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.

Other books by David Gilman

Scourge of Wolves

Scourge of Wolves

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

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.

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

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: Paperback 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.

Scourge of Wolves

Scourge of Wolves

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

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.

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.

Master of War

Master of War

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

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.

Defiant Unto Death

Defiant Unto Death

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

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 woulds 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.

Gate of the Dead

Gate of the Dead

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

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.

Scourge of Wolves

Scourge of Wolves

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

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.

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.

Legenden des Krieges: Der einsame Reiter

Legenden des Krieges: Der einsame Reiter

Author: David Gilman Format: eBook Release Date: 17/11/2017

Die Legende wird weitererzahlt: Band 3 der Erfolgsserie von Bestsellerautor David Gilman!Die Toskana, 1358. Weil Thomas Blackstone gegenber dem franzsischen Knig keine Gnade walten lassen wollte, verbannte ihn Knig Edward ins Exil. Nun fhrt Thomas sein Schwert fr Florenz: als Sldner, gegen die Visconti von Mailand. Da erreicht ihn die obskure Nachricht eines Boten: Der Knig von England erwarte ihn, er habe keine Gefahr zu frchten. Thomas befrchtet eine Falle, aber er macht sich trotzdem auf den Weg zu seinem Knig - und der fhrt ber die verschneiten Alpen, durch das berchtigte Tor des Todes. Doch das wahre Grauen erwartet ihn erst dahinter

Legenden des Krieges: Der ehrlose Konig

Legenden des Krieges: Der ehrlose Konig

Author: David Gilman Format: eBook Release Date: 21/09/2017

Vor der Gnade steht der Kampf. Normandie, zu Beginn des Hundertjhrigen Krieges. Thomas Blackstone, Ritter der englischen Armee, hlt in Nordfrankreich mehrere Stdte fr seinen Knig. Wieder und wieder greifen er und seine Mnner von dort aus an und fgen den Gefolgsleuten des franzsischen Knigs empfindliche Niederlagen zu. Thomas' Ruf erreicht schon bald Paris. Knig Johann ersinnt einen Plan, um seinen Gegner auszuschalten. Der Mann, den er auf Thomas ansetzt, kennt keine Skrupel: der ebenso schlaue wie grausame Schlchter Gilles de Marcy. Es dauert nicht lange, bis sich das Netz um Thomas Blackstone und seine normannischen Verbndeten zuzieht David Gilman ist ein Meister. Seine Bcher sind minuzis recherchiert, historisch korrekt und gleichzeitig packend und spannend. Er schreibt in derselben Liga wie Bernard Cornwell."e; (Army Rumour Service Review)

Viper's Blood

Viper's Blood

Author: David Gilman Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/08/2017

'A gripping chronicle of pitched battle, treachery and cruelty' ROBERT FABBRI. Provoked by the Dauphin's refusal to honour the terms of his father's surrender, Edward III has invaded France with the greatest army England has ever assembled. But the English lion's attempts to claw the French crown from its master are futile. After defeats at Crecy and Poitiers, the Dauphin will no longer meet the English in the field. Mired down in costly sieges and facing a stalemate, Edward's great army is forced to argee a treaty. But peace comes at a price. The French request that Blackstone escort their King's daughter to Italy to see her married to one of the two brothers who rule Milan - the same brothers who killed Blackstone's family to revenge the defeats they suffered at his hand. Blackstone, the French are certain, will never leave Milan alive...

