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The Red Knight (The Traitor Son Cycle) (edition 2013)
The Red Knight by Miles Cameron
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0316212288, Paperback)Twenty eight florins a month is a huge price to pay, for a man to stand between you and the Wild.
Twenty eight florins a month is nowhere near enough when a wyvern's jaws snap shut on your helmet in the hot stink of battle, and the beast starts to rip the head from your shoulders. But if standing and fighting is hard, leading a company of men - or worse, a company of mercenaries - against the smart, deadly creatures of the Wild is even harder.
It takes all the advantages of birth, training, and the luck of the devil to do it.
The Red Knight has all three, he has youth on his side, and he's determined to turn a profit. So when he hires his company out to protect an Abbess and her nunnery, it's just another job. The abby is rich, the nuns are pretty and the monster preying on them is nothing he can't deal with.
Only it's not just a job. It's going to be a war. . .
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:09:36 -0400)
This is a world dominated by the wild. Man lives in pockets of civilization claimed from the wild. Within men's walls life is civilised, the peace punctuated by tournaments and courtly love. But soon creatures start breaking out of the wild and begin preying on people in their homes.
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