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The Bleeding Land (Bleeding Land Trilogy #1) EPUB The Bleeding Land Bleeding Land Trilogy 1 Author Giles Kristian Bassgrotto.co.uk England 1642 A Nation Divided England Is At War With Itself King Charles And Parliament Each Gather Soldiers To Their Banners Across The Land Men Prepare To Fight For Their Religious And Political Ideals Civil War Has BegunA Family Ripped Asunder The Rivers Are Landed Gentry, And Tradition Dictates That Their Allegiance Is To The King Sir Francis Loyalty To The Crown And His Desire To Protect His Family Will Test Them All As The Men March To War, So The Women Are Left To Defend Their Home Against A Ruthless Enemy Just As Edmund, The Eldest Of Sir Francis Sons, Will Do His Duty, So His Brother Tom Will Turn His Back On All He Once Believed InA War That Will Change Everything From The Raising Of The King S Standard At Nottingham To The Butchery And Blood Of Edgehill, Edmund And Tom Rivers Will Each Learn Of Honour, Sacrifice, Hatred And Betrayal As They Follow Their Chosen Paths Through This Most Savage Of Wars.


About the Author: Giles Kristian

Family history he is half Norwegian inspired GILES KRISTIAN to write his first historical novels the acclaimed and bestselling Raven Viking trilogy Blood Eye, Sons of Thunder and Odin s Wolves For his next series, he drew on a long held fascination with the English Civil War to chart the fortunes of a family divided by that brutal conflict in The Bleeding Land and Brothers Fury Giles also Family history he is half Norwegian inspired GILES KRISTIAN to write his first historical novels the acclaimed and bestselling Raven Viking trilogy Blood Eye, Sons of Thunder and Odin s Wolves For his next series, he drew on a long held fascination with the English Civil War to chart the fortunes of a family divided by that brutal conflict in The Bleeding Land and Brothers Fury Giles also co wrote Wilbur Smith s recent No.1 bestseller, Golden Lion but in his new novels God of Vengeance a Times Book of the Year and now Winter s Fire he returns to the world of the Vikings to tell the story of Sigurd and his celebrated fictional fellowship Giles Kristian lives in Leicestershire



10 thoughts on “The Bleeding Land (Bleeding Land Trilogy #1)

  1. says:

    I confess, I prefer to read historical fiction set in what I call pre gun I am a swords, daggers and spears kind of person there may be something Freudian in that and historical fiction set after the advent of guns feels modern history to me The guns taint my attempts to escape into history and so I stay away Escapism through books is important to my daily grind.In saying that I have been dabbling in the waters of some post gun historical settings lately And when I say dabbling, I mean o I confess, I prefer to read historical fiction set in what I call pre gun I am a swords, daggers and spears kind of person there may be something Freudian in that and historical fiction set after the advent of guns feels modern history to me The guns taint my attempts to escape into history and so I stay away Escapism through books is important to my daily grind...


  2. says:

    Some time ago, I launched into Giles Kristian s Raven Saga You may have seen my reviews knocking around, as they were so good I ran from one to the next seamlessly and enjoyed all three immensely They were up there with some of the best adventure historical fiction I ve read I never flinched from recommending them But recently, Giles has turned his not inconsiderable literary talents toward a new theatre the English civil warThe civil war is not a period I know a great deal about and, while Some time ago, I launched into Giles Kristian s Raven Saga You may have seen my reviews knocking around, as they were so good I ran from one to the next seamlessly and enjoyed all three immensely They were up there with some of the best adventure historical fiction I ve read I never flinched from recommending them But recently, Giles has turned his not inconsiderable literary talents toward a new theatre the English civil warThe civil war is not a period I know a great deal about and, while I have a passing interest in it, it s never hooked me so much that I sought out things to read about it I much prefer loo...


  3. says:

    Heartbreaking, harrowing, visceral, inescapable, detailed, stunning, gorgeous and riveting Those are some of the first words that sprang to mind after finishing Giles Kristian s The Bleeding Land I m having a good reading year historical fiction wise and this book was another highlight Kristian takes his reader along on an adventure and while you know, overall, how it s going to end this is historical fiction after all I found myself holding my breath at key scenes, hoping against hope th Heartbreaking, harrowing, visceral, inescapable, detailed, stunning, gorgeous and riveting Those are some of the first words that sprang to mind after finishing Giles Kristian s The Bleeding Land I m having a good reading year historical fiction wise and this book was another highlight Kristian takes his reader along on an adventure and while you know, overall, how it s going to end this is historical fiction after all I found myself holding my breath at key scenes, hoping against hope that things would turn out differently If that isn t a testament to the author s skill, I couldn t think of a better one The Bleeding Land opens on the fields at Edgehill, just before the first pitched battle of the English Civil War in October 1642 To me the Civil War was only some lines in my history books, something which led to the execution of King Charles I, the Commonwealth and to the Protectorate led by Oliver Cromwell, to an era in which Puritan morals led to the closing of theatres and a ...