Legenden des Krieges: Das blutige Schwert

Legenden des Krieges: Das blutige Schwert

Author: David Gilman Format: eBook Release Date: 21/07/2017

Der erste Band von David Gilmans packender Romanserie "e;Legenden des Krieges"e;England, 1346. Der junge Steinmetz Thomas Blackstone wird vor die Wahl gestellt: Entweder der Tod durch den Strick - fr einen Mord, den er nicht begangen hat. Oder er schliet sich der englischen Armee an, fr die Knig Edward dringend weitere Bogenschtzen sucht. Die Entscheidung fllt ihm nicht schwer. Doch in der Normandie lernt Thomas die bittere Realitt des Krieges kennen. Ritterlichkeit ist ein Kodex fr bessere Zeiten. Gnade gibt es nicht - schon gar nicht in der Schlacht von Crcy, dem blutigen Kessel des Hundertjhrigen Krieges

Viper's Blood

Viper's Blood

Author: David Gilman Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/02/2017

'A gripping chronicle of pitched battle, treachery and cruelty' ROBERT FABBRI. Provoked by the Dauphin's refusal to honour the terms of his father's surrender, Edward III has invaded France with the greatest army England has ever assembled. But the English lion's attempts to claw the French crown from its master are futile. After defeats at Crecy and Poitiers, the Dauphin will no longer meet the English in the field. Mired down in costly sieges and facing a stalemate, Edward's great army is forced to argee a treaty. But peace comes at a price. The French request that Blackstone escort their King's daughter to Italy to see her married to one of the two brothers who rule Milan - the same brothers who killed Blackstone's family to revenge the defeats they suffered at his hand. Blackstone, the French are certain, will never leave Milan alive...

Viper's Blood

Viper's Blood

Author: David Gilman Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/02/2017

'A gripping chronicle of pitched battle, treachery and cruelty' ROBERT FABBRI. Provoked by the Dauphin's refusal to honour the terms of his father's surrender, Edward III has invaded France with the greatest army England has ever assembled. But the English lion's attempts to claw the French crown from its master are futile. After defeats at Crecy and Poitiers, the Dauphin will no longer meet the English in the field. Mired down in costly sieges and facing a stalemate, Edward's great army is forced to argee a treaty. But peace comes at a price. The French request that Blackstone escort their King's daughter to Italy to see her married to one of the two brothers who rule Milan - the same brothers who killed Blackstone's family to revenge the defeats they suffered at his hand. Blackstone, the French are certain, will never leave Milan alive...

The Last Horseman

The Last Horseman

Author: David Gilman Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/02/2017

South Africa, 1900. The search for his missing son takes Joseph Radcliffe from the streets of Dublin, smouldering with rebellion, to the trackless veld of South Africa and the bloody brutality of the Anglo-Boer War. As a former cavalryman in the US army, Radcliffe is no stranger to war, but 800 miles north of Cape Town, under fire from Boer commandos and distrusted by the British forces, he will find his survival skills tested to the hilt. The Last Horseman is an epic tale of heroism and treachery, love and loyalty, set against the backdrop of a conflict that shook an empire to its core.

Viper's Blood

Viper's Blood

Author: David Gilman Format: eBook Release Date: 15/12/2016

'A gripping chronicle of pitched battle, treachery and cruelty' ROBERT FABBRI. Provoked by the Dauphin's refusal to honour the terms of his father's surrender, Edward III has invaded France with the greatest army England has ever assembled. But the English lion's attempts to claw the French crown from its master are futile. After defeats at Crecy and Poitiers, the Dauphin will no longer meet the English in the field. Mired down in costly sieges and facing a stalemate, Edward's great army is forced to argee a treaty. But peace comes at a price. The French request that Blackstone escort their King's daughter to Italy to see her married to one of the two brothers who rule Milan - the same brothers who killed Blackstone's family to revenge the defeats they suffered at his hand. Blackstone, the French are certain, will never leave Milan alive...

Gate of the Dead

Gate of the Dead

Author: David Gilman Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/09/2016

'Like a punch from a mailed fist, MASTER OF WAR gives a true taste of the Hundred Years War. It is a gripping chronicle of pitched battle, treachery and cruelty. The stench and harshness of medieval life is ever present' ROBERT FABBRI, bestselling author of the Vespasian series. 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.

