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Viper's Blood (Master of War)


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With the English army at the gates of Paris, Blackstone faces his deadliest mission yet in the fourth instalment in the grittiest historical fiction series on the shelves.

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David Gilman enjoyed many careers, including firefighter, soldier and photographer, before turning to writing full time. He is an award-winning author and screenwriter.


'Like a punch from a mailed fist, Master of War gives a true taste of the Hundred Years War. It is a gripping chronicle of pitched battle, treachery and cruelty. The stench and harshness of medieval life is ever present' -- Robert Fabbri, bestselling author of the Vespasian series
'The fourth novel in David Gilman's powerful and uncompromising chronicle of the Hundred Years War ... Viper's Blood an exciting, bloody and well-written tale of Europe at a time of terrible crisis ... A fine addition to a series that continues to bring these cruel years to life in such rich and meticulous detail' * For Winter Nights *
'Book Four in the Master of War series and the bone-crunching intensity of this series shows no signs of abating ... As ever David Gilman provides us with a well-researched book set right in the heart of the action of 1300's war-torn Europe ... With Gilman's writing, you can feel the ooze of the mud, the bite of the cold, most of all you can feel the weight of the sword and armour, the draw and weight of the bow and the rushing death of the arrow storm and the disregard of mortality. But if you mistake this book and series for just the hack of the sword you would be missing out on so much more depth ... A truly excellent book and part of an excellent series' * Parmenion Books *
'Action-packed, exciting and wonderfully researched ... the story is as fresh and shock-filled as each of its predecessors' * The Bookbag *
'A brilliant story, full of facts and brimming with action. Superb reading' * Army Rumour Service *
'Absolutely gripping ... A superb read' * Nudge Book *

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