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Venice (Tom Swan and the Head of St George #2)

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  226 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
Venice: part two of a fast-paced serialised novel set in the turbulent Europe of the fifteenth century.

A young Englishman, Tom Swan, travels to Italy in the bodyguard of a Cardinal. He finds it a different world. Food is delicious, women are beautiful, men are quick to make friends and quick to draw knives. Swan likes it, and dives into the politics and the plotting, the a
Kindle Edition, 240 pages
Published September 20th 2012 by Orion (first published September 1st 2012)
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Sep 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Published today, bought it and read it on the spot; slightly longer then the first installment, but with less set-up, all action so even a faster read; Rome, Venice, the sea and Constantinople 6 months after the fall, nasty noblemen, Jewish teachers, daring (or foolish) acts, pirates, Turkish warlords and of course the inaccessible (and highly inadvisable to fall for) girl...

All in a superb adventure that ends on a cliffhanger for once so volume 3 is another asap


The land of France becomin
Robin Carter
Sep 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
For the sake of up front honesty i have to post that I'm a HUGE fan of Christian Cameron's books.

The reason for this is that he is the best writer in the historical fiction genre, probably the finest writer i have ever read.

There was a comment recently where it was said he writes for re-enactors, I disagree, i think he writes with the knowledge of a historian and the experience of a re-enactor.
This brings the story to life in a much more real fashion... don't take my word for it, ask all the his
S.J.A. Turney
Oct 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I was hit by the freshness and difference of the first Tom Swan installment after the general available array of somewhat serious, dark historical fiction. I had wondered whether a second installment might not live up to the first as it would lose something of that 'new' feeling. I was wrong.

After a brief mental dragging through my memory to do a quick 'Last week on Tom Swan..." I launched straight into it and started thoroughly enjoying it straight away. What the second part loses in novelty, i
Matt Heppe
Sep 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
An outstanding continuation of Tom Swan's adventures. Longer, with more action, it was an exciting ride. It is a serialized novel and leaves you wanting more. I'm looking forward to the next installment.
Sep 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Tom Swan part 2.
In part 1 we saw the beginning of the adventures of Tom Swan and his journey through France, starting from a man alone with only his life and his wits left in the aftermath of the curshing defeat of the English forces in the 100 years war at Castillion, towards his entrance in the retinue of cardial Bessarion, a powerful prelate fo the curie whose riches have gone to ground in the fall of Constantinople.
In part 2 we see Tom and his pals from the retinue, Alessandro the noble s
Michael Puttre
Sep 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Italy finds Tom Swan recovering his swagger after the humiliations suffered in the wake of being on the losing side in the Battle of Castillon. In Rome, the former captive is finding his footing in the retinue of the French Cardinal who saw more then meets the eye in the Englishman.
Other reviewers have commented on author Christian Cameron’s ease with period details, so I’ll only add that they are astonishing. You read historical novels like O’Brien’s “Master and Commander” series and you accep
Robert Gallasch
Oct 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Another wonderful and entertaining tale of historical adventure by Christian Cameron. With each chapter in this engrossing saga, it just gets better and better. The characters come alive in this richly detailed and colorful first person view of late medieval Venice and Constantinople. Tom Swan, a young Englishman struggling to make his way in a dangerous world of swordsmen, archers, nobles, mercenaries, churchmen, spies and merchant princes, leads us on an adventure through unexpected places and ...more
May 09, 2016 rated it liked it
A quick read, but not super easy. Had some trouble following all the characters. But if you focus on Swan then still a great read. He moves from Rome to Venice to Constantinople, bringing his medieval tough guy approach. 3 stars here, but certainly enough substance to keep me going in the series.
Pedro Marroquín
May 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Estupenda continuación a esta serie de relatos cortos (y no tan cortos, que según dice Amazon han sido 240 páginas). Donde hay de todo, sexo, duelos, batallas navales, y por fin sabemos quién es el protagonista, porque sabe tanto, y a que se va a dedicar a buscar en estos relatos. Roma, Venecia, Constantinopla 6 meses después de su caída, piratas del Mar Egeo, mujeres imposibles....
Mrs Johnnie Tate
Mar 18, 2013 rated it liked it
And Mr. Cameron's mostly believable short stories feathering Tom Swan keep the action rolling. These are fun to read as well. Enjoyed this book and directly headed on to the next.
NOTE! Read in ONE day!
Oct 02, 2015 rated it liked it
Enjoyed Swan's travels in the second installment of Cameron's St George series. This one ends on a cliffhanger, though. I don't know why Amazon says this has 240 pages when it's a 75 page short story.
Dec 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: historic-fiction
Fast, fun and engaging. Loving it
Jun 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015-read
3,5 stars, leaning towards 4 stars.
Seamus O'Griffin
Jul 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Great read! Very entertaining. Have read all of the series so far and look forward to each new publication.
Philip Berghan-Whyman
The second part of a great little serial. Medieval adventures as they ought to be. Just starting the third part now.
Nov 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing

This eSerial just keeps getting better and better. Tom travels from Rome to Venice to Constantinople.
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Aka Miles Cameron. Also publishes as Gordon Kent with his father Kenneth M. Cameron.

Christian Cameron was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1962. He grew up in Rockport, Massachusetts, Iowa City, Iowa,Christian Cameron and Rochester, New York, where he attended McQuaid Jesuit High School and later graduated from the University of Rochester with a degree in history.

After the longest undergraduate
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Other Books in the Series

Tom Swan and the Head of St George (6 books)
  • Castillon (Tom Swan and the Head of St George, #1)
  • Constantinople (Tom Swan and the Head of St George, #3)
  • Rome (Tom Swan and the Head of St George, #4)
  • Rhodes (Tom Swan and the Head of St George, #5)
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