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Jessica Dall

A graduate of American University in Washington, DC, Jessica works as a freelance writer and editor, spending time writing reviews, editing novels, and writing her own. She formerly worked as Acquisitions Editor at Leucrota Press and is the author of Grey Areas, a Novel.

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  1. GK Zachary says:

    Hi, Jessica–

    Amazon bestselling novelist James Shipman brings history back to life as he recounts the legendary Siege of Constantinople in his latest novel, Constantinopolis. (CreateSpace, $12.97 paperback, $2.99 Kindle).

    The year is 1453. Constantinople is the impregnable jewel of the East. It has stood as the greatest Christian city for a millennium as hordes of would-be invaders have met their defeat at its walls.

    But now Mehmet the Conqueror, the youthful and ambitious Sultan of the Ottoman Empire intends against formidable odds to lay siege against the city.

    On the other side of the walls of Constantinople, the reigning emperor of the Byzantine Empire, Constantine XI Palaiologos, knows that the city over which he rules is no longer as formidable as it once was.

    Two leaders, two peoples, two faiths battle for their future before the mighty walls of Constantinople.

    Would you be interested in reviewing Constantinopolis or interview the author? If so, give me your contact information and I’ll send you an electronic ARC (pdf) or hard copy immediately. I’ve included the press release beneath my signature block.

    Regards,

    GKZachary
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    Amazon Bestselling Novelist James Shipman’s Constantinopolis Makes History Come to Life

    Amazon bestselling novelist James Shipman brings history back to life as he recounts the legendary Siege of Constantinople in his latest novel, Constantinopolis. (CreateSpace, $12.97 paperback, $2.99 Kindle).

    The year is 1453. Constantinople is the impregnable jewel of the East. It has stood as the greatest Christian city for a millennium as hordes of would-be invaders have met their defeat at its walls.

    But now Mehmet the Conqueror, the youthful and ambitious Sultan of the Ottoman Empire intends against formidable odds to lay siege against the city. To him and his loyal inner circle, the mere existence of Constantinople is a curse to Islam. The city of the infidels has not fallen in eight hundred years despite the Islamic empire’s attempts to bring down its walls. To capture the last capitol of the Roman Empire and take on the mantle of the Romans would make Mehmet master of both East and West.

    The risks, however, are many. He secretly desires to be accepted and respected yet his own people have neither trust nor confidence in him. To make matters worse, the powerful Grand Vizier, Halil, despises Mehmet as much as Mehmet despises him and is secretly trying to undermine the siege and, indeed, even the Mehmet’s rule over the Ottoman Empire.

    And while Mehmet believes in himself and his destiny, he is tormented by his desire and ambition to prove himself worthy of the throne his father once took away from him.

    On the other side of the walls of Constantinople, the reigning emperor of the Byzantine Empire, Constantine XI Palaiologos, knows that the city over which he rules is no longer as formidable as it once was. To find a way to defeat the greatest army of the medieval world about to lay siege to his fortress, he must depend on assistance from others to defeat the Ottomans.

    But the price of aid is high, the risks daunting. He must turn to the leaders of the Italian city-states, renown for their self-serving and treacherous ways. He must count on the Hungarian army under the leadership of John Hunyadi, the greatest Christian military leader of his time, to ally themselves with him even though their king has promised Mehmet that they would not join forces with Constantine. Finally, Pope Nicholas V demands in exchange for his assistance that the Eastern Church must submit to the Latin Rite of the Church in Rome. If Constantine wants aid for his people, he must choose between their lives and their souls.

    Two leaders, two peoples, two faiths battle for their future before the mighty walls of Constantinople.

    CONTACT INFO

    Book reviewers / bloggers, journalists, and other media professionals wanting to review Constantinopolis or interview James Shipman should contact GK Zachary 845-493-0468 or email him at [email protected] .

    About James Shipman

    James Shipman’s first book, Willie Washer’s Local No 38., a fantasy comedy, ranked as high as #21 on Amazon’s Bestseller List for Humor. His next novel is Going Home, a novel about the Civil War. He has also published a number of short stories and poems.
You can meet James Shipman at the 2014 Emerald City Comicon event, March 28-30, in Seattle, Washington.
He holds a B.A. (cum laude) from the University of Washington in history and a J.D. (magna cum laude) from the Gonzaga University School of Law. He is a practicing attorney. He lives with his family in Washington.

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