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Orion Fiction HB January £16.99 352pp 978 1 4091 3422 0 eBook: £8.99 / 978 1 4091 3424 4


Brand new from the global bestseller, a fascinating and absorbing historical novel that contains all of the pace and excitement his fans love.


The No. 1 bestselling author of Scarecrow and the Army of Thieves. A gripping historical thriller full of murder, passion and intrigue set in the majestic city of Constantinople. England, 1546: a young Princess Elizabeth is surrounded by uncertainty. She is not currently in line for the throne, but she remains a threat to her older sister and brother. Roger Ascham, Elizabeth’s teacher, resolves to take Elizabeth with him when, on invitation from the Sultan, he travels to Constantinople for a world-famous chess tournament. But once there, the two find more danger than they left behind. As Ascham and Elizabeth delve deeper into the murky world of the court, they find dark secrets, horrible crimes and unheard of depravity. Matthew Reilly is the international bestselling author of eight novels. His books are published in more than eighteen languages and he has sold more than 3.5 million copies worldwide.



Location: Sydney, Australia Available for Interview @Matthew_Reilly

Orion Fiction • January 2014