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Acre Audiobook

Acre: Hospitaller Saga, Book 1

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A doomed mission. The Kingdom of Jerusalem hanging by a thread. One Knight Justice must face his greatest fears or die trying.

Brother Foulques de Villaret just wants to stay in Acre and perform his sworn duties. Instead, the young Hospitaller Knight of Saint John must undertake a dangerous journey from the Holy Land to a remote village nestled in the Alps, the 'Spine of the World'. His mission: buy 500 peasant boys and return them to Acre to be trained as soldiers of Christ.

Pursued across the Mid-Earth Sea by slavers, Brother Foulques and his army of children are about to be thrust into a confrontation with the greatest warriors the East has ever known: the Mamluks.

To survive, Brother Foulques must turn to risky alliances and pray that his choices do not lead them all to destruction.

Acre is the first book in the Hospitaller Saga, a series of breathtaking historical novels set in the late 13th century. If you like action-packed adventure and authentically rich fiction, then you'll love J. K. Swift's historically epic masterpiece.

©2016 J. K. Swift (P)2016 J. K. Swift

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    Steven SAINT LOUIS, MO, United States 07-08-17
    Steven SAINT LOUIS, MO, United States 07-08-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Rape Porn"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The constant gratuitous rape scenes


    What was most disappointing about J. K. Swift’s story?

    See above


    What three words best describe Brad Wills’s voice?

    Engaging exciting new


    Did Acre inspire you to do anything?

    Never purchase any of this man's writing again.


    Any additional comments?

    I could have dealt with the authors lack of expertise on swordsmanship and weaponry in general, but fact that the story was lack luster compounded by his repellant and constant use of rape as a plot device was disgusting

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Philip San Francisco, CA, USA 03-12-17
    Philip San Francisco, CA, USA 03-12-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Ho Hum"
    What disappointed you about Acre?

    This is a pretty conventional sword and shield saga, with Good Guys and Bad Guys, plenty of gore, good women and evil ones, and so forth. The plotting is good, and the characters are interesting enough. It's not a bad book by any means, just a very conventional and fairly predictable one.


    Would you ever listen to anything by J. K. Swift again?

    no


    What does Brad Wills bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He is a fine narrator, with good diction and timing.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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