Archive for the ‘Medieval England’ Category

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Apr

Between the Devil and Men

Review of Knight of the Cross – A Knight Hospitaller novella; Steven McKay 2014; pp 95

– Shana Susan Ninan

Steven McKay’s Robinhood in the first two books of the Forest Lord Trilogy had me swooning with anticipation! Steven’s visual words and action-packed plot was enough to keep me glued to the pages. Although Sir Richard-at-Lee comes only second to him, he’s an imposing character one can’t miss.

As the Knights Hospitaller battle ancient evil in medieval Rhodes, three of them go missing from a local village. The English knight Sir Richard-at-Lee and his trusted sergeant-at-arms Jacob are sent to find out the truth behind the disappearance and to stop the perpetrators forever. Supernatural elements in the narrative gives a pungent twist to the plot.

The cover, with a mediaeval colour scheme, pulls you right into the protagonist’s world. As is the case with novellas, I felt Sir Richard’s story was over too soon. I really wish Steven is inspired to write more on him.

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Rating: 9.5/10 (6 votes cast)