The Priest’s Tale


19th August 2013


Medieval Historical Adventure

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Simon Turney

The blistering second novel in the Ottoman Cycle by bestseller S.J.A. Turney sees blood and adventure on the Mediterranean battlefield…

Crete, 1492: After a sojourn on a Venetian-controlled island, Skiouros has learned everything he needs to know for his true quest: destroying the person responsible for his brother’s death.

Meanwhile, across the Mediterranean, a small fleet of Turkish galleys is engaged in a desperate last attempt to save Islamic influence on the Iberian Peninsula. While the great naval commander Kemal Reis battles to survive, his subordinate yearns to murder every hint of Christian life.

When Skiouros’ ship crosses paths with the violent would-be pirate, things turn sour. Tested to the limits of his endurance, with his life at stake and Hassan ‘the Butcher’ prowling the seas, Skiouros must confront unpleasant truths about the past…