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David Gilman - Author

About the Author

David Gilman had a varied career including firefighter, soldier and marketing manager, before turning to writing full time. He is an award-winning author and screenwriter.

Featured books by David Gilman

Master of War: Defiant Unto Death

Master of War: Defiant Unto Death

Author: David Gilman Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/02/2015

FRANCE: 1356. Ten years ago, the greatest army in Christendom was slaughtered at Crecy when Thomas Blackstone and his fellow archers stood their ground and rained death on the steel-clad might of French chivalry. Blackstone left that squalid field a knight. Now, Blackstone commands a war band and has carved out a small fiefdom in northern France. But the wounds of war still bleed and a traitor has given the King of France the means to destroy first his family, and then the English knight himself. As the traitor's net tightens, so the French King's army draws in. Blackstone will stand and fight - in pitched battle and in single combat. He will defy his friends, his family and his king. He may yet defy death, but he can't defy his destiny: BLACKSTONE: MASTER OF WAR.

Master of War

Master of War

Author: David Gilman Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/01/2014

England, 1346: For Thomas Blackstone the choice is easy - dance on the end of a rope for a murder he did not commit, or take up his war bow and join the king's invasion. As he fights his way across northern France, Blackstone learns the brutal lessons of war - from the terror and confusion of his first taste of combat, to the savage realities of siege warfare. Vastly outnumbered, Edward III's army will finally confront the armoured might of the French nobility on the field of Crecy. It is a battle that will change the history of warfare, a battle that will change the course of Blackstone's life, a battle that will forge a legend.

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Other books by David Gilman

Night Flight to Paris

Night Flight to Paris

Author: David Gilman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2019

'Page-turning and gritty' DAILY MAIL. It is 1943 and for agents of the Special Operations Executive, a mission to Nazi-occupied Paris is a death sentence. So why has unlikely spy Harry Mitchell volunteered to return to the city he fled two years ago? The French capital is at war with itself. Informers, gangsters, collaborators and Resistance factions are as ready to slit each other's throats as they are the Germans'. The occupiers are no better: the Gestapo and Abwehr - military intelligence - are locked in their own lethal battle for dominance. Mitchell knows the risks but he has a reason to put his life on the line: his family are still in Paris and have fallen into the hands of the Gestapo. With disaster afflicting his mission from the outset, it will take all his ingenuity to even get into the capital... unaware that every step he takes is a step closer to a trap well set and baited. 'Night Flight to Paris is everything a thriller should be: fast-paced with great characters, life or death jeopardy and nail-biting action. David Gilman delivers the goods once again. A terrific read!' MATTHEW HARFFY. 'Absolutely amazing. I'd never thought that another writer could rival Bernard Cornwell ... The level of suspense is ratcheted up to a truly brutal level' SHARON PENMAN. 'A gripping ride through a memorable period of history' WILBUR SMITH.

Night Flight to Paris

Night Flight to Paris

Author: David Gilman Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 29/11/2018

PARIS, 1943. The swastika flies from the top of the Eiffel Tower. Soldiers clad in field grey patrol the streets. Buildings have been renamed, books banned, art stolen and people disappeared. Amongst the missing is an Allied intelligence cell. Gone to ground? Betrayed? Dead? Britain's Special Operations Executive need to find out. They recruit ex-Parisian and Bletchley Park codebreaker Harry Mitchell to return to the city he fled two years ago. Mitchell knows Occupied Paris a city at war with itself. Informers, gangsters, collaborators and Resistance factions are as ready to slit each other's throats as they are the Germans'. The occupiers themselves are no better: the Gestapo and the Abwehr military intelligence are locked in their own lethal battle for dominance. Mitchell knows the risks: a return to Paris not a mission it's a death sentence. But he has good reason to put his life on the line: the wife and daughter he was forced to leave behind have fallen into the hands of the Gestapo and Mitchell will do whatever it takes to save them. But with disaster afflicting his mission from the outset, it will take all his ingenuity, all his courage, to even get into Paris... unaware that every step he takes towards the capital is a step closer to a trap well set and baited.

