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WPolitical alliances are beginning to rupture. No state is immune: England, France, the Holy Roman Empire, Milan, Genoa, Venice, Constantinople.... Every mercenary knight for hundreds of miles must sharpen his sword and prepare for battle.

But Sir William Gold has other problems. Just to reach Europe, he must capture its most unassailable fortress. He must also protect his liege-lord, the Green Count, from assassins hell-bent on his demise.

The balance of power in the West will change. William Gold must trust to hope, and his men, that he lands on the winning side....

©2018 Christian Cameron (P)2018 W. F. Howes Ltd

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Does not disappoint

The story stays thrilling through each book. We need to have the next one released!

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excellent as usual

fantastic storyline fantastic characters in what a phenomenal author and narrator couldn't ask for more

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Waited and waited for nothing to happen!

Drawn out and boring storyline! I kept hanging in there waiting for something but the plot never took off. And the antagonist?? Sword of Anti Climax??

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Fantastic series

This is a wonderful series. I can’t wait fir the next book. More William Gold, please.

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Looking forward to the next one.

I truly am looking forward to see if there is another book in this series.

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Still spellbinding

Not as good as previous volumes. Some historical inaccuracies (the Bourc Camus was captured before the time the action takes place, for example). Otherwise, still spellbinding. The marriage between Violante Visconti and the Duke of Clarence DID take place and was a huge social event. Battle scenes mesmerizing. Still, feels kind of like filler. Let's get to the defender of Venice!
My first introduction to Gian Galeazzo. Worth reading to find out about some of the historical figures.

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if you like swearing in 90% of the book

than this book is for you. as for me, I don't need it. it's unnecessary

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  • charles
  • 12-18-18

Superb, in every way!

Listen, there are good books with narrative and pace that immerse you, make you feel that you are actually there. Engage you emotionally and intellectually so deeply that when you are disturbed by the real world, it takes a moment, blinking, for you to come to, as it were.
This is one of those.
Don’t laugh Chaucer but I would say that your life will be the richer for having delved into this series and yes I would recommend you start from the beginning.
Enjoy my friend.

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  • JPA
  • 04-17-19

The best hisfic I've ever experienced

Absolutely brilliant! This series continues to snatch me away, draw me in, hold me and throw me to the ground with its characters, descriptions, dramas and actions. I love it!

As an ex re-enactor and a lovely of medieval history and good stories, this ticks more boxes than I knew needed ticking.

Read it. Read it. Read it.

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  • Laurence L.
  • 09-14-21

the next book is hawkwoods sword

for some reason this isn't shown on audible. it doesn't just cut off after this book

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  • Joshua
  • 08-20-21

Far from an ideal narrator.

I love these books, but they are a tad challenging listen to with the current narrator.

The main character grew up fighting in the streets of London, and is an old, seasoned veteran of many bloody battles. The narrator has a soft, middle class dialect with occasional drawl, and nothing of the gravelly and abrupt tone you might expect from the man in story - bearing in mind it's a story narrated from a tavern *by* the main character.

Maybe this seems superfluous, but it's actually rather grating and akin to having vikings with horned helmets, or having the Queen narrate Oliver Twist's voice lines. It would just be nice if this old knight didn't speak like well-raised humanities alumni at a lectern, and more like someone who had actually seen the ungodly underside of 1300's Europe. Hearing him say "men I killed" early on [C1, 15m] has an absence of credible gravitas, and instead borders on a brief moment of cringe.

Further it sounds expertly, if a little clinically 'read' rather than 'retold at a Calais inn, circa 1350' which is the actual style of the book. Expressive sentences such as "Bah! ...", or "Alright, I admit it!" are given monotonic renditions as though they are droll observations about the grey weather, or bland school assembly announcements. They are not the junction in tone that they are meant to be, and unfortunately the character then falls flat and lifeless. There are also very occasional pauses and changes in tone or intonation that don't quite add up.

I should add, that the narrator does do accents/dialects, he just doesn't seem do one for the main character. Perhaps because he would have to persist with it for >95% of the spoken words. Or maybe he just went in with a different concept whom he was narrating. One character I'm rather fond of, an archer from somewhere in the English midlands, now speaks with a french accent which is jarring.

Other's like the performance. I'm guessing most don't care and maybe some are less sensitive to English dialects. There's no denying he's a good orator, just not for this story (or style of writing) in my opinion.

At the end of the day, the character would have spoken in middle English, which is utter babble to me. However, you are supposed to be there! At the table! Sat by Sir William Gold himself, if you can believe it? Whilst he regales you with the horrors, trials, and victories of his youth - causing time to slip away into nothing and the wine in your cup to do the same. The current orator misses the mark considerably and can cause a little lag. Instead at times, you're in a cafe whilst an old man with a drinking problem explains how he remembers when the high street was the only road in town. Not so with the previous narrator who made the world seem visceral and enticing. The new narrator in my opinion does an average job and to be fair to him, has been dropped into the middle of the series.

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  • paul
  • 01-10-21

very good story but incomplete ending

I have enjoyed this series of books immensely but the fourth and final book ends as if a fifth book was planned

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  • J. Wexler
  • 08-16-19

Great read

Really well researched. The Author seemed to get his stride as he worked his way into book two then three. Characters continued to develop and the story maintained it's flow. The main characters forbearance is becoming a bit much, as he continues to fail to kill his chief rival. Hopefully that is to come.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 06-16-19

Another good medieval tale

Fourth installment of the William Gold story, concentrating on his time in Italy in the service of various masters. Very informative about a little known period.