Essex Dogs (Hardback)Dan Jones (author)
Best known for swashbuckling narrative history like Crusaders and Powers and Thrones, Jones delivers his debut historical novel with this page-turning account of a band of hardened British soldiers deep in enemy territory during the Hundred Years War.
Globally bestselling historian Dan Jones makes his historical fiction debut with Essex Dogs, the explosive first instalment in an epic new trilogy set during the Hundred Years War.
July 1346. Ten men land on the beaches of Normandy. They call themselves the Essex Dogs: an unruly platoon of archers and men-at-arms led by a battle-scarred captain whose best days are behind him. The fight for the throne of the largest kingdom in Western Europe has begun.
Heading ever deeper into enemy territory toward Crecy, this band of brothers knows they are off to fight a battle that will forge nations, and shape the very fabric of human lives. But first they must survive a bloody war in which rules are abandoned and chivalry itself is slaughtered.
Rooted in historical accuracy and told through an unforgettable cast, Essex Dogs delivers the stark reality of medieval war in the round - and shines light on the fighters and ordinary people caught in the storm.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 464
Dimensions: 229 x 148 mm
Praise for Dan Jones:
'Jones is certainly an entertainer, but also a fine historian' - The Times.
'When it comes to rip-roaring medieval narratives, Jones has few peers' - Sunday Times
'Dan Jones writes with pace, wit and insight' - Helen Castor
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“Another thrilling adventure from Dan Jones……”
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