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Robin Hood. Vampires. The invasion of England.

Richard of Ashbury is attacked by vampires. The trail leads to Sherwood and to a Green Knight, a king of the outlaws and so called lord of Eden. Richard is certain that his old enemy, William de Ferrers has returned to England.

But England is in turmoil. The barons have erupted into armed rebellion against King John. What is more, a French army has invaded the south, intent on installing a French prince as the King of England.

Richard must do his duty and fight to save England. And he must journey deep into the dark heart of Sherwood Forest to kill William and rescue the Lady Marian.

Book 2 of the Immortal Knight Chronicles takes up twenty-five years after Vampire Crusader. Featuring sword fights, archery, medieval battles, intrigue and the origins of the Robin Hood myth, this is exciting, action-packed historical fiction with a twist. Buy Vampire Outlaw now!

502 pages, Kindle Edition

First published March 4, 2016

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Dan Davis

27 books164 followers
I write action-packed sci-fi and historical fantasy. I want to immerse readers in another time and place and for my stories to be gripping adventures. You should love my complex heroes and hate the twisted bad guys.

If you like the sound of that then check out; GODS OF BRONZE (my new historical fantasy series), THE IMMORTAL KNIGHT CHRONICLES (bestselling historical fantasy) and the GALACTIC ARENA series (smart military scifi).

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You can get the Bronze Age fantasy novella THE WOLF GOD (it’s the GODS OF BRONZE prequel) now for FREE via my website: dandavisauthor.com

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204 reviews18 followers
April 1, 2022
In 1217, Vampire Outlaw takes up twenty-five years after Vampire Crusader. Our hero, Sir Richard of Asbury is back home in England after failing to find and defeat his sworn nemesis, Sir William de Ferrers, in the Holy Land. He is also finding it difficult to keep his own vampire status a secret as he is a fifty-something year old lord who still looks like a 25 year old warrior. On top of this anomaly, the rumor of a supposed atrocity he committed while fighting for King John in Gascony has worked its way along the grapevine.

But these problems shrink to insignificance when his household is attacked by vampires. The trail leads to Sherwood Forest and the mysterious figure of the Green Knight, the self-proclaimed king of the outlaws and lord of Eden. Richard is certain that his old enemy, William de Ferrers has returned to destroy him.

Richard's travails against the outlaws are soon subordinated to the events of the First Barons' War (1215–1217) in which a group of rebellious barons take up arms against King John of England. King John had refused to accept and abide by the "Magna Carta", which he had sealed on 15 June 1215.

The rebellious barons turned to the French Prince, Louis, for help. Eager for glory, the young Frenchman sailed to England with an army, captured Winchester and soon controlled over half of the English kingdom. He was proclaimed "King of England" in London by the barons, although never actually crowned.

Long story short - Richard has to train a guerilla force and fight desperate battles at Dover and Lincoln against the French before he even gets a chance to take on the vampire army at Sherwood Forest. Along the way he meets a teenaged Robin Hood, Lady Marion, and a strange warrior woman who catches his eye. He also interacts with actual historical figures such as William Marshall, William of Cassingham, Hubert de Burgh, and Falkes de Breauté. Davis manages to bring all these characters to life. They are well written, each with their own distinct personality and world view.

The historical battle scenes are spectacular, gripping, and suspenseful. The action is non-stop, bloody and as Sir Richard notes quite noisy:

The noise of battle is like nothing else in all the world. The noise was like a storm wind howling through a woodland. It was like the crashing of ocean waves onto a rocky shore. And it ebbed and flowed like both. So much so that it was possible to understand at what stage a battle was at by the sound alone. The early stages of a battle were composed of individual shouts and insults and the sounds of feet and hooves running to and fro. Toward the end of a battle, the air would be filled with groaning, moaning, weeping and men begging for aid, for a priest, for their mother. In Lincoln that day, I heard the sound of battle in full swing. The clash of iron upon iron. The thud of iron on wood. Horses hooves stamping. Bowstrings twanging, crossbows clacking, arrows splitting the air, tapping, and clattering against stone and wood. The loudest noise was the shouting. The noise that thousands of shouting men can make is breathtaking. A cacophony of insults, orders and incoherent cries of rage as men try to murder other men and to stay alive themselves that build to a roaring the likes of which exists nowhere else on earth. It is a humming of discord that fills every octave, rising, falling, and rising sometimes into a strange and beautiful harmony, just for a moment, before crashing into a thousand cries once more.

