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Cadmon Druce [Kindle Edition]

Tim Scott
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Book Description

By the year 1215, King John had lost most of England's continental holdings. He overtaxed and alienated his barons. So enraged were the barons by John's excesses that by the winter of 1215, they had offered England to Louis, King of France, their suzerain lord, if only he would land an army and take it.

This, Louis was about to do. But, King John, the wrong man for the times, stubbornly would not yield. Despite his many faults, John was a tireless organizer, and with a third of England's nobility behind him, and in resolute command of his mercenary army, he began to turn the situation around. The barons recognized it was time to change tactics. If battle could not win the day, perhaps assassination could.

To little villages hidden away in the Cotswold Mountains all this grand activity seemed little more than the words of a troubadour song -- until Cadmon Druce, a knight not seen since the Third Crusade, returned home.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1739 KB
  • Print Length: 444 pages
  • Publisher: Witan, Inc. (16 April 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007VSXJ6G
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #28,900 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 6 or 3 ? 15 Jun. 2014
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Must admit I expected more action and less philosophy but still a great book. If your only looking for a fight a page sword and shield story then it's only 3 stars. But some of the writing and characterisation is worthy of a much higher priced hardback.
I have given the book a deserved 5 star rating but the author should beware he is treading a fine line in what his audience/market is.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A real page turner. 12 May 2014
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A proper adventure book. I absolutely and thoroughly enjoyed every second of this story, couldn't put it down. In all honesty there wasn't a huge plot, no dashing off to the continent or mass battles but I was enthralled; the characters became my friends and I really, really liked them. Would definitely recommend this to anyone - the cover belies the content. Enjoy!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent read 2 Jun. 2014
By veritas
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found this book an excellent read.Unlike one star review I do not require a book to follow strict historical fact if I wanted that i would buy a historical text book not HISTORICAL FICTION
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Utter Garbage 3 April 2014
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Any higher rating of this book other than pure dross would be a gross exaggeration. Absolute drivel written, much of it just for the sake of putting words together. No storyline, non-believable characters & as for the setting - the author must have been smoking/taking some weird stuff! He doesn't know the difference between ale & mead. He also doesn't seem to realise that the setting was only 150 years or so after the Norman Conquest - which means that for a castle to be "altered & re-altered numerous times" (Chapter 3) is a ridiculous suggestion. At this period in English history, the names of the lords, barons & knights etc., would have reflected their Norman ancestry, which is something else this author seems to be ignorant of. But then why let the facts get in the way of a good story - even if it is told so poorly. Some of the vocabulary attributed to the characters is laughable & preposterous. As for the 'knighting' ceremony - do me a favour, there was no such thing. This (non)book would be overpriced even if it was free! I was fast losing the will to live reading this turgid nonsense & I only got as far as Chapter 4. Don't waste your time or money with this rubbish.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb story 25 Feb. 2014
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I loved this book, and all the characters in the story. I have read it 3 times now, and am still finding new aspects to admire. I hope there will be a sequel.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cadmon Druce 3 Feb. 2014
By Polly
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Brilliant, well written. Very detailed, felt I knew all the characters intimately. Book got better the further I got into it.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read. 5 Mar. 2014
By Gordon
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The first book I have read by this author and it most certainly will not be the last. Really well written and what I really liked was the way the author presented the main players in the story also the graphic detail of their lives, living standards etc. Then we come to the main combatant or hero whatever slot you wish to place him in, Cadmon Druce was the main man. What a great story, well told, and to what I thought was a high standard. Well done Tim Scott!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More history 13 Mar. 2014
By Justme
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I really enjoyed the book and got right into it. Wasn't quite sure what to expect but the storyline was quite gripping and it was easy to envisage the characters. Another good insight into the history of the time and their way of life. It was good to read another author's insight into the time and it linked well with other books I have read around that point in history. Would definitely recommend it to anyone who enjoys fact/fiction history books.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars A good story.
Worth a read , weird end.
value for money .
Easy to bond with the people left open for a sequel
Published 2 months ago by Pete.
2.0 out of 5 stars Unbelievable
I can't believe reviewers are giving this five stars. That isn't a rating out of a hundred you know. Read more
Published 3 months ago by janner37
2.0 out of 5 stars 'Tis a pity
I can't remember what decided me to buy this - maybe because it was cheap, maybe because I wanted to see what the author made of King John (who does not, I think, deserve quite as... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
excellent book- hope there will be a sequal
Published 5 months ago by nf
3.0 out of 5 stars A rather involved and draw out story in which I ...
A rather involved and draw out story in which I think the author tries to explore personal characteristics and relationships...I don't think it works.
Published 5 months ago by Gordon Briggs
4.0 out of 5 stars a contribution to literature
A book with many beautifully written passages, strong characters and underpinned by serious research into historic and sociological detail. Much more cerebral than full of action.
Published 6 months ago by fantasyfan
3.0 out of 5 stars Good story behind it but it did drag in places ...
Good story behind it but it did drag in places and I found myself skimming and turning pages, Also the prose got corny towards the end in places. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Bruce Armstrong
3.0 out of 5 stars A fair read
Enjoyed the book, although hard reading at time's and lacked a bit of bite when describing the action, but do not let that put you off. Read more
Published 7 months ago by colin hall
5.0 out of 5 stars What a great read. i really enjoyed reading
What a great read .i really enjoyed reading this
Published 8 months ago by jamesboyce
5.0 out of 5 stars A good solid read
Proved to be an excellent purchase , a very absorbing book.I shall look out for other books by this author.
Published 9 months ago by sheepdog
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