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The Hundred Years War still rages on and the French army thirsts for Thomas Blackstone's blood. Blackstone battles to strengthen Edwards III's claim to the throne and confronts the might of the French army. 

But, when his friend turns assassin, Blackstone is faced with an impossible choice: to save the English prince or sacrifice his son. Will he abandon his sworn oath to protect the future King of England? Or will he protect his family at the cost of the nation?

©2020 David Gilman (P)2020 Head of Zeus

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Another winner

Loved the build up and the character development and the excellent pace of the story. And the narration, as usual, was superb.

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  • john
  • 02-24-21

Brilliant narration

Fantastic story....the narration is brilliant...really makes you feel as if you are there amongst Sir Thomas’s war band....highly recommend!!

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  • Tommy Cooper & Nikky Cooper
  • 03-16-20

Another book just flys by

Just couldn't stop listening. The Problem is the books just grab me and hold me I now need another fix, I dread to think what is going to happen when the story inevitably ends.

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  • Tony Lord
  • 08-31-21

Like Daytime TV

Strangely addictive, flawed overblown and painfully un-original but I can't stop listening. The audio equivalent of valium.

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  • John M.
  • 12-04-20

A great continuation

I can’t get enough of the Master of War. Great characters & story. Ok, there’s a limit to the scope of story/themes, but the way it unfolds is very addictive.

Can’t wait for the next!

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  • Hotfeet09
  • 11-29-20

A must

I have followed Thomas from start to finish and look forward to the saga continuing.
Colin Mace was outstanding. Brilliant story.

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  • Scott Twain
  • 09-29-20

Really enjoyed

Felt like it was about time that the hero was seriously hurt and at the end it would not have felt unfinished if he had died
Like the characters development

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  • JRD
  • 05-25-20

Gilmans Blackstone stories are a triumph

Great character’s that you care about.

Great stories engage you and keep you reading for that little bit longer.

The latest instalment does not disappoint and the narrator is superb with the different character voices.

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  • Dan Smith
  • 02-27-20

Another fantastic adventure with Tommy and co.

A really memorable entry into the series. Some great throwbacks to Crecy and other key moments. You can really feel Thomas' mortality in this book and the fact he needs to keep his loin clothe on. But fantastic all the same.

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  • nev kidd
  • 02-17-20

Yet another David Gilman classic

The Master of War series is one of the finest in all historical fiction.
Each character is wonderfully crafted, the protagonist Thomas Blackstone is one of the best characters that I have ever encountered. The depth David Gilman gives to Blackstone and his band of fighting men, is truly amazing. As a reader you feel that you are actually acquainted with each of them.
This book is fast paced and the action is clearly described, there's no blurring of lines. Gilman is the master of telling it true, and you never lose track of the plot; no matter the complexity of the twists and turns. His villains are always given depth of character, this in turn creates a wonderfully balanced story.
Every book by David Gilman just gets better and better, he is a true craftsman, constantly striving to produce breathtaking stories.

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  • wax fox
  • 02-15-20

Cross of Fire, another good listen by David Gilman

The Master of War series by David Gilman is so well written, they have my vote, I am now eagerly waiting for the next book of the series. Colin Mace the reader is also very good, so not only a good book to read but a good listen from Audible.