The year is A.D. 1565 and the tiny island fortress of Malta, defended by an anachronistic crusading order called the Knights of St. John Hospitallers, is all that stands between the war machine of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent and the very heart of Christendom.
Pitifully outmatched and against impossible odds, the indomitable Grand Master Jean Parisot de La Valette nevertheless inspires his knights to “strike a blow for Christ” and sacrifice their lives to halt the invading Turks at the gates of Europe. What follows is a desperate struggle between East and West. Cross and Koran, faith and despair. Nichloas Prate relates the actual events of the Great Siege in riveting and graphic prose which brings the extreme heroism of the knights and the unimaginable horror of combat sharply into focus.
About the author: Nicholas C. Prata resides in Bear, Delaware and is also the author of the fantasy epic “Dream of Fire.”
Softcover, 293 pages.