Sorry, this site requires JavaScript enabled.
Head of Zeus
Shadow of the Hawk
Shadow of the Hawk David Gilman
 Master of War, 7

Winter, 1364.

The King is dead.

Defeated on the field of Poitiers, Jean Le Bon, King of France, honoured his treaty with England until his death. His son and heir, Charles V, has no intention of doing the same. War is coming and the predators are circling.

Sir Thomas Blackstone, Edward III's Master of War, has been tasked with securing Brittany for England. In the throes of battle, he rescues a young boy, sole witness to the final living breaths of the Queen of Castile. The secret the boy carries is a spark deadly enough to ignite conflict on a new front – a front the English cannot afford to fight on.

So Blackstone is ordered south to Castile, across the mountains to shepherd Don Pedro, King of Castile, to safety. Accompanied only by a small detachment of his men and a band of Moorish cavalrymen loyal to the king, every step takes Blackstone further into uncertain territory, deeper into an unyielding snare.

For the Master of War, the shadow of death is always present.

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

Head of Zeus * Action & Adventure
04 Feb 2021 * 560pp * £7.99 * 9781788544979
REVIEWS
'A deftly crafted, inherently absorbing, compulsive page turner, and simply riveting read from cover to cover' MidWest Book Review.
MidWest Book Review.
PRAISE FOR DAVID GILMAN:

'I'd never thought that another writer could rival Bernard Cornwell ... 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.

'Page-turning and gritty' Daily Mail.

'Like a punch from a mailed fist, Master of War gives a true taste of the Hundred Years War. It is a gripping chronicle of pitched battle, treachery and cruelty'
 Robert Fabbri
ALSO IN THE SERIES
Master of War Boxset
Master Of War
Defiant Unto Death
Gate of the Dead
Viper's Blood
Scourge of Wolves
Cross of Fire
Author
David Gilman
David Gilman
David Gilman enjoyed many careers – including firefighter, paratrooper and photographer – before turning to writing full time. He is an award-winning author and screenwriter.
ALSO BY David Gilman
Master Of War: The Blooding
The Last Horseman
Master of War Boxset
Night Flight to Paris
Master Of War
The Englishman
Defiant Unto Death
Gate of the Dead
Viper's Blood
Scourge of Wolves
Cross of Fire
OTHER BOOKS YOU MIGHT LIKE
Master Of War: The Blooding
The Cross and the Curse
Revenge
Survival
Blood and Blade
Kin of Cain
Monsun
Wüstenkönig
Triumph Der Sonne
Der Magier
Die Suche
Killer of Kings
Master Of War
Defiant Unto Death
War at the Edge of the World
Swords Around The Throne
Gate of the Dead
Daughter of the Wolf
Battle for Rome
The Last Horseman
The Mask of Command
The Serpent Sword
Viper's Blood
Silk and Song
Vindolanda
The Death of the Fronsac: A Novel
Triumph in Dust
Emperor
Knives in the South
Imperial Vengeance
Scourge of Wolves
A Suspicion of Silver
Swords in the East
The Encircling Sea
Master of War Boxset
The Bernicia Chronicles Boxset
Conquest
Storm of Steel
Brigantia
Cross of Fire