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Chivalry: A Jake Savage Adventure

3.50  ·  Rating details ·  6 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Review at Edi’s Book Lighthouse:

“The pacing is excellent and Mark Lord does not waste a word too much.”

Magic, Murder and Mayhem in the Middle Ages!

With the code of chivalry being dragged through the mud and blood of war-torn France will anyone stand up for what is right?

Perhaps Jake Savage, a common archer, and no Knight, will stick up for the oppressed. But to do so would
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Published August 30th 2011 by Praeternatural Publishing (first published August 29th 2011)
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Nov 05, 2020 added it
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"Do you love gritty medieval fantasy?" it asks on the sales page on Amazon. And yes, I love dark and gritty stories. It continues: "In "Chivalry" magic is mixed with the harsh realities of the Hundred Years War." Yes, war comes with very harsh realities, and I'm not unaware of what might have gone down amongst the battle-hardened men of those times. However! And this is something I see as extremely important: There should be a trigger warning when a story includes rape. ESPECIALL
Jan 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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You should know that this is the first in a series of stories featuring Jake Savage an English archer thrust into the horrors of war during the Hundred Years War in Fourteenth Century France [Info from author].

My Expectations
I expected a short and entertaining story which gives a first impression of the English archer Jake Savage.

The Delivery

Be warned! This is a violent story and not a Sunday afternoon tea time read.
I don't know how familiar you are with Hundred Years War. It was a horrible time
Nov 22, 2013 added it
‘Chivarly: A Jake Savage Adventure’ is a short story that elegantly examines the concept of chivalry. Like so many idealised concepts, that of the noble warrior can be destroyed by the reality of war or the aftermath. Stories of battle more usually depict the bravery of the mounted soldiers who lead the charge, the strategy, the cunning and, if you’re lucky, the blood and the gore. Medieval battle was horrific. Even the smallest wound could turn septic and kill a man. Not many stories cover what ...more
Sep 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This is a well crafted tale of knightly misadventure, set during the Hundred Years war. You can feel every blow of sword and pole-arm through the realism of the action sequences.
In this story, you follow Jake Savage as he struggles with his personal standards and morality in a time and place filled with violence and violation. He acts with honour, and loyalty; supporting his dark-souled comrades in their efforts to take a French strong-hold and find sustenance for another night. Standing in the
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Mark Lord studied Medieval Studies at the University of Birmingham and wrote his M. Phil. Thesis on Medieval Alliterative Poetry. Since then he has worked in publishing and writes historical fiction, fantasy and science fiction in his spare time.

Mark is the author of the novels Hell has its Demons, The Return of the Free and numerous short stories. He is also editor of the popular Alt Hist magazin

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