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Shadow of the Hawk
Shadow of the Hawk David Gilman
 Master of War, 7

Thomas Blackstone, Edward III's Master of War takes to Spain in the seventh instalment of David Gilman's gripping chronicle of the Hundred Years' War.

Winter, 1364. Sir Thomas Blackstone, Edward III's Master of War, has travelled to France to secure Brittany for England. In the throes of battle, he rescues a Castilian boy, Lazaro, who just witnessed the murder of the young queen. It is suspected that the king – along with Velasquita Alcon de Lugo, the beautiful witch who serves him – assassinated his queen. But Lazaro knows that is not the case.

With the king in hiding and the French army advancing Castile is on its knees. So Blackstone is ordered to Castile, to defend England's ally from the French.

Accompanied only by a small band of his men and a group of Moorish cavalrymen loyal to the king, Blackstone must protect Lazaro if they are to uncover the true assassin. They will face extreme danger, savage battles and a cold and bitter winter on their journey, and Blackstone will find himself the assassin's target. For the Master of War, the shadow of death is always present.

Head of Zeus * Action & Adventure
04 Feb 2021 * 560pp * £18.99 * 9781788544986
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PRAISE FOR DAVID GILMAN:

'I'd never thought that another writer could rival Bernard Cornwell ... The level of suspense is ratcheted up to a truly brutal level' Sharon Penman.

'A gripping ride' Wilbur Smith.

'Gilman does heart pounding action superlatively' The Times.

'Page-turning and gritty' Daily Mail.

'Like a punch from a mailed fist, Master of War gives a true taste of the Hundred Years War. It is a gripping chronicle of pitched battle, treachery and cruelty' Robert Fabbri.
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Author
David Gilman
David Gilman
David Gilman enjoyed many careers – including firefighter, paratrooper and photographer – before turning to writing full time. He is an award-winning author and screenwriter.
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