Byzantium by Steve Lawhead

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Aidan, a scribe in a remote Irish monastery, accompanies a band of monks on a trip to the magical city of Byzantium, where he becomes an ambassador to kings and an intimate of Byzantium's Golden Court.

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Stephen R. Lawhead is an internationally acclaimed author of mythic history and imaginative fiction. He is the author of such epics as The King Raven, Song of Albion, and Dragon King Trilogies. Lawhead makes his home in Oxford, England, with his wife.
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 872 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Business & Economics, War. Fiction

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After a dispute with a city official, Harald and Aidan come before the Holy Roman Emperor, Basil, who not only agrees to the justice of their claim, but hires the Danes to protect a diplomatic mission to Trebizond, where Basil hopes to conclude a treaty with the Arabs.

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I noticed he goes in to the creation/evolution debate at the end of his newest series “Bright Empires” (books 3&4 start to touch on it, I’ll be curious to see what he adds into book 5, which is due sometime this year) he makes an interesting point about Galelio’s and the pope’s personalities and ...

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The easy answer is to quote scripture, it’s much harder to believe those scriptures when you watch a beloved friend chopped in half.

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