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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 130 x 196 x 24mm | 260g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Gollancz
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0575115084
  • 9780575115088
  • 364,133

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Entertaining, sometimes moving and always eminently readable. Highly recommendedshow more

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.show more

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