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The battle of Evesham is over, and Gerald War Bow is now the owner of a manor. 

But a leader of archers cannot rest for long. Lord Edward is on a mission to hunt down the remaining Simon de Montfort supporters and snuff out the last of the rebellions. 

When the rebel leaders prove harder to eliminate than the rest of the mob, Lord Edward is helped in his quest by Pope Adrian V. In thanks, he agrees to join the Crusades with King Louis IX of France. 

The so-called holy war is a complex and punishing pursuit, and Lord Edward needs help in defeating the Mamluks. He calls upon his trusted comrade Gerald to lead a crusade of his own, to enlist the aid of Abaqa Khan, a Mongol leader and much needed ally. 

With miles of Muslim-controlled land to cross, can Gerald make the journey unscathed, and will his efforts help to turn the war? 

Packed with exhilarating action and historical detail, An Archer’s Crusade will delight fans of Giles Kristian and Matthew Harffy. 

©2020 Griff Hosker (P)2020 Griff Hosker

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  • Daniel
  • 02-03-21

Please fire the narrator

Even though english is not my first language I can say that this narrator is terrible. Even if you overlook his sometimes strange prenounciation ( heard- hered) it feels as he is just going through the ropes without feeling and flow. Bring in Marston York please!

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  • Shirley N.
  • 30-05-21

Gerald StrongBow - A New Favorite Character

Gerald StrongBow - A New Favorite Character

Third book in the series continues the saga of Gerald StrongBow. The setting spans from Europe to Asia. Gerald follows Lord Edward, heir to the English throne, in the crusades, frees a Mongol prisoner, and forms an alliance with the Mongols to fight their enemy. There, our English bowman sees another breed of bowmen and they compare their techniques. The narration was excellent. I usually turn to this author, Grff Hosker, when looking for an epic adventure with solid character and exciting historical fiction.

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  • Atlanta_reader
  • 16-03-21

Weak Story, Weaker Narration

At this point I'm invested. But Gerald Warbow us becoming a less gritty, less complex character, too easily overcoming his trials. Things are working out too easily for him, and he's so virtuous that he's above the political games going on around him, that rarely seem to affect him directly. The world around him is lacking color and the overall depth of this story is lacking.

The reader would be fine for an inexperienced dandy of the 17th or 18th century, but he provides no grit you'd expect of a hard killer and warrior, and very little variation from king to queen to nobleman to common archer. He over enunciated throughout, and really detracts from the story telling.

If you've read books 1 & 2, I guess you might as well see it through. But if you're about to start book one, just know it goes downhill fairly quickly.