The Red Knight by Miles CameronThe Red Knight by Miles Cameron

The Red Knight

byMiles Cameron

Paperback | January 22, 2013

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Twenty eight florins a month is a huge price to pay, for a man to stand between you and the Wild.

Twenty eight florins a month is nowhere near enough when a wyvern's jaws snap shut on your helmet in the hot stink of battle, and the beast starts to rip the head from your shoulders. But if standing and fighting is hard, leading a company of men - or worse, a company of mercenaries - against the smart, deadly creatures of the Wild is even harder.

It takes all the advantages of birth, training, and the luck of the devil to do it.

The Red Knight has all three, he has youth on his side, and he's determined to turn a profit. So when he hires his company out to protect an Abbess and her nunnery, it's just another job. The abby is rich, the nuns are pretty and the monster preying on them is nothing he can't deal with.

Only it's not just a job. It's going to be a war. . .
Miles Cameron is a full time writer who lives in Canada with his family. He also writes historical fiction under another name. The Traitor Son Cycle series is his fantasy debut.
Title:The Red KnightFormat:PaperbackDimensions:672 pages, 8.25 × 5.62 × 1.62 inPublished:January 22, 2013Publisher:OrbitLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316212288

ISBN - 13:9780316212281

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Historical fantasy at its best! The Red Knight is all that's its title implies. A tale of Knights, siege's and bloody battle. It is a fantasy full of knights and sinister creatures waging a war against man. This is recommended for those who like their fantasy dark and realistic. Like a good historical fiction with the right dose of the supernatural thrown in. It reads like a medieval legend almost. The characters are no milk sops, they are intriguing and hard edged, its not a coming of age novel as so many fantasy novels are these days. It has multiple character perspectives. And the protagonist is a mercenary captain. What more can be said. The author does write historical fiction, so has a great grasp on it. For those who like myself can't get into a story that has no substance, this book delivers. What I loved most about The Red Knight is the very accuracy of the fiction. The warfare aspect is believable. Its hard hitting, and very well written. The fight scenes are excellent. Anything that's fantasy with swords and Knights is on my to read list, and this one tops the list. Anyone who likes Bernard Cornwell, or epic fantasy will enjoy it.
Date published: 2014-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Authentic epic fantasy - A really fun read The Red Knight is about a world of magic and medievalism. It is set in a world not ours, but very recognizable. The characters of this world hover between the archetypal and very real-world people of human feeling and thought and it is only later reflection informs the reader which is which. Some of the creatures attached to the apparent antagonist(s) are truly horrifying as are some of the actions/characteristics of the characters who are ostensibly on the protagonist’s side. Interestingly, for a sword-and-sorcery epic, my three favourite characters (aside from the Red Knight himself) were female. A great pulse-stirring read that kept me up late many many nights. I recommend it highly.
Date published: 2013-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really good reading. Really good reading. All of the magic was rational and believable. The plot kept me involved. A really good enjoyable vacation from the real world
Date published: 2013-01-31

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"A rousing read."-SF Signal on The Red Knight