Hawkwood and the Kings is set in a parallel to our world’s late fifteenth century. I read Hawkwood and the Kings together with Century of the Soldier, which is. Light shelfwear to cover. Domestic orders shipped with USPS tracking numbers. Hawkwood and the Kings is the omnibus edition of Hawkwood’s Voyage and The Heretic Kings. The first two books in the five book series.

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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. He does it well, for the most part, and it has a consistency and feeling which is very real – perhaps because we are familiar with Popes and janissaries and the Catholic Church’s suppression of ‘heretical’ texts whether from history books or from The Name of the Rose or the idea that the world was widely held to be flat at the time Columbus sailed West.

The northern Barbarians worship a horned god called Kerunnos. Meanwhile, Astarac is invaded and destroyed by the Himerian armies.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Oct 03, Cal rated it it was amazing. He starts off retreating with the people, but emerges a great leader in battle. He has become, through inadvertence bordering on negligence, an expert in money-pit properties, and in do-it-yourself repair and construction.

Hawkwood and the Kings

It was an engaging, tragic, diverse cast of characters that was a bit on the large side but never felt overwhelming or redundant. Still, this reduced size is probably what makes the story somewhat fall apart at the seams at times, as the author is trying to cover too much action, and too much ground, in too few words, and some similar names and characters that are presented far too briefly certainly don’t help.


I read Hawkwood and the Kings together with Century of the Soldier, which is the concluding omnibus of The Monarchies of God, and the pace does not let up. If you’re tue go to church. I cannot recommend this book jings. The series is noteworthy for its ruthlessness in dispatching major characters, its large number of epic battles and kkngs use of gunpowder and cannons.

Hawkwood and the Kings (The Monarchies of God)

That night they were not afraid of unknown beasts or strange natives, but of the land itself, for it seemed to pulse and murmur with a beating life of its own, alien, unknowable, and utterly indifferent to them.

Jun 22, Ben rated it it was ok Shelves: However, on the good side, the books are actually quite nicely written and are very easy to read. More common now, Monarchies was unusual when it was published in being set further up the technological ladder than most epic fantasies, with gunpowder, arquebuses, culverins and mortars being the weapons of choice.

I really wish that the half star was a This book took me a while to get into, but after about a pages its picking up the pace. Very confusing in the beginning.

In Hebrion King Abeleyn, determined to reassert the secular rule of kings over that of the Church, sets his will against that of Prelate Himerius, who is determined to continue the burnings of heretics, magic-users and shapeshifters. Honestly people the plot is too complex for me to put into words at risk of making me sound like some burned out pot smoking hippie.


Richard Evans at Victor Gollancz bought the book, and Gollancz then published Kearney’s next seven books, including the Monarchies of God series.

Hawkwood and the Kings contains two of the first books of The Monarchies of God series. It all sounds a bit too familiar, however after Paul Kearney is not a big name in fantasy but after having read The Monarchies of God series I believe he really should be. However, they are attacked by a fellow churchman who is revealed to be a werewolf and flee into the snow.

You have your fanatical and corrupt Catholics, the Muslim threat, and Columbus, er, Hawkwood, sailing off to America, kongs, the unknown West to save all the witchy people.

Monarchies of God

Brilliant and deserved reissue of the first two hawkqood of the Monarchies of God. The books sets a grim tone with the fall of the holy city of Aekir to the Merduk horde. Ainda vou ler o volume 02 e posto a resenha aqui.

I liked the imp, but he’s dead too. In Hawkwood and the Kings, we obviously have two novels stitched into one volume.

The Kingdom of Torunna stands open to their armies, with only a scant defence being mounted at the fortress of Ormann Dyke. After the Fimbrians sacrifice half their army in a delaying action, the Torunnans reach the capital. However, The second book is a huge step up and the second omnibus is unbelievable start to finish.