To Kill a King (Master of War) (Hardcover)

The eighth gripping adventure in David Gilman's critically acclaimed Master of War series set in fourteenth-century Europe.

Bordeaux, 1367. Having angered the bloodthirsty Don Pedro, King of Castile, Sir Thomas Blackstone is thoroughly sick of his mission for the Prince of Wales, but must remain true to his oath.

But this is the Hundred Years' War, and tensions are rising once more. With the Prince of Wales deeply unpopular in his Aquitainian lands, Blackstone, King Edward's Master of War, must return to French soil to help stem the tide of support for the King of France.

Meanwhile, Henry, Blackstone's son, faces an incognito ride across France with his own motley band of outlaws and mercenaries. But the French are aware of the younger Blackstone's journey, and see a perfect way to target the Master of War…

Reviews for David Gilman

'A gripping ride' Wilbur Smith
'Gilman does heart pounding action superlatively' The Times
'A gripping chronicle of pitched battle, treachery and cruelty' Robert Fabbri
'The level of suspense is ratcheted up to a truly brutal level' Sharon Penman

David Gilman has enjoyed many careers, including paratrooper, firefighter, and photographer. An award-winning author and screenwriter, he is the author of the critically acclaimed Master of War series of historical novels, and was shortlisted for the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize for The Last Horseman. He was longlisted for the same prize for The Englishman, the first book featuring ex-French Foreign Legionnaire Dan Raglan. David lives in Devon.

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Product Details ISBN: 9781801108096
ISBN-10: 1801108099
Publisher: Head of Zeus -- an Aries Book
Publication Date: May 7th, 2024
Pages: 480
Language: English
Series: Master of War