'One of the finest writers of historical fiction in the world' BEN KANE
THE BRAND NEW MEDIEVAL ADVENTURE FROM THE MASTER OF HISTORICAL FICTION
1368. France, Spain and England prepare for war. In Italy, the Pope and the Visconti princes are battling for bloody supremacy.
The worst years of Sir William Gold's life are about to begin.
Leaving the side of his commander, Sir John Hawkwood, William embarks on a new journey that will bring him fame and favour - until a heart-breaking personal tragedy leads him to put down his sword.
But men of war can't stay out of battle for long. Gold yearns to return to Italy and rejoin Hawkwood. Only now the game of the Italian Princes is changing and, as chaos descends, Gold must finally decide who he stands for...
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Praise for Christian Cameron:
'The master of historical fiction' SUNDAY TIMES
'A storyteller at the height of his powers' HISTORICAL NOVEL SOCIETY
'Superb' THE TIMES
'A sword-slash above the rest' IRISH EXAMINER
I’m beginning to think Cameron pisses excellence, because this series has been nothing short of….excellence.
Unfortunately for me, I devoured this book too fast—nay, binged. I was irresponsible in my consumption (Greek shrug). I adore this story. I’ve read what I call “sword-and-shield” historical fiction for decades, but was never interested in Medieval fiction until Cameron’s Will Gold.
Read the series, soup-to-nuts. Then do it again. Gold, Hawkwood, Beppo, Bebo, Janet (who can forget Janet 😍?), Marie, The Visconti….all of them. I love them all. Cameron’s character development has reached a new high, and his ability to transport the reader to another time and place is unrivaled.
I can’t recommend this book enough. I guess I’ll just reread it and then wait patiently for the next installment of Will Gold’s adventures.
And Christian, I’m also patiently waiting for Swan.