The audiobook tells the story of its rediscovery, one man's obsession with the powder of death, and Edward III's determination to use it to his advantage. The nature of warfare is changed forever, and the world hears the death knell of knightly chivalry.
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By Nigel Bentley on 19-02-18
History made so Vivid
Here is an historical novel on a completely different tack from a masterful writer of naval histories ~ Julian Stockwin. From a medieval village, to Cathay, Italy, Coventry, Ghent and to battles ... all directed towards the acceptance of guns, cannons and gunpowder in the 13th and 14th centuries. A riveting read ... I thoroughly enjoyed this work and the reading thereof.
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By Amazon Customer on 22-10-16
I'd say there are about three good books in this story; instead of letting the tale develop we are taken on a superficial fast paced romp.
The author has done much better than this with the Kydd series, don't let this stand-alone effort put you off.