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The Ill-Made Knight by Christian Cameron
  

The Ill-Made Knight

Part of the Chivalry Series
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A knight, asking for directions to get lodgings from the gate captain, gets sent to the White Swan, Chaucer’s stamping ground. He is persuaded to recount his story. So from orphan to knight we follow Sir William through battle after battle during the 100-year war starting with the Battles of Poitiers in 1356 and going through to 1362. It is a great period of history which begins a new series.

If you like Christian Cameron you might also like to read books by Bernard Cornwell, Conn Iggulden and Seven Pressfield.

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The Ill-Made Knight by Christian Cameron

September, 1356. Poitiers. The greatest knights of the age were ready to give battle. On the English side Edward, the Black Prince, who'd earned his spurs at Crecy. On the French side, the King and his son, the Dauphin. With 12,000 knights. And then there is William Gold. A cook's boy - the lowest of the low - who had once been branded as a thief. William dreams of being a knight, but in this savage new world of intrigue, betrayal and greed, first he must learn to survive. As rapacious English mercenaries plunder a country already ravaged by plague, and the peasantry take violent revenge against the French knights who have failed to protect them, is chivalry any more than a boyish fantasy?

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A vivid and gutsy tale of medieval warfare * TELEGRAPH & ARGUS *


About the Author

Christian Cameron

Christian Cameron is a writer, re-enactor and military historian. He is a veteran of the United States Navy, where he served as both an aviator and an intelligence officer. He now lives in Toronto with his wife and daughter, where he writes full time.

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Publication date

16th January 2014

Author

Christian Cameron

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Publisher

Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
480 pages

Categories

Historical Fiction
Action Adventure / Spy
Books for the Boys
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Historical fiction

ISBN

9781409137504

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