Knight of Shadows

Hunter of Sherwood

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England, 1191. Richard Lionheart has left the realm bankrupt and leaderless in his quest for glory. Only Prince John seems willing to fight back the tide of chaos threatening England ? embodied by the traitorous ?Hood.?

But John has a secret weapon: Guy of Gisburne, outcast, mercenary, and now knight. His first mission: to intercept the jewel-encrusted skull of John the Baptist, sent by the Templars to Philip, King of France. Gisburne?s quest takes him from the Tower of London to the hectic crusader port of Marseilles ? and into increasingly bloody encounters with ?The White Devil?: the fanatical Templar de Mercheval.

Relentlessly pursued back to England, and aided by the beautiful and secretive M‚lisande, Gisburne battles his way with sword, lance and bow to a bitter confrontation at the Castel de Mercheval. But beyond it ? if he survives ? lies an even more unpredictable adversary.
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About the author

Toby Venables is a novelist, screenwriter and lecturer in Film Studies at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge. He grew up watching old Universal horror movies when his parents thought he was asleep, reading 2000 AD and obsessing about Beowulf. There was probably a bit more to it, but he can't quite remember what it was.

He has since worked as a journalist and magazine editor ? launching magazines in Cambridge, Peterborough, Oxford and Bristol ? and once orchestrated an elaborate Halloween hoax for which he built and photographed a werewolf. He still works as a freelance copywriter, has been the recipient of a radio advertising award, and in 2001 won the Keats-Shelley Memorial Prize (both possibly due to typing errors).

His first novel (for Abaddon) was The Viking Dead ? a historical-zombie-SF mashup which has been described as "A fantastic mix of history, violence and horror" and "ludicrous fun."
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Publisher
Abaddon Books
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Published on
Sep 29, 2013
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Pages
544
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ISBN
9781849976442
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Fantasy / Historical
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Content Protection
This content is DRM free.
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Eligible for Family Library

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