Gentlemen of Pitchfork

Gentlemen of Pitchfork[Download] ➵ Gentlemen of Pitchfork Author Kamil Gruca – Tbjewellers.co.uk The year is France is weakened by the recently ended Civil War between the factions of Burgundians and Armagnacs The young and belligerent King Henry V Lancaster decides to pay the French a neighbour The year isFrance is weakened by the recently ended Civil War between the factions of Burgundians and Armagnacs The young and belligerent King Henry V Lancaster decides to pay the Gentlemen of PDF or French a neighbourly visitWith him the flower of the English knighthoodJoin Sir Robert Neville, a young English knight, on a quest to discover the true nature of chivalry, love and philosophy in the unwelcoming lands of Northern France as he follows Henry V on a campaign to reclaim his King s rightful legacy of the French crownThere will be bloodThere will be romanceThere will be abductions and pursuitsThere will be great history that echoed for centuries long after the last screams of the dying at Agincourt could be heardKamil Gruca is a Polish writer, a graduate of the Faculty of Philosophy and an active knight who confirmed his battle prowess by winning the Polish National Knights League inunder the alias of Sir Robert Neville He has studied medieval swordsmanship for overyearsHis novels are full of dynamic swordplay of realism uncommon for popular literatureFor information please visit.

Kamil Gruca is a Polish writer born in in Warsaw He is a graduate of the Faculty of Philosophy at the Warsaw University Kamil is also an active knight Gentlemen of PDF or who confirmed his battle prowess by winning the Polish National Knights League in under the alias of Sir Robert Neville He has studied medieval swordsmanship for over years hence his novels are full of dynamic and realistic swordplay Being an avid reenactor and a passionate history geek Kamil moved to France for two years to study documents unavailable in other countries that would add to the feel and realism of the book on multiple levels His first novel Panowie z Pitchfork was published in by a major publishing house Rebis Receiving a warm welcome from Polish critics, readers and fellow writers, the first part of the adventures of the young and keen Sir Robert was soon followed by a sequel Baron i otr , published by another publishing house Znak, bringing closure to the major plot Currently Kamil lives in Warsaw with his family and is working on another series of historical novels focused around one of Poland s most famous knights Zawisza Czarny and his not so famous yet equally interesting brothers.

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    Gentlemen of Pitchfork PDF ´ Gentlemen of PDF or romanceThere will be abductions and pursuitsThere will be great history that echoed for centuries long after the last screams of the dying at Agincourt could be heardKamil Gruca is a Polish writer, a graduate of the Faculty of Philosophy and an active knight who confirmed his battle prowess by winning the Polish National Knights League inunder the alias of Sir Robert Neville He has studied medieval swordsmanship for overyearsHis novels are full of dynamic swordplay of realism uncommon for popular literatureFor information please visit."/>
  • Kindle Edition
  • 258 pages
  • Gentlemen of Pitchfork
  • Kamil Gruca
  • English
  • 08 October 2018

10 thoughts on “Gentlemen of Pitchfork

  1. says:

    Wish there was an English translation I saw this cover in the window of a Krakow bookstore last summer and now I want to read it Can anyone give a short synopsis in English

  2. says:

    Set during the time of King Henry V 1400s , this novel follows many, many people, among them, the Pitchfork Men Sir Ralph has a taste for women and battle while his nephew, the Baron of Pitchfork, Sir Arthur chases after the ideal of chivalry Sir Robert Neville, a cousin to the Pitchfork Men, follows King Henry on campaign in northern France.This tale had plenty of action with lots of weapons and organized chaos I liked that the weapons appeared historically accurate in use the individual Set during the time of King Henry V 1400s , this novel follows many, many people, among them, the Pitchfork Men Sir Ralph has a taste for women and battle while his nephew, the Baron of Pitchfork, Sir Arthur chases after the ideal of chivalry Sir Robert Neville, a cousin to the Pitchfork Men, follows King Henry on campaign in northern France.This tale had plenty of action with lots of weapons and organized chaos I liked that the weapons appeared historically accurate in use the individual rich and the government military had weapons and most everyone else didn t or they were lucky to have a bow or a knife There was plenty of history in this book and the reader was plopped down into the middle of it So if you aren t familiar with the setting or the time period, you might want to skim a Wikipedia article on King Henry V before you dive in.There were many, many characters in this book I do well with a plethora of characters as long as I get to spend quality time with them The point of view shifted often and among many of the characters in the book few got to sit on the sidelines and I had a hard time connecting with the characters and keeping them straight I think if I had gotten a solid 10 20 pages with each point of view initially, then I could have hopped around quickly towards the end of the book As it was, quickly flashing from one character to the next, I was a bit frustrated at not being able to keep them straight Adding to this, many of the characters have an every day name and then some royal title So a close family member will refer to Sir Ralph as Ralph , whereas those who serve him will call him Baron of Pitchfork This is a simple example, but toss in 10 20 characters at the beginning with titles, full Christian names, and familiar friendly names, coupled with quickly flashing among points of views, and you get some confusion to muddle through.The ladies aren t shrinking violets in this book, though there are far fewer female characters than male characters Lady Mary Rambures stands out among them and has the most page time, being the center of the love interest and at times the center of the action In fact, the book leaves us on a bit of a cliffhanger concerning her storyline So, I hope there is a planned sequel, though I haven t seen any mention of one on the author s pageI read the Kindle edition which has some extras, such as a nice image of an ard knight with all the bits labeled I especially liked the use of all these bits of armor in the storyline Several short poems in French are used throughout the book and the English translations are at the end of the book I prefer it when novels do this so that the translations don t interrupt the flow of the story and for those versed in the alternate language, they can feel like a multilingual smarty pants for getting some or all of the translation correct.And that brings me to my biggest criticism of the book the translation This book was originally written in Polish and was translated to English by Pawel Brzosko The book is peppered with small errors that gave me mental stutters though the translation does becomefine tuned and exact as the book goes on Sometimes sentences were missing articles a, an, the and sometimes the incorrect verb tense was employed A few times a not quite right word was used or the incorrect word At one point some soldiers were larded down with halberds Well, you only lard something in cooking like using goose fat to soften a tough cut of meat in the cooking process or perhaps you can fill up the lard the food storage area Couple this with quickly shifting point of views going on, and I had a tough time getting into this book But I am glad I stuck with it, gave it a chance, and kept on reading The book had its moments of excitement and glimpses into the depths of human nature This author bears watching

