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Wolves of Winter - Essex Dogs (Paperback)
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Published: 23/05/2024
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The siege of Calais and pirate ships spell new dangers for the Essex Dogs as the Hundred Years' War rages on in the second part of the gripping trilogy from the popular historian and broadcaster.

After a bloody battle at Crécy, the Essex Dogs pick through the wreckage of the fighting – and their own lives.

Now the Dogs are sent to attack the soaring walls of Calais where a new siege is beginning. To get home, they must survive in a lawless camp that is deadlier than any battlefield.

Obsessed with finding the Captain, Loveday is losing control of his men. Romford is haunted by a horrific figure from his past. And Scotsman is spiralling into a pit of drink, violence and self-pity.

The Dogs are being torn apart – but this war is far from over. It won’t be long before they lose more of their own…

From a vast siege camp built outside Calais' walls, to pirate ships patrolling the harbour, and finally into the darkest corners of oligarchs’ houses inside a starving city, this captivating and darkly comic story brings the fourteenth century vividly to life. A searing tale about merchants, money and the medieval ‘deep state’, this is a must-read for fans of Bernard Cornwell and Conn Iggulden.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781838937966
Number of pages: 416
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Dan Jones brings us his Essex Dogs in a new campaign – the siege of Calais in 1347 – where their grim courage and innate violence are thrown against the high walls and deep moats of Calais. A convincing picture of hard men in a hard time, Dan Jones’ fiction rings with the authority of his scholarly history. - Philippa Gregory

Absolutely fabulous. A raucous, swaggering charge through the medieval underworld. I had such a good time reading it that I never wanted it to stop. - Antonia Fraser

'Superb historical fiction as fresh, vivid and vital as this morning's headlines... proves once again that nothing really changes, be it a soldier's life – or great storytelling.' - Lee Child

At its best, the book recalls Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall novels with its masterly control, period details, and understated humor... Jones’ entertaining second installment in a trilogy more than whets the appetite for the conclusion. - Kirkus Starred Review

Nobody but Dan Jones could write this story. I could not put it down. It captures the grime, blood, sweat and friendship of medieval war brilliantly. - Gareth Russell

An enthralling, captivating, and thrilling chronicle of 14th Century warfare by a gifted medieval historian who brilliantly transports the reader to the experience of those who had boots on the ground in the Hundred Years War. Truly wonderful and truly fascinating! - General David Petraeus

Dan Jones tackles The Hundred Years' War and puts faces and personalities, drug habits and fighting in an urgent light. I feel like I’m there . . . Simply stunning. - DUFF McKAGAN, New York Times No1 bestselling author of It’s So Easy, and founder member of Guns N' Roses

The siege of Calais and pirate ships spell new dangers for the Essex Dogs as the Hundred Years’ War rages on in the gripping trilogy from the popular historian and broadcaster - Waterstones, Best Books for October

Falstaff meets Saving Private Ryan in this rollicking story of men at war in Europe in the turbulent 1300s. The rich mix of accurate history, fascinating characters, and fine storytelling will captivate readers. Wonderful historical fiction at the level of Bernard Cornwell or Patrick O'Brian! - Admiral James Stavridis, former Supreme Allied Commander at NATO and bestselling author of 2054: A Novel

As brilliant, brutal and bloody as the first... a grim and grisly tale vividly told, as Jones deftly unravels the cynical reasons for the continuation of the endless conflict - Daily Mail

Lively, usually violent action and punchy dialogue are underpinned by the author’s knowledge of the period - The Sunday Times

Packed with absolute accuracy - Restless

Dan Jones makes historical fiction feel effortless, as if he didn’t need to research anything because he already knew it all by heart. Wolves of Winter is a horrible joy to read: horrible because of the vivid, random bloodshed, and a joy because of the easy authenticity of his prose. The characters! The battle scenes! The grit! If you’ve ever enjoyed a Ridley Scott film, go and buy this book! - Alice Winn

A rousing story of the Hundred Years War, the first in a projected trilogy . . . Vivid characterizations and a strain of black humor add to the pointed drama . . . Brutal, graphic, and gory, the battle scenes viscerally hurl the reader into the heat of 14th-century combat. It’s good to know these Dogs will howl again. - Publishers Weekly

Focuses on the brutality of long past times, and yet has a contemporary feel, with influences as diverse as Bernard Cornwell and Game of Thrones… Jones confidently evokes the whorehouses, the illnesses, the death and depravity, the horrible smells of the public jakes and of burning flesh - The Spectator

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“Another great story in the Esse Dogs trilogy”

This book is based around the Siege of Calais in the mid 14th century and it is brutal, crude, blasphemous, bloodthirsty, and more! I enjoyed reading the Historical Notes and matching them to the fictiotious plot. Dan... More

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“The second in the Essex Dogs trilogy - and another good read.”

This book is based around the Siege of Calais in the mid 14th century and it is brutal, crude, blasphemous, bloodthirsty, and more! I enjoyed reading the Historical Notes and matching them to the fictiotious plot. Dan... More

Hardback edition
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Vivienne O'Regan

“The gritty second book in the Essex Dogs Trilogy”

“I am the wolf
Without a pack
Banished long ago.”

My thanks to Head of Zeus/Aries for an eARC via NetGalley of ‘Wolves of Winter’ by Dan Jones.

This is Book 2 in Jones’ Essex Dogs Trilogy. It is a work of... More

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