The Red Knight

The Red Knight Twenty eight florins a month is a huge price to pay for a man to stand between you and the Wild Twenty eight florins a month is nowhere near enough when a wyvern s jaws snap shut on your helmet in th

Twenty eight florins a month is a huge price to pay, for a man to stand between you and the Wild.Twenty eight florins a month is nowhere near enough when a wyvern s jaws snap shut on your helmet in the hot stink of battle, and the beast starts to rip the head from your shoulders But if standing and fighting is hard, leading a company of men or worse, a company of mercenTwenty eight florins a month is a huge price to pay, for a man to stand between you and the Wild.Twenty eight florins a month is nowhere near enough when a wyvern s jaws snap shut on your helmet in the hot stink of battle, and the beast starts to rip the head from your shoulders But if standing and fighting is hard, leading a company of men or worse, a company of mercenaries against the smart, deadly creatures of the Wild is even harder.It takes all the advantages of birth, training, and the luck of the devil to do it.The Red Knight has all three, he has youth on his side, and he s determined to turn a profit So when he hires his company out to protect an Abbess and her nunnery, it s just another job The abby is rich, the nuns are pretty and the monster preying on them is nothing he can t deal with.Only it s not just a job It s going to be a war

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The Red Knight

  1. 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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  1. Lightning did strike twice What a ride What A RIDE internally screaming RTC After the exciting and glorious journey with The Thousand Names, here s to hoping lightning strikes twice in a week I don t know about you but a book with a Knight holding a spear, duelling with a flying dragon on the cover is already off to a good start My brain demands I stop dragging my feet and get on with it I shall obey.

  2. 4.5 stars but I bumped it up to 5 as this was quite the masterpiece It s like The Lord of the Rings meets Arthurian literature and it was fantastic Epic battles, lots of interconnected plots and characters, realistic magic.well you get that ideaBiggest complaints would probably be the writing at times it felt a bit convoluted and confusing, but eventually you get used to it and it gets easier to read Also this boom features a LARGE cast of characters that can be a bit challenging to keep straigh [...]

  3. Full review now posted The Red Knight is the first book in Miles Cameron s The Traitor Son Cycle If you have been searching for a medieval fantasy read, look no further than this series Mr Cameron has the knowledge and background that most other authors can t bring to the table when writing this type of fantasy novel He has a BA in Medieval History from the University of Rochester, is a dedicated reenactor of historical battles, and participates in medieval tournaments as a knight So, it s safe [...]

  4. My rating for Red Knight fluctuated throughout the book, but even if it had ended up as 3 stars, it would still go into my favourites shelf.I ve used author s own picture, because this deserves a nod and why the hell notStory starts a bit confusing and the numerous PoV characters doesn t help with it at all I was enjoying myself from the 20th page, despite the hard push into this foreign world And I ve come to love the rapid PoV changes with a wide spectrum of characters, from knights and queen [...]

  5. Edit Winter cleaning isn t over yet I m reducing rating from 5 to 4 stars It s sequel remains 5 stars Me and this book had some ups and downs, and early on I even thought of DNF ing it but in the end I am giving it 4 stars.My biggest problem was that book keeps jumping form PoV to PoV in very short chapters and I often feel it unnecessarily slows down pace and needlessly prolongs the book.I never really gotten used to it but as soon as I found it tolerable I could focus on good parts and there i [...]

  6. 3,5 A BR with my wonderful comrade at arm and a great kick ass lady, Nils I will be what I will, not what anyone else wills, as can you Be what you choose.I saw The Traitor Son Cycle series in updates reviews quite a lot when my GR friends read it and I was the one who was determined to wait I should have known better So when as usually stalking my GR friend Jody, I saw him reading this series and read his awesome review, I felt the right kick to start this series at last At quick first sight Th [...]

  7. Is this the real life Or is this just epic fantasy Caught in a landslideAltogether with medieval history Cover your eyesLet loose all those vivid images in your mind and seeMama, just bought me this bookPut it in my handsI ve opened pages, and now I m as good as deadMama, life had just begunBut now I m stuck with it, thrown my social life away Alright, alright, I ll stop butchering Bohemian Rhapsody DSo, what exactly is a book The Red Knight The 100 Years War VS Swamp Thing Well, it s not like I [...]

  8. The Red Knight TRK was a mixed bag surprises.Great writingI love the succinct writing I love the subheading of the character s name and their location every time the plot shifts in POV TRK is a big Fantasy book, and I expected to be lost in a wall of text at some point, but I never really was.Too many POVsWhat I did not love was the boatload of irrelevant POVs It took me a couple long chapters to realize the book was plot driven given the focus on the large cast and how an unexpectedly small amo [...]

