A LEGEND FORGED IN BATTLE: Amid the carnage of the 100 Years' War - the bloodiest conflict in medieval warfare - a young English archer confronts his destiny.
David Gilman enjoyed many careers - including firefighter, paratrooper and photographer - before turning to writing full time. He is an award-winning author and screenwriter.
'I'm totally bedazzled. I'd never thought that another writer could
rival Bernard Cornwell when it came to dramatizing battles, but
David is giving him a real run for his money. The battle scenes are
so realistic it is almost like time-traveling, though definitely
not for the faint of heart. Thomas is an incredibly appealing and
sympathetic character. And the level of suspense is ratcheted up to
a truly brutal level, for it is impossible for a reader to predict
what will be coming next' -- Sharon Penman
'I see flashes of brilliance that surpass Bernard Cornwell' * The Bookbag *
'The 100 Years' War is the new Rome for historical adventure novels' -- Ben Kane
'Page-turning and gritty' * Daily Mail *
'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' * Falcata Times *
'Like a punch from a mailed fist, MASTER OF WAR gives a true taste of the Hundred Years War. It is a gripping chronicle of pitched battle, treachery and cruelty. The stench and harshness of medieval life is ever present' -- Robert Fabbri, bestselling author of the Vespasian series