The Powder of Death MegaContest!
In the run-up to the official launch of The Powder of Death on August 18 we’re running a MegaContest with a fabulous bundle of prizes – a signed hardback of The Powder of Death & a signed paperback of The Silk Tree, cover postcards and an information sheet; an unabridged CD set of the audiobook of The Powder of Death – and a smart Allison & Busby tote!
To enter, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the English univerity town associated with Roger Bacon. Please include your full postal address and ‘Bumper Contest’ in the subject line. One winner will be drawn on August 18 and notified by email.
Please include your full postal address and ‘Bumper Contest’ in the subject line. One winner will be drawn on August 18 and notified by email.
The Powder of Death
‘A thrillingly entertaining story‘ – FIRE review
‘Fast-paced prose, vivid characters, & matchless authenticity‘ – Quarterdeck
1261. Oxford, England. An envoy returns from the land of the Tartars to meet with an English scholar and share a deadly secret that touches on the future of Christianity itself. The two men vow that the knowledge of gunpowder must die with them as the consequences are otherwise too fatal to contemplate.
1290. Hurnwych Green, England. After his quiet life is shattered by tragedy, local blacksmith Jared begins a pilgrimage to the Promised Land. Aboard a ship to Venice, he meets Sir Nicholas Gayne who invites him to join the Knights Hospitallers as their blacksmith on a holy crusade for King Edward.
The adventure that follows sees Jared encounter men from distant Cathay who harbour the secret of huo yao, and so begins one man’s obsession with the powder of death and a king’s determination to change the very nature of warfare . . .
Whet your appetite with chapter one!
The Powder of Death will be released in the UK and Europe on August 18, in hardback, ebook and audiobook
It will be available in South Africa in September; Australia and New Zealand on October 1. It can also be purchased via Book Depository, which offers free postage worldwide. The Powder of Death is the second title in the GameChangers: Moments of History Series, following The Silk Tree.