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
Mathew Wolf's performance was top notch - perfect voice for this book
Even at 30 hours long I was sad to see the book end – Most first novels have story glitches and I suppose this one does too, but I have no complaints. This book is defiantly “credit worthy’ I can’t wait for the next book
I liked that the characters had a lot of back story, some of which gets explained and some doesn't.
I liked the magic combat systems too.
Have to think about that one.
Well narrated with different voices and verbal punctuation.
Never left wondering which character is speaking.
Yes, if it weren't so long.
Made good car-listening though.
I'd definitely recommend both the author and the narrator.
The story was good but a lot of military ramblings that allowed my mind to wander. I like to know whats happening in the battle and how the characters set the scene but sometimes a little less is better.
And a lot of strong language, but I guess in a military camp there will be strong language. - - - I did keep wondering though 'Did they use that particular cuss word when the knights were around', then I'd think it's not actually earths timing but fantasy". As I said, This book did not keep my interest enough to keep my mind from wondering. It was like when you are cornered by someone at a gathering and they go on and on, and on and on, And you think "I really should pick up some milk on the way home"... And then they actually say something interesting or ask you a question, that's when you back the book up 30 seconds or so to hear what happened.
I gave it an overall 4 stars because although it's not my cup of tea, the main story itself was enjoyable (once you get past the babbling) and I'm sure there are some out there that would appreciate all that military babble.
I bought this book because it was on sale. I was pleasantly surprised to find a new author and his characters to love. May I have some more, please? The story was so well written that I cried at the funeral of the Mother Superior. I even cryed when the Red Knight's horse was killed. I cared about the characters. I hurt, struggled and triumped when they did. The narrator had perfect delivery. He went from an ancient nun to a rowdy solidier seamlessly. I laughed at the rough soldier humor and cringed when they cussed in front of the nuns. I really appreciate a villian that is written sympathetically and a hero that is written with a dark side. It makes the story so much more interesting. I really had doubts how this would end. At any time it could have gone several ways. If you enjoy swords, knights, and fantasy then you will enjoy this book.
Hard, gritty fantasy at it's best. It's Bernard Cornwell meets HP Lovecraft with some the best medieval warfare scenes warfare scenes I've ever read. If you like Joe Abercrombie or are looking for something new now that the Wheel of Time has ended, you might like this.
Wonderful voice and compelling story.
Brilliant reading. Wonderful voices and one of the best readers I've heard.
The transitions are a bit jarring at first... the author writes in tiny chunks and jumps a lot between characters. But once you settle into this... it carries you away!
This book was entertaining but there were to many stories going on at the same time. It became hard to follow the characters. I think there was at least 12 storylines going on at the same time. The author brought it together for a satisfactory close but it was at time hard to follow. The story would tell you about a character and then it would go on to half a dozen other characters before going back to that character so it took to much brain power to try to remember what was going on in the story with the original character from six stories back.
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