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Publisher's Summary

Loyalty costs money. Betrayal, on the other hand, is free. When the emperor is taken hostage, the Red Knight and his men find their services in high demand - and themselves surrounded by enemies.

The country is in revolt, the capital city is besieged and any victory will be hard won. But the Red Knight has a plan. The question is can he negotiate the political, magical, real and romantic battlefields at the same time - especially when intends to be victorious on them all?

©2013 Miles Cameron (P)2014 Hachette Audio

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The story continues

The story continues and it is perhaps not as good as the siege in the first book but it is still good, specifically because of the new characters introduced and achievements by the red knight and his company. Good narrator./writer combo! Sad this is the last in the series by this narrator!

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Another triumph for the red knight!

Some people may find the beginning of this book a tab bit slow to get rolling, but it's well worth the wait as the world of the series is fleshed out and some of the curtains are pulled back. The narrarator is fantastic as always and the author does combat and characterisation like no one else I've read. A fantastic listen.

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Brilliant!

the characters you learn to love or hate the inability to see how it will end, a well crafted and complex world - am living this series!

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The Red Knight continues to entertain...


Bring on the third book. Always absorbing from start to finish. Grim,gritty, entertaining and elaborate to enough to get lost in another world not so far from our own.

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Amazing

Truly fantastic book. Disappointed that the next book in the series has a different narrator.

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Boring i listned to this book for 4 hours

i listned to this book for 4 hours and evertime it would get good it would change direction. way to many plpts for me.

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  • Kosh
  • 28-11-2021

Splendid

I listened to this series about once a year. It is astounding. It is one of the most intriguing and clever fantasy series I have ever read or listened to.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-09-2021

Brilliant story, excellently read.

A tale filled with historical fighting tactics and enough fiction to keep you satisfied. Matthew Wolf reads the saga masterfully, his voice almost meditative.

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  • Mark
  • 03-11-2019

Trying too hard

The First in the series was ok , ok enough to get the second in the series. Big mistake it just tries too hard to get too much in. Not for me, probably didn't help that I'd just re listened to Joe Abercrombie's first law series. Too big a step down in writing and narration.

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  • Lisa
  • 03-04-2017

Just a little too many similar characters

Some of the characters blended into each other making it difficult to distinguish between them. Apart from that it is a good story that is well performed

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  • Alan R
  • 26-09-2015

Good story, spotty pronunciation

A genuinely engaging story, following on from "The Red Knight", populated with well-drawn and believable characters. The occasional bad simile, but in a tale of this size it's almost bound to happen. Generally well-narrated, but one or two words get mangled - my pet hate is 'deh-mez-ney' (rhyming with Disney) for demesne (deh-mean), but it is a relatively small grumble.

Can't wait for "The Dread Wyrm"!

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  • Owen Gill
  • 14-07-2021

Great listen

Hearing Tom Lockland shouting his war shout hives me goose bumps
can be hard to know when the perspective has changed.

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  • Paul
  • 19-02-2020

Top Notch

Turning out to be an epic knight’s tale brilliantly narrated by Mr Wolf who brings feeling to the characters in line with some of the best narrators that I've had the pleasure to listen to

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  • 14-11-2018

tedious

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  • Debs J
  • 07-06-2018

A good series

Narration is great, with the second book personalities develop further although there are some disappearing characters which is a pity.
I have really enjoyed the this series and hopefully I will get the 3rd book if they change narrator back to Matthew Wolf. The 3rd book has a different guy and it ruins the story of 1 & 2.

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  • J. H. Hillman
  • 07-05-2018

Strong follow up

The plot and cast thicken and grow. One of the best narrated books I've heard.

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  • Ho-Man Yau
  • 05-05-2017

another good epic

after a slow start it really didn't really get that good until a third of the way through.
the book itself was more of a aftermath of the first book as well as a prologue of sorts to the next one.
I really look forward to it.

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  • Asbjørn
  • 10-12-2016

Fantastic Fantasy!

This is fantasy at its best - yet one of the most amazing parts is the realism of its battles.

This is among the top 5 of the epic fantasy genre.

Matthew Wolf is perfect in his narration.

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  • M. Cosens
  • 06-12-2016

Unfortunately not as strong as the first book

Very good narrator, with a wide catalogue of convincing accents. Unfortunately the story is weaker in this book,.and, like the first, errs a little too much on the winning side, few bold narrative shifts or tragedies. The author feels disinclined to remind the reader of how morally flawed the company actually is.

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  • Ian
  • 18-08-2016

The plot thickens

If you could sum up The Fell Sword in three words, what would they be?

The plot thickens

Who was your favorite character and why?

Too many to single out just one, as the minor ones to the major ones have a role to play

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Where a young mage discovers his powers for the first time and as a result a miscreant becomes rather crispy

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

laugh at times

Any additional comments?

The plot thickens as they say.
The Red Knight is back and what a welcome return it is, along with his company of honorable and not so honorable knights and hangers on. This time rather than fighting the wild (monsters to you and me) they are employed to rescue the Emperor of a faded empire. So there is betrayal, assassins, spies, explosions and dark deeds aplenty. Of course that is just part of the story as while this is going on, other events are fueling the bigger story and new players emerge with their own agenda. Just to whet appetite there is more violence, magic, skullduggery, betrayals on many levels from kings and queens downwards to peasant rebel soliders turning on their own. All created with an eye for detail that shows the writer's undoubted knowledge of the medieval time period. Now while this is a fantastic fantasy it is clearly built taking influences from French chivalric knights good, bad and down right crazy, Scottish Highlanders, Vikings as royal guards, Native American Indians to Eastern steppe horseman. At times the pace slows a little but in the right places as a book of this size needs a breather in places so again more praise for such a good writer as if it was battle after battle things would get boring. Unlike many writers Cameron is not scared to kill his major characters off and the main one seems to spend a lot of his time damaged in way or another..One person who I think will have a huge part to play is the mysterious "Mr Smythe" bit of a spoiler alert that sorry.
But this series is shaping very nicely and will only get better. As the Archer Willful Murder has been known to say "Mark my words...."

Bring on part 3,4,5,6????

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