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The Red Knight by [Davies, K.T.]
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Anachron Press are beginning to shape up as a small press publisher worth watching; previous releases (such as Day of Demons) have been very promising and worthwhile, and their latest release The Red Knight by K T Davies, knocked my socks off. Gritty fantasy dramas featuring knights and warfare are a growing trend in fantasy fiction, and yet The Red Knight delivers all these things without descending into cliché. This is a tale of conflict, battle and strangeness, yet the heroes of this fantasy tale are believable and sympathetic. The dialogue is solid and possesses the sort of rough and ready humour one finds in the everyday, engaging the reader so subtly that you may find it hard to put down. Davies is a talented storyteller who can quickly immerse the reader into a world that seems so real you can almost hear the clash of swords and the crunch of bone. The protagonists are very interesting, and the main character, Knight Captain Alyda Stenna, is exactly what you want from a strong female lead, though perhaps not what you may have come to expect from the genre. Some of the supporting cast seem to have very interesting back stories and I would have liked to learn more about the world in which this story is set. There are a lot of intriguing ideas here, and it does get a little crowded at points, though not enough to break the flow of the story. This is a smashing debut, and a very refreshing and exciting read. Davies is one to look out for, and I wait with interest to see what she does next. 9 stars out of 10. --Starburst Magazine - --http://www.starburstmagazine.com/reviews/book-reviews-latest-literary-releases/3188-book-review-the-red-knight

When I read fantasy I expect more than my fair share of battles, magic, and if there is a bit of betrayal and the occasional traitor as well, that s all good. The Red Knight offers that and more. We get all the fantasy standards, but the author also scatters the plot with some insightful social commentary regarding the politics of gender. It s never shoe horned into the plot, it feels natural and occurs in a very organic fashion. In Antia, your role is not defined by your gender. Both men and women are trained as knights and treated equally on the battlefield. There are some great characters in the novel and I m sure that Garian and Alyda are bound to be popular. Both are put through the physical and emotional ringer. It would never do to allow heroes and heroines an easy ride now would it? Alyda has a particularly hard time but it gives Davies the opportunity to explore her hidden strengths. The scenes toward the novels end get pretty brutal and the outcome of events leave Alyda changed on many levels. If I have to be one hundred percent honest though, there was another character that was my out and out favourite. I was totally caught up by the lusty antics of Lady Iris Bear Berwick. It s great to discover a character that not only turns conventions on their head but also then throws them firmly out the window. Bear is the antithesis of the genteel ladies that pop up in other fantasy novels. She loves a drink, the odd recreational drug or two, dabbles in any romantic tryst she is offered and loves nothing better than a good fight. Add into the mix a secret that is revealed about her around half way through and you can no doubt understand why I was immediately and utterly smitten. I think this is the closest I have ever come to encountering a literary equivalent of Mrs Cheesecake. Davies displays a natural talent when it comes to dialogue and this creates some memorable moments. Even discussions between supporting characters raise a smile. Bah! Skani thumped his stomach. Tis pure muscle! My Gardu says I have the body of a god. A slightly chubby, past his prime god, maybe. Having the body of a slightly chubby god myself I couldn t help but be amused. When reading an author s first novel I think the thing I look for most is a sense of potential. I m glad to report that The Red Knight delivers on its initial promise, there is a confidence in the writing and I was drawn in from the first page. How best to sum up this debut novel then? I think I ll paraphrase liberally the tagline from The Princess Bride - Heroes. Villains. Violence. Magic. Not just your basic, average, everyday, ordinary, run-of-the-mill, ho-hum fantasy tale. If you like you re fantasy with a cheeky dash of adult content then you could do far worse. Recommended reading, I look forward to more. --http://www.theeloquentpage.co.uk/2012/07/23/the-red-knight-by-k-t-davies/

This is an epic fantasy story that isn t quite like your usual epic fantasy. There are no fluffy elves, no poetry and certainly no faffing around. There is some fruity language that somehow manages to help convey the horrors of war without going too far. It isn t all doom and gloom though, there are loves and lusts and plenty of humourous parts too. I wouldn t say this book is an emotional roller-coaster but there is certainly enough emotion to make sure you are empathetic to the characters. Talking of characters, I thought the Knight Captain Alyda was well done. She manages to be everything a leader of an elite fighting force should be. The fact that she isn t a token female leader and that there does not seem to be any real mention of equality made me wonder why there aren t more books like this. I was shocked by what happened to her in the final act, but it was utterly compelling. The supporting cast including the villains are intriguing and in many cases I was left wanting to read more just to know their stories. In a lot of ways this book reminds me of Robin Hobb but with a gritty realism added in. The combat scenes were particularly enjoyable. From the bone crunching jousting and single combat of two opposing leaders to the wholesale slaughter of a siege that needs to be broken quickly this book provides all the action you could want. Added to that are multiple layers of court intrigue and a system of magic that is mysterious, varied and powerful. This book has everything you d expect in an epic fantasy and does all of them well. The biggest criticism I have about this book is that the second book is not finished yet. --Tony's Thoughts - http://iuchiatesoro.wordpress.com/2012/07/26/the-red-knight-by-k-t-davies/

