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Publisher's Summary

Forced to flee Rome, merchant Nicander meets an unlikely ally in the form of Marius, a fierce Roman legionary. Escaping to a new life in Constantinople, the two land upon its shores lonely and penniless.
Needing to make money fast, they plot a wicked plan to steal precious silk seeds from the faraway land of Seres. Nicander and Marius must embark upon a terrifyingly treacherous journey across unknown lands never before completed.
©2014 Julian Stockwin (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd
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Critic Reviews

"Stockwin's page-turning prose, vividly drawn characters and ability to draw the reader right into these ancient times create a grand and compelling historical epic." ( Quarterdeck Magazine)
"A gripping story...showing the familiar style of the author and demonstrating careful research that produces an entirely believable historical novel." ( Fire Project Online)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Q on 07-31-15

Strong tale

Enchanting and captivating overall a well told tale in an uncomplicated style I look forward to the next instalment ,,,,,,,

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5 out of 5 stars
By Barbara on 11-09-16

Exciting and well paced.

The silk tree was a book I was very unsure of when I bought it but being written by Julian Stockwin and narrated by Peter Noble it had to be worth a try.

This book is a great well researched adventure story. I never wanted to switch it off. It is well narrated as I expected and a book I would listen to again and again.

The story and main characters moves across the globe to the far flung corners of China where they meet with a group of very unlikely people. They all come from such different backgrounds and have differing strengths that the two characters are able to dig themselves out of many exciting and seemingly impossible situations.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Philip Young on 06-13-16

A ripping yarn

Doesn't ever get overly exhilarating or complicated. Easy listening and enjoyable though not up to the standard of Stockwyns Kydd series.

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