This book is the first in English to tell the gripping story of Matthias Corvinus of Hungary - known as the Raven King - and of his fabled two thousand-volume library. 'A fascinating book ... Tanner has a shrewd sense of character and a vivid eye for detail.' The Sunday Telegraph'Tanner has written the juvenile 'Raven King' back into history.' The Times'A fascinating yet little-known true-life tale that has all the hallmarks of gripping fiction.' The Independent on SundayMarcus Tanner is a journalist and writer, editor of the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, and a leader-writer for The Independent.
He has also written widely on the history of Croatia, Ireland, and the Celts.