  9. Wow A friend recommended this to me and oh how well he knows me.The Red Knight is a must for fans of fantasy and medieval history both Cameron s knowledge of armour and weapons and knightly accord comes from his historical fiction work as Christian Cameron and it shows I truly felt like I had stepped back into medieval Europe, but a past of ours that included all the mythical creatures and beings from all those heraldic devices Wyverns and hulking trolls, demons and wyrms.The battles are gritty [...]

  10. Here we have the beginning of what seems to be another fine, readable, highly enjoyable epic fantasy The story draws us in and if it has a weakness and what book doesn t it may be that the story again strings out into several viewpoints Of these most of us will probably become interested in one storyline than we are the others I know I did Still when it boils down to a climax actually there might be said to be multiple climaxes the author weaves all his threads together and pulls them into a ti [...]

  11. Warning has this as a 650 page paperback I m sure that is the case, but I m also sure the font used in printing must be tiny for this to come in at that Calibre counts this as 286,000 words In comparison, The Name of the Wind comes in at 257,000 words.That translates into a 30 hour audiobook which is mostly how I consumed this The narrator Matthew Wolf is superb, handling an enormous cast of characters with distinctive voices and suitable accents.The world is an alternate version of ours set dur [...]

  12. 3.5 Stars Promising start to a fantasy series I ve heard a lot of good stuff about The actions was really well done, especially in how detailed and faithful to historical accuracy it was and the general pacing of the book was strong, especially for 600 pages There were also several interesting subplots and mysteries and some cool secondary characters The frequently shifting POV has been criticized quite a bit however I rather enjoyed it although I see how people could be frustrated by it, especi [...]

  13. What a fantastic read I can t remember when I ve enjoyed a book so much Loved the blend of historical with fantasy, the realism of medieval life combined with absorbing characters and a driving plot.I didn t want it to end, and can t wait for book 2.

  14. This is a medieval fantasy world with some influences of K.J Parker, visible in the second volume, but the magic system it s something new, not fully explained, but similar on some levels with the one of Parker s.I like it because the story unfolds very good, with each step we have a small piece of the whole history puzzle of the mysterious past of the Red Knight captain.The battles are very fierce, bloody and numerous, and here I had a little problem For me this novel was way too long, with so [...]

  15. I m giving this book a 4.5 s and I really really enjoyed it which is great as I ve heard very little about it and wasn t sure what I would think of it I don t know why this book is not popular, because it s a brilliantly executed and well written story with some very wonderful characters and great moments within its pages This book focuses mostly on the epic large scale battle of the Humans vs The Wild The world where these people live is mostly dominated by strange and scary creatures who come [...]

  16. Historical fantasy brilliantly set in an alternate medieval Europe I m having a hard time getting my thoughts together There were so many POV s, lots of battle action, a few surprises, even secrets, a complex magic system, a religious system based in Christianity, a slew of creatures looking to eat, kill and destroy, and Powers manipulating events Not to mention, there s another side to the Wild that s only been briefly touched upon I m not even sure where to begin, so this could be a little in [...]

  17. finally i read 100 pages out of probably the most expected remaining book of 2012 for me, The Red Knight by Miles Cameron and it is very good though it is not quite what i expected so far the setting is truly medieval with small cities at least so far in the Nord West the world may be something like Earth 1000 so the east may be much developed the Wild is out there and it has its denizens, its sentients, its allies and its manipulators but there is also the Church and God s magic as well as se [...]

  18. I was so close to giving this 5 stars, because by the end, I definitely couldn t put this book down Looking back at it overall, there are just a few things keeping it from being perfect, but I m adding it to my favorites shelf anyway.This book is a bit hard to get through in the beginning but the struggle is worth it Cameron is big into historical enactments and it shows At first it seems like a good thing, but after about the second time the buckles on armor are explained or the different weapo [...]

  19. So I was walking through the library looking for a fix and my eyes fell on this book I didn t recognize it so I picked it up and glanced at the back The premise seemed really interesting, and I thought, hmm, Then, I was dropping my son off at school and someone had it sitting on their front seat I thought again, hmm, I m going to read that when I get a chance When I saw it at Barnes and Noble over the weekend I stopped in my tracks and waited for Ashton Kutcher to appear When, that didn t happen [...]

