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Medieval - Blood of the Cross (The Medieval Sagas Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Kevin Ashman
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)

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AD 1270

Antioch has fallen, Tripoli is under siege and Sultan Baibaars targets his Mamluk hoards against Krak des Chevalier, the Crusaders’ greatest stronghold in Syria. The Holy Land is in turmoil and desperately awaits the arrival of Edward Longshanks and his relieving army of French and English Crusaders.
This is a time of brutality, an age of chivalry. A time of strong men with stronger hearts, an era with no place for the weak.
Yet a thousand miles away, a fourteen year old boy learns a disturbing secret that drives him on a Crusade of his own. A quest to avenge his family, save his brother and in the process recover the holiest relic in the history of Christendom.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1813 KB
  • Print Length: 246 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Silverback books (12 Aug. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00EINS1K6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,560 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars What a subject! 20 Feb. 2014
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A fascinating novel beginning in a village forge, culminating in the Holy Land, and returning back to the original village. You are taken with the young' hero' through all of his many adventures pretty seamlessly.
Lots of insights into many aspects of medievel life both in England and in . the Holy land are explored and talked about, but for me only briefly thus my 4 stars. Parts of this book weren't just too short, which is a great shame, as I really enjoyed it. I'd certainly recommend it, damned good read!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good yarn, but too many mistakes 28 Dec. 2013
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I agree with other reviewers that this was an interesting and gripping story, but my reading enjoyment was spoiled by the large number of mistakes - a fault with his previous novels too. Page layout is eccentric, with the first line of every paragraph indented, giving the pages an untidy look. There are too many spelling mistakes, including our old friend 'hoard' for 'horde', and - horror of horrors - 'true cross of Cavalry' instead of 'Calvary'. Punctuation varies: the apostrophes are in the right places - well done! - but there is a severe lack of commas. Capital letters appear randomly where there should not be one, and are missing where there should be.
Two major faults occur throughout the book: firstly, rendering Holy Land as 'holy-land' - why the hyphen? Secondly, and most obvious, the name of the famous Crusader fortress Krak des Chevaliers omits the final 's' - "des" is plural, so "Chevaliers" must be too.
Why are so many reviewers reluctant to mention these errors, which should not occur, even in a self-published book? Mr Ashman needs to get a proof-reader raised on British English; a good test would be knowing that a knight named Sir Abdul Khoury would be addressed as Sir Abdul, not Sir Khoury, and that knights were not called "Sire", a royal title (except in American films).
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another masterpiece from Kevin Ashman 24 Aug. 2013
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Enthralled, so hard to put down. You really don't have to be a history buff to read this book. It was so well researched and I learnt a lot of facts about the era without having to study, so bonus. The story sucks you in, your in there living the story, it was smashing. I wanted to get to the end for the outcome, however I didn't want it to finish either. I so hope we have a Medieval two in the pipeline.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great read 5 Oct. 2014
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I have read a few of Mr Ashman's books and I can see how his writing is maturing and getting so much better. I enjoyed his earlier books but Medieval was just fabulous. I loved the pace of the book......I get bored easily but this kept my interest all the way through and the author did not, I believe, drag out the chapters. I sometimes find in books that points are laboured, chapters are too long and I begin to find myself wishing I were at the end of the book. This did not happen but when the end did come......it was just perfect for me. All lose ends tied up........something I like.
This author can only get better and I predict he will hit the big time very soon...............if he doesn't............he should!!!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great books to keep you guessing 31 Aug. 2013
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All the books that Kevin writes are always captivating , and well planed ,I always look forward to a new book from him , and the stories are never the same , wether it be one about Romans cave people or up to date detective stories they are always great ,
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Poorly edited and researched 22 Dec. 2014
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This book is a great disappointment. I found it difficult to deal with my irritation at the careless spelling and indifferent punctuation. There is no excuse for writing of instead of off.

Sadly the anachronisms were also glaring. This author needs a new editor.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent read 7 Jun. 2014
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First time reading a book from this author, loved the style, history and pace. Will now read more of his books! I am a Bernard Cornwell fan, this is pretty close to his standard and style
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars An okay story line and characters 20 May 2014
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A medieval novel set in the Holy Lands ... as per previous standards, worth the read but if I left it behind on holiday, would not be too phased.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Fairly easy read
Published 9 days ago by Nicholas Fisher
5.0 out of 5 stars 5* brilliance by a great guy/author
There are a few choice words I will say about this book, Amazing, awesome, brilliant and superbly written, keeps you on your toes all the way through I love the setting, character... Read more
Published 11 days ago by matthew morse
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent historical fiction, well written and a page turner
Published 15 days ago by N. Hannah
4.0 out of 5 stars A good read.
Interesting slant on an old them. A good read.
Published 16 days ago by Fred Angell
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
This book started me off on Mediaeval series. Most interesting. Thank you to author.
Published 20 days ago by Happy mother
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good
This book was an easy read and took the imagination right to the forefront of the crusades, great read enable read.
Published 24 days ago by Tricia
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Half way through this book, but will carry on with books in the series
Published 26 days ago by Mr Graham Cole
5.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed this book immensely
I enjoyed this book immensely, can,t wait for the sequel
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Published 27 days ago by grey reader
2.0 out of 5 stars Not for me.
I expected great things of this book but I could not take it seriously. It was too simplistic and contains far too much lazy English for my liking. Read more
Published 1 month ago by J Lodge
5.0 out of 5 stars a good read
A gripping adventure with the reader hurrying to turn the page. I would recommend to anyone interested in 'historical' fiction.
Published 1 month ago by Petal
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