Defender of the Realm
The book starts with great visual descriptions and just enough background information to solidly ground the story.
The action starts right away and continues to carry you into the storyline with well described characters and personalities. The many storylines are kept in sequence with just enough decriptions to keep you from getting lost, yet you need to pay attention to keep everyone straight. I loved that, ...more
The novel mixes adventure, action, and even humor in just the right combination. The rich detail and compelling narrative drew me in and didn't let me go. In the process, I was tre ...more
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The premise was interesting and fresh: not many writers have tried to take on the perspective of a layman from this period, and it was a bold move. Holst's style is very modern and approachable, and he has an amazing depth and breadth of knowledge of medieval tactics, society, and weapons, all of which he relates with enthusiasm and narrative composition is choppy, shifting from action sequences to background information and back again. These tran ...more
Defender of the Realm is the story of an unlikely hero at the turbulent English/Welsh border in the year 1172. Overnight guard duty along the city wall at the small English castle town of Danford is the duty of every able bodied man and this is what brings the town cobbler James to be in the right/wrong place at the right/wrong time when dawn brings a surprise attack from Welsh separatists.
James fights for his life and in doing so helps to save the castle and hence the town attached to it. Jam...more
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