"Whether you have read La Chanson de Roland or will be first introduced to it by this book, I highly recommend reading it." San Francisco Book Review
A High-Energy Tale of Battles, Bravery, and Treachery
"The allure of intense conflicts and divided loyalties should keep readers turning pages straight through to the novel's surprising conclusion." Kirkus Review
"The writing throughout is bright and crisp, integrating action with history in a way that is informative without slowing down the story... The Silver Horn is an excellent historical tale driven by action and heart-pounding heroism." Clarion Review
Knights, Battles, Treachery, Valor
"No story set in the Middle Ages is complete without such elements. Much to the reader's delight, The Silver Horn Echoes: A Song of Roland provides them all... Those who relish getting lost in a tale of heroics and derring-do will surely enjoy this read, as will history buffs of the Carolingian era." STARRED Review, Blue Ink Review
"A book for those who are into well-crafted and tightly plotted historical novels... The writing is beautiful... A work of great imagination, nourished by history, a story with a powerful conflict, laced with intense action and twists that are as surprising as they are delightful." Five Star Review, Readers' Favorite Book Reviews
From the Author
Roland and his exploits have been part of my life since I was very young. Some of the first stories I read as a child were from books of mythology that regaled me with the exploits of Roland and his Peers. These tales then led me further to the chivalric deeds of Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, Men of Iron by Howard Pyle, and the eternal Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott. Many a summer afternoon, after all the chores were done on our small Ohio farm, I spent curled up in the bole of a willow tree with some small volume smuggled from my parent's bookshelves transporting me to lands where brave knights faced insurmountable odds. The books in our home were plentiful, and when I ran out my parents encouraged the use of my library card to seek out more. It was there that I discovered the feats of Byzantine emperors and generals, Charlemagne and his paladin knights, and many more historical tales. Unbeknownst to me at the time, my father was a kindred spirit who must have taken some pride in my interest in things medieval, and in particular a knight named Roland.
For more about the journey to Silver Horn Echoes: A Song of Roland, see Michael Eging's Author Notes in the novel...