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Defiant unto Death is historical fiction at its best

This is a thrilling, fast-moving, engaging tale, with unexpected twists, beautiful prose, excellent characterisation and dialogue, human sentiment and motivation, and graphic descriptions of war. It…


Defiant Unto Death: new reviews

In Defiant Unto Death, we are in the company of a strong, feared and resolute knight. As Blackstone has grown in confidence and prowess, so too has David Gilman’s storytelling. Defiant Unto Death…


Defiant Unto Death: new reviews

Hold tight, this is see-saw drama at its best. Thomas may be a de facto Norman lord now but the combination of that and his English birth when there’s a paranoid French king in charge is a…


Reading Zone review for Monkey and Me

Monkey and Me David Gilman Templar Publishing ISBN 9781848773356 Librarian’s Book choice This is a completely new departure for the author of the Danger Zone teenage thrillers, but a very…


Monkey and Me - Librarian’s choice

Monkey and Me David Gilman Templar Publishing ISBN 9781848773356 Librarian’s Book choice This is a completely new departure for the author of the Danger Zone teenage thrillers, but a very…


Master of War

This is an excellent book. Many have been written about the 100 Years’ War, the prowess of the Black Prince, Crecy, Poitiers, etc., but this story is told from a totally different angle. Thomas…


Master of War - Flashes of Brilliance

“I see flashes of brilliance that surpass Bernard Cornwell’


Master of War - expert’s view

… a complicated game of love, friendship, intrigue, trust and betrayal, but is determined to carve out his own destiny. A very good read to my opinion. It’s got all of the flavours in it to make…


Amazon reviews -  over 50 reviews - sample 5*

… I am the sort of reader that writers of historical fiction fear! Not only was I, until I retired, a tutor in Early English History at a University, I am a re-enactor! … This book certainly IS…


Master of War -Falcata Times

If you only read one historical debut this year, make it this one. The prose is sharper than a bodkin arrow, the pace faster than thought and it was a book I just couldn’t put down’


Master of War - Australia

This is an interesting debut, and provides a detailed account of the period’s political and social aspects. This story looks at the Hundred Years’ War from a commoner’s perspective, with a…


Master of War - Daily Mail

Page turning novel … a gritty book sparing nothing in its descriptions of the realities of Medieval warfare