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Empire of Salt : The Sword Saint : Empire of Salt Book 3 - C.F. Iggulden

Empire of Salt : The Sword Saint

Empire of Salt Book 3

Paperback Published: 20th August 2019
ISBN: 9780718186821
Number Of Pages: 384

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The third instalment in a brand-new dark fantasy series from the country's most daring historical novelist.

As Gabriel raised his head, he saw a light appear high up on the hill, a grain of gold in the distance, as if a bonfire burned on the peak. In awe, he stood still and shaded his eyes.

'What is that?' he said, turning to the one next to him.

They had fought side by side for years but Gabriel did not know his name. He realised he had not spoken a word to any of them before that day, as if his mouth had been sewn shut without him knowing. The stranger had a cruel face, his teeth sharpened to points. Gabriel had heard of such things in warriors. Fear was as much a weapon as a sword.

'I have not seen it before,' the man said.

His voice too seemed unused, almost a croak. It was the voice of a dead man.

ISBN: 9780718186821
ISBN-10: 0718186826
Series: Empire of Salt : Book 3
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 20th August 2019
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 15.3  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 1

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Conn Iggulden

About the Author

I was born in the normal way in 1971, and vaguely remember half-pennies and sixpences. I have written for as long as I can remember: poetry, short stories and novels. Itâ??s what I always wanted to do and read English at London University with writing in mind. I taught English for seven years and was Head of English at St. Gregoryâ??s RC High school in London by the end of that period. I have enormous respect for those who still labour at the chalk-face. In truth, I canâ??t find it in me to miss the grind of paperwork and initiatives. I do miss the camaraderie of the smokersâ?? room, as well as the lessons where their faces lit up as they understood what I was wittering on about.

My mother is Irish and from an early age she told me history as an exciting series of stories - with dates. My great-grandfather was a Seannachie , so I suppose story-telling is in the genes somewhere. My father flew in Bomber Command in WWII, then taught maths and science. Perhaps crucially, he also loved poetry and cracking good tales. Though it seems a dated idea now, I began teaching when boys were told only girls were good at English, despite the great names that must spring to mind after that statement. My father loved working with wood and equations, but he also recited â??Vitai Lampadaâ?? with a gleam in his eye and that matters, frankly.

Iâ??ve always loved historical fiction as a genre and cut my teeth on Hornblower and Tai-Pan, Flashman, Sharpe and Jack Aubrey. I still remember the sheer joy of reading my first Patrick Oâ??Brian book and discovering there were nineteen more in the series. I love just about anything by David Gemmell, or Peter F. Hamilton or Wilbur Smith. I suppose the one thing that links all those is the love of a good tale.

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