Greek fire struck terror into the enemies of the Byzantine Empire and I feature its use in my latest book – Quest for the True Cross (now available at Barnes & Noble, Kobo and Amazon).
Originally posted on Knowledge Guild:
Greek fire was an incendiary weapon used by the Byzantine Empire. The Byzantines typically used it in naval battles to great effect as it could continue burning while floating on water.
It provided a technological advantage, and was responsible for many key Byzantine military victories, most notably the salvation of Constantinople from two Arab sieges, thus securing the Empire’s survival.