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Gate of the Dead

Master of War, Book 3
Narrated by: Colin Mace
Length: 16 hrs and 36 mins
5 out of 5 stars (33 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Tuscany, 1358: Thomas Blackstone has built a formidable reputation in exile, fighting as a mercenary amid the ceaseless warring of Italy's City States. But when a dying man delivers a message recalling him to England, it seems to be a trap. Yet Blackstone cannot disobey and will brave the terrors of the High Alps in winter, face the Black Prince in tournament and submit to trial by combat. Every step of the way, he is shadowed by a notorious assassin with orders to dispatch him to hell....

©2016 David Gilman (P)2016 W.F. Howes Ltd

Critic Reviews

"Fans...will continue to hang onto his every breath-taking, shock ridden, plot-twisting word." ( Bookbag)

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It couldn't last forever

Bittersweet, another epic tale of chivalry and pageantry. Just as things are getting good disaster rips it all apart. This series adds a whole new perspective for me to Anglo-French relations. It's been entertaining and captivating.

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  • Timaru
  • 05-05-2018

Gripping, perfect flow!

This book flows on well, following the black stone story line!
For me this auther is worth collecting. And will I will be adding his book to my personal home libary.

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  • Benjamin Färlegård Säll
  • 16-03-2018

Very enjoyable

Slow at times but very good overall, like the previous books in the series. Collin is a wonderful narrator perfect for capturing the moments.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 11-02-2018

Great series

Keeps getting better
I am off to buy the next instalment !
Not many series keep me interested but This one sure does

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-05-2018

Thrilling

History alive! Entirely captivating. Fantastic read, thoroughly recommend. A fantastic series to listen to any time.

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  • S Barratt
  • 14-01-2019

great again

A little heavier going than previous (politics of the time I suppose) brillant narrator on this one, also a golden opportunity for 2 cliff hangers for next book near the end... I'm glad they were solved before the end though lol

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  • Muggsy
  • 12-01-2019

The best so far

This is the best in the series so far. What a difference Colin Mace's narration makes! I wasn't sure if I was going to continue with the series after book two, but I've already purchased the next two.

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  • Richard Scott
  • 18-01-2018

fantastic story of a turbulent time in history.

well worth listening to the full series charting the adventures of Thimas Blackstone. A fictional hero up there with Uhtred of Bebbanberg.

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  • colin
  • 09-01-2018

The best of best

This is the best series of audio books I have ever listened to, I can only hope there are more to follow, Colin, Bedworth Warwickshire.

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  • Andrew
  • 21-10-2017

A great book and amazing performance

I really recommend this for anyone with an interest in historical fiction. This novel takes a slightly darker tone which I enjoyed, and has some shocking twists and turns which leave you aching for more. The best book in the series so far, and I’m already looking forward to the next one!

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  • Roy
  • 20-09-2017

Bernard who ?

I am a great fan of Bernard Cornwell's writing and characters but must say I think Uthred has more than met his match in Sir Thomas

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  • Sean
  • 23-06-2017

Good

Heavy handed on the blood and gore but a great story well read and compelling

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  • Walter
  • 17-05-2017

More of the same...

If you liked the previous books, you'll like this one. Ultimately the voice artist seems to struggle with French names, mispronouncing silent L's in a way that could get thoroughly irksome.

I certainly wouldn't spend more than a credit on it.