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Viper's Blood

Master of War, Book 4
Narrated by: Colin Mace
Length: 17 hrs and 23 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (38 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

England, 1346. For Thomas Blackstone the choice is easy - dance on the end of a rope for a murder he did not commit, or join the king's invasion. As he fights his way across Northern France, Blackstone learns the brutal lessons of war.

Vastly outnumbered, Edward III's army will finally confront the armoured might of the French nobility on the field of Crécy. It is a battle that will change the history of warfare.

©2017 David Gilman (P)2017 W F Howes Ltd

Critic Reviews

"I see flashes of brilliance that surpass Bernard Cornwell." ( The Bookbag)
"Page turning novel...a gritty book sparing nothing in its descriptions of the realities of Medieval warfare." ( Daily Mail)

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brilliant narration. excellent storylines,

loved it, want more, i imagine this brutal period to be alive was as accurate

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Why change the accents?!

The same narrator gave an English archer a welsh accent which he didn’t have in the previous book. It’s so distracting and makes no sense in the context of the book. What a shame. Great story though

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best yet in the series.

Love it. This is the best yet in the series. The new narrator brings something new to the telling as well. Jumping straight into the next one to keep up the momentum built by this story. Very well written. In my eyes David Gilman is now elevated to equal to Bernard Cornwall following this series.

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  • Timaru
  • 25-05-2018

Perfection as expected from this auther

A typical well spanning story from this auther.
David has such a way of filling in all details with out leaving anything out in his books.
Well and truely enjoyed this book.

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Look out Bernard Cornwall

I love historic based war books
Bernard Cornwall fans will love it.
Relentless grit and storyline twists, kept me on the edge of my airline seat from Australia to England. Well the seat wasn't that big.
Cheers Gordon

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  • Mr Bill Dunn
  • 27-04-2017

Marvellous epic tale

Story was well constructed and held my attention from start to finish, hope the story goes on !

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  • Andre
  • 31-03-2017

Fantastic

Great story and brilliant presentation. You can just imagine being with Blackstone in his adventures

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  • Roy H.
  • 30-10-2019

Superb

Classic betrayal betrayer BETRAYED .All bundled up and covered in some fascinating action when men were men and women called the shots

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  • James V.
  • 07-05-2019

Great story but when did Will Longdon become welsh

Okay let me just start by saying overall I really enjoyed the books, once I got over the change of narrator from the 1st 2 books, I was able to settle back into the story, but what has really perplexed me is how and why did Will Longdon become Welsh in the 4th book!!! Really threw me off and just couldn't understand how the the same narrator from book 3 would suddenly change it in book 4!!!

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  • S Barratt
  • 02-02-2019

Awesome!

Yet another fantastic tale of war, intrigue, battle and betrayal. Well paced and full of interest, I thoughly enjoyed this book, looking forward to the next instalment of Blackstone's adventures.

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  • Tialdpod
  • 31-01-2019

Another great read

spent hours listening to this in the car listening to the descriptions of battle and gore, prepared me for a day at work!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-08-2018

vipers blood

great story but the reading was not, why change the reader killing the story off

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  • Roy
  • 04-10-2017

New Sheriff in town !!

well It's official. Bernard Cornwell is hanging by his finger tips to the No. 1 slot and that's through loyalty. This series can only be described as superb in the telling, the characters and most of all in the writtig. Next please!!

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  • Stephen D.
  • 07-08-2017

Great Book

Fantastic 4th book in series can't wait for the 5th book brilliantly written by a great author

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  • Lewis
  • 13-06-2017

Excellent as always

Great book by David Gilman and well narrated by Colin Mace.

Very detailed and always a lot going on. I can't wait for the next book to come out.

Thanks