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‘One of the finest writers of historical fiction in the world’ BEN KANE


THE BRAND NEW MEDIEVAL ADVENTURE FROM THE MASTER OF HISTORICAL FICTION

1368. France, Spain and England prepare for war. In Italy, the Pope and the Visconti princes are battling for bloody supremacy.

The worst years of Sir William Gold’s life are about to begin.

Leaving the side of his commander, Sir John Hawkwood, William embarks on a new journey that will bring him fame and favour – until a heart-breaking personal tragedy leads him to put down his sword.

But men of war can’t stay out of battle for long. Gold yearns to return to Italy and rejoin Hawkwood. Only now the game of the Italian Princes is changing and, as chaos descends, Gold must finally decide who he stands for…

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Praise for Christian Cameron:



‘The master of historical fiction’ SUNDAY TIMES

‘A storyteller at the height of his powers’ HISTORICAL NOVEL SOCIETY

‘Superb’ THE TIMES

‘A sword-slash above the rest’ IRISH EXAMINER