Soldier of Fortune (I)

Soldier of Fortune (I) : The Wolf Cub

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1453 AD. The great city of Constantinople, last remnant of the once-mighty Roman Empire, falls to the Ottoman armies of Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror. An English knight named Sir John Page is taken prisoner by the Ottomans, and to save his head is forced to entertain the Sultan with tales of the West. Page chooses to tell the story of his own long career as a soldier of fortune in France, Bohemia and the Italian city-states. Page's tale begins in the year of Agincourt, Henry V's famous victory over the French. As the bastard son of Thomas Page, a famous mercenary captain known as The Half-Hanged Man or The Wolf of Burgundy, Page soon acquires the nickname of The Wolf-Cub. After slaying his cousin in a duel, Page flees his home and joins a band of outlaws in the forests of Sussex. At last - tired of the brutality of his companions - he decides to leave England and join the English army in Normandy. There he endures brutal sieges, vicious combats, torture, betrayal and imprisonment, all to win glory and redeem the name of his father. Trapped in the Sultan's prison, Page must hope his story is enough to spare him from the executioner's blade....at least for another three days...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 312 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 17.78mm | 535.24g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 151475844X
  • 9781514758441
  • 2,471,015

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