The Last Horseman

The Last Horseman

Author: David Gilman Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/08/2016

Dublin, 1899. On a foul night in a troubled city, lawyer Joseph Radcliffe watches the execution of a young Irish rebel. Radcliffe, together with his black American comrade Benjamin Pierce, has made a living defending the toughest cases in Dublin, but is haunted by the spectre of his defeats, the loss of his wife and child and his difficult relationship with his surviving son, Edward. While Ireland smoulders with rebellion, war breaks out in South Africa and when, after an argument with his father, Edward runs away to join the Irish forces fighting there, Radcliffe, accompanied by Pierce, sets out to find him and bring him home. South Africa, 1900. Both Radcliffe and Pierce have known war. Former cavalrymen in the US army, they have seen enough killing to last them a lifetime. But eight hundred miles north of Cape Town, amid the trackless veld, they experience the bloody brutality of a conflict that the British generals are shocked to discover they are losing. Under fire from Boer snipers and artillery, distrusted by the British forces, the two old soldiers will find their survival skills tested to the hilt as they search for the missing boy in this epic tale of heroism and treachery, love and loyalty. PRAISE FOR DAVID GILMAN: ''Gilman is a master author. His books are meticulously researched and historically accurate whilst at the same time being thrilling and suspenseful, he is an author in the same class as Bernard Cornwell, and if you like that author's books, then you will be delighted with this author' Army Rumour Service. ''Once again Mr Gilman demonstrates why he's a superlative talent in his field and why historical fiction fans like me will continue to hang onto his every breath-taking, shock-ridden, plot-twisting word' The Book Bag. ''Takes no hostages, this fast-paced story never lets up' Independent.

The Last Horseman

The Last Horseman

Author: David Gilman Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/07/2016

Dublin, 1899. On a foul night in a troubled city, lawyer Joseph Radcliffe watches the execution of a young Irish rebel. Radcliffe, together with his black American comrade Benjamin Pierce, has made a living defending the toughest cases in Dublin, but is haunted by the spectre of his defeats, the loss of his wife and child and his difficult relationship with his surviving son, Edward. While Ireland smoulders with rebellion, war breaks out in South Africa and when, after an argument with his father, Edward runs away to join the Irish forces fighting there, Radcliffe, accompanied by Pierce, sets out to find him and bring him home. South Africa, 1900. Both Radcliffe and Pierce have known war. Former cavalrymen in the US army, they have seen enough killing to last them a lifetime. But eight hundred miles north of Cape Town, amid the trackless veld, they experience the bloody brutality of a conflict that the British generals are shocked to discover they are losing. Under fire from Boer snipers and artillery, distrusted by the British forces, the two old soldiers will find their survival skills tested to the hilt as they search for the missing boy in this epic tale of heroism and treachery, love and loyalty. PRAISE FOR DAVID GILMAN: ''Gilman is a master author. His books are meticulously researched and historically accurate whilst at the same time being thrilling and suspenseful, he is an author in the same class as Bernard Cornwell, and if you like that author's books, then you will be delighted with this author' Army Rumour Service. ''Once again Mr Gilman demonstrates why he's a superlative talent in his field and why historical fiction fans like me will continue to hang onto his every breath-taking, shock-ridden, plot-twisting word' The Book Bag. ''Takes no hostages, this fast-paced story never lets up' Independent.

Last Horseman

Last Horseman

Author: David Gilman Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2016

South Africa, 1900. The search for his missing son takes Joseph Radcliffe from the streets of Dublin, smouldering with rebellion, to the trackless veld of South Africa and the bloody brutality of the Anglo-Boer War. As a former cavalryman in the US army, Radcliffe is no stranger to war, but 800 miles north of Cape Town, under fire from Boer commandos and distrusted by the British forces, he will find his survival skills tested to the hilt. The Last Horseman is an epic tale of heroism and treachery, love and loyalty, set against the backdrop of a conflict that shook an empire to its core. What people are saying about THE LAST HORSEMAN: 'Meticulous research, fascinating period details, grab-you-by-the-throat action and wonderfully vivid descriptions of South Africa' 'I had high hopes for The Last Horseman: I was, most definitely, not disappointed' 'This book makes you experience every step and emotion along the way' 'I wait impatiently for his next brilliant offering'

Gate of the Dead

Gate of the Dead

Author: David Gilman Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/02/2016

'Like a punch from a mailed fist, MASTER OF WAR gives a true taste of the Hundred Years War. It is a gripping chronicle of pitched battle, treachery and cruelty. The stench and harshness of medieval life is ever present' ROBERT FABBRI, bestselling author of the Vespasian series. 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.

