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147321775X
Book:Bright steel; Miles Cameron:2020 Bright steel; Miles Cameron
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Author: Cameron, Miles
Year: 2020
Language: English
Type: Book
Class Number: CRIME
Category: Fiction
Publisher: Gollancz, 2020
Physical or Electronic: Physical
ISBN: 9781473217751
Notes:
Aranthur and his friends have come together across different continents and realms with one purpose: to strike back against the forces which have torn a hole in the heavens and threaten to rip the world beneath them apart as well. With time running short, and treason at home, there are battles to be fought on the field, in the magical arena, and in the ever-deadly realm of politics, and they must succeed on every front or everything will fall. Victory will require enemies to trust one another, old foes to fight together, spies to reveal the truth and steadfast allies to betray long-corrupt rulers. Is Aranthur, a twenty-year-old student, really the master strategist to bring it all together? And can he and his friends overcome aeons of lies when their plans inevitably fall to pieces? Do they even know, for sure, who the enemy is?
Series: Masters & mages, 3
Additional information: 448 pages, 20 cm, pbk
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1473208904
Book:The fall of dragons:2018
Author: Cameron, Miles
Year: 2018
Language: English
Type: Book
Publisher: Gollancz
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Originally published: 2017 The Red Knight's final battle lies ahead - but there's a whole war still to fight first. He began with a small company, fighting the dangerous semi-mythical creatures which threatened villages, nunneries and cities. But as his power - and his forces - grew, so the power of the enemy he stood against became ever more clear. Not the power of men - but that of gods, with thousands of mortal allies. Never has strategy been more important, and this war will end where it started: at Lissen Carak. But to get there means not one battle, but many - to take out the seven armies which stand against them and force Ash, the huge black dragon, to finally take to the field himself.
628 pages, maps (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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An expert on medieval warfare writes fantasy - And its unexpectedly brilliant.
29/11/18
farweasel
Bedford
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0575113383
Book:The dread wyrm:[2016]
Author: Cameron, Miles
Year: [2016]
Language: English
Type: Book
Publisher: Gollancz
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Originally published: 2015 The Red Knight has stood against soldiers, against armies and against the might of an empire without flinching. He's fought on real and on magical battlefields alike, and now he's facing one of the greatest challenges yet. A tournament. A joyous spring event, the flower of the nobility will present arms and ride against each other for royal favour and acclaim. It's a political contest - and one which the Red Knight has the skill to win. But the stakes may be higher than he thinks. The court of Alba has been infiltrated by a dangerous faction of warlike knights, led by the greatest knight in the world: Jean de Vrailly - and the prize he's fighting for isn't royal favour, but the throne of Alba itself. Where there is competition there is opportunity; the question is, will the Red Knight take it? Or will the creatures of the Wild seize their chance instead?
554 pages, maps (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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No 3 of 5 in the 'Traitor Son' cycle & another excellent parallel medeival tale.
29/10/18
farweasel
Bedford
0575113308
Book:The red knight:2013
Author: Cameron, Miles
Year: 2013
Language: English
Type: Book
Publisher: Gollancz
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Originally published: 2012 Twenty eight florins a month is a huge price to pay, for a man to stand between you and the Wild. Twenty eight florins a month is nowhere near enough when a wyvern's jaws snap shut on your helmet in the hot stink of battle, and the beast starts to rip the head from your shoulders. But if standing and fighting is hard, leading a company of men - or worse, a company of mercenaries - against the smart, deadly creatures of the Wild is even harder. It takes all the advantages of birth, training, and the luck of the devil to do it. The Red Knight has all three, he has youth on his side, and he's determined to turn a profit.
766 pages, illustrations (black and white), map (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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Wouldn't have read it if hadn't read Cameron's other books. Glad I did. Its astonishingly good. T
15/10/18
farweasel
Bedford
1473208874
Book:A plague of swords:2017
Author: Cameron, Miles
Year: 2017
Language: English
Type: Book
Publisher: Gollancz
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Originally published: 2016 The Red Knight withstood the full might of his enemy, and won the day. In a victory which will be remembered through the ages, he brought disparate factions together and turned them into allies against a more powerful foe than they had ever seen. Now, he will need his allies more than ever. Because behind one adversary hid another - one with allies of their own - whose goal was never to destroy Alba, but to distract the Kingdom while achieving his true aim. And whatever it is, it's probably not in the Red Knight's interest. With one army defeated, now the Red Knight must fight again - and for every one of his allies there is a corresponding enemy. Spread out in different lands, and on sea, it will all come down to one last gamble. And to whether or not the Red Knight has guessed their foe's true intentions.
464 pages, maps (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1473217687
Book:Cold iron:2019
Author: Cameron, Miles
Year: 2019
Language: English
Type: Book
Publisher: Gollancz
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Originally published: 2018 Aranthur is a student. He showed a little magical talent, is studying at the local academy, and is nothing particularly special. Others are smarter. Others are more talented. Others are quicker to pick up techniques. But none of them are with him when he breaks his journey home for the holidays in an inn. None of them step in to help when a young woman is thrown off a passing stage coach into the deep snow at the side of the road. And none of them are drawn into a fight to protect her. One of the others might have realised she was manipulating him all along.
437 pages, map (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1473217725
Book:Dark forge:2019
Author: Cameron, Miles
Year: 2019
Language: English
Type: Book
Publisher: Gollancz
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Following on from 'Cold Iron', this a new series where you will discover that iron can be forged into steel - for only steel will survive what is to come.
392 pages, map (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0575113340
Book:The fell sword:2014
Author: Cameron, Miles
Year: 2014
Language: English
Type: Book
Publisher: Gollancz
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Originally published: 2013 There are some things you can pay a man to do. And there are some you can't. Betrayal by one of your own is usually free. Hiring experienced mercenaries to protect your throne is not. When an Emperor is deposed, the Red Knight and his men find their services in high demand - and themselves surrounded by enemies. The country is in revolt, the capital city is beseiged and any victory will be hard won. But The Red Knight has a plan. The question, can he negotiate the political, magical, real and romantic battlefields at the same time - especially when he intends to be victorious on them all?
717 pages, maps (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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