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The Red Knight summary ç PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook È ❰KINDLE❯ ❁ The Red Knight Author K.T. Davies – A thousand years have passed since the Clan Lords and the Fey commanded dragons and raised mighty citadels The remnants of their ancient power lie dormant and a new conflict threatens the kingA thousand years have passed since the Clan Lords and the Fey commanded dragons and raised mighty citadels The remnants of their ancient power lie dormant and a The Red PDFEPUB or new conflict threatens the kingdom of AntiaKing Daris rules a peaceful and prosperous land but his conniving brother Jerim covets th. 4 StarsThis is a tough book for me to review as overall I had a difficult keeping my interest and focus on the story This book is very reminiscent of a George RR Martin novel in that it is a book that contains a large cast that is entwined in political strife The book plays out like a big drama where dialogue moves the story forward than action or place This book does a couple of things extremely well First for a premier novel by KT Davies this book does not suffer from Freshman bluesIt is well written structured and it ends well Secondly Davies has created an extremely rich cast that really carry this main stream fantasy It is very rare when the characters are too good for their story or for the world that they inhabit I loved so many of them from the Librarian to the Bear their are so many kick ass original and three dimensional characters to love and too hate Want a totally cool kick ass dark mage got it Want shape shifters that love to kill got that too how about kick ass heroines got that in spades with the Captain The good guys and the bad ones are all well constructed and they really carry this bookThat being said the world building is minimal and for a book one in a series it is not up to par The plot to me was razor thin and I really got nothing out of it The story as a whole is fairly ho hum Thank god Davies created that wonderful cast or I would not have finished itAll in all this one is just ok You might be better off to see the direction the series goes in with the next installment before you read this one

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E throne and civil war loomsBut there are worse threats to Antia than mere human greedTwo people will stand against mortal and demonic enemies Alyda Stenna Captain of the Hammer of Antia returns from campaign to a hero’s welcome after prosecuting war abroad with brutal efficiencyGarian Tain the spymaster’s a. Firstly this book should be mandatory reading for people who want to write gritty fantasy set in pseudo Middle Ages settings Why Because it manages to avoid every annoying cliché associated with this kind of story while still having an exciting plot and a perfectly realistic world Secondly this book will serve as satisfying ammo against all those people who believe a fantasy story with a historically influenced society can’t have interesting female characters No need for those annoying circular logic arguments; just hand them a copy of The Red Knight and tell them to get back to youI loved this book Everything in it was familiar yet surprising making me smile with delight each time a particular trope was subverted The rebellious sex loving sidekick of the prince is an overweight woman and their friendship is both natural and completely believable The prince himself is spoilt and untrained but actually a really nice guy who rises to each challenge admirably and manages to remain entirely un snotty throughout the whole story The mercenary is well genuinely just doing his job The unuestionable politics of monarchy are uestioned and the worth of one family over the common person is an uncomfortable issue lurking at the edge of almost every scene not taking over the story but not letting itself be forgotten either And the captain of the most skilled order of knights in the kingdom the main character of the book yes is a woman and not a chainmail bikini in sight or those breastplates with the boob bumps on the front either – you know the onesCaptain Alyda Stenna is a wonderful character She’s brave resourceful and determined but also kind and compassionate She’s a good leader and a good friend and it’s clear that the men and women she commands respect her greatly She loves boasts jokes and gets afraid; she wins the day and makes mistakes In other words she’s never a stereotype but a fully rounded character who comes to life in the story and who the reader really cares aboutThen there’s Lady Berwick or Bear as her friends call her She takes the role of the funny rebellious side kick Han Solo style but there’s a lot to her too She has a secret that she finds hard to deal with and at times she can be moody blunt and ungrateful just as she is ferociously brave and loyal Bear was definitely my favourite character of the bookAnd this is the real delight of the story – the people are people The women are people and so are the men The foreigners are people The bad guys are people In what is actually a fairly straightforward story of our side vs their side a great amount of depth is derived not from complicated theologising about the nature of good and evil but from human hopes and fears and from real people’s motives The women are fantastic characters not through great feats of strength or power but because they’re people All kinds of women All kinds of people It makes sense for Alyda to hate the mercenaries during the siege but the reader can see another side just as the traitor the blacksmith and others are not faceless antagonists either The Red Knight shows how simple this can be and yet how effective it is and what compelling storytelling it makes The Red Knight is gritty fantasy and so there is uite a bit of blood and guts brutal battle realistic warfare one of the most exciting accounts of a siege I’ve read and general gore spattering However at no point did it ever feel put in for the sake of violence and I thought it fit in very well with the story and atmosphere showing a hard realistic world that nevertheless still had plenty of good people and hope in it In other words realism doesn’t have to mean grimdark and I think K T Davies really got the balance spot onThis was an exciting well paced story with a fantastic range of convincing characters and a tendency to twist clichéd tropes into knots The world felt realistic but not too grim and I really enjoyed the touches of magic that were brought in The Red Knight is an excellent bookThis review also appears on my blogThank you to K T Davies for providing a review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

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The Red KnightPprentice hunts for an assassin through the streets of the capital while the knights bask in the adoration of the crowdsThis is just the beginningBoth will fight overwhelming odds in a bid to save the kingdom War and betrayal will test them to their limits One will rise one will fall both will be changed forever. Fantastic Really enjoyed K T’s Breed books and was excited to read this one I wasn’t disappointed Subtly different from her other work at least that which I have read but maintains the same dark edginess and humour that I loveA triumph; I only hope there will be a follow up