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The Red Knight (The Traitor Son Cycle Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Miles Cameron
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (223 customer reviews)

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Book Description

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. . .


Editorial Reviews

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"Fans of hefty adventure epics will enjoy this dense, intricately plotted historical fantasy debut... [Cameron] packs this thick volume with enough magic, violence, and intrigue for three books, flavoring the story with period detail and earthy dialogue."—Publishers Weekly

"The Red Knight is an excellent debut... You will be won by the intricate story and sophisticated world building."—Fantasy Book Critic

About the Author

Miles Cameron is an author, a re-enactor, an outdoors expert and a weapons specialist. He lives, works and writes in Toronto, where he lives with his family. This is his debut fantasy novel.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1822 KB
  • Print Length: 667 pages
  • Publisher: Orbit; Reprint edition (January 22, 2013)
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007ZFPUL2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #38,588 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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59 of 62 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantasy with historical fiction influence February 2, 2013
Format:Paperback
As a fan of historical fiction (such as Bernard Cornwell or Christian Cameron) I have often thought that these writers would make excellent fantasy authors. As I began reading The Red Knight (TRK), I found myself feeling like I had stumbled across just such a work- as the world itself, the details, and the way the story was told seemed closer to historical fiction than standard fantasy. I found out that although this is the first book by Miles Cameron, the author has in fact been writing historical fiction under another name.

Having now finished TRK, it is exactly the kind of fantasy story I have been hoping for. It is full of (many) complex characters with villains and heroes alike being fleshed out individuals with good and bad qualities, a genuine understanding of the real medieval world which makes the fantasy world of the story come across as being alive and realistic, a well thought out magic system, and some of the best action (and lots of it) you will read in any fantasy series.

Lastly, the story is part of a projected five book series, but wraps up nicely concluding the main story line while leaving some questions and hints towards where the story may go in the future. If you've been burnt by George R.R. Martin, or other fantasy authors who leave you hanging between books, TRK will leave you satisfied but looking forward to more.
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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping, realistic fantasy January 29, 2013
By Hepius
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Characters: The Red Knight features a wide cast of characters, with each chapter giving us a different point of view. Our primary point of view is the Red Knight himself, a young mercenary commander. The Red Knight might be young, but he knows his business. I don't put spoilers in my reviews, so I'll just mention that there is more to the Red Knight than (of course) first meets the eye. Besides the Red Knight we have a rich cast of characters, including the novel's primary antagonist. I enjoyed getting both the "good guy" AND "bad guy" point of views.

World building: This had to be one of my favorite elements of the novel. Cameron has taken Europe (circa 1450, I estimate) and tuned it to his own fantasy setting. You'll recognize names and places from European history, some straight out of the history books, some given interesting twists. The book combines the author's deep knowledge of history with a truly refreshing, well thought out overlay of magic and fantastic monsters (some you'll recognize, some you won't). It is a gritty, highly realistic setting.

Engagement/Willing suspension of disbelief: Cameron is a historian and a reenactor. Both come through in spades when it comes to engagement. Small details of everyday life create a rich, believable atmosphere. And Cameron certainly knows how to write a gripping combat scene. Knights in other fantasy novels wear the same armor, but in the Red Knight you really get to know what is means to be in a full suit of plate. It is obvious that the author has spent his fair share of time in full harness.

Writing/Mechanics: The Red Knight is a professionally written novel. Besides getting an exciting story, you are getting a well-written story. It is not all blood and guts, Cameron takes time to smell the roses.
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28 of 32 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Writing what he knows November 24, 2012
By Ross H
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a nice blending of high fantasy and blood-and-guts fighting and it is no surprise to see that Cameron lists the likes of Tolkien and other similar authors among his influences.

It is an old writing adage to `write what you know.' Miles Cameron is a re-enactor and specialist in ancient weapons and armour. And this comes through loud and clear in his descriptive writing. I am familiar enough with the terms used to be able to readily visualise the people and the scenes. Cameron's experience with arms etc also comes through strongly in the fight scenes. But the text would have been complemented by a glossary of it all.

Fans of both high fantasy and Joe Abercrombie-style action should both get something out of The Red Knight. As usual, the test for me is whether or not I want to keep reading. And the answer for that is a definite yes.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Next Big Thing February 1, 2013
Format:Paperback
REVIEW SUMMARY: A new tale of knights and daring deeds worthy of a place amongst some of our most cherished chivalric legends.

BRIEF SYNOPSIS: The Red Knight and his merry band of mercenaries take a commission to rid an Abbey of a monster problem. It turns out that the monster problem is more complex than any could have imagined and the whole kingdom of Alba is in danger of being overrun.

PROS: Highly descriptive, furious combat, huge array of colorful characters, intricate plotting, great pacing, pervading sense of chivalry.

CONS: Minor clarity issues with the magic system, so many characters that some of them are left underdeveloped, over-extended falling action.

BOTTOM LINE: I feel greatly honored to have read an ARC of The Red Knight. This is more than a genre novel, it's a contemporary myth. I can't wait for the next entry in The Traitor Son Cycle.

I came to love fantasy again after years of avoiding the genre in favor of science fiction. It's a story I relate often (my apologies if you're reading it for the fifth time) but I also find that it adequately frames how I feel about most of the books I read these days. When I returned to fantasy's loving embrace things had changed. There was an emphasis on dark and gritty that I found immediately appealing. It could be that I just never knew where to look before, but regardless I found my new niche. There was one thing I found lacking, and I didn't even realize it until recently. I was missing a sense of chivalry. Don't get me wrong, I've read about great heroes in the past few years, but they rarely display the knightliness (for lack of a better word), of stories from my childhood. Of course I didn't even notice this deficiency until I read Miles Cameron's The Red Knight.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed the story line
Enjoyed the story line. Also enjoyed the character development. The action is fast, intense and almost too much. Was barely able to catch my breath between scenes. Read more
Published 4 days ago by Mordecai
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Excellent character development.
Published 11 days ago by James Leonard Hall
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
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Published 12 days ago by hatziioannou k. aikaterini
4.0 out of 5 stars A few editing misses but not too bad. Overall the combination of...
I am enjoying this book. Its a bit different to other fantasy books I have read. Its quite detailed and all the scenarios appear to be moving in for what I assume to be a grand... Read more
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One of the best fantasy books i have ever read.
Published 13 days ago by David Christopher Conklin
4.0 out of 5 stars great read
Thoroughly enjoyable; well detailed and good character development. I felt like I was inside the story. lets see what happens in the next book.
Published 15 days ago by A. Labrecque
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excelent. Magic, epic battles and glory
Published 21 days ago by Pen Name
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you can tell the writer is having as much fun as I am with his work!
Published 22 days ago by D. C. Black
1.0 out of 5 stars Very Offensive to Christians!
Hi, there are two reasons I give this book a very poor rating. First, as a Catholic Christian I took offense to the author speaking very crudely about nuns and saying the f word... Read more
Published 24 days ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars a great book
Difficult to get into but ultimately worth it
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