Legenden des Krieges: Das zerrissene Land

Legenden des Krieges: Das zerrissene Land

Author: David Gilman Format: eBook Release Date: 21/08/2018

Nachschub fur alle Fans der "e;Legenden des Krieges"e; von David Gilman!Die Legende wird weitererzhlt!Frankreich, 1361. Zwischen England und Frankreich wurde vorlufig Frieden geschlossen. Dennoch lehnen sich viele Frsten gegen die Besatzer auf, und wilde Heere ziehen plndernd umher. Das wollen Thomas Blackstone und seine Mnner verhindern. Sie ahnen nicht, dass die franzsische Armee angewiesen wurde, sie trotz des Friedensschlusses bei der ersten Gelegenheit zu vernichten. Als Thomas sich deshalb mit dem verschlagenen Sldner Gruffydd ap Madoc zusammentun muss und sein Sohn Henry von Auftragsmrdern bedroht wird, zieht sich das Netz um den erfolgreichen Heerfhrer langsam, aber sicher zusammen ... Actionreiche Kampfszenen und ein gewaltiger Wissensschatz - fr alle Leser von Bernard Cornwell.

Scourge of Wolves

Scourge of Wolves

Author: David Gilman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/08/2018

'Heart-pounding action' THE TIMES. Winter, 1361. After two decades of conflict, Edward III has finally agreed a treaty with the captive French King, John II. In return for his freedom, John has ceded vast tracts of territory to the English. But for five long years mercenary bands and belligerent lords have fought over the carcass of his kingdom. They will not give up their hard-won spoils to honour a defeated king's promises. If the English want their prize, they'll have to fight for it... Thomas Blackstone will have to fight for it. As he battles to enforce Edward's claim, Thomas Blackstone will see his name blackened, his men slaughtered, his family hunted. He will be betrayed and, once again, he'll face the might of the French army on the field. But this time there will be no English army at his back. He'll face the French alone.

Night Flight to Paris

Night Flight to Paris

Author: David Gilman Format: eBook Release Date: 09/08/2018

Paris, 1943. The swastika flies from the top of the Eiffel Tower. Soldiers clad in field grey patrol the streets. Buildings have been renamed, books banned, art stolen and people disappeared. Amongst the missing is an Allied intelligence cell. Gone to ground? Betrayed? Dead? Britain's Special Operations Executive need to find out. They recruit ex-Parisian and Bletchley Park codebreaker Harry Mitchell to return to the city he fled two years ago. Mitchell knows Occupied Paris - a city at war with itself. Informers, gangsters, collaborators and Resistance factions are as ready to slit each other's throats as they are the Germans'. The occupiers themselves are no better: the Gestapo and the Abwehr - military intelligence - are locked in their own lethal battle for dominance. Mitchell knows the risks: a return to Paris not a mission - it's a death sentence. But he has good reason to put his life on the line: the wife and daughter he was forced to leave behind have fallen into the hands of the Gestapo and Michell will do whatever it takes to save them. But with disaster afflicting his mission from the outset, it will take all his ingenuity, all his courage, to even get into Paris... unaware that every step he takes towards the capital is a step closer to a trap well set and baited. 'Absolutely amazing. I'd never thought that another writer could rival Bernard Cornwell... The level of suspense is ratcheted up to a truly brutal level' SHARON PENMAN. 'A gripping ride through a memorable period of history' WILBUR SMITH. 'Once again Gilman demonstrates why he's a superlative talent in his field and why hist-fict fans like me will continue to hang on to his every breath-taking, shock-ridden, plot-twisting word' THE BOOKBAG. 'Gripping and full of action, but is also smart and subtle about questions of loyalty and guilt in a war with few good guys' THE TIMES.

Night Flight to Paris

Night Flight to Paris

Author: David Gilman Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/08/2018

'Page-turning and gritty' DAILY MAIL. It is 1943 and for agents of the Special Operations Executive, a mission to Nazi-occupied Paris is a death sentence. So why has unlikely spy Harry Mitchell volunteered to return to the city he fled two years ago? The French capital is at war with itself. Informers, gangsters, collaborators and Resistance factions are as ready to slit each other's throats as they are the Germans'. The occupiers are no better: the Gestapo and Abwehr - military intelligence - are locked in their own lethal battle for dominance. Mitchell knows the risks but he has a reason to put his life on the line: his family are still in Paris and have fallen into the hands of the Gestapo. With disaster afflicting his mission from the outset, it will take all his ingenuity to even get into the capital... unaware that every step he takes is a step closer to a trap well set and baited. 'Night Flight to Paris is everything a thriller should be: fast-paced with great characters, life or death jeopardy and nail-biting action. David Gilman delivers the goods once again. A terrific read!' MATTHEW HARFFY. 'Absolutely amazing. I'd never thought that another writer could rival Bernard Cornwell ... The level of suspense is ratcheted up to a truly brutal level' SHARON PENMAN. 'A gripping ride through a memorable period of history' WILBUR SMITH.

