|Title||:||Hereward (Hereward, #4)|
|Number of Pages||:||368|
Hereward (Hereward, #4) Reviews
I was very pleased about this one. About how good it was and how it developed and, I felt, totally refreshed the series I have loved from the start, from the opening chapter, in fact.Fast-paced and urgent, streamlined and effective, it is tightly-written, yet still felt like James was enjoying (tremendously) having set his character free from the historical straight-jacket. Of having to fit into the period of English history Hereward began in and what is known about him occurs. As with James Ait [...]
Wow! Hereward simply can't be beaten and can survive seas, shipwreck, desert, ambush, imprisonment, power plotting and more! It is out of the fire of William the Conqueror and into the bubbling cauldron of rival family factions, power politics and a dagger hiding not just behind every corner but in every word and look. Another heart pounding adventure. Looking forward to what happens nextIt is good to meet the familiar faces of the original trilogy and observe how they face off against the many [...]
Wilde really needs to start including maps with his novels a good read though, very violent.
Four books in and I’m glad to report that the Hereward series is still going strong. James Wilde has taken a little-known English hero and created a wonderfully evocative series of stories fleshing out the bare bones of what has become almost legend.Book four begins on a sour note for our stalwart leader. Hereward and company have been handed a significant defeat by their arch-nemesis, King William. That defeat has left them with little choice but exile from their home. This is one of the thin [...]
ReviewIts that time of year again, Hereward is back and every year he gets better and better, the book and the writing at least, Poor Hereward himself seems to find himself in bigger and bigger sh!t every book. This book is no exception, its also not glorious trouble, its just the mad bad and crazy world of 1072, its a hard bitter world, life is cheap and its truly rules by those with power and money and the strength to hold it. Hereward and his crew have the will and the skill, but they don’t [...]
The four out of five rating seems a little exhuberant even to me, but as it deserves more like a 3.5/5, I threw caution to the wind.This is one of those books, and the author too, who seems to be ignored by the mainstream bookstores like Waterstones, yet consistently writes some of the most enjoyable or at least solidly dependable historical fiction around.The thing that initially drew me to Wilde's work was his subject matter being the legendary English (Anglo-Saxon?) figure of Hereward The Wak [...]
Quite a rush with a surprise twist at the end.
I have finished reading Wolves Of New Rome and I absolutely love it. Really can't wait for the next adventure with Hereward.