Master of War is an extremely exciting novel. It's pace rarely pauses. But above all else it is steeped in the blood, rage and grief of war, where death can come from every side at any time and in the most horrible of ways, where life off the battlefield can be almost as fragile as on it and where love and friendship have a price. Life was short for archers, knights and the poor. No wonder then that Thomas changes before our eyes to a man that even his friends fear as a harbinger of death. I hope we get a sequel.
For Winter Nights - Book Blog
'Excellent…In David Gilman I see flashes of brilliance that surpass Bernard Cornwell'
Ani Johnson on BookBag
I really did love this book … a great read … an epic story - it certainly deserves the second volume and I will want to read it as soon as I can.
This review is based on a pre-publication copy of the full book. 'Nigel' on Goodreads
UK First Edition / First Printing
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This book is a brilliant mix or characterisation, intrigue, battles, nationalities, history, enmity, courage, cowardice, fear and bravery.
Robin Carter Parmenion Books
The Blooding is an excellent book with characters that brings the medieval period in which it is set to life. The author describes the way of life, the laws of the land and why Richard & Thomas Blackstone are in the predicament that they are in in fantastic detail.
The battle accounts are both disturbing and extremely violent and David Gilman has a way of drawing this reviewer into the battle scenes to urge various people on and to feel sorrow for some of the characters who die. This is a fantastic read with action from start to finish, buy it and I don't think you will be disappointed. Rick K. Amazon Reviewer