Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )
New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2007.). First edition - Massive historical epic begins in 1565 when "Suleiman the Magnificant, Emperor of the Ottomans has declared a jihad against the Knights of Saint John the Baptist. The largest armada the world has ever seen approaches the Knights' Christian stronghold on the island of Malta. The Turks know the Knights as the 'Hounds of Hell.' The Knights call themselves 'The Religion.' " 627 pp plus a glossary.
Condition: Very near fine in glossy illlustrated wrappers.