The Religion: Book summary and reviews of The Religion by Tim Willocks

The Religion

A Novel

by Tim Willocks

The Religion
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  • Published in USA  May 2007
    640 pages
    Genre: Historical Fiction

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May 1565. Suleiman the Magnificent, emperor of the Ottomans, has declared a jihad against the Knights of Saint John the Baptist. The largest armada of all time approaches the Knights’ Christian stronghold on the island of Malta. The Turks know the Knights as the “The Hounds of Hell.” The Knights call themselves “The Religion.”

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"Starred Review. Willocks has created a dazzling hero whose debut will leave readers eager for the next installment." - PW.

"Readers of unsubtle historical fiction will be hooked" - Booklist.

"A thrilling plot, polished dialog, and a satisfying denouement herald this remarkable work as one of the best historical novels of the year. Highly recommended." - Library Journal.

"Stone walls crumble, war machines rumble, bodies fill the ditches, and once in a while there's some terrific sex. A long, bloody, vastly entertaining story." - Kirkus.

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Novelist and filmmaker, Tim Willocks lives in Ireland. He is the author of the novels Bad City Blues, Green River Rising, and Blood-Stained Kings.

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