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by Richard Herley


The Flint Lord epub

ISBN: 0345343255

ISBN13: 978-0345343253

Author: Richard Herley

Category: Literature and Fiction

Language: English

Publisher: Ballantine Books (September 12, 1987)

ePUB book: 1418 kb

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Rating: 4.8

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where you can freely download my other ebooks too. – Richard Herley.

You are free to read, keep, and copy this ebook for non-commercial purposes, provided only integral copies are made. where you can freely download my other ebooks too. The Author asserts the moral right to be identified as the author of this work. First published by Peter Davies/William Heinemann Ltd, London, 1981.

Brennis Gehan, the fifth Flint Lord, has called in additional troops to help him finish off the nomads who live in the forests and limit his empire's growth. But under the leadership of young hunter Tagart, the many nomadic tribes join together to defend themselves.

The British government now runs island prison colonies to take dangerous offenders from its overcrowded mainland jails. Among all these colonies, Sert, 25 miles off the north Cornish coast, has the worst reputation. There are no warders. Satellite technology is used to keep the convicts under watch. New arrivals are dumped by helicopter and must learn to survive as best they can.

Here, spurring the Flint Lord’s drive for conquest, is his passion for his beautiful, decadent sister, a drive and a passion which lead inexorably to. .

Here, spurring the Flint Lord’s drive for conquest, is his passion for his beautiful, decadent sister, a drive and a passion which lead inexorably to catastrophic consequences. Table of Contents 4.

Word of the Lord of Valdoe’s intentions has already reached the nomads, but when their chieftain is killed in a.

Word of the Lord of Valdoe’s intentions has already reached the nomads, but when their chieftain is killed in a hunting accident it seems his successor will not heed the warning. In all the tribes, only Tagart understands the danger and is strong enough to face the Flint Lord, but first he must win the strange battle for leadership, waged according to ancient and ruthless laws. The campaign that he then inspires is a superb story of desperate courage.

Word of the Lord of Valdoe’s intentions has already reached the nomads, but when their chieftain is killed in a hunting accident it seems his successor will not heed the warning.

I am a little ambivalent about whether, or not, I should recommend this book. There are some good aspects and others not so good. The book is set in an unspecified place in Europe, possibly Britain, at a time, ancient, but again unspecified.

Author: Herley, Richard, 1950-. Note: c1981, revised for electronic publication 2008.

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Before he can rally the nomadic tribes to fend off the genocidal designs of Brennis Gehan, the Flint Lord, Tagart must win his own battle for leadership, waged by ruthless Stone Age laws
I am a little ambivalent about whether, or not, I should recommend this book. There are some good aspects and others not so good. The book is set in an unspecified place in Europe, possibly Britain, at a time, ancient, but again unspecified. The story revolves around occupying forces who have cruelly subjugated the inhabitants in the South of the island and now look to annihilate the remaining freeborn Nomads, who are indigenous to the island and live a simple hunter/gatherer existence North of the island. Sadly (for me) the very vagueness of the geography and dating renders the book into more into a fantasy tale than fiction based on recorded history, thereby denying me the feeling that I was actually learning something about history; which for me is one of the extra pleasures of reading good historical fiction.
The story unfolds during the winter so most of the action takes place outside against either a howling wind, vicious cold or driving snow; or most often a mixture of all three. No one is ever truly comfortable anywhere (it's even dank, damp and dark inside!) and before long one gets truly weary of following these dreary and relentlessly depressing proceedings. The central characters are uniformly lacking in any real nobility or honour. Cruelty, brutality, betrayal and deceit are the order of the day and are the basic "qualities" that both heroes and villains share in this tale. It is this general lack of positive morality in the characters that quickly made me disinterested in who wins, who loses, who lives and who dies; which for me is usually a recipe for an unfulfilling reading experience.
Having said that, I certainly think the author is a very good writer. He knows how to put across the battle, combat action scenes with brutally explicit detail. His background descriptive accounts are extremely well presented, almost lyrical, although the constant reference to many trees, plants and birds that this reader has never heard of hence brought few images to my mind.
This is the second book in the trilogy and I do not feel the story progressed. Any freshness and hope spawned from the characters in the first story foundered here. I felt that this book far from moving the tale forward, rather became focused, and ultimately mired, in the general violence expressed. I suppose I found reading this book to be a joyless experience. Perhaps the weather needed an occasional splash of sunshine and so, I think, did the plot. There is a third book in this trilogy but, sorry, I don't think I will be getting it.
The first book of the series should be a solid 5 in anyone's opinion. It was grab both seats and hang on for the bumpy ride. Near everybody died. That is why this had so many new characters that took time to develop. There were no real slow spots, just not the Tarzan of the apes kind of ingenuity that book one showed for our hero. In the end it got us to a good end and next book in the series is likely "Korak" stepson of Spode. Cheap ride and well worth a read...
Good writing style continuing from the first in the series. However, Herley paints the hero into a corner from which there is no logical (or even non logical) extraction so the ending, in my estimation, was weaker than I would have liked and expected. Still a good story.

Ken
A good sequel to "The Stone Arrow". However, I was unsatisfied with the ending, which didn't resolve the events of the story (at least, not to my satisfaction).
I wish I had known the trilogy is available as one volume for 5.99 titled THE PAGANS. I'm loving this series and Herley's style. Historical fiction that's well done without all the sappy romance and christian based morals. This is brutal stuff, believable and completely engaging. It's a reading adventure, and I am a big fan!
great story on the struggles of the Germanic peoples during their over throw by the roman empire. good depiction of possible life style during that period and how the romans were able to build such an empire. highly recommended
Well-written and intriguing historical fiction. Continues the authors well received saga started in"The Stone Arrow." I found this second book not quite as intriguing as the first, but it was still well worth the time. Not a bad way to spend a quiet evening.
Author used 1/2 the novel to vertically mine the priest development then returned to the formula of methodical action planning and execution that made the prior two books in the trilogy so enjoyable. I expected better from such a gifted writer.