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4.0 out of 5 stars Gripping tale of Crécy and its aftermath
Writer for classic television detective series Touch of Frost, David Gilman has switched his talents to The Hundred Years War and presents the story of English longbowman Thomas Blackstone during the Battle of Crécy in 1346 and its bloody and dangerous aftermath. Thomas Blackstone is a young mason (about 16 years old) and little more than a peasant, although better...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not sure about this one
Archer raised to knighthood in middle ages? Bit of a stretch but it showed promise in the middle before losing it's way. I won't be back.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Blackstone is to the Hundred Years War....., 29 April 2014
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...what Sharpe is to the Peninsular War. A man raised out of his class at war with friend and enemy alike, with a sense of honour that more honourable men fail to achieve. A great page turner.....now waiting for volume 2
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5.0 out of 5 stars A really good read, 25 April 2014
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I found this book both entertaining and informative and would really recommend it. Will be re-reading at some point in the future.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable, 12 April 2014
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Believable writing style that draws you in and makes you part of this time with real characters and enticing twists and turns with plenty of passion.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow worth a read, 6 April 2014
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Really enjoyed this, plenty of blood and guts but a strong story too well linked into actual events,reading this is an excellent way to spend time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cracking read, 29 Mar. 2014
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Very engaging brought the next in series as soon as I finished this book, made me google a bit of english history
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5.0 out of 5 stars Masterpiece, 26 Mar. 2014
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Could not put it down. Read it in one sitting completely engrossed. When is the next one coming out???? Back notes mentioned one but cant find it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars good historical novel., 25 Mar. 2014
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Well researched.well written. Good characterisation. Full of action, and historical info.was sorry when it ended.full of blood &gore but believable none the less.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cracking good read, 24 Mar. 2014
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most enjoyable read and I have no doubt our Thomas will have many more adventures, I will look forward to them.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The birth of a medieval super hero., 23 Mar. 2014
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Fast action and interesting characters. The intrigue around the aims of the untrustworthy French will, I suspect maintain interest throughout the series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it, 21 Mar. 2014
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A long book and a great tale. I enjoyed it very much. Can't find any more books by this author, which is a pity.
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