  4. says:

    If war is Hell, then civil war must be Hell s nastier,vindictive sister This is the message I took from Giles Kristian s historical novel The Bleeding Land.I ve been waiting a long time for some quality historical fiction set during the English Civil War A few years back I posted a question on Bernard Cornwell s forum asking if he would ever tackle the subject He said he had no plans to but finally a writer of equal quality has come along to take up this banner.Giles Kristian plunges If war is Hell, then civil war must be Hell s nastier,vindictive sister This is the message I took from Giles Kristian s historical novel The Bleeding Land.I ve been waiting a long time for some quality historical fiction set during the English Civil War A few years back I posted a question on Bernard Cornwell s forum asking if he would ever tackle the subject He said he had no plans to but finally a writer of equal quality has come along to take up this banner.Giles Kristian plunges the reader straight into the opening ...


  5. says:

    Description England 1642 a nation divided England is at war with itself King Charles and Parliament each gather soldiers to their banners Across the land men prepare to fight for their religious and political ideals Civil war has begun A family ripped asunder The Rivers are landed gentry, and tradition dictates that their allegiance is to the King Sir Francis loyalty to the crown and his desire to protect his family will test them all As the men march to war, so the women are left to d Description England 1642 a nation divided England is at war with itself K...


  6. says:

    THE BLEEDING LAND is my first experience of Giles Kristian, a writer of historical adventure fiction who openly acknowledges Bernard Cornwell as the man who inspired him to write books in a similar vein I do have Kristian s Viking trilogy, but like so many books, I haven t actually got around to reading it yet.This book appealed to me because I know next to nothing about the English Civil War, having read only a single book set during the period, and I wanted to find outKristian s book d THE BLEEDING LAND is my first experience of Giles Kristian, a writer of historical adventure fiction who openly acknowledges Bernard Cornwell as the man who inspired him to write books in a similar vein I do have Kristian s Viking trilogy, but like so many books, I haven t actually got around to reading it yet.This book appealed to me because I know next to nothing about the English Civil War, having read only a single book set during the period, and I wanted to find outKristian s book does that, and does it admirably He makes a fine effor...


  7. says:

    This book was somehow not very distinct One of the author s main motivations was to cover this unexplored area of British history Well, he did not succeed for me The main story was quite interesting, but it could have happened in any time of early modern period, there is not much of the specific feel of the history In many instances the story is quite confusing We have one brother as the main narrator, and then there is the younger brother that sometimes takes over the narration and couple This book was somehow not very distinct One of the author s main motivations was to cover this unexplored area of British history Well, he did not succeed for me The main story was quite interesting, but it could have happened in any time of early modern period, there is not much of the specific feel of the history In many instances the story is quite confusing We have one brother as the main narrator, and then there is the younger brother that sometimes takes over the narration and couple of times I was not quite sure who I am actually reading about the names of horses were quite a good clue There are essentially no other characters than the two brothers that would be very well dev...


  8. says:

    1642 A family torn apart A war that will change England forever.In The Bleeding Land, Giles Kristian has brought to vivid life the bloody effects of a war against its own people The English Civil war was a battle of men against men brother fighting against brother, and father pitched against son Both sides thought that God was...


  9. says:

    A definite 4.5 stars.Before I started it it had lots going for it as this particular period in history is one which I know well and enjoy reading about.This book did not disappoint, from the first I felt quickly engaged with the main characters the Rivers family and knew them well A very brief introduction made me understand their characters and how they might react.Then we were plunged headlong into a fast moving and exciting tale of loyalties stretched and broken of black hearted villains on A definite 4.5 stars.Before I started it it had lots going for it as this particular period in history is one which I know well and enjoy reading about.This book did not disappoint, from the first I felt quickly engaged with the main characters the Rivers family and knew them well A very brief introduction made me understand their characters and how they might react.Then we were plunged headlong into a fast moving and exciting tale of loyalties stretched and broken of black hearted villains on all sides from the sadistic Lord of the Manor to the evil Royalist captain Boone through scar faced mercenaries to noble and heroic men and women on both sides.The story is ...


  10. says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book and like other reviewers have said, I am looking forward to the next installment, the English civil war is normally not of great interest to me However, from first being introduced to t...


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