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Gisborne: Book of Pawns (The Gisborne Saga 1) by [Batten, Prue]
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4.4 out of 5 stars 57 customer reviews
Book 1 of 3 in The Gisborne Saga (3 Book Series)

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Highly commended in 2012 Golden Claddagh Awards and with a five star rating with Reader's Favorites, Gisborne: Book of Pawns is followed by its sequel Gisborne: Book of Knights and Gisborne: Book of Kings. Pawns was won a Highy Commended award in the 2014 Readers' Favorite USA Book Awards. 'We are proud to announce that GISBORNE: BOOK OF PAWNS by Prue Batten is a B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree.' This tells a reader that this book is well worth their time and money!' 'Batten is a masterful writer using her knowledge of the Middle Ages to craft a ... story you won't want to stop reading until then end, and then you'll want to find the next one in the series...' Amazon review 'I am now a fan of Prue Batten and heartily agree with another fan who once told me that she could write a phone book and make it compelling.' Hoover Book Reviews - USA 'With sensual prose Ms Batten sets precedence for a traditional mediaeval style romance based on a legend and the romantic chivalry of knights, and has penned this lovely novel in first-person narrative.' Amazon review

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1034 KB
  • Print Length: 414 pages
  • Publisher: Darlington Press; 1 edition (7 Jan. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007DJK8G2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 57 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #97,933 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Firstly, I must say I have a problem with the categories books are put into. Historical fiction, Historical romance, Historical fantasy to name just three. Any true history lover fears what will be written, any non history lover also fears what will be written. As so many buy books online, we are unable to browse through the book itself to see what is really happening, if it something we are interested in. So I believe a book with true history involved should be called - what?. I can remember when most books came under Fiction. Nothing more, nothing less. Then some odd categories like Science fiction came in. With the exception of very few authors, my suggestion to treat most of the books falling under a double heading is to think of them with more stress on the latter word. So historical fiction = fiction, set in a past time, a past place, perhaps with some well known characters etc. I find it a way to read without becoming frustrated. Treat the book as fiction, as a good story, a good tale.
Now as to this book by Prue Batten, I enjoyed the story. Ysabel can be annoying, but I sometimes think we expect our leading characters to be perfect. This probably comes from films. Well, they are not. They are human, they have idiosyncrasies, foibles, annoying habits and so on. There are few of us who have not known someone we would like to shake. We all must know stubborn, obstinate people. Headstrong, irresponsible? Of course. The story itself is set in times long gone & we really do not have all that much knowledge of daily life. A writer needs imagination to create dialogue, scenes that we the reader of today can believe in. Often licence is taken & this author at least tells what she has done at the front of the book. Not like many, who only confess in the last pages deluding some.
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Thoroughly enjoyed this book. A quite different take on the Guy of Gisborne I met many years ago in the TV series Robin Hood. Refreshing, gripping and well researched. My only major disappointment was that I bought the paperback version and would like the whole series in the same format. However, I was thrilled to hear recently that the second two books are due to be published in paperback form in the UK - can't wait!
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I loved “Gisborne Book of Pawns” and found it un-put-down-able. A really good read, and I swallowed it in one greedy gulp. A fan of romantic historical fiction with a spark of adventure, I’m in awe of Prue Batten’s writing ability. Ysabel is a wonderful character, brave and feisty. And what a hero! Guy of Gisborne intrigued me from the start, and it was good that he wasn’t portrayed as too ‘alpha male.’ So glad to have discovered this trilogy and can’t wait to read the next book in the series. The hook at the end had me gasping for more.
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By DeeJayH VINE VOICE on 20 Oct. 2013
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I did a bit of research and Gisborne was inspired by the recent BBC adaptation of Robin Hood, but this is very much a what if. The Gisborne created here is more cultured and less brutal than the anti-hero of TV however, he still retains the dark, bitterness which perpetuated that character's actions. Prue has endeavoured to stay faithful to the period and produced an entertaining story with her alternative Gisborne.
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You will not wish to put it down . Leaps in bounds. Leave the housework, and enjoy every minute .
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Love these books. Well written, historical novels. Prue Batten writes with an engaging style.
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Very good and well worth reading waiting for the next one hope they are as good as this one excellent
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Very good read
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