Night Flight to Paris

Night Flight to Paris

Author: David Gilman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/08/2018

'Page-turning and gritty' DAILY MAIL. It is 1943 and for agents of the Special Operations Executive, a mission to Nazi-occupied Paris is a death sentence. So why has unlikely spy Harry Mitchell volunteered to return to the city he fled two years ago? The French capital is at war with itself. Informers, gangsters, collaborators and Resistance factions are as ready to slit each other's throats as they are the Germans'. The occupiers are no better: the Gestapo and Abwehr - military intelligence - are locked in their own lethal battle for dominance. Mitchell knows the risks but he has a reason to put his life on the line: his family are still in Paris and have fallen into the hands of the Gestapo. With disaster afflicting his mission from the outset, it will take all his ingenuity to even get into the capital... unaware that every step he takes is a step closer to a trap well set and baited. 'Night Flight to Paris is everything a thriller should be: fast-paced with great characters, life or death jeopardy and nail-biting action. David Gilman delivers the goods once again. A terrific read!' MATTHEW HARFFY. 'Absolutely amazing. I'd never thought that another writer could rival Bernard Cornwell ... The level of suspense is ratcheted up to a truly brutal level' SHARON PENMAN. 'A gripping ride through a memorable period of history' WILBUR SMITH.

Scourge of Wolves

Scourge of Wolves

Author: David Gilman Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/02/2018

'Heart-pounding action' THE TIMES. Winter, 1361. After two decades of conflict, Edward III has finally agreed a treaty with the captive French King, John II. In return for his freedom, John has ceded vast tracts of territory to the English. But for five long years mercenary bands and belligerent lords have fought over the carcass of his kingdom. They will not give up their hard-won spoils to honour a defeated king's promises. If the English want their prize, they'll have to fight for it... Thomas Blackstone will have to fight for it. As he battles to enforce Edward's claim, Thomas Blackstone will see his name blackened, his men slaughtered, his family hunted. He will be betrayed and, once again, he'll face the might of the French army on the field. But this time there will be no English army at his back. He'll face the French alone.

Scourge of Wolves

Scourge of Wolves

Author: David Gilman Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 08/02/2018

Winter, 1361: Edward III has finally agreed a treaty with the captive French King, John II. In return for his freedom, John has ceded vast tracts of territory to the English. But the mercenary bands and belligerent lords will not give up their hard-won spoils to honour a defeated king's promises. As he battles to enforce Edward's claim, Thomas Blackstone, once again, will face the might of the French army on the field. But this time there will be no English army at his back.

Gate of the Dead

Gate of the Dead

Author: David Gilman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/02/2018

'A gripping chronicle of pitched battle, treachery and cruelty' ROBERT FABBRI. Tuscany, 1358: Thomas Blackstone has built a formidable reputation in exile, fighting as a mercenary amid the ceaseless internecine warring of Italy's City States. But success has bred many enemies, and when a dying man delivers a message recalling him to England, it seems almost certain to be a trap. Yet Blackstone cannot disobey - the summons is at the Queen's demand. On his journey, Blackstone will brave the terrors of the High Alps in winter, face the Black Prince in tournament, confront the bloody anarchy of a popular revolt and submit to trial by combat. And every step of the way, he will be shadowed by a notorious assassin with orders to despatch him to Hell.

Defiant Unto Death

Defiant Unto Death

Author: David Gilman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/02/2018

'Heart-pounding action' THE TIMES. FRANCE: 1356. Ten years ago, the greatest army in Christendom was slaughtered at Crecy. Archer Thomas Blackstone stood his ground and left that squalid field a knight. He has since carved out a small fiefdom in northern France, but the wounds of war still bleed and a traitor has given the King of France the means to destroy the English knight and his family. As the traitor's net tightens, so the French King's army draws in. Blackstone will stand and fight. He will defy his friends, his family and his king. He may yet defy death, but he can't defy his destiny: MASTER OF WAR.

