BOOKS

Silk Road

Colin Falconer

RRP: £7.99

1 May 2012

Published by Corvus

ISBN: 9780857891105

RRP: £7.99

1 October 2011

Published by Corvus

ISBN: 9780857891198

1260AD

Josseran Sarrazini is a Templar Knight, trained for war. But as the Christian garrisons in the Holy Land begin to fall to the Saracen, he must embark upon a mission of peace: to the golden palaces at Xanadu, to seek an alliance with Kubilai Khan, ruler of the greatest empire in history and commander of the invincible Mongol horde.

Josseran’s task is formidable. To ride the treacherous Silk Road to the edge of the known world. To cheat hunger, thirst, and death. And to forge a crucial allegiance with a people who do not honour his cause, or his God.

Blazing with adventure, epic in scope, and utterly compulsive, Silk Road weaves a spellbinding story of war, honour and desire onto the vast tapestry of the medieval East.

REVIEWS

Atmospheric, artfully told, pertinently researched and the characters are wonderfully human
Daily Telegraph