Blood Red Horse (The de Granville Trilogy #1)
You need three things to become a brave and noble knight:
A fair maiden.
A just cause.
Will has a horse—a small chestnut stallion with a white blaze in his brow. Ellie is a fair maiden, but she’s supposed to marry Will’s older brother, Gavin. And as for the cause, King Richard is calling for a Crusade. The Knights of England must go to the Holy Land to fight.
The c ...more
I became curious about Blood Red Horse by K.M. Grant back when Angie did a Retro Friday review of it. It seemed like a very interesting, under-the-radar historical fiction novel. I was delighted when I found a bargain copy of it in one of the used bookstores in Manila. I thought the cover looked great and I liked the gold accents in the design. That copy has been patiently waiting in my TBR pile for years. Since I’ve been trying to be better about reading books that I have ...more
However, "Blood Red Horse" by itself isn't that great... Let me explain.
It's too "fast" One of the main problems with this book is that it covers a relatively long time period (from 1185 to 1193) in just 200-something pages. As a result, th ...more
On the other hand, it 19s difficult to care too deeply for the teenagers at the center of the story, especially the young men. They bounce too quickly from one emotional extreme to the next, and seem too qui ...more
The book goes back to the late 12 century, during the time of the third crusade to the Holy Land. It begins with two noble brothers, Gavin and William, who are sent off to fight against the Muslims. William gets a horse named, Hosanna, who everyone deems as unfit for a warhorse. Eventually all the men, including a Muslim, Kamil,find Hosanna as the best horse on the battlefeild.
All three men become faithful friend ...more
I actually liked reading it and am ...more
So. It's a fabulous story--characte ...more
The fist few chapter give you the basics about the three main characters. It begins with wh ...more