England, 1346. For Thomas Blackstone the choice is easy - dance on the end of a rope for a murder he did not commit, or join the king's invasion. As he fights his way across northern France, Blackstone learns the brutal lessons of war. Vastly outnumbered, Edward III's army will finally confront the armoured might of the French nobility on the field of Crécy. It is a battle that will change the history of warfare.
©2013 David Gilman (P)2014 W F Howes Ltd
"I see flashes of brilliance that surpass Bernard Cornwell" (The BookBag)
"Page turning novel... a gritty book sparing nothing in its descriptions of the realities of Medieval warfare" (Daily Mail)
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"great story detail"
enjoyed this very much of Bernard Cornwell genre great plot line way of wording enjoyed it , now going to download next in series.
"Just a fantastic story"
A real feel good cannot stop listening to adventure. Narrated wonderfully as usual. I downloaded the 2nd book in the series halfway through the first book
I've read the book, the audio version is new to me, must say, I loved it.
"No comparison to Bernard Cornwell"
I have been searching for a book featuring the battle of Crecy and was delighted to find this one. having listened to the book I cannot recall any of its details right now. the story washed over me and I couldn't warm to any of the characters. Very disappointed. Gilman is no Cornwell and Philpott is no Hawkings.
Listen to Azincourt or 1356, now they are stunning
Not much of a plot to this, although I only got a third of the way through it before I gave up. Doesn't compare well to other historical fiction writers such as Conn Iggulden.
Enjoyed the book overall.. But lost interest in characters near the end... Found it to go flat but still very good and worth a listen, battles and the descriptions of such were great, but not the direction in the story I would like but I am not you!
Good yarn, some interesting historical imagery of crecy battle which really brought to life its brutality
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