Saturday, April 9, 2011

BOOK REVIEW: Insiders Knights & Castles

Title: Insiders Knights & Castles


Publisher: Five Mile Press
RRP: $19.95

ISBN: 9781741784916

Release Date: March 2011

Pages: 64


Uncover the inside story on medieval times.

• Discover how a boy became a knight

• See how a siege engine smashed castle walls

• Explore a medieval castle inside and out

Take a trip back to a time when knights on horseback rode to war in shining armour. Experience what life was like as a knight, noble and peasant. Explore great castles bustling with life as the world of the Middle Ages is reconstructed in stunning 3-D detail.

Knights & Catles is packed with accessible and surprising facts that will engage and inspire you on every page.


The Insiders series of books are packed with great visual presentations of specific topics. This book is about the history of Knights and Castles, and covers the many cultural variations of these two topics..

While there are very few photos in this book there are ample computer generated images that have a distinct life like appearance to them. I was particularly impressed with the cutaways of castles and the intricate details of the various areas within these structures. The history of knighthood and how this class of person came to being is quite interesting, as is the society and structure common around this era of time.

The diagrams and cutaways of the various aspects of the Castle makes this book very educational and helpful in understanding more about this great creature.

Great design and very informative.

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