the primary goal. As a series of barbaric murders take place, a more immediate goal might simply be staying alive...
About the Author
Matthew Reilly is the international bestselling author of eight novels: The 6 Sacred Stones, 7 Deadly Wonders, Ice Station, Temple, Contest, Area 7, Scarecrow, and the children's book Hover Car Racer, and one novella, Hell Island. His books are published in more than eighteen languages in twenty countries, and he has sold more than 3.5 million copies worldwide.
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Comments about The Tournament:
It is an interesting fantasy built around a young Elizabeth Tudor, before she is queen. It isn't quite the page turner we've come to expect from Reilly but it is an interesting tale with good characters. Warning to impressionable younger readers...lots of fairly explicit and sometimes disturbing sex scenes.
Format: Audio CD
Published: 1st November 2013
Country of Publication: AU
Weight (kg): 0.5