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  • To Kill a King

  • Master of War, Book 8
  • By: David Gilman
  • Narrated by: Colin Mace
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (42 ratings)

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Summary

The eighth gripping adventure in David Gilman's critically acclaimed Master of War series set in fourteenth-century Europe.

Bordeaux, 1367. Having angered the bloodthirsty Don Pedro, King of Castile, Sir Thomas Blackstone is thoroughly sick of his mission for the Prince of Wales, but must remain true to his oath.

But this is the Hundred Years' War, and tensions are rising once more. With the Prince of Wales deeply unpopular in his Aquitainian lands, Blackstone, King Edward's Master of War, must return to French soil to help stem the tide of support for the King of France.

Meanwhile, Henry, Blackstone's son, faces an incognito ride across France with his own motley band of outlaws and mercenaries. But the French are aware of the younger Blackstone's journey, and see a perfect way to target the Master of War.

©2024 David Gilman (P)2024 Head of Zeus

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JUST WOW!!!!!!

Well worth the agonising wait. what a brilliant episode of this rollicking ride through the 14th century. Blackstone and his boys have had me go through every emotional up and down with them. BRILLIANT!!!!

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The best in the series so far

Gilman is a superb story teller painting pictures with eloquent words, it’s like being there.

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Always left wanting more

It took a while to think where we were and to catch up, but once all the familiar characters and the continuing theme were re-established in my head I was away with Sir Thomas and his men. Brilliant stuff as always. There're only a few books, stories, characters and authors that leave you wanting for more, and the Kings Master of War is one of them. I can't wait until the next thrilling installment.

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WONDERFUL!!

Simply superb, to the very last word!!
Magnificent narration by Colin Mace.
The WHOLE Series is an absolute MUST!!
Thank you SO MUCH 👏👏👏👏🤗

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Amazing

Will listen to these book again. Story is so believable that every fight and slash is brilliantly told.

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Another great adventure

Another great storyline covering Thomas blackstone a and his loyal followers looking forward to his next encounters

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David Gilman is a Master of Storytelling

This is the eighth book in the excellent “Master of War” series by David Gilman. I cannot recommend this series enough. Each book is a thrilling, mediæval, action packed adventure from start to finish.

As with every book in this series, I get totally immersed in the story and the characters. I love the way that we get to try and understand Thomas Blackstone and his friends & fighting companions throughout the years - their gritty battles, betrayals, their injuries, personal loves & losses and of course more than anything their courage, humour and never ending loyalty.

These books are so well written and researched and contain storytelling at its best and make David Gilman a Master too. I sincerely hope there will be more adventures for Sir Thomas, Sir Gilbert, Henry, John, Will et al …..

This book is narrated by the superb Colin Mace.

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Outstanding in every way!

Couldn’t stop listening, lost all nights sleep! Amazing tantalising finish; now so impatient for the next in series!
A master author and the narrator expertly brought all the characters to life. I’d give it 6 * if I could!

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one off my favourite book series just fantastic great read good storytelling plenty off action

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