Miles Cameron The Red Knight

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Forget George and the Dragon. Forget Sir Lancelot and tales of Knightly exploits. This is dirty, bloody work. This is violent, visceral action. This is a mercenary knight as you've never seen one before. Twenty eight florins a month is a huge price to pay, for a man to stand between you and the Wild. Twenty eight florins a month is nowhere near enough when a wyvern's jaws snap shut on your helmet in the hot stink of battle, and the beast starts to rip the head from your shoulders. But if standing and fighting is hard, leading a company of men - or worse, a company of mercenaries - against the smart, deadly creatures of the Wild is even harder. It takes all the advantages of birth, training, and the luck of the devil to do it. The Red Knight has all three, he has youth on his side, and he's determined to turn a profit. So when he hires his company out to protect an Abbess and her nunnery it's just another job. The abbey is rich, the nuns are pretty and the monster preying on them is nothing he can't deal with. Only it's not just a job. It's going to be a war ...
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    The Red Knight
    JuliaO

    JuliaO

    27. October 2015 um 17:59

    Not really easy to judge this one...   What I liked: - Interesting plot - Really good characters and character development - Attention to detail in fights/armour/weapons   What I didn't like: -Quite some typos/missing words in the middle of the book - The end was too slow/long after the big showdown and most of the book,being action packed - Use of Christianity just didn't fit into the world and threw me out of the story - POVs change a bit often for me - I'd have preferred longer chapters, some are only 1-2 pages     I enjoyed the beginning, got quite annoyed in the middle, but the last third had me sucked in again. Most of the book is packed full with action - and I like how detailed the author describes the weaponry, the feeling of the armour, the actual fighting and the circumstances. He manages to really make you BE there on the battleground with the characters. Some things got a bit repetitive though - I know know that getting enough air underneath a visor is really hard... ;) Really, really good feeling to open it up and gulp in air...   As I said above, the end was way slower and felt a bit dragged out, after almost no breather on the first 600 pages. I love how the characters -or rather your view of them changes. You start of having a black and white world, but you get to see more and more grey. Who's the good guy here?   So even though I almost put it down in the middle, I did enjoy it in the end. I'm not sure if I'll read the second one though.

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