Read Master Of War: The Blooding (Master of War, #1) Online Free - England, 1346: For Thomas Blackstone the choice is easy - dance on the end of a rope for a murder he did not commit, or take up his war bow and join the king's invasion of France.
As he fights his way across northern France, Blackstone will learn the brutal lessons of war - from the terror and confusion of his first taste of combat, to the savage realities of siege warfare.
Vastly outnumbered, Edward III's army will finally confront the armoured might of the French nobility on the field of Crécy. It is a battle that will change the history of warfare, a battle that will change the course of Blackstone's life, a battle that is just the first chapter in a book of legend - Blackstone: Master of War.
|Title||:||Master Of War: The Blooding (Master of War, #1)|
|Number of Pages||:||512 pages|
October 05, 2015
Some men are made for war even if they don’t know it. Thomas Blackstone is an accomplished archer and a stonemason by trade. He has the killing tools to necessary to succeed in battle, and he has the intelligence to plan and strategize. From his days working with stone, he has learnt how to perce...
January 15, 2015
Beware! The Hundred Years' War was a brutal time, and this novel does not pull any punches. It is not for the faint hearted.
The Master and hero of the novel is Thomas Blackstone. He is a complex character, and his character develops further as the story moves along. Not only is he an ace archer,...
August 18, 2013
Is Rome becoming the period of the past? More and more books and series seem to be gravitating to medieval periods and warfare. This is no bad thing, a change to different times, different outlooks on the aspects and manner of war. A change in weapons and a change in the pre-eminent
March 22, 2014
I had been enjoying this book. Until I made it halfway through, and it went from being a reasonably well written story about the adventures of an archer to a navel-gazing pile of boring teenage slush.
If you're an author promoting a book based on a certain thing, it seems incredibly stupid to buil...
March 27, 2015
wonderful book, loved it!
it is obvious a ton of research has gone into this and tnx to this i now have a much better understanding of the period. also much care is shown to medieval military tactic, strategic positioning, army compositions and that sort of things. very very fascinating.
July 17, 2017
Or "Hobelars Go On a Chevauchee and Encounter Some Villeins, With Romance and Courtly Life Also." I picked this up on a whim, thinking it was a quick 2.5 stars read. Turns out, it was a 4 star and quite lengthy read. A cold, calculating yet sympathetic enough mason-turned-archer-turned-man-at-arm...
May 05, 2017
All I can say is WOW! I've read just about everything by Bernard Cornwell, GM Fraser, Robert Harris, CS Forester etc - and Master of War is right up there with the best of them. Similar mold to Cornwell, but in my humble opinion, Gilman is better. If you haven't read this book yet, you are missin...
September 21, 2013
For a guy who shoots 131lbs English Warbows for a hobby. this novel wasn't to be missed by me. 100 years war era, 1346. And of course the battle at the Crecy ridge, one of the heydays and highlights of English Warbow archery.
It starts off quite commonly. a young man, Thomas Backstone, stonemason...
June 03, 2017
The Master of War- Butchering Warrior
He is Thomas Blackstone, an English peasant-stonemason who is drafted into the King's army as an bowman to fight the French.
In "Master of War" Thomas learns how to fight and survive the slaughter house of medieval warfare, if only just.
It the legendary battle...
May 27, 2017
Outstanding historical novel of the 100 Years War, May 26, 2017
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I did not read about the author, David Gilman, until after I read and enjoyed this novel. When I did so, one of the things I discovered about him is tha...