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Cross of Fire
06 Feb 2020 * HARDBACK * £18.99 * 9781788544948

The Hundred Years War still rages on and the French army thirsts for Thomas Blackstone's blood. The sixth instalment in the epic Master of War series.

Fiction / FJH (Action & Adventure)
Extent: 480 pages  Format: 228 x 145 mm
Exclusive: GB CA AU NZ IN ZA SG US
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Cross of FireMaster of War, 6by David Gilman

WINTER, 1362

After decades of successful campaigning in France, Thomas Blackstone, once a common archer, has risen to become Edward III's Master of War.

But the title is as much a curse as a blessing. Success has brought few rewards: his family – bar his son Henry – is dead, slaughtered; his enemies only multiply. Death, in so many guises, beckons.

As he battles to enforce his King's claim to French territory, Blackstone will assault an impregnable fortress, he'll become embroiled in a feud between French aristocrats, he'll be forced into pitched battle in the dead of winter... and he'll be asked to pay an impossible price to protect something much more precious to the King than mere land.

All the while, out of the east, a group of trained killers, burning with vengeance, draw ever closer.

Praise for David Gilman:

'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

'Like a punch from a mailed fist, Master of War is a gripping chronicle of pitched battle, treachery and cruelty' ROBERT FABBRI

David Gilman has enjoyed many careers, including paratrooper, firefighter, and photographer. An award-winning author and screenwriter, he is the author of the critically acclaimed Master of War series of historical novels, and was shortlisted for the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize for The Last Horseman. He was longlisted for the same prize for The Englishman, the first book featuring ex-French Foreign Legionnaire Dan Raglan. David lives in Devon. Follow David on @davidgilmanuk,, and

First installment was ebook top ten bestseller.

Author shortlisted for Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize.

Series now sells in Germany, Spain, USA, Brazil.

MARKET: Conn Iggulden; Bernard Cornwell.

If you're a fan of historical fiction you'll be a fan of David Gilman's series... A bloody good war gripper' Weekend Sport

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