Christian Cameron: Tom Swan Book 5 Rhodes

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Christian Cameron was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1962. He grew up in Rockport, Massachusetts, Iowa City, Iowa, and Rochester, New York, where he attended McQuaid Jesuit High School and later graduated from the University of Rochester with a degree in history.After the longest undergraduate degree on record (1980-87), he joined the United States Navy, where he served as an intelligence officer and as a backseater in S-3 Vikings in the First Gulf War, in Somalia, and elsewhere. After a dozen years of service, he became a full time writer in 2000. He lives in Toronto, Canada with his wife Sarah and their daughter Beatrice.
Product Description
TS 5
A young Englishman, Tom Swan, has been ordered by his Cardinal to find a spy-a traitor. At the same time, a rich merchant has offered him a great deal of money to-well, to steal something. Something that belonged to Alexander the Great.Suddenly he’s not a thief or a merchant or a scholar-he’s a ‘donat’ or volunteer with the knights of St. John, the famous ‘Hospitallers,’ and he’s in the middle of a losing war to hold the Aegean against the Turks. He’d like to steal the ring, kiss the girl, and catch the spy, but there’s a war…

Review

Every time a new Tom Swan is released the sneaky little sucker becomes top of my reading list (even if i’m reading something else).
The character is just so right, so real, I cant help but feel i’m learning every time i read his tale. learning the history of the period, the politics, the people, the clothes , the weapons, the whole kit and caboodle.
I know a fair few re-en-actors and from what they say the fight scenes are very accurate, the archery is spot on, the sword fighting I know is going to be accurate, because the authors lives and breathes this stuff, fights in armour regularly.
This is fast becoming one of my all time fav series.

Tom Swan, has now been sent by his Cardinal to find a spy/ a traitor. Also a rich Genoa merchant has offered him a great deal of money to steal a ring that belonged to Alexander the Great, and failure to do this would not be in his interest.
Young Tom Must fight his instinct to steal for himself, or anyone else. he is learning morals and courage that exists deep within. He is expanding his knowledge of the classical world, and vicariously so is the reader.

VERY Highly recommended.

(Parm)

Buy rest of the series

Buy Book 5

Buy book 4

Buy book 3

Buy book 2

Buy Book 1

Pre-Order Book 6

Also on sites like amazon there seems to be a lot of backlash at present on Amazon regarding short stories. Comments like
. It’s too short
. I didn’t know it was a short story
. It stops just as it gets going
and many many more:
These things do not belong in feedback for a book on here: Amazon clearly label all short stories (EG see below for this book)
Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 286 KB
Print Length: 100 pages
Publisher: Orion (11 April 2013)

Note where it says 100 pages, dead give away for the length of the book. (that answers the first couple of issues raised above)
Re: it stops just as it gets going! Well look at it in the same way as an episode of a great TV series. It’s a self-contained story, and leave you wanting more at the end so you come back next week… or in this case next month.
For 99p its an utter bargain.

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