Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Gentlemen of Pitchfork
Publication Date: July 13, 2014 eBook; 258p Translator: Pawel Brzosko Genre: Historical Fiction The year is 1415. France is weakened by the recently ended Civil War between the factions of Burgundians and Armagnacs. The young and belligerent King Henry V Lancaster decides to pay the French a neighbourly visit. With him - the flower of the English knighthood. Among them – Sir Arthur, the Baron of Pitchfork, an ideal of all chivalric virtues - his uncle, Sir Ralph, a veteran soldier with a taste for women and bitter humour - and his cousin, Sir Robert, a young and romantic would-be scholar who will have his first taste of war, sieges, duels, betrayal and intrigue but also love and practical philosophy. Together they ride as secret envoys of their King to meet Burgundian emissaries. But the Armagnacs’ spies keep their eyes open for any sign of treason on the part of their political opponents and three powerful French armies are gathering to cross King Henry’s way.