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The Lion of Mistra

'One hell of a fine book' Conn Iggulden. Rome never fell. It became Byzantium . . . As Ottoman forces invade, one man must defend his country and face his own personal destiny.A rich tale of clashing empires and trade wars, lost treasure and tempestuous love in an age when the fate of the world hung on the survival of Byzantium. It was an era that made the modern world and a place that was then, as now, the hinge between east and west. Luke Magoris, descendant of princes of England, is a man with a rare talent for war and for trade. To him falls the overwhelming task of defending his country and his beloved Mistra against the rampant Ottoman forces.
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About the Author

James Heneage is the founder of the Ottakars chain of bookshops and the co-founder of the Chalke Valley History Festival. He has been fascinated by history, in particular Byzantine history, since a child. He now lives part of the year in the Peloponnese, where he has written much of his three novels to date. Otherwise he lives near Salisbury with his wife and family.


An electrifying historical novel * Good Book Guide * A compelling narrative of intrigue, love and war * Bookseller * A stirring tale of the struggle for Byzantium, Heneage brings to life both the tragedy and theheroism * Tom Holland * Fascinating historical mysteries and vivid colourful characters. One hell of a fine book * Conn Iggulden, bestselling author of Wars of the Roses *

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