  20. This is embarrassing, and I am turning into a picky prick, but I haven t finished this one too Don t worry, it s not the book it s me 10 Karma points for honesty, 52481 points for not being able to finish a book for a long time To tell the truth, I am cursed The moment I announce the world of that I am enjoying the book fingers crossed I promise to never do it again , it turns into crap It happened with The Red Knight the beginning hooked me, but everything else is meh The Red Knight might not b [...]

  21. This book I d probably rate somewhere between 4.5 5, but rounding up for the sheer enjoyment I had of it and how much I am now drawn into the world I am a bit of a medieval geek at heart and wanted to be the white knight when I was young so my perceptions of reality could possible be skewed a bit with this book This is a book I Loved and many of you will too, but at the same time some of you may dislike it Let me give you a checklist to help you out in your choice of reading this book.Reasons to [...]

  22. Solidan po etak, iako mo da malo previ e bombasti an Mislio sam da nikada ne u ovo re i, ali previ e akcije Kameronov stil je pitak, kompetentan, ponekad mrvicu mahnit Gradi svoj hibridni svet bez imalo ekspozicije, a to zaslu uje dubok naklon Prosto prija kada pisac ne misli da si tupav i da ne e ni ta da ukapira osim ako ti ne lupi jedno dvadeset stranica info dump ova Bitke se vode izmedju sila divlje prirode nadam se da ne e da bude neki GRRM ekolo ki fazon, n te metafore na globalno zagreva [...]

  23. I have been answering some questions from my fellow GRs about this book So I am posting my fullest reply here as a book review.In summary 5 5 well, 4.9 5 if you want to nitpick The Red Knight has definitely some faults, but the language, the setting a clever blend of fantasy and history , the memorable characters, combat sequence and magic system are all top notch Highly creative, very unusual and deserve the highest recommendation Despite its faults e.g way too many POVs, some with no major bea [...]

  24. One of the best books I have read this year, 4.5 stars not quite perfect a little rawows that we can expect finely written fantasy from this authorilliantly written combat scenes nicely combined with a decently well thought out magical system which merges well with the battles.Nice use of female characters who are key to the plotlines in the storyline If you dont like multiple view points then its not for you, but I found them well written and and well thought out.

  25. I suspect there are going to be the almost inevitable comparisons between Miles Cameron and the likes of George R R Martin and Joe Abercrombie First off, The Red Knight is one massive doorstop of a book, honestly it s HUGE Also, much like the novels that make up A Song of Ice and Fire, each new chapter tends to shift point of view between the different characters Like Abercrombie, Cameron likes to go uncensored when it comes to the violent moments, nothing gets sugar coated here Be prepared to w [...]

  26. This is probably one of the most difficult books I ve ever had to review on here, mainly because I m of two minds about the book in general The Red Knight is the first of the Traitor Son Cycle series, and tells the story of a mysterious captain of a company of hired sell swords who suddenly finds himself in the midst of a war against all manner of hideous and powerful creatures when he accepts a contract to protect the fortress convent of Lissen Carak The Captain is used to accepting minor contr [...]

  27. This was a tough one for me to get into The constant switch between different PoV characters, every 2 pages or so, was very jarring initially and made it difficult to grasp what the story was actually supposed to be I am glad I persisted though, as from around page 200 or so, The Red Knight really turns into a rollicking read Cameron, whom I understand has a background in historical fiction, writes battle scenes unlike any other They are bloody, realistic, exciting, and plentiful In a novel that [...]

  28. This is pretty much the best thing you could expect from a historical fiction writer turning to the dark side and writing fantasy the alien, otherworldly nature of fantasy with the detail heavy and character based plot of many historical novels I haven t read any of Mr Cameron or Mr Cameron s books before this one and I was super impressed, and I can happily say I look forward to reading of his stuff in both genres If a gritty vision of a fantastical alternate medieval Europe with a story heavi [...]

  29. 4.5 Stars I read this one with a ton of other BookTubers as a buddy read, and I really enjoyed it It follows a big cast of characters which all have to deal with a central problem that arises when the Wild decides to fight back against man It was not pretty One thing I really loved was that if follows characters from both sides of the story, so you have people on both sides of the conflict that you re rooting to win which obviously can t happen Our main character, the Red Knight, is the leader o [...]

  30. When I found out this series had 5 books not 3 I was overjoyed That s how much I enjoyed the first one.I m not gonna say this book has the best action scenes i ve ever read hell, it probably does but it definitely has the most action in a single book that i ve ever read I personally like the writing structure, being a Malazan fan i m used to it The story is Epic Everything about the siege is Epic The magic system is very unique.The Red Knight what a character This book is filled with so many awe [...]

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