Master of Shadows is the first historical adventure by author and
TV presenter Neil Oliver. Set in thefifteenth century, from
the lawless borderlands of Scotland to the crumbling majesty of
Constantinople, this is a must for fans of Diana Gabaldon and epic
Three fates intertwine behind the walls of Constantinople as an army
gathers before the city; Scotsman John Grant searches for
a girl he made a death-bed promise to find; runaway Lena
seeks salvation in the ancient city, and Prince Constantine lives
out the consequences of saving the life of a broken-hearted girl...
As the Siege of Constantinople reaches its climax, these three must make
a choice between head and heart, duty and destiny in an adventure that
will echo through the ages.
About the Author
is a Scottish archaeologist, historian, broadcaster and writer who has
become widely known as the presenter of BBC's flagship series A History of
Before that, his distinctive style was much in evidence as the
charismatic presenter of the award-winning multi-part documentary series
Coast and the author of the tie-in book.
His archaeological training at Glasgow University was put to good use in
BBC's series Two Men in a Trench where he visited historic British
battlefields and attempted to recreate the events of each battle. He
co-wrote the two accompanying books. He has also presented the BBC series
A History of Ancient Britain, Vikings, The Last Explorers and Sacred
Wonders of Britain, as well as Coast Australia.
He lives in Stirling with his wife and three children. You can follow him
on twitter @NEIL_OLIVER_
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