About the Author

I was born in West Yorkshire. I have a degree in literature from the Open University, and a modest comic collection. I share my life with an understanding partner, two savage children, three silly dogs, and an angry cat. I have lived in t north and the Republic of China. I currently reside in suburban bliss in the West Midlands. I ve worked as an actor, a teacher, and a scaffolder amongst many other things. Until recently I made theatrical props for a living. Have a look at www.antrobusandgrimm.co.uk to see how I (used to) roll. I m a nerd and proud, and play with swords and other pointy things from time to time. Pointless trivia bit. I once fell down the highest mountain in Taiwan, and was led to safety by a couple of tribesmen in exchange for some cigarettes. I have also been taught how to wrestle by Crybaby Jim Breaks.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
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  • Print Length: 364 pages
  • Publisher: Anachron Press; 1st edition (26 July 2012)
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  • Language: English
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Earlier this year I read the anthology Day of Demons, published by Anachron Press, and one of the highlights was The Deal by K T Davies. It was a fun fantasy tale and it left me keen to read more of the author's work. The good news is that recently I got the chance.

When I read fantasy I expect more than my fair share of battles, magic, and if there is a bit of betrayal and the occasional traitor as well, that's all good. The Red Knight offers that and more. We get all the fantasy standards, but the author also scatters the plot with some insightful social commentary regarding the politics of gender. It's never shoe horned into the plot, it feels natural and occurs in a very organic fashion. In Antia, your role is not defined by your gender. Both men and women are trained as knights and treated equally on the battlefield.

There are some great characters in the novel and I'm sure that Garian and Alyda are bound to be popular. Both are put through the physical and emotional ringer. It would never do to allow heroes and heroines an easy ride now would it? Alyda has a particularly hard time but it gives Davies the opportunity to explore her hidden strengths. The scenes toward the novels end get pretty brutal and the outcome of events leave Alyda changed on many levels.

If I have to be one hundred percent honest though, there was another character that was my out and out favourite. I was totally caught up by the lusty antics of Lady Iris `Bear' Berwick. It's great to discover a character that not only turns conventions on their head but also then throws them firmly out the window. Bear is the antithesis of the genteel ladies that pop up in other fantasy novels.
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Most of this was a great book. The end however is just bizarre and mostly looked like an author who was sick of the book. Possibly she had been watching / reading of Game of Thrown and decided depressing and quality are the same thing. The book has a surprising view of the internal social dynamics of mixed-gender military units. Most of it has a balance between action and plot and a refreshing amount of humour, until the of the course the end.
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I found this was a good solid story, plenty of action, battles. Not a lot of magic really. I liked the characters but parhaps the enemy were a little bit cardboard cutout.

The ending was pretty good although the final pages did not suit my taste but I suppose they were necessary.
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After reading some excellent short stories by this author I just had to sweet talk the publisher in to giving me an advance copy of this book when I heard that it was out soon. Luckily for me those goblins over at Anachron Press felt sorry for me and sent me an electronic copy.

This is an epic fantasy story that isn't quite like your usual epic fantasy. There are no fluffy elves, no poetry and certainly no faffing around. There is some fruity language that somehow manages to help convey the horrors of war without going too far. It isn't all doom and gloom though, there are loves and lusts and plenty of humourous parts too. I wouldn't say this book is an emotional roller-coaster but there is certainly enough emotion to make sure you are empathetic to the characters.

Talking of characters, I thought the Knight Captain Alyda was well done. She manages to be everything a leader of an elite fighting force should be. The fact that she isn't a token female leader and that there does not seem to be any real mention of equality made me wonder why there aren't more books like this. I was shocked by what happened to her in the final act, but it was utterly compelling. The supporting cast including the villains are intriguing and in many cases I was left wanting to read more just to know their stories.

In a lot of ways this book reminds me of Robin Hobb but with a gritty realism added in. The combat scenes were particularly enjoyable. From the bone crunching jousting and single combat of two opposing leaders to the wholesale slaughter of a siege that needs to be broken quickly this book provides all the action you could want. Added to that are multiple layers of court intrigue and a system of magic that is mysterious, varied and powerful. This book has everything you'd expect in an epic fantasy and does all of them well. The biggest criticism I have about this book is that the second book is not finished yet.
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I'm not generally a reader of much fantasy literature and I'm not into the really high fantasy end of things so this book was very cool, it had high fantasy themes but they were well hidden under lots of mud, blood and pragmatism. Oh and it's often quite funny.

The inclusion in a non-tokenistic way of so many female characters was great and the way problems were solved and battles won by people and sacrifice rather than a chosen boy-king with a magic sword/amulet/pair of pants was ace.
Special mention must go to the descriptions of combat which were detailed without getting fetishistic (I learned a lot of terms and a bit about horses) and not remotely overblown - combat in this world is nasty, brutish and quick. On and everyone bleeds, even hero(in)es.

It amused me the way many events that would be key in a standard story actually happen off-camera.

I also enjoyed the fact that nobody in the story is completely clean, everyone gets to be stupid and/or a b*stard at some point, even the most sympathetic characters.

If there was any one thing I was less keen on it was some of the language. I really loved the way the characters talked, it all felt very natural, like people I know chatting and for the most part it's in standard modern English which I prefer so I thought the odd archaic touch like " 'tis" jarred a little.

All in all very enjoyable.
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