  3. says:

    I received this book free in exchange for an honest review as part of this book s blog tour I accepted this book because I have long had a fascination with the Battle of Agincourt Thanks to my mother returning to college when I was in elementary school, I grew up on Henry V with Kenneth Branagh I was obsessed with archery in my late teens and early twenties, and so Agincourt was a good one to study So when I saw a book related to that campaign, I was naturally interested.That part of it, I I received this book free in exchange for an honest review as part of this book s blog tour I accepted this book because I have long had a fascination with the Battle of Agincourt Thanks to my mother returning to college when I was in elementary school, I grew up on Henry V with Kenneth Branagh I was obsessed with archery in my late teens and early twenties, and so Agincourt was a good one to study So when I saw a book related to that campaign, I was naturally interested.That part of it, I liked I ll say that up front.There was one overriding issue with the book The author is Polish and so it was originally written in Polish It was translated into English S all good, I ve read a lot of translations, but this one read like no English editors had gone over it like the translation has not been edited at all by someone versed in that.For example, words that were perhaps technically accurate but to an English reader were odd choices and thus drew you out of the story and I don t mean the medieval terminology I mean verbs and adjectives used in the exposition Ways that sentences were constructed could be awkward And that s not even touching the tons of grammatical errors As a freelance editor, it s really hard for me to overlook these things sometimes It just felt to me like this could have been a very interesting story and a better read if someone had taken the time to really care for the book, which it didn t to me feel like it received, and that was frustrating The book was nearly unreadable to me, so much that I almost didn t finish it, and I m sure I missed a lot of the story itself because I was struggling with the text so much.From what I was able to focus on of the story itself, the plot in its historical context and characters were fine Scenes and developments a bit quick, but trying to fit a plot into a historical timeline can do that to you so I was alright with it There were a lot of names and titles to follow, which you could get lost in finding who was who and on what side but you got enough of the idea.Lastly, two major subplots end quite abruptly and cliff hanger style I learned from the author s biography that there is a second book, which has not been translated That s just mean I struggled with the book, but I managed to hook into it enough to want to know what happens to those subplots and characters there in.So I really wanted to like this book, but my frustration with it was pronounced enough that I can only say I just liked it 3 Fireballs

  4. says:

    The premise sounds absolutely fascinating, am I right It s nice to hear Henry V s story from someone other than the man himself or the writer posing as the man himself If you re unfamiliar with his story, wiki has it summed up really nicely in a rather short package for you If you re looking to watch the Shakespeare adaptation, The Hollow Crown two words Tom Hiddleston He plays Henry fantastically Now, I used him in a visual in this book and it made it ever so muchenjoyable I lik The premise sounds absolutely fascinating, am I right It s nice to hear Henry V s story from someone other than the man himself or the writer posing as the man himself If you re unfamiliar with his story, wiki has it summed up really nicely in a rather short package for you If you re looking to watch the Shakespeare adaptation, The Hollow Crown two words Tom Hiddleston He plays Henry fantastically Now, I used him in a visual in this book and it made it ever so muchenjoyable I like imagery of whom I m reading about I admit that I was glad I have a vivid imagination because this book is heavy on action but not on descriptions Be aware that the author is Polish and this is translated thus, some expressions are confusing and leaves you kind of baffled.It s also very historically accurate, so if that isn t your taste, you may want to skip it Rich with intrigue, adventure, daring battles and all of the things that make tomes like this fascinating.I don t mind a book where there sthan one POV, I really don t Game of Thrones are amongst my favorite books and there s a lot of POV changes In this, there are quite a number of changes and it s really hard to keep up with them I found myself rereading things and then realising, Oh hey, POV change That s slightly frustrating, but if you can keep up with that, that in itself is a possible I wasn t entirely sure how all of said characters connected at times and I wanted that cohesiveness.I m told there s a sequel, but it has not been translated yet So any questions I have, I can t answer yet

  5. says:

    This was quite quick and short read I haven t read many books set during the reign of Henry V but it was nice to read about the war from the point of view some other than Henry.My problem with the book was that there were too many POV s which made it very confusing Half the time I was wondering how these people connect or will they connect at some point There was nothing wrong with the chapters itself but I don t think all were necessary.And I have to say that I hate endings where you don t k This was quite quick and short read I haven t read many books set during the reign of Henry V but it was nice to read about the war from the point of view some other than Henry.My problem with the book was that there were too many POV s which made it very confusing Half the time I was wondering how these people connect or will they connect at some point There was nothing wrong with the chapters itself but I don t think all were necessary.And I have to say that I hate endings where you don t know what happens to the characters You see people falling in love and you have no idea if they end up together How frustrating All that said it was enjoyable read and it gives realistic image about medieval war

  6. says:

    A great adventure story, coupled with romance, intrigue, mystery, and the importance of brotherhood An amazing, and quick read Couldn t put it down.

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