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The King's Archer: A Medieval Adventure of the Wars of the Roses [Paperback]

Francis Lecane
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8 Dec 2011
Thomas of Lingen, a young archer in the army of the Earl of March does the Earl a service and is promoted He takes part in the Battle of Mortimer's Cross and the Earl now proclaimed King asks him to spy for him.After many adventures he is knighted on the battlefield of Towton and determines to find and wed his love. The Countess of Hambye. She has vanished. He must track her to France and rescue her.Eventually the story is resolved.

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  • Paperback: 328 pages
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse (8 Dec 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1467886947
  • ISBN-13: 978-1467886949
  • Product Dimensions: 1.7 x 12.5 x 20 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,015,788 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars my review -Lynn Clark 27 Jan 2014
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Enjoyed the tale, particularly the parts highlighting the roles of the archers in the various battles. The descriptions of everyday life were also very interesting and evocative. Thought the proof reading of the text was poor and could be improved but this didn't take anything away from the story.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Charming ! 16 Dec 2012
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A charming book from the heart. An archer from a village near Mortimer's Cross sets out on an adventure that finds him leading a band of friends into battle at Mortimer's Cross and onwards to Towton;a fierce battle ground indeed.
A raw account but with a delightful romantic thread running through the book. Loved it.
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2.0 out of 5 stars The King's Archer 8 Jan 2014
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The text is littered with grammatical mistakes which becomes increasingly irritating.There is an attempt to give a sense of time and place but the story is like something out of Boy's Own and there is little attempt at characterisation. The book is diisappointing and is not in the same class as novels by Elizabeth Chadwick or Phillippa Gregory.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't quite hit the bulls-eye 12 Nov 2013
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I'm interested in the Medieval period, and the wealth of accurate period detail is very impressive. What is less impressive was the number of typos and grammatical errors, but perhaps that's being a bit pedantic compared to the way the story-line romps along. Those who have enjoyed Cornwell's books (whether the Sharpe or Hook series) will find parallels, both in terms of characterisation and action. That's not a negative criticism - it all adds to the enjoyment. So why didn't I give it a top rating? Well, simply because of the annoyance of the spelling aberrations....
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1.0 out of 5 stars A poor read. 10 Jun 2014
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Not a good read. Poorly written, bad grammar and mis spelling throughout. I would not recommend this book. I am glad i didn't buy the hardback.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Not a good read 21 May 2014
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Disjointed,characters come and go without much if any depth to them. Felt like the book was written in a rush.
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3.0 out of 5 stars good story shame about the spelling! 12 April 2014
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Good read and the characters were believable but the appalling spelling and punctuation is unforgivable and surprising for a UK published book.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Poor 25 Feb 2014
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I couldn't get past the grammatical and punctuation errors. I wonder if the author knows someone who can assist him?
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