Publisher's Summary

The year is 1546.
Europe lives in fear of the powerful Islamic empire to the East. Under its charismatic Sultan, Suleiman the Magnificent, it is an empire on the rise. It has defeated Christian fleets. It has conquered Christian cities.
Then the Sultan sends out an invitation to every king in Europe: send forth your champion to compete in a tournament unlike any other.
We follow the English delegation, selected by King Henry VIII himself, to the glittering city of Constantinople, where the most amazing tournament ever staged will take place.
But when the stakes are this high, not everyone plays fair, and for our team of plucky English heroes, winning may not be the primary goal. As a series of barbaric murders take place, a more immediate goal might simply be staying alive …
©2013 Karanadon Entertainment Pty Ltd. The moral right of the author has been asserted. (P)2013 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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2 out of 5 stars
By K Fletcher on 16-09-2017

Not sure why I kept reading.

There was way too much torrid sex going on. I liked the narrator. The storyline was predictable. There were some dramatic moments. I did enjoy imagining the unique places described in the book.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 07-05-2018

Amazing Author

A different change of pace for a Matthew Reilly book, but still full of the usual intrigue and suspense. Great book for anyone who likes to be on the edge of their seat and who enjoy historical novels.

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5 out of 5 stars
By James on 20-07-2014

Brilliant historical fiction

Who was your favorite character and why?

Elizabeth is my favourite character as she is brave and willing to learn about the realities of life in all its horror, and is not naive as Elsie was.

What about Lucy Gaskell’s performance did you like?

Lucy Gaskell did a wonderful job and I love her British accent.

Who was the most memorable character of The Tournament and why?

The most memorable character is Elsie, Bessie' s friend. Her naivete, the way she discusses her sexual relations with Bessie and the trouble she eventually finds herself in are all memorable moments in The Tournament.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Luke on 06-03-2015

Another great book from Matthew Reilly

A different story compared to passed books. But I can say that it is slow to start but a great finish.

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