The battles against the vampires are to say the least fantastic. They are as much fun to read as the battle scenes from Army of the Dead are to watch. No quarter is asked or given.

“My thanks,” I said. “You are a murderer of the innocent. You have slaughtered entire villages. I wish I had more time to make you suffer properly but this will have to suffice.” I forced him onto his face, snapped the arrow shafts off and held him down while I smashed his limbs with his own hammer. He screamed loud enough to wake the dead.

Dan Davis has produced another excellent read which I enjoyed immensely.

I highly recommend this book to history, fantasy, and vampire buffs.
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Author 8 books30 followers
March 21, 2016
Dan Davis has built upon the first in his Immortal Knight series by delivering another cracking historical action-adventure. Set amongst the time of King John, the Sheriff of Nottingham and a certain band of outlaws, Davis has produced an excellent twist on a well known legend that he's mixed in with his ongoing Vampire saga.

As ever the action is brutal and visceral, with medieval war being shown as the gritty, tiring, bloody mess it is, not as the movie-fu style swordplay you sometimes read about or see in the movies. The vampires are typically brutal, with our hero fighting not only them but his own internal struggles.

The knowledge the author has of the period is clear for all to see and you get a real sense of "place" when reading it. The characters are well written, each with their own distinct personas, including historical figures who have been brought to life so well in this story.

If I was going to compare this to current works I'd liken it to the Conn Iggulden War of the Roses series. The era is different, but the sense of place and the authentic feel of the era are just as well captured.

A worthy follow up to Vampire Crusader, and can't wait for book 3.
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Author 8 books19 followers
March 22, 2016
Vampire Outlaw, The Immortal Knight Chronicles Book Two, is another well written and full of action historical fiction. The plot is one we all recognize; an unhidden theme of Robin Hood.

This tale is much darker and bloodier than the fairy tale of Robin Hood. This is Vampire Outlaw, full of raw emotions, hideous fighting, romance, and believe it or not, dry humor.

If you enjoyed Dan Davis’ first book, ‘Vampire Crusader’, then you will love ‘Vampire Outlaw’.

I highly recommend this book to history, fantasy, and vampire lovers!

I was provided with a free pdf copy, from the author, in exchange for an honest review.

9 reviews
June 5, 2021
A good read

A ripping good yarn and a most enjoyable read. Thank you very much for introducing me to such a fine author.
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52 reviews
February 21, 2019
Loved this 2nd book in the series it had some good historic facts mixed in with the fiction. I particularly like the way this author add some small insights into what is going to happen later on in the book ie

"Then we will take Sherwood and destroy William de Ferrers and his band of blood drinking bastards.” It seemed so simple."

"The Prior, who I had known since he was a boy and given money to keep him and brothers in their house for decades, grudgingly forgave me. Then he betrayed me."

These are a couple of the many sentences that drag you in and make you want to read more, very clever
84 reviews
September 25, 2021
This didn't grip me as much as the first book, though it is a fun little read with a good grasp of the history of the time.

The main problem I have this with book, which it reflects itself, is that the main character is a bit of an idiot and to him everyone is an corrupt evil doer. Which may be true but it feels like we should root for this character only because those around him are worse and not on his own heroic merits. But perhaps that is the nature of the character.

Got to love the Robin Hood stuff though. I live in Nottingham so it was fun to hear about the towns and villages that surround here.
99 reviews
June 28, 2017
History, Knights, Robin and his Merry Men, plus Vampires!!