Master of War

Master of War

Author: David Gilman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/02/2018

'Page-turning and gritty' DAILY MAIL. Amid the carnage of the 100 Years War - the bloodiest confilct in medieval history - a young English archer confronts his destiny... England, 1346: For Thomas Blackstone the choice is easy - dance on the end of a rope for a murder he did not commit, or take up his war bow and join the king's invasion. As he fights his way across northern France, Blackstone learns the brutal lessons of war - from the terror and confusion of his first taste of combat, to the savage realities of siege warfare. Vastly outnumbered, Edward III's army will finally confront the armoured might of the French nobility on the field of Crecy. It is a battle that will change the history of warfare, a battle that will change the course of Blackstone's life, a battle that will forge a legend.

Scourge of Wolves

Scourge of Wolves

Author: David Gilman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/02/2018

'Heart-pounding action' THE TIMES. Winter, 1361. After two decades of conflict, Edward III has finally agreed a treaty with the captive French King, John II. In return for his freedom, John has ceded vast tracts of territory to the English. But for five long years mercenary bands and belligerent lords have fought over the carcass of his kingdom. They will not give up their hard-won spoils to honour a defeated king's promises. If the English want their prize, they'll have to fight for it... Thomas Blackstone will have to fight for it. As he battles to enforce Edward's claim, Thomas Blackstone will see his name blackened, his men slaughtered, his family hunted. He will be betrayed and, once again, he'll face the might of the French army on the field. But this time there will be no English army at his back. He'll face the French alone.

Legenden des Krieges: Der groe Sturm

Legenden des Krieges: Der groe Sturm

Author: David Gilman Format: eBook Release Date: 24/01/2018

Die Legende wird weitererzahlt: Band 4 der Erfolgsserie von Bestsellerautor David Gilman!Frankreich, 1360. Im Dienste der englischen Krone kmpfen sich Thomas Blackstone und seine Mnner bis nach Paris vor. Doch die Hauptstadt ist uneinnehmbar. Allerdings besteht der Prinz von Wales darauf, die ungeschtzten Vorstdte dem Erdboden gleichzumachen. Thomas sieht dem Gemetzel angewidert zu - bis ein gewaltiger, vernichtender Sturm aufzieht. Da bietet sich Thomas eine einmalige Chance: Er erhlt den Auftrag, nach Mailand zu reisen, und sieht die Zeit seiner Rache an den Visconti gekommen

Scourge of Wolves

Scourge of Wolves

Author: David Gilman Format: eBook Release Date: 14/12/2017

Winter, 1361. After two decades of conflict, the war is finally over. The English should be enjoying the spoils of victory, but Thomas Blackstone is still fighting. The French king may have capitulated, signed a treaty and ceded lands, but the warlords who have been fighting over the carcass of his kingdom are in no mind to honour a defeated King's promises. If the English want their prize, they'll have to fight for it: Thomas Blackstone will have to fight for it. By siege and skirmish, Blackstone pushes deep into the contested territories. But every bloody victory only tightens the snare around his neck. Someone has a score to settle with the scar-faced Englishman. Peace, Blackstone will discover, can be more lethal than war.

Master of War Boxset

Master of War Boxset

Author: David Gilman Format: eBook Release Date: 14/12/2017

Amid the carnage of the 100 Years War - the bloodiest conflict in medieval history - a young English archer confronts his destiny... England, 1346: For Thomas Blackstone the choice is easy - dance on the end of a rope for a murder he did not commit, or take up his war bow and join the king's invasion. As he fights his way across northern France, Blackstone learns the brutal lessons of war - from the terror and confusion of his first taste of combat, to the savage realities of siege warfare. Blackstone will brave the terrors of the High Alps in winter, face the Black Prince in tournament, confront the bloody anarchy of a popular revolt and emerge from the Battle of Crecy as a knight. He may yet defy death but he can't defy his destiny: Master of War. Collected in a single volume for the first time, the first three novels in the epic Master of War series, comprising of: Master of War Defiant unto Death Gate of the Dead.

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