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The Long Sword

Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
Series: Chivarly, Book 2
Length: 20 hrs and 8 mins
4.6 out of 5 stars (18 ratings)

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Pisa, May 1364. Sir William Gold is looking forward to a lucrative career as a hired sword in the endless warring between Italy's city-states. But when a message comes from the Grand Master of the Hospitaliers, William is forced to leave his dreams of fame and fortune behind him. 

The Hospitaliers are gathering men for a crusade, and Sir William must join them. Yet before they set out for the holy land, the knights face deadly adversaries much closer to home....

In the twisting politics of Italy, no one can be trusted. Can Sir William and his knights survive this impossible mission into the heart of the enemy?

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Entertaining tales

Despite the constant references to Chaucer, it's hardly The Canterbury Tales. Sir William goes on crusado and lives a full life for the times. I'd probably prefer reading the exploits as they happen than this memoir style of nostalgic retelling, but it's OK and works.

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Epic

Second book of the series finds Sir Gold continue his story. It is a bold tale well told in a conversational style. The characters are excellent and the narrator is very good giving each one his own voice.

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  • Polarbear
  • 12-09-2018

Too much assassin plot that drags on

Good character growth but the assassin bit drags on too long in the book. Could have had character growth without it. Solid 4/5 would recommend. Not quite as good as the Ill-Made Knight

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  • J. Wexler
  • 26-04-2019

Continues to get better

Nice series. One of the better and more realistic versions of the crusades. Not nice, not pretty, not to any good purpose. I look forward to the next book.

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  • JPA
  • 16-01-2019

As good as the first, if not better.

Rich, vibrant, cinematic and real; grim, dark, humorous and emotional. Yes, all of those things and more. Highly recommended!

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