Red Knight: Book 1 Hardcover – Oct 25 2012
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"Fans of hefty adventure epics will enjoy this dense, intricately plotted historical fantasy debut... [Cameron] packs this thick volume with enough magic, violence, and intrigue for three books, flavoring the story with period detail and earthy dialogue."—Publishers Weekly
"The Red Knight is an excellent debut... You will be won by the intricate story and sophisticated world building."—Fantasy Book Critic --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Miles Cameron is an author, a re-enactor, an outdoors expert and a weapons specialist. He lives, works and writes in Toronto, where he lives with his family. This is his debut fantasy novel.
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Set in a recognizable world dealing with themes of magic, memory, faith, chivalry, love, fear and the joy of team functioning, Cameron's 1st novel (of a proposed 5 part series ) is deeply satisfying in its evocation of a troop (or should that be troupe?) of mercenaries under the inspiring leadership of a mysterious protagonist. The cast of characters is large and riveting with hints of the familiarity of the archetypal/ earthly historical. The mood ranges from terrifying to domestic martial to valiant to partying and not always in expected ways.
I can hardly wait to see these ideas and this world expand in Volume 2.
And I want to see Jean de Vrailly DIE painfully.
The plot builds at a steady pace in a medieval world with excellent detail and complexity. The theory of magic is well developed and exposed to characters as they progress. The different societies that exist in this world have significant cultural differences and it is interesting to see how they clash and blend. There is a fascinating test of generalship where lives rest on the line in a contest of military strategy and tactics. As I mentioned, the battle scenes are very well done, from the thrust and parry right down to the mundane details of preparing armour and weapons. If anything, there were too many battles before a respite.
The language had great flow, and it was the kind of book that grabs your interest and keeps you reading. I look forward to the next in the series.
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The Red knight is a wonderfuly written adventure story with humor, action, intrigue and a sense of authenticity . Read morePublished on Jan. 12 2014 by James Langham