Sunday, May 22, 2011

BOOK REVIEW: Honour and the Sword

Title: Honour and the Sword

Author: A.L.Berridge

Publisher: Penguin

RRP: $24.95

ISBN: 978014104739

Release Date: March 2011

Pages: 532



France, 1636. The Thirty Years War rages across Europe, and a bloody and brutal campaign begins as Spanish armies flood into Picardy.

In their way lies the border village of Dax-en-roi. The Chevalier de Roland rallies a valiant defence, but his household guard are slaughtered, his estate burned and his life forfeit. Only one survivor escapes the invaders' butchery: the Chevalier's son, and lone heir to the Roland name. But André de Roland is little more than a boy. What can someone so young do against so many?

Yet Andre is determined to save his people from the savagery of their invaders. He will uphold the honour of the Roland name – to the death!

HONOUR AND SWORD is a sweeping and epic novel of love and heroism, betrayal and courage in the fine tradition of Alexandré Dumas.


Honour and the Sword by A L Berridge was a uniquely written book with the story being told by many view points and characters. I enjoyed the action and thrills that Berridge took the reader on over the course of the book.

Set in France in 1636, this book follows the Thirty Years war that ran across the Europe seeing the Spanish armies flooding into Picardy. The story of a heir to the throne, Andre de Roland takes a good portion of the story up and is quite interesting.

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