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  • Published: 16 April 2013
  • ISBN: 9780099581291
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 816
  • RRP: $19.99

The Religion




Think Gladiator and Game of Thrones with a main character akin to 007 set against the backdrop of the greatest war known to man. This is a gripping action packed adventure.



Our hero, Mattias Tannhauser is a real man: confident, tall, craggily good looking, morally upstanding and a lethal killing machine.

Their god is War. And every god needs his Devil. THE RELIGION

Malta, 1565. The greatest war the world has ever seen is unleashed on the doomed island as the Turks do battle with the Knights. The Knights call themselves The Religion. The Turks call them the Hounds of Hell.

Back in Sicily, the beautiful, rich Carla pines for her bastard son, lost in the bloody inferno across the water.

Enter Mattias Tannhauser – warrior, hero and double agent. Under Carla’s command, he embarks on a death-defying mission to save her son. But can he evade the Inquisition and escape to run the Turkish blockade to victory in time?

  • Pub date: 16 April 2013
  • ISBN: 9780099581291
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 816
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Tim Willocks

Tim Willocks is a novelist, screenwriter and producer. Translated into twenty languages, his novels include The Religion, Bad City Blues, Green River Rising and Twelve Children of Paris. He has worked with major Hollywood directors, dined at the White House and holds a black belt in Shotokan karate.

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