Had to give myself a least a day to process what I read, and all I can say is I am amazed. From beginning to end you’re sucked in and held tight, if I wasn’t reading other books at the times I might have finished this sooner.
A great alternative history thriller that asked the question “if you had the power to change history, would you and what would you?” Empire of Lies delves into what would have happen if the Ottoman empire survived, winning the siege of Vienna in 1683 and them jumping to the “new” modern-day Paris now under Ottoman control. I’m not going to go too in-depth about the book, because 1.) that’s what the summary is for and 2.) it would too much away.
But this book is definitely worth the read. It’s well thought out and researched how a battle that most people don’t even think about could change the course of history, but then again that’s most battles. It leaves you with something to think about well after the last page have been turned.