Gate of the Dead

Gate of the Dead

Author: David Gilman Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/02/2016

'Like a punch from a mailed fist, MASTER OF WAR gives a true taste of the Hundred Years War. It is a gripping chronicle of pitched battle, treachery and cruelty. The stench and harshness of medieval life is ever present' ROBERT FABBRI, bestselling author of the Vespasian series. 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.

Gate of the Dead

Gate of the Dead

Author: David Gilman Format: eBook Release Date: 21/12/2015

'Like a punch from a mailed fist, MASTER OF WAR gives a true taste of the Hundred Years War. It is a gripping chronicle of pitched battle, treachery and cruelty. The stench and harshness of medieval life is ever present' ROBERT FABBRI, bestselling author of the Vespasian series. 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 Release Date: 10/09/2015

'Like a punch from a mailed fist, MASTER OF WAR gives a true taste of the Hundred Years War. It is a gripping chronicle of pitched battle, treachery and cruelty. The stench and harshness of medieval life is ever present' ROBERT FABBRI, bestselling author of the Vespasian series. 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 woulds 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.

Defiant Unto Death

Defiant Unto Death

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

'Like a punch from a mailed fist, MASTER OF WAR gives a true taste of the Hundred Years War. It is a gripping chronicle of pitched battle, treachery and cruelty. The stench and harshness of medieval life is ever present' ROBERT FABBRI, bestselling author of the Vespasian series. 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: 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.

Defiant Unto Death

Defiant Unto Death

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

'Like a punch from a mailed fist, MASTER OF WAR gives a true taste of the Hundred Years War. It is a gripping chronicle of pitched battle, treachery and cruelty. The stench and harshness of medieval life is ever present' ROBERT FABBRI, bestselling author of the Vespasian series. 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 woulds 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.

Monkey and Me

Monkey and Me

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

Nine-year-old Beanie is coping with more than most kids his age, including treatment for leukaemia. But Beanie's not bothered about that, he just wants to be part of his big brother's gang of friends. To show he's got what it takes, Beanie braves a scary deserted house where he finds a young chimpanzee. But where did Malcolm the chimp come from, how does he know sign language, and who are the sinister men pursuing him? MONKEY & ME is a heart-warming story packed with courage and humour.

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.

Master Of War

Master Of War

Author: David Gilman Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2013

'Like a punch from a mailed fist, MASTER OF WAR gives a true taste of the Hundred Years War. It is a gripping chronicle of pitched battle, treachery and cruelty. The stench and harshness of medieval life is ever present' ROBERT FABBRI, bestselling author of the Vespasian series. 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 of France. As he fights his way across northern France, Blackstone will learn 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 is just the first chapter in a book of legend - Blackstone: Master of War.

Master of War

Master of War

Author: David Gilman Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/08/2013

'Like a punch from a mailed fist, MASTER OF WAR gives a true taste of the Hundred Years War. It is a gripping chronicle of pitched battle, treachery and cruelty. The stench and harshness of medieval life is ever present' ROBERT FABBRI, bestselling author of the Vespasian series. 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 of France. As he fights his way across northern France, Blackstone will learn 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 is just the first chapter in a book of legend - Blackstone: Master of War.

Devil's Breath

Devil's Breath

Author: David Gilman Format: eBook Release Date: 07/10/2008

The start of an awesome adventure . . . fantastic.National Geographic KidsHis father is missing. Hes an assassins target.He has one clue. And no time. Hes Max Gordon. And someone wants him dead.From the Compact Disc edition.

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