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The Religion - A Novel

Tim Willocks

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." In Messina, Sicily, a French countess, Carla la Penautier, seeks a passage to Malta in a quest to find the son taken from her at his birth twelve years ago. The only man with the expertise and daring to help her is a Rabelaisian soldier of fortune, arms dealer, former janissary, and strapping Saxon adventurer by the name of Mattias Tannhauser. He agrees to accompany the lady to Malta, where, amidst the most spectacular siege in military history, they must try to find the boy- whose name they do not know and whose face they have never seen-and pluck him from the jaws of Holy War. The Religion is Book One of The Tannhauser Triology, and from the first page of this epic account of the last great medieval conflict between East and West, it is clear we are in the hands of a master. Not since James Clavell has a novelist so powerfully and assuredly plunged readers headlong into another place and time. Anne Rice transformed the vampire novel. Stephen King reinvented horror. Now, in a spectacular tale of heroism, tragedy, and passion, Tim Willocks revivifies historical fiction.

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." In Messina, Sicily, a French countess, Carla la Penautier, seeks a passage to Malta in a quest to find the son taken from her at his birth twelve years ago. The only man with the expertise and daring to help her is a Rabelaisian soldier of fortune, arms dealer, former janissary, and strapping Saxon adventurer by the name of Mattias Tannhauser. He agrees to accompany the lady to Malta, where, amidst the most spectacular siege in military history, they must try to find the boy- whose name they do not know and whose face they have never seen-and pluck him from the jaws of Holy War. The Religion is Book One of The Tannhauser Triology, and from the first page of this epic account of the last great medieval conflict between East and West, it is clear we are in the hands of a master. Not since James Clavell has a novelist so powerfully and assuredly plunged readers headlong into another place and time. Anne Rice transformed the vampire novel. Stephen King reinvented horror. Now, in a spectacular tale of heroism, tragedy, and passion, Tim Willocks revivifies 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." In Messina, Sicily, a French countess, Carla la Penautier, seeks a passage to Malta in a quest to find the son taken from her at his birth twelve years ago. The only man with the expertise and daring to help her is a Rabelaisian soldier of fortune, arms dealer, former janissary, and strapping Saxon adventurer by the name of Mattias Tannhauser. He agrees to accompany the lady to Malta, where, amidst the most spectacular siege in military history, they must try to find the boy- whose name they do not know and whose face they have never seen-and pluck him from the jaws of Holy War. The Religion is Book One of The Tannhauser Triology, and from the first page of this epic account of the last great medieval conflict between East and West, it is clear we are in the hands of a master. Not since James Clavell has a novelist so powerfully and assuredly plunged readers headlong into another place and time. Anne Rice transformed the vampire novel. Stephen King reinvented horror. Now, in a spectacular tale of heroism, tragedy, and passion, Tim Willocks revivifies historical fiction.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Simon Vance

Length:

25h 24m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:34


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:53


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:56


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:59


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:14


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:33


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:57


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:31


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:19


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:51


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:47


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:53


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

00:11


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:54


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:08


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:00


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:58


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:52


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:42


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:57


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:42


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:23


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:51


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:53


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

00:11


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:23


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:49


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:26


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:59


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:54


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:00


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:03


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:22


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:02


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:35


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:30


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:13


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

00:11


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:15


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:41


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:40


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:52


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:56


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:56


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:57


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:50


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:14


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:29


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:07


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:47


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

00:11


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:58


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:10


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:47


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:57


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:00


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:53


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:39


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:55


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:26


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:26


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:45


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:12


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:44


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

00:11


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:11


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:27


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:15


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:00


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:51


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:02


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:54


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:09


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:57


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:10


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:41


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

00:11


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:34


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:26


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:00


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:17


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:23


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:14


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:15


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:40


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:45


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:59


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:50


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

00:11


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

06:37


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:32


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:35


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:27


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:05


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

06:41


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:20


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

07:17


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:19


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:27


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

06:31


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:58


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

00:11


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

03:05


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:54


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

06:00


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:59


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

04:59


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

05:20


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

04:49


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

05:00


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

05:57


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

05:16


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

06:24


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

06:43


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

06:56


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

02:10


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

00:11


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

05:52


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

07:06


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

06:30


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

05:49


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

05:56


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

05:42


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

06:41


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

07:18


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

05:52


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

04:59


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

05:09


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

04:42


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

03:44


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

00:11


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

07:35


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

05:19


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

06:45


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

06:40


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

06:49


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

06:53


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

06:07


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

06:59


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

06:04


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

05:16


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

05:05


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

03:05


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

00:11


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

06:44


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

07:30


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

05:38


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

04:56


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

06:43


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

06:43


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

06:38


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

06:45


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

06:55


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

07:01


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

06:55


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

00:11


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

06:55


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

05:20


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

06:51


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

07:32


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

06:55


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

06:57


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

05:12


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

05:18


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

05:27


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

07:13


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

07:28


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

00:11


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

06:44


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

06:39


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

06:36


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

06:39


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

06:35


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

05:13


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

06:31


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

06:44


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

06:44


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

06:36


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

05:59


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

00:11


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

04:57


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

07:05


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

06:54


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

05:09


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

05:02


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

05:41


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

04:24


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

04:39


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

07:02


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

07:00


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

06:22


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

06:13


Chapter 193
Chapter 193

00:11


Chapter 194
Chapter 194

07:20


Chapter 195
Chapter 195

07:08


Chapter 196
Chapter 196

07:05


Chapter 197
Chapter 197

05:48


Chapter 198
Chapter 198

06:39


Chapter 199
Chapter 199

06:43

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