- Hardcover: 464 pages
- Publisher: Sphere (19 July 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1847445071
- ISBN-13: 978-1847445070
- Product Dimensions: 15.8 x 3.9 x 24 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (104 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 45,387 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Warlord (Outlaw Chronicles) Hardcover – 19 Jul 2012
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His bestselling Outlaw Chronicles series will be eight books in total and features a ruthless, gangster-ish Robin Hood and his loyal lieutenant Sir Alan Dale. The books take place in a meticulously researched historical background in the reigns of Henry II, Richard the Lionheart, and King John. Angus is always happy to chat to readers on Facebook, Twitter and at his website www.angus-donald.com
The battle-scorched new adventure in the Outlaw series
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'Donald's descriptions of 12th century England are excellent, well researched and full of detail; so too are his gripping fight scenes' Ben Kane
'A fresh, lively and welcome take on one of the world's most famous outlaws. Complex heroes, craven villans, brutal fights. . . flies like an arrow from a yew bow' Giles Kristian
'Twists, turns, blood and death, ambush and escape is all revealed against a meticulously-researched backdrop. A stunning portrayal of the dark side of the Robin Hood legend, THIS is the outlaw Russell Crowe should have played' Robert LowSee all Product Description
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Outlaw was a tale of survival and redemption with Alan Dale and the infamous Robert Odo of Locksley, better known as Robin Hood. The story took us in a new and interesting way around familiar old legends, with a fresh and brutal interpretation of Robin that is nothing like the man in green of classic TV.
The second book, Holy Warrior, took us to Outremer and the world of the crusaders, with a now-legitimate Robin. The mood was darker and more soul-searching and, to be quite honest, left me feeling angry at Robin and, to a lesser extent, Alan. This was, for me, the `Empire Strikes Back' of the Outlaw series.
Thirdly, King's Man was the tale of King Richard's imprisonment in Germany and Alan and Robin's part in his return to power. It was also the tale of Prince John's rise and then fall. It was a story of intrigue and espionage and to that point the best in the series, I would say.
And so, to Warlord. Once again, Angus has taken us in a new direction. Alan and Robin move with the action to Normandy, this time, to Richard's brutal and protracted war with Phillip of France. There are three very distinct threads of action in this tale, though not consecutive or in order, but the tale is an amalgam of the three, bound together like a celtic knot.Read more ›
I would strongly recommend that you read the first three Outlaw novels first: Outlaw, Holy Warrior and King's Man. If you haven't read them yet, then do be aware that this review contains spoilers for what came before - previous events have had consequences.
Previous novels have taken us on Crusade, into Germany and Austria to rescue the hostage King Richard, and we have witnessed horrors nearer to home, not least the vividly memorable account in King's Man of the slaughter of York's Jews. Warlord focuses on the five years after Richard's liberation when he and his men have to put his realm back together again, reclaiming lands lost by Prince John and other nobles and going to war against the traitorous French king Philip. War's one way to describe it but actually it's more a series of sieges and skirmishes followed by treaties, all inevitably broken.Read more ›
This book shifts its focus ever so slightly from Alan's adventures with Robin (although he hasn't completely taken a back seat in this tale) to Alan's adventures as a loyal and supportive Knight under the leadership of none other than Richard the Lion Heart himself. And yets as an extra bonus Alan has a family murder mystery to solve inspired from his last meeting with the now at long last dead Sir Murdac AND the psychotic and disfigured Nur is still haunting the lands around Westbury. So as you can see there is A HECK OF A LOT for Alan to deal with besides just surviving one battle around Normandy from the next.
There isn't ever a slow period, a peaceful season or a respite for Alan as he has challenges both personal and private to deal with whether he's at home with the ever reliable Goody or abroad amongst his fellow Knights.
This book is quite an eye opener mixed in with a history lesson for most people probably know the Lion Heart best for his failed campaigns into the Holy Land. But what Angus Donald reveals in this telling is a glimpse into what the Lionheart did next as he began years of sieges and battles to reclaim his lands lost to King Philip of France. A campaign I dare say he proved more successful that is until....well I won't spoil it.Read more ›
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This is a great series of books with truly believable charterers. I love Historical fiction especially with military escapades and folk law all rolled into one. Read morePublished 3 months ago by lisa williams
The brilliant series of the outlaw chronicles, I have read all of then that have so far been published, a truly enthralling read . Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mr. R. Collings
One thing you can depend on with Angus is a beautifully written battle scene. As action packed as ever and kept me hooked until the end.Published 3 months ago by Kat H
This tale of Robin is so real and down to earth - the whole saga should be made into a film or TV series!Published 3 months ago by Martin Hare
Fantastic read from start to finish! Fell in love with the characters and the entire series when I was 17 (I'm now 23) and I've bought every book on the release date! Read morePublished 3 months ago by Britt Lee