Win a tournament, find a wealthy patron, and be set for life—how hard can it be?
Desperate to escape the unending duty and responsibility of being a baron's son, Ludwig Altenburg seeks glory on the field of honour. He soon learns there's more to fighting than simple swordplay.
When mere bravado is not enough, the only option left to him is to join a mercenary group, sharpening his skills through death and destruction. But with enemies lurking amongst friends, forging a new identity as a warrior is fraught with danger.
As armies gather, the looming threat of conflict forces him to take up the mantle of leadership. Only then does he begin to understand the true cost of war.
Will his willingness to sacrifice everything to save others be his downfall or his saving grace?
Join Ludwig Altenburg on the field of battle in Warrior Knight, the heart-racing, thought-provoking second book of Paul J Bennett's Power Ascending series.
Arm yourself with a copy of Warrior Knight and experience what it means to be truly noble!
Other Books by Paul J Bennett
Power Ascending Series:
Tempered Steel - Prequel
Heir to the Crown Series:
Battle at the River - Prequel
Servant of the Crown
Sword of the Crown
Mercerian Tales: Stories of the Past
Heart of the Crown
Shadow of the Crown
Mercerian Tales: The Call of Magic
Fate of the Crown
Burden of the Crown
Mercerian Tales: The Making of a Man
Defender of the Crown
Fury of the Crown
Mercerian Tales: Honour Thy Ancestors
War of the Crown
Triumph of the Crown
Mercerian Tales: Into the Forge
Guardian of the Crown
Enemy of the Crown
Peril of the Crown
The Frozen Flame Series:
The Awakening/Into the Fire - Prequels
The Chronicles of Cyric:
Into the Maelstrom - Prequel
A Midwinter Murder
The Beast of Brunhausen
A Plague in Zeiderbruch
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★★★★★ - "The characters you love in the books come to life in such a fabulous way"
★★★★★ - "The tale flows effortlessly along, blending action, adventure and heartwarming scenes."
★★★★★ - "It’s really difficult to stop reading these books. Looking forward to more books from this author."
Great read, good storyline and believable characters.
I assume this was supposed to take place in 11th century Europe. OMG! PLEASE DO SOME RESEARCH! The anachronisms were jarring.
Engaging story, well written anc exciting!!
Warrior Knight is the second book of the Power Ascending series and follows Ludwig Altenburg on his flight from his home when his father forbids him from marrying his true love Charlaine, and arranges for her to enter the Temple Knights of St Agnes and be sent far away for training.
Ludwig takes his trusty friend Kurt with him planning to travel to glory as a great knight, but his inexperience causes him to make several errors in judgement that cost him nearly everything he has except the clothes on his back. Now alone, he went to the camp of the mercenary band the Grim Defenders, and was hired to help prepare a friend, Cyn for a Grand Melee tournament. He had befriended Cyn and her boyfriend Sigwulf. After the tournament, he joined the Grim Defenders and both learned from them and taught them what he had read in books on warfare. During this story Ludwig matured from a young inexperienced warrior into a leader with strong tactical knowledge. At the end of this fantastic story Ludwig prepared to reunite with his estranged father. I cannot recommend this story strongly enough!!