“Humphreys' skill with historical fiction is apparent on every page.”
Some historical events get all the attention: Prohibition, the Tudors, and World War 2 seem to get the book, movie or TV show treatment every month. But sometimes it’s refreshing to learn about an often overlooked event through the lens of an engrossing historical novel. In A Place Called Armageddon, Humphreys brings to life the hard-fought Muslim campaign to overtake Constantinople in 1453.
Like all great historical fiction, Armageddon puts a human face on a larger-than-life conflict, as Gregoras, a man wrongfully banished from Constantinople, returns to defend it from the intruders. But it’s more than just the 100,000-strong enemy forces that are making for an unpleasant return; Gregoras’ brother has stolen his beloved Sofia, and taken his son for his own. While the fearless warrior fights to protect his city, he wages a personal war to regain his honor and take back that which is rightfully his.
Free Fridays Recommends
Each week, we ask our featured author to recommend a book or author that you may want to check out. Since authors are such passionate readers themselves, we thought you might like to find out what they love to read, too! Here’s what C.C. recommends:
Reporting the Revolutionary War by Todd Andrlik
This is the kind of book that makes my job so much easier - and entertains as it informs. It's the people who make history - and here they are, heroes and villains and everyone in between. A great read.
Tell Me: What's your favorite historical event to read about?
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