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Siege is an American comic book published by Marvel Comics from January 2010 to May 2010. It deals with the culmination of the "Dark Reign" story line, which saw Norman Osborn become the United States primary defense officer, leading .

Siege is an American comic book published by Marvel Comics from January 2010 to May 2010. as well as employing his own evil Avengers. The story depicts Loki manipulating Osborn into leading an all-out assault on Asgard, at the time located within the United States. Captain America and his own Avengers lead a rebellion against Osborn

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Title: The Second Siege. Catalogue Number: 9780375838972. In this second book of the series, grave forces are converging to seize control of the Book of Thoth, a hidden artifact whose pages hold the key to creating or unraveling the very threads of existence. Max McDaniels and David Menlo embark on a quest to protect the book from the demon Astaroth, who would exploit its secrets with dire consequence. And with Astaroth free after centuries of imprisonment, the world outside Rowan s gates has already become hostile.

Asgard, home of the Norse Gods, is floating above Oklahoma and is the last holdout in Norman Osborn’s consolidation of power. Siege: The Cabal (2010). Avengers: The Initiative #31. After engineering a tragedy Osborn and the Dark Avengers begin an assault on Asgard. Captain America and his own team of Avengers try to stop them. Year Published: 2010 Featured Characters: Avengers, Dark Avengers, Secret Warriors Previous Event: Necrosha Next Event: Realm of Kings. Avengers: The Initiative New Avengers New Avengers Dark Avengers Dark Avengers Dark Avengers Origins of Siege (2010). Avengers: The Initiative #32.

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To my wife, for her continued patience and encouragement, And my many pre-readers for their patience with my penchant for cliff hangers. This is a work of fiction. The names and characters are fictional.

  • Kakashkaliandiia
Strong characters and a great story interwoven in history make this a compelling novel. The Crusades like you have never experienced it before. I highly recommend this one.
  • Najinn
Well-written with an engaging style and rapid pace, this is a fantastic first novel. Some may prefer dry recitations of historical facts, but this is first and foremost an exciting story that uses historical events as its backdrop. Highly recommended.
  • Mora
Interesting. Well written. Informative. A little formulaic, but kept me up till the small hours....
Exciting fast paced story about a little known time in history
  • Silvermaster
Good book
  • Maldarbaq
The Siege, by Jack Hight takes place in 1447 - 1453. We see Longo's fate intertwine with enemies, friends, and lovers.

This was a fantastic book in my opinion, because it starts right into the action. The very first scene takes place on a battlefield. Dr. Hight makes the reader think while the story is still crystal clear. This keeps the reader engaged in different aspects and subplots of the story.

Also, a great part of this novel is that it has the right amount of detail. Sometimes stories have great amounts of detail which makes the reader annoyed at the book. However, it can be hard to put the book down.

One thing to note about the book in case young adults are reading it is the tit has a little bit of talk about sex. It does not give a very graphic description of it, but there is brief talk about it.

To conclude, The Siege is an elegant book. One should definitely read it. However, one should also note the love part!

Dr. Hight is amazing!

Roberto Wick
12 years old
  • Precious
The Siege is a fictional tale loosely based around real characters that were involved in events leading up to, and the actual fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Empire in 1453. The first half of the book focuses on events leading up to the Siege. This is told through the life of Longo, a mercenary captain who ended up running the defence of the city and The Sultan Mehmed who besieged the city. There are various other characters that help to explore the power struggles within the Sultan's inner circle as well as within his harem. Not forgetting the conflict between The Catholic and Orthodox Church which according to the book affected the outcome of the siege. The second half of the book is all out action.
Overall, I felt that this was a very well-constructed book with a number of excellent counter plots running through it. I did at times find some of the action sequences involving Longo a little over the top. There is one action sequence in the Prologue were I nearly put the book down. However, I carried on reading and I'm glad I did, or I would have missed out on an entertaining read.
This novel will appeal to readers who like authors like Conn Iggulden and Bernard Cornwall.
As mentioned by another reviewer, this is not exactly going to be a classic. The topic is not hugely original, neither is it treated in a very original way. The romance between our hero (a historical Genoese character who did play a leading role in the Siege and died as a result of it) does sound a bit artificial, as if the author had been required to produce one and had to somewhat reluctantly comply.

A few others features are also somewhat "overdone":

- the Genoese captain was not, at least to my knowledge, a former Janissary

- I got a bit tired with the plots and intrigues both within the Ottoman harem and on the Byzantine side, where everyone seems to be attempting to poison or betray everyone else of importance

- Princess' Sophia role is a bit "over the top" with almost any "bright" idea being attributed to her, to the extent that the Emperor appears to be courageous, dutiful but somewhat naïve. All this is somewhat improbable. Also improbable is Sofia's meeting and negociation with the pope. Rather anachronistic and quite unrealistic. As another commentator make clear, somewhat to my amusement, it seems like the author felt obliged to include some "girlpower" in a - rather lame and commercial - attempt to increase sales.

Having made these reservations, the book also has quite a lot going in its favor.

The description of the last Byzantine Emperor's desperate situation is excellent. He was caught between his nobles and the Greek population, which adamantly refused that their Church becomes subservient to Rome and controlled from Rome, and the pope, the only authority who could have provided significant help at the time, by preaching a Crusade but whose help was conditional to the recognition of Rome's supremacy

The other interesting point is that neither Venice nor Genoa provided substantial help to the Emperor. They did offer some help, but only a minimum, because they had much bigger interests to preserve by not alienating the Ottoman Sultan. This kind of "appeasement" was also standard policy for both Republics with regards to relations with the Sultan during the whole of the second half of the 15th century, well after Constantinople had fallen.

The author has taken a number of liberties with historical facts, to put it nicely. Below are a few examples (but there a number of others)

The City fell because the defenses were breached and they were no longer properly defended after Guistiani, badly wounded, was carried off to his ship. He would die on it a few days latter, while at sea. At least some of his Italian troops followed suit, abandoning their positions and weakening the defenses. To be fair, however, this was not their city. Treason does not seem to have played any role in the city's fall.

As the book also makes clear, the City's walls were in any case seriously undermanned, even at the beginning of the siege. Although the garrison had repelled a number of assauts, it could expect little help and was fighting a ten to one siege against an ennemy that was slowly pounding the walls to dust with its cannons. All of the Greek troops seem to have fought to the last man, including the Emperor whose body was never formally identified.