Scanderbeg, General Of The Eagles By Tim Lezi

Politics It is 1443, and Eagles occupy a small territory in the western Balkans. George Castriot, the prince of Eagles, has earned fame as a valiant warrior and has been given the nom de guerre Scanderbeg, or General Alexander, after proving his worth with the edge of his sword while fighting for the Ottomans. Although this is a great honor, all is not joyous among the Eagles. Scanderbeg, heir of the Eagle’s land, is betrayed by the Ottomans, who take Scanderbeg’s land, after the death of his father, King John Castriot. Instantly, everything changes. Seeing the treachery and evil of the Ottomans and rekindling the Christian zeal in his heart, Scanderbeg decides to turn against the Ottomans and recapture the Eagles’ land. He succeeds in his plans. Because of his nobility and fame in military strategy, man-to-man .bat, and open-field battles he naturally the leader of the Eagles. Moved by passion and hatred, Murad II, the Ottoman Sultan, immediately sends large armies to subdue the Eagles. But under the strong leadership of Scanderbeg, the Eagles defeat all of the armies, one after another. Murad II and his son Mehmed II both decide to personally .e to the Eagles’ land and lay siege of and recapture the White Castle of Kruje, but their campaign is a failure. Not only do they not recapture the castle, but their evil nature is further revealed when Murad II is murdered by Mehmed II, who also kills his brother in an effort to secure the throne. Mehmed II thus the new Sultan of the Ottoman Empire. Ambitious to expand his imperial power in the Holy Roman Empire, Mehmed manages to capture Constantinople, one of the two main centers of Christendom started by another great Eagle, the Illyrian warrior emperor, Constantine the Great. Mehmed is eager to recapture the Eagles’ land because he views it as a stepping stone to Rome, the other center of Christianity. If he succeeds in his plans, his victory over Christianity will be universal. For Mehmed the end justifies the means. He does the utmost to achieve his goal. He uses the power of his great armies, dissention-inciting among Eagles, alliances with other political friends and enemies, and personally led campaigns, but nothing can break the will and strength of the Eagles and their great general Scanderbeg, who is conscientious that he is not just defending his homeland but also Western European and Christian values. Unfortunately, the end must .e even for Scanderbeg. He has run the race and fought the good fight. He eventually dies of natural causes, but the Eagles continue to delay Mehmed enough to thwart his plans. Mehmed dies just before reaching Rome, and Europe is saved from Ottoman imperial power. The story of the Eagles, Scanderbeg, and Mehmed is beautifully portrayed in Scanderbeg, General of the Eagles. The novel artistically blends historical facts and imagination with vivid descriptions of terrific horseback battles and warring armies in the mountainous terrain. The action packed book reads like a movie and strives to unveil the story of one of the greatest generals in world history. Although many modern day historians fail to see the importance of Scanderbeg’s wars and the western Balkans and Eagles, Scanderbeg, General of Eagles gives life and voice to these important events and people in history. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: