Twenty-eight florins a month is a huge price to pay for a man to stand between you and the Wild.
Twenty-eight florins a month is nowhere near enough when a wyvern's jaws snap shut on your helmet in the hot stink of battle, and the beast starts to rip the head from your shoulders. But if standing and fighting is hard, leading a company of men - or worse, a company of mercenaries - against the smart, deadly creatures of the Wild is even harder.
It takes all the advantages of birth, training, and the luck of the devil to do it.
The Red Knight has all three, he has youth on his side, and he's determined to turn a profit. So when he hires his company out to protect an Abbess and her nunnery, it's just another job. The abbey is rich, the nuns are pretty, and the monster preying on them is nothing he can't deal with.
Only it's not just a job. It's going to be a war....
The Red Knight is the first book of The Traitor Son Cycle.
©2013 Miles Cameron (P)2013 Hachette Audio
Great story and narration. the narrator did a good job of distinguishing between characters. I really enjoy how the different characters' stories slowly progress toward each other throughout the book. Can't wait to listen to the next one!
This book is great. I would say one of my favorites for sure.
Mag the seamstress I find to be very amusing for here old lady nagging and solid advice.
The reader did a great job of making you feel as if they are very differentiated.
There were not any gut wrenching moments in this book it was an even read but that did not take from its quality.
The book has great detail in small thing but its not overdone like in some books where they describe a sunset for a page.
Very well done, only negative thing to say is that you will tired of hearing so and so shrugged.
Great weave of characters and very engaging story. The author expertise in armor and medieval weaponry is evident. Looking forward to number three this July.
The narration was fine.
The story was too disjointed. In part due to the constant shifting of viewpoint to different characters. Neither character nor storyline came together. I did not feel any attachment to any single character. Lots of interesting pieces too many threads started and not connected. Do not kill off the most interesting characters.
Well written. Lots of great ideas.
There is plenty of fighting and many colorful characters too many in fact. Some seem to have no purpose. Too many questions unanswered like what is the wild? Is magic good or bad? How does religion fit in? What is the difference between magics? How is it relevant to this world?
Initially, I purchased the kindle version since it was so cheap. I was hooked within the first few pages. I then switched to the audible version and I have enjoyed it even more. The narrator is excellent and the story line is addictive. This is clearly not the author's first book!
IMO, this is the best fantasy debut for many a year. I can't wait for the next novel in the series.
" I have my mind... & a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge." -T.L.
This book was an excellent debut for Cameron in the Fantasy Genre & it encompasses all the hardcore fantasy elements, Magus $ Clerics with a terrific power system, all sorts of monsters from summoned demons to golden bears that are normally similar to grizzlies, magic weapons & armor, to name some of the elements I consider hardcore fantasy. Very graphic yet with thought behind the violence compared to violence because violence tends to sell. Its hard not to be graphic when u fight a monster that will easily leave 6-8 fully plate armored knights after a fight if u are not prepared or have been surprised. I also loved the use of the fear aura that increased depending on the monstrosity, it reminded me of my younger years. A knight fails his constitution or intelligence to fight off fear & is eviscerated while in chock with terror.
The one huge complaint I had about the book was that at points the POV shifted so often that if was annoying because each POV was only covering a small amount of time but the back & forth felt like a tennis match on multiple levels. I was used to all the different characters from GRRM & 'Game of Thrones' so that didn't bother me but sometime the speed of the back & forth was testing... other than that I can't wait for the next installment - 'Fell Sword'.
The Narartion was done well as well, no complaints but nothing outshining other portions of the book,
High school and college instructor: theatre and English
The story began slowly and continued that way. I tried 3 times. No luck. Narrator is Ok, but couldn't save this. Too bad!
A better story to tell.
Laying in bed on sat morning listening
Thing is there are plenty. But the narration is some of the best.
He does such a good job with a wide variety of characters. Almost as good as Marsten with the Dresden files
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