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The tournament, Matthew Reilly

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The tournament
Title
The tournament
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Reilly
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Language
eng
Summary
The year is 1546. Suleiman the Magnificent, the powerful and feared Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, issues an invitation to every king in Europe: you are invited to send your finest player to compete in a chess tournament to determine the champion of the known world. The English delegation - led by esteemed scholar Roger Ascham - journeys to the glittering city of Constantinople. Accompanying Ascham is his pupil, Bess, who is about to bear witness to events she never thought possible. For on the first night of the tournament, a powerful guest of the Sultan is murdered, and against the backdrop of the historic event, Ascham is tasked with finding the killer. Barbaric deaths, unimaginable depravity and diplomatic treachery unfold before Bess's eyes, indelibly shaping her character and determining how she will perform her future role...as Queen Elizabeth I. Even a pawn can become a queen
Summary
When the feared sultan of the mid-16th-century Ottoman Empire issues a chess tournament challenge to European royals, a young Elizabeth I accompanies England's champion, only to witness a brutal murder amid dangerous court machinations. By the #1 international best-selling author of <i>The Great Zoo of China</i>
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10433153
Cataloging source
BT
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1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Reilly, Matthew
Dewey number
813
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maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Elizabeth
  • Australian fiction
  • Chess
Target audience
adult
Label
The tournament, Matthew Reilly
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000051766449
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
vii, 410 pages
Isbn
9781742612393
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
maps
Label
The tournament, Matthew Reilly
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000051766449
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
vii, 410 pages
Isbn
9781742612393
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
maps

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