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Publication Order of The Bloody Hand Saga Books

Publication Order of The Blood of Princes Books

Publication Order of Caesar's Sword Books

Publication Order of The Champion Books

Blood and Steel (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood and Gold (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood and Faith (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sword of Aragon (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood and Battle (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sword of Aragon is a prequel.

Publication Order of Folville's Law Books

Publication Order of King's Knight Books

Pendragon Rising (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Leader of Battles Books

Publication Order of Longsword Books

Longsword (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sons of Montfort (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Holy Warrior (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hooded Men (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The King's Rebels (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Broken Arrow (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Reiver Books

Publication Order of Robin Hood Books

The First Arrow (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wrath of God (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hooded Man (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thief of Barnsdale (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The King's Pardon (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Soldier of Fortune Books

Publication Order of The Sword of Wales Books

Publication Order of Tudor Spy Books

Publication Order of The White Hawk Books

Publication Order of World Apparent Tales Books

The Best Weapon (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Path of Sorrow (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Half-Hanged Man (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nowhere Was There Peace (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Wars of Edward I (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rebellion Against Henry III (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Edward I and Wales, 1254-1307 (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Edward I's Neglected Conflict: The Anglo-French War of 1294-1303 (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Gifts of Reading(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

David pilling is an English historical fiction author. David spent most of his childhood touring the ruined castles in wales which formed the basis for his writing. He also has a considerable interest in the Roman period and the medieval periods and also the British civil wars which happened in the 17th centuries.

His first book was the adventures of Sir John Swale and later followed by a couple of more novels and series. He has additionally authored fantasy books together with Martin Bolton. Currently, the author is working on The Soldier of Fortune Series a book based in the adventures of John Sage.

Robyn Hode

Robyn Hode introduces the series, Robin Hood. Set in the English error of 1224 AD, the book gives the story of a vibrant young man Robyn Hode. Robyn is forced into the forest after defying orders from the king’s officers under sir Gui de Gisburne. The story tells of his fight for survival as he runs from the officers and also having to deal with a notorious murderer.

Robyn is introduced as a yeoman farmer though he is also described as a petty thief. Robyn is also defined as an individual who is highly against the character of the clergy who are fond of taking advantage of the weak instead of giving them support. Out of defending himself and his family against the ruthlessness of sir Gui de Gisburne, he flees to the thick and dangerous forest. The soldiers do not leave him at this as they continue vigorously searching for him like rouge and dangerous animal. Things are out of control with multiple cases of injustices, murders, robberies creating a messy kingdom.
As he flees from the king’s officers, he falls in the hands of a ruthless and notorious murderer, Hobbe of Wetherby who is wanted in the north. But even though Hobbe is a known murderer, he has no option but to depend on his help as he flees from the soldiers. Fight for survival as Robyn frees from his pursuers while still ensuring that he does not become a crowbait to this notorious murder. It is an adventure for him all along with lots of action and fun.
Robyn Hode is expertly woven bringing out the past including the reign of king Henry described with his fierce anger. The author brings to the attention of the reader a time that is dark and hard by making you almost feel the struggles that the characters go through in this story. David takes the reader back in time with vivid descriptions of events in a manner that almost looks real even if the story is fictional.

The Wrath of God

The Wrath of God is the second piece of the historical fiction Robin Hood series. David proceeds with the adventures of Robyn Hode, and in this story, he has been betrayed by the church, and that’s when he swears vengeance on the church and its corruption.

Robyn had been captured after being betrayed by the church that he believes was supposed to protect the weak and innocent. However, Tuck and Matilda help him to escape from the dark dungeons. He declares war on the church, and a cat and mouse chase begins.

Out of his new quest, he becomes a famous figure commonly referred to as the hooded man and also a friend to the poor man. The church has already conquered a huge part of England without spilling any blood, and this is what he is out to overcome no matter what it takes him and his army. His army consists of people that have suffered under the church. The pope sets out a group to counter the effects of this hooded man triggering a war between Robyn and his army leading to pain and suffering to many people.

Robyn is always ahead of the sheriff motivated to bring justice and push out the influence of the local and foreign clergy. It is a time when England is sparked with numerous protests as a result of its land being farmed out foreign priests and clergy. Robyn has started on a war that also confronts his standards and beliefs, but he has no option but to fight the impunity in his land.

The Wrath of God is an expertly created fiction with a rich historical detail adding a considerable amount of action and intrigue. The author takes his readers back in a time of war, pain, and suffering for the English.

The Hooded Man

The third installment in the Robin Hood series is The Hooded Man. It is a time of war for the English under King Henry the third and the French. Robyn has lived away since freeing home serving under numerous garrisons and now serves under the English army.

The English suffer a catastrophic defeat, and on their way home the king pardons him, and he becomes free to return home. However, the Normans are still oppressing the people, and this ignites the fire in him to fight against this tyranny. By now he has become a popular figure in his land commonly referred to as The Hooded Man. Initially, he was going back to search for his beloved Matilda, but on seeing the level of tyranny in his land, he rallies his followers against the bureaucratic church.

Most of those that he used to work with have run away from this fight as they fear the law will fall on them if they rejoin the course. He is not willing to give up and let the oppressors go free even though his rebellion has been quelled. He is ready to risk not only his life but also that of those that he loves to bring back justice in the land. On the other hand, the clergy is preparing for the hooded man as by now he is treated as a threat by the Normans. His actions are so daring that they almost drive England into a civil war.

David has an articulate way of bringing historical figures and events to create a story as seen in this one where he includes the instances of Simon de Montfort. The story is interesting with surprises and lots of action giving the reader a memorable piece.

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