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Master of War

(2013)
(The first book in the Master of War series)
A novel by

 
 


'Page-turning and gritty' DAILY MAIL.



Amid the carnage of the 100 Years War – the bloodiest confilct in medieval history – a young English archer confronts his destiny...

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.

As he fights his way across northern France, Blackstone learns 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 will forge a legend.

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"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

"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 Kay Penman


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Used availability for David Gilman's Master of War

Hardback Editions

August 2013 : UK Hardback
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Title: Master of War
Author(s): David Gilman
ISBN: 1-78185-010-0 / 978-1-78185-010-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

February 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Master of War: 1
Author(s): David Gilman
ISBN: 1-78854-445-5 / 978-1-78854-445-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Head of Zeus
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August 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Master of War
Author(s): David Gilman
ISBN: 1-78185-011-9 / 978-1-78185-011-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

June 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Master of War: Master of War Series, Book 1
Author(s): David Gilman
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   


November 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Master of War
Author(s): David Gilman
Publisher: Lamplight Audio
Availability: Amazon   


November 2014 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Master of War
Author(s): David Gilman
Publisher: Lamplight Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


November 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Master of War
Author(s): David Gilman
Publisher: Lamplight Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


November 2014 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Master of War
Author(s): David Gilman
ISBN: 1-4712-7855-7 / 978-1-4712-7855-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

August 2013 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Master Of War (Master of War Series Book 1)
Author(s): David Gilman
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


June 2013 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Master Of War: The Blooding: Part one of an epic adventure set during the Hundred Years' War
Author(s): David Gilman
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU