The Conquest Trilogy

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 360 ratings

Mercenaries Publisher's Summary

Six brothers, trained since birth to become great warriors, prepare to experience their first taste of battle.... The Norman/French border, 1033. The sons of Tancred de Hauteville are following in their father’s footsteps.

As knights, they have but one true purpose: to fight. But denied service with their Duke, they are forced to take employment as mercenaries: their unequalled battle skills are for hire to the highest bidder.

Victory and defeat, betrayal and revenge combine as the desperation to rule the wealthy Norman lands becomes an intense battle, testing even the strongest of ties.

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  • Book 1

    • Mercenaries

    • By: Jack Ludlow
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 203
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 142

    Six brothers, trained since birth to become great warriors, prepare to experience their first taste of battle…The Norman/French border, 1033. The sons of Tancred de Hauteville are following in their father’s footsteps. As knights, they have but one true purpose: to fight. But denied service with their Duke, they are forced to take employment as mercenaries: their unequalled battle skills are for hire to the highest bidder.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Conquest Trilogy - first book

    • By Paul McMahon on 09-13-10

    Regular price: $15.26

  • Book 2

    • Warriors

    • By: Jack Ludlow
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 74

    The Byzantine Empire rules in Southern Italy, but the indigenous populations are restless. The Lombards are no exception to this. One of their number, Arduin of Fassano, is appointed by a young Byzantine general to hold the key to Apulia. He is unaware that Arduin intends to join his Lombard brethren and rise up in revolt, hiring to aid him the Norman mercenaries of Campania.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent narration and story

    • By Bonnie on 08-12-11

    Regular price: $17.23

  • Book 3

    • Conquest

    • By: Jack Ludlow
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    In 20 years the de Hauteville brothers have gone from penniless obscurity to become the most potent warrior family in Christendom. Now, at the head of the tribe stands Robert, who has only one aim: to expand his power by military conquest. Roger, the youngest of the brothers, is a giant in build and a great fighter. In company - and sometimes in conflict - with Robert, he will seek to raise the family to the pinnacle of influence.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Decent Ending to a Decent Trilogy

    • By Tom on 07-12-12

    Regular price: $17.23