Titolo: The Ill-Made Knight
Casa editrice: Orion Publishing
Data di pubblicazione: 2013
Condizione libro: very good
Gently used. Expect delivery in 20 days. Codice inventario libreria 9781409142423-3
An action-packed tale of chivalry and betrayal set during the Hundred Years War
William Gold comes into the world as his family slides down the social ladder. His head filled with tales of chivalry, instead he is branded a thief, and must make do with being squire to his childhood friend Sir Robert, a knight determined to make a name for himself as a man at arms in France. While William himself slowly acquires the skills of knightly combat, he remains an outsider?until the Battle of Poitiers when Sir Robert is cut down by the greatest knight of the age, Sir Geoffrey de Charny, and William, his lowly squire, revenges him. But with his own knight dead, no honor accrues to William for this feat of arms, and he is forced to become a mercenary. Scavenging a mismatched set of armor from the knightly corpses, he joins one of the mercenary companies now set to pillage a defenseless France, and so begins a bloody career that sees William joining forces with the infamous Sir John Hawkwood and immersing himself in a treacherous clandestine war among the Italian city-states. But paradoxically it is there, among the spies, assassins, and hired killers serving their ruthless masters, that William finally discovers the true meaning of chivalry?and his destiny as a knight. Includes a glossary.
L'autore: Christian Cameron is a former U.S. Naval Intelligence officer and the co-author, with his father, Ken Cameron, of the acclaimed Gordon Kent military thriller series, as well as Washington and Caesar. He lives in Toronto.
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