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Sword of Aragon

(2022)
(A book in the Champion series)
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As long as the world will last, not one will speak in France about Catalonia without remembering terrible things...”

1285 AD: the kingdom of Aragon is under threat. Philip the Bold, king of France, is poised to invade with a massive army. The French have the blessing of the pope. They intend to conquer Aragon and place Philip's son, Prince Charles, on the vacant throne.


Hopelessly outnumbered, King Peter of Aragon calls upon his Almogavars to defend the kingdom. These rough warriors, farmers and shepherds, are sent to guard the mountain passes against the invading host of crusaders.

The Almogavars are led by César, a brave soldier of Valencia. As he struggles to hold back the tide, Philip of France destroys towns and cities and slaughters entire populations. It seems only God can save Aragon from being drowned in blood. To win the favour of Heaven, César must steal a holy French relic, the Crown of Thorns...

SWORD OF ARAGON is a short prequel to THE CHAMPION series by David Pilling, author of the Leader of Battles series, Caesar's Sword, The White Hawk, Longsword and many more novels and short stories.

Praise for THE CHAMPION:

"I really enjoyed this book and would recommend to anyone interested in this genre. I hope the next book lives up to this one!"

"I admire writers of historical fiction who use actual historical figures, and DO NOT play fast and loose with the known facts. The author has provided a fast moving, well written tale that accomplishes this. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, a and look forward to reading the sequel."

"I enjoyed this book a lot. I've always been interested in Edward Longshanks, but this is the first book wherein he's a major character. Excellent battle scenes and a hero who won't take no for an answer."




Genre: Historical

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February 2022 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Sword of Aragon: A Champion tale (The Champion)
Author(s): David Pilling, Erica Mills
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