The Dark Angel Author:Mika Waltari I, John Angelos, have been adventurer, merchant prince, soldier of the Cross. Today I am called a spy and the secret lover of the empire's most desirable woman. But nobody knows my true identity. And no one ever shall. — For it is the year 1453. And here in Constantinople a mighty Christian empire is dying brutally as the Moslem hordes storm ... more »its massive walls.
But the enemy is also within the gates, where the nobles intrigue against their emporer, and Christian fights against Christian. Only I dare look at the truth. For when the great city's final hour comes, I shall face the conqueror Mohammed with a weapon stronger than steel and more terrible than fire.« less