Simon Scarrow - Hearts of Stone (2nd Hand Hardback)
ISBN / GTIN-13 : 9780755380220
A dramatic and atmospheric novel of war, betrayal and friendship against the backdrop of a beautiful Greek island during World War 2.
In the early 1930's schoolboys Peter Dorner and Nicolaos Papandraki became friends while Peter's father worked on an archaeological dig on the Greek island of Lefkas.
Years later, at the height of the Second World War, they are fated to meet again. Now, though, Peter is an intelligence officer in the German army, brought in to help suppress the partisans, while Mahos is the leader of the local resistance movement. Peter's knowledge of the island and its people is now a deadly weapon against his old friend, and the many others who made his childhood visit so idyllic.
The decisions each man makes will be critical to the destiny of countless men, women and children, as they stand torn between loyalty to each other and loyalty to the country of their birth.
- Format : Thick 2nd Hand Hardback with Dust Jacket
- Condition : Very Good (Almost As New)
- Category : Fiction - War & Military Fiction
- Published : 2015 (Headline - 1st Edition, 1st Printing)
- ISBN : 9780755380220
- SKU : B002986
- PPC : SP700gm
- RRP : £18.99 (Unclipped)
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"Gripping . . . a moving narrative of friendships broken by war and betrayal" - Sunday Times.
"What an amazing roller-coaster of a ride . . . this book is fantastic. So startlingly good, so utterly readable." - Manda Scott.
'An action-packed narrative' - Daily Mail.
'Without shying away from the realities of the war in this rarely mentioned corner of the conflict, the story deftly weaves the past together with the effects it has on future generations. The story of the friendship at the heart of this novel stays with you after reading.' - ***** (5 stars), The People's Friend.
'A rip-roaring page-turner. Sturdy elegance and incisive wit', - Historical Novel Review.
'Scarrow neatly weaves together competing human passions for treasure, love, honour and freedom in a moving tribute to the Greek resistance during the Second World War.' - Clare Mulley.
'Simon Scarrow writes vividly of the drama and intensity of 20th century warfare.' - Choice.
'A deep and intense novel that examines the effects of World War II on Lefkas and the rest of Greece.' - Sydney Morning Herald.
'A compelling and exciting read. This is a real treat for fans of Scarrow, a fast-paced page turner. Recommended.' - Historical Novels Review.
"This stand alone novel by Simon Scarrow is a great novel about the Greek Resistance on the Island of Lefkas in Greece during WW II as well as its aftermath that's situated years later in England. The storytelling of this tale is absolutely wonderful and all the characters come really vividly to life, because of the feelings and emotions of the people involved, which are love as well as hate and forgiveness as well as unforgiveness, are incredibly well pictured within this historical story."
"This is a major departure from Mr Scarrow's tales of the adventures of Cato and Macro but a diversion which is well worth following. It is a tale of love, war, friendship, betrayal and barbarity . . . " - Google Reviews.
Simon Scarrow is a Sunday Times No. 1 bestselling author. His passion for writing began at an early age. After a childhood spent travelling the world, he pursued his great love of history as a teacher before becoming a full-time writer.
His many successful books include his Eagles of the Empire Series novels featuring Roman soldiers Macro and Cato.
Featured Author . . . Simon Scarrow
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