The Flying Warlord (Conrad Stargard #4)
For a twentieth-century man, Conrad Stargard had done a lot in thirteenth-century Poland. In just nine years, he had "discovered" universal education, aircraft, radios, steamboats, and machine guns. More important, he had prepared Poland to defeat the bloodthirsty Mongols in 1241.
But now that the Mongol hordes had arrived, something was disturbing the flow...more
Who couldn't love the scene where the mongol ambassador comes and asks for the young Duke to bow down, and to show how feirce they are, seveal of the mongols cut their own throats. Conrad asks if another would do it, and another, and the mongol ambassador gets mad, asking what he is tryign to do. Conrad's reply is that if he can get them all to cut their down damn throats, he's got nothing to worry ...more
Alright, so, this isn't a history book so we'll just leave aside any and all criticism of how the Mongolian tactics are presented because Frankowski's version is laughable.
Apparently Mongolians just line up along a river bank to die by the hundreds of thousands. Sure, in some places (about six, maybe eight) they were building boat bridges, but in most places they were just... standing there shooting arrows at armored ships and making no effort whatsoever to ad ...more
And as a woman who has read (and liked) everything Heinlein ever wrote, it's not as if I'm a stranger to that author's ...more
Time for Conrad and his army of radiant warriors to fight the mongols.