The Tournament

The Tournament

Large Print - 2015
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"The year is 1546, and Suleiman the Magnificent, the 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.' Thousands converge on Constantinople, including the English court's champion and his guide, the esteemed scholar Roger Ascham. Seeing a chance to enlighten the mind of a student, Ascham brings along Elizabeth Tudor, a brilliant young woman not yet consumed by royal duties in Henry VIII's court. Yet on the opening night of the tournament, a powerful guest of the Sultan is murdered. Soon, barbaric deaths, diplomatic corruption, and unimaginable depravity--sexual and otherwise--unfold before Elizabeth's and Ascham's eyes. The pair soon realizes that the real chess game is being played within the court itself...and its most treacherous element is that a stranger in a strange land is only as safe as her host is gracious." --Amazon.com
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781410484178
1410484173
Characteristics: 507 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
large print
Call Number: LT REILLY, M

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SEBoiko
Sep 17, 2015

If aggression meets empty space it tends to defeat itself.

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SEBoiko
Sep 17, 2015

An angry mind does not do anything well.

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SEBoiko
Sep 17, 2015

There is no better lesson than seeing something with your own eyes.

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SEBoiko
Sep 17, 2015

They are priests, not angels.

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SEBoiko
Sep 17, 2015

What people do in the name of religion is not necessarily religious.

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SEBoiko
Sep 17, 2015

Chess is the sport of sports.

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Ojeanclark
Jun 29, 2018

Silly content. Minus the sexual content it would it would be a great read for teens.

kgillham Jul 05, 2017

One of his best yet!

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cmlibrary_tjansen
Dec 17, 2015

I really enjoyed this! It was a combo of real people who MIGHT have connected, and fictional people. I thought the plot idea was unique and the twists and turns fascinating!

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willdawg_0
Dec 04, 2015

Not typical Reilly. While it had a good story line, there was way too much graphic sexual content for my taste. Personally, I would have enjoyed it more if it had been a bit more discreet.

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creeker868
Aug 09, 2015

Not the expected from Matthew Reilly. Story is set in 1546 and involves Elizabeth ! is 13. Premise she travels to to Ottoman Empire with her teacher and gets involved in solving a mystery. While unexpected this is still a fun read.

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