The Tournament Hardcover – 30 Jan 2014
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From global superstar Matthew Reilly comes a gripping historical thriller; a tale of murder, passion and intrigue set in the majestic city of Constantinople.
About the Author
Matthew Reilly is an internationally bestselling author. His novels include Contest, Temple, Ice Station, Area 7, Scarecrow, Hover Car Racer, Seven Ancient Wonders, The Six Sacred Stones, The Five Greatest Warriors, Scarecrow and the Army of Thieves and the Sunday Times bestseller The Tournament.
Matthew's books are published in over twenty languages and have sold nearly seven-and-a-half million copies worldwide. In addition, Walt Disney Pictures have optioned the movie rights to his children's book, Hover Car Racer, and the Jack West Jr series was recently optioned by Fox.
Matthew lives in Los Angeles, California. To find out more visit www.matthewreilly.com or follow him on Twitter @matthew_reilly
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The unlikely cast of characters attending the Sultan's international chess tournament includes Michaelangelo and Ivan (the soon-to-be-Terrible) along with corrupt cardinals from Rome and the famous Sultana, Roxelana. All these and more are mired in conspiracies, vice and revenge, in an atmosphere of religious hatred, zero morality of any kind, misogyny, cod psychology of the most superficial type, and match fixing on a deadly scale.
My feeling, halfway through, was "Yeah Right". Bess herself is written as a mere cypher who is loaded (in true tick box fashion) with life lessons which will inform her future career as England's famous Virgin Queen. The introduction of her companion, the lovely airhead Elsie, is a transparent and unbelievable plot device and Ascham's character is so cartoonish as to be laughable. I cannot honestly recommend this book to anyone.
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For many years Matthew Reilly has been my favourite action story writer. I’ve happily jumped on board both the Scarecrow and Jack West Jnr trains, and...Read more
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