Son of Blood

Son of Blood

Son of Blood Under Robert Guiscard the de Hautevilles have grown in importance and power throughout Italy and through the Papacy all of Christendom Now it is Robert s son Bohemund s turn to take up arms the opp

  • Title: Son of Blood
  • Author: Jack Ludlow
  • ISBN: 9780749011000
  • Page: 421
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Under Robert Guiscard, the de Hautevilles have grown in importance and power throughout Italy and, through the Papacy, all of Christendom Now it is Robert s son Bohemund s turn to take up arms the opportunity to fight under the papal banner in the Holy Lands could bring him the glory and riches he desires and which have been cruelly denied him elsewhere.

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    Bohemond, the bastard son of Robert Guiscard, is the tallest, the most valiant, loyal, and most accomplished fighter in his father's army. He is a cunning commander of troops, attractive to women, and all-around too perfect. Christian moralists might fault him for being too ambitious, but within his Norman culture and ethos, ambition is considered a virtue. So, Bohemond has no faults.Ludlow's land battles and naval engagements are exciting and described in just the right detail to draw the reade [...]

    Forget the politics and the scheming of a Song of Ice and Fire, nevermind about the to and fros of the Wars of the Roses, delving into the very entangling affairs of 11th century Italy, wherein Rome tries wresting authority from the Emperor, where Lombards, Normans, Byzantines, Sarracens fight for control, where a dozen small duchies and principalities shift borders and allegiances is such a juicy morsel. Though this is the 1st book of the Crusades trilogy, it's also the 4th installement in the [...]

    This book isn't bad necessarily, it's just too historically inaccurate. It's well written with good battle scenes. But at times the book slows down too much with massive info dumps. It also makes the classic mistake that the crusaders were going in crusade for plunder and land. Also makes the mistake that European nobility had too many second born sons and they had to go on crusade for plunder and land. This has been proven to be historically wrong. Most crusaders were first born noble Knights t [...]

    It's not often I on't finish a book and this is one such occasion. It started off very promisingly and the character Bohemund was nicely developed. However, it ground to a halt. I read about half the book and found it slow paced and lots of talking. I have read a few books about the Normans in Italy and I was looking forward to this tale.

    boooooooring!! can't finish this tripe (and I read Anna Karenina)! there really is no story, it's reading more like a history text than anything else and it's weak. glad it's a loaner and can send it back to the library be fair, I won't rate it cause I didn't finish it.

    Audiobook read by Jonathan Keeble.Continuation of The Mercenaries with the book starting with Bohamund de Hauteville in Italy. The Mercenaries could get bogged down in detail, and this even more so. Didn't find this a really good addition to the many books on the Crusades

    I lost interest by the time I reached the middle of the book. I am not familiar with the characters -- real or fictional -- and got lost in the minutiae of the progression of the story line.

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