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The Sword of Islam

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European waters are rife with mighty naval battles - not least the renowned Battle of Amalfi of 1527. Yet for Andrea Doria, the Admiral of the King of France, he soon learns that the battles he confronts are not confined to sea alone. The House of Dorian is plagued with conflict, both within and without, and Andrea finds that he has very real enemies in his midst.
Paperback, 244 pages
Published November 12th 2006 by Hesperides Press (first published 1939)
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Apr 03, 2013 Pandora rated it really liked it
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A collection of short stories that showed off Sabatini's range of style. There is the tragic, the scary, the hard edged, and of course the light romantic. In this collection some of the stoires are set in the twentieth century. This is a nice range of stories and sure to be a hit with any Sabatini fan.

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"...loved Christians as the fox loves geese."

"To thourghly avoid evil it is nescessary to be on intimate terms with it,..."

"...the second was the Demon of Perversity, one of the younger
Nov 13, 2015 Faran rated it really liked it
The mercenary's profession is one of the oldest in the World and certainly the most deplorable. Sabatini's protagonist is a mercenary and once again it is difficult to sympathize with him, something that I feel the reader should be able to do in a tale of adventure.

It is true that Prospero Adorno does consider the welfare of his native Genoa but this does not explain his initial position in the pontifical navy, or his liberality in taking sides in a war due solely to his quarrel with one family
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اول جزء ممل
وبعدين بتاخد شكل زي افلام قراصنة الكريبي
رواية تاريخية مسلية
الله اعلم الاحداث دي حصلت بجد ؟
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One of Sabatini's better attempts at historical fiction. A fun story well told. I liked it (almost) as much as Captain Blood.
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Rafael Sabatini (1875 - 1950) was an Italian/British writer of novels of romance and adventure. At a young age, Rafael was exposed to many languages. By the time he was seventeen, he was the master of five languages. He quickly added a sixth language - English - to his linguistic collection. After a brief stint in the business world, Sabatini went to work as a writer. He wrote short stories in the ...more
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