Gallow: The Crimson Shield
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Gallow: The Crimson Shield

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I have been Truesword to my friends, Griefbringer to my enemies. To most of you I am just another Northlander bastard here to take your women and drink your mead, but to those who know me, my name is Gallow. I fought for my king for seven long years. I have served lords and held my shield beside common men. I have fled in defeat and I have tasted victory and I will tell you which is sweeter. Despise me then, for I have slain more of your kin than I can count, though I remember every single face.

For my king I will travel to the end of the world. I will find the fabled Crimson Shield so that his legions may carry it to battle, and when Sword and Shield must finally clash, there you will find me. I will not make pacts with devils or bargains with demons for I do not believe in such things, and yet I will see them all around me, in men and in their deeds. Remember me then, for I will not suffer such monsters to live.

Even if they are the ones I serve.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 130 x 196 x 24mm | 260g
  • Gollancz
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0575115084
  • 9780575115088
  • 416,551

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"Shades of David Gemmell. . . . It's about time someone good took up the torch for heroic fantasy. Inspiring characters, great plot and culture. I read this in one session, utterly absorbed." Conn Iggulden, author, "Conqueror"" "Hawke has created a world with enough history, myth and folklore to make it believable. His prose is fluid, his dialogue crisp and his action very well-handled and visceral. It is not a long read and all the better for it. Entertaining, sometimes moving and always eminently readable. Highly recommended." James Barclay, author, "Dawnthief"" A great mix of bloodied axes and brave warriors, an honest hero and the war that gets in his way. Shades of David Gemmell... It's about time someone good took up the torch for heroic fantasy. Inspiring characters, great plot and culture. I read this in one session, utterly absorbed Entertaining, sometimes moving and always eminently readable. Highly recommended
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About Nathan Hawke

Nathan Hawke is a British writer of fantasy fiction. He has worked variously in the City, as a consultant to the police and to the services. He has travelled in the far east, worked for a time in Las Vegas, was briefly involved in video game design, and once skied off a mountain under a parachute for a bet. His current ambitions include rafting the Colorado River and walking the Milford Track. The Gallow series are his first novels.
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470 ratings
3.67 out of 5 stars
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4 39% (184)
3 30% (143)
2 8% (38)
1 2% (10)
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