Angels in Iron

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Arx Publishing, LLC, 2009 - Fiction - 304 pages
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. Nicholas Prata relates the actual events of the Great Siege in riveting and graphic prose which brings the extreme heroism of the knights and the horror of combat sharply into focus.

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Page 7 - Those sons of dogs whom I have already conquered and who were spared only by my clemency at Rhodes forty-three years ago — I say now that, for their continual raids and insults, they shall be finally crushed and destroyed!

About the author (2009)

Nicholas C. Prata is an up-and-coming author who resides in Bear, Delaware. He is also the author of Dream of Fire, a fantasy epic detailing the perdition and eventual salvation of a blood-thirsty warlord.

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