I've been really draw into this story, simply by Dans great writing. At first I thought book one was a bit of a strange mix for all this kind of stuff, but by the end of this book, I can't wait for the third book to appear. These books would make one hell of a movie too, so produces take note and give us something original for a change, instead of rehashing all your old movie franchises over and over again. Anyway, time to get on my helm and suited and booted for book three. Charge!!
1,474 reviews14 followers
September 2, 2020
Vampire Outlaw. Dan Davis

Book two in this epic adventure and action filled saga. It's time period and many of the characters initially are composed of characters based on the adventures of Robin Hood. The primary character and others are vampires. This tale centers on the capture of William Dr Ferrers the evil vampire. The primary character Richard of Ashbury is in constant pursuit of him but William always manages to barely slip away and escape. Book two is another excellent read which I enjoyed immensely!!
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Author 7 books9 followers
July 20, 2017
Gorgeous, gory and gloriously gripping.

I was hooked even more so than the first book, which is rare indeed.

The intertwined history and story were thoroughly enjoyable. Our hero having flaws and making mistakes was realistic and engaging. I would still like more explanation of the mechanics and origins of the vampirism but it isn't a deal breaker. I was also impressed with the editing and lack of mistakes.

I'm looking forward to the third book.

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95 reviews1 follower
March 9, 2018
So much fun!

I enjoyed both the books in this series so far and can't wait for the third! This is one of those rare authors you discover that make you want to read everything they've ever written. The tales are fun, fast paced, well researched, and the attention to detail is admirable. I am usually against sequels but Mr. Davis has made me a believer!
609 reviews2 followers
October 4, 2017

Hello, these stories keep getting better and better. Very unusual to think about vampires in full knight armour. Completely bad@!#. Good stuff. Thanks.
778 reviews8 followers
April 12, 2018
An intriguing and enthralling tale.

This tale of medieval heroes and villains, both factual and mythological, set against a supernatural backdrop was a delight to read. Highly recommended.
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7 reviews1 follower
June 28, 2017
Just awesome!

None stop action. Great character development. Meticulous historical research. I was surprised but this was better than the fabulous first book.
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18 reviews7 followers
June 10, 2018
Awesome sequel to Vampire Crusader! Plenty of action and a real page turner. Now for Khan!
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101 reviews1 follower
August 28, 2018
The story continues where the other left off, but a few years later. Old and new characters grip you, as does the story and the take on Robin Hood legend.
This entire review has been hidden because of spoilers.
88 reviews
December 14, 2019
The Story Continues

This story just started rolling and just keeps picking up speed.I really like the main characters,and the new ones just keep expanding the story.On to the next!
6 reviews1 follower
August 17, 2020
Considering I just finished Bernard Cornwell's 12th book in the Saxon Chronicles, this book was a little lack-luster! It was alright for a light read, but not up there with Uthred!
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3 reviews1 follower
September 9, 2021
Well done!

I enjoyed the story very much! The way it is written encompasses several fictions while following a very historical narrative! The book has a good flow as well!
April 6, 2022
Good read

Good read keeps you wanting to read the next chapter nice to have a different twist to the history of the times
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3 reviews
March 28, 2016
The year is 1216. Richard of Ashbury is once again on the trail of his enemy William de Ferrers but this time the French invasion of England is the historical backdrop. It is filled with historical detail that provide authenticity. Davis also interweaves his tale with the existing Robin Hood folklore, giving it gruesome depths.
Historical fiction has never felt so real to me. Davis truly brought to life what it must be like to arm oneself with swords and shields while your manor home is under attack. The action is both comedic and frightening, with highly charged tension, horrific gore and brilliantly sharp dialogue. There are even moments of pure poetry.
Our hero is likeable. Arrogant but kind in small ways, he has empathy for the underdog. Which makes his capacity for brutality all the more startling.
Davis’ skilled writing tells us much about his characters inner life with few words. The scenes are vividly described so I can see the action in my minds eye.
If you like history, dry humour, and don’t mind blood, this should be your next read.
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