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Gilded Spurs

3.72  ·  Rating Details ·  25 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
The story of Guy of Warby, a young armorer who has the chance to become a knight when he meets his true father, a baron . He must struggle with mercenaries, a disordered household, and a father who was raised by a witch, and wants his son to join him. He also meets the daughter of his father's neighbor and enemy, a bastard like Guy, and a bond develops between them.
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Published March 12th 1979 by Fawcett (first published 1978)
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Deb
Jul 06, 2011 Deb rated it really liked it
If you have read "Red Adam", this is the next one you should read. I thought it was a much better book than RA and is on my keeper shelf.
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This is a 1970's historic fiction that has ages exceptionally gracefully. While the cover describes it as "A spellbinding story of chivalry and passion" I suspect that that was the standard catch phrase of the 70's editors whenever a historic fiction crossed their desks. Gilded Spurs is so very much more than that description. In fact, I suspect that the person who attached that title to the cover had neither read the book nor spoken to anyone who had.

I will grant them the 'spellbinding' as I fo
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Sherrill Watson
May 02, 2016 Sherrill Watson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
See Deborah I.'s review, below, tho I disagree with her on a few minor points.

Guy [the] Armourer of Bristol's lifelong dream was to become a knight, foregoing his apprenticeship to become an armourer, and his book-learning, and to do that, being a bastard, he must apprentice to his vicious father Lord Reynald of Warby "Lord Reynald, [together with] the witch Wulfrune, practices black magic in dreadful ceremonies in the sacred stone circle; and torturing and killing men for sport." (From the dus
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Shelves: medieval
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