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by Corey Holst

eBook Defender of the Realm (Volume 1) download ISBN: 1442160624
Author: Corey Holst
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 12, 2009)
Language: English
Pages: 360
ePub: 1629 kb
Fb2: 1840 kb
Rating: 4.3
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: Genre Fiction

The book Defender of the Realm, by Correy Holst is not only a wonderful glimpse into a historical period and culture, a time when legends were made, but is also a great story.

The book Defender of the Realm, by Correy Holst is not only a wonderful glimpse into a historical period and culture, a time when legends were made, but is also a great story. The book started off interestingly enough, giving me a taste of castles and kings, great characters and adventurous tales set in the middle ages. Then as it warmed up it pulled me deeper and deeper, and I had a hard time setting it down. By about half way through, I just plain had to finish it.

Defender of the Realm book. The book started off interestingly enough, giving me a taste of castles and kings, great characters and adventurous tales set in the middle ages

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However, reading Corey Holst's Defender of the Realm made me rethink my reading preference. Corey Holst is a native Southern Californian

However, reading Corey Holst's Defender of the Realm made me rethink my reading preference. Corey Holst is a native Southern Californian. He graduated Cum Laude from California State University at Long Beach with a degree in Theatrical design and has been working behind the scenes in live theatre for over twenty years. Defender of the Realm is his first novel but he is already working on the follow up story. Corey resides in Orange County with his wife and daughter.

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Book in the Defender of the Realm Series). A sweeping medieval adventure! The castle-town of Dansford is poised on the edge of the Welsh frontier in 12th century England

Book in the Defender of the Realm Series). A sweeping medieval adventure! The castle-town of Dansford is poised on the edge of the Welsh frontier in 12th century England.

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A sweeping medieval adventure! The castle-town of Dansford is poised on the edge of the Welsh frontier in 12th century England. During a daring night attack, a simple merchant inadvertently becomes a hero and is taken on a journey of self-discovery to find the courage within him that he never knew he possessed. With new friends and a mistaken identity he is thrust into a world of nobility and manners where one wrong slip of the tongue could be the death of him. Defender Of The Realm is an exciting and often humorous ride through England of old that breaks down the social barriers of class distinction by examining what truly makes one noble.
Comments: (7)
Iarim
I really enjoyed reading this book. It was exciting with a lot of humor thrown in. It actually made me laugh out loud! Excellent job on the writing and I look forward to the sequel.
invasion
Poorly researched. Modern phrases used by the olde English characters in the book are very distracting. Tarpaulins for example did not arrive in England until the mid 1800s. Distances from the various locations in England are way off more like car distances that those of horse riders or foot soldiers. At times I thought I was reading a children's book although the battle at the Welsh border is very descriptive. Would not recommend this book or the follow up Defender of the North.
Bragis
Though not usually my "cup of hemlock" as it were...this was an entrancing read. It's research and details are second to none, and the style captures what we think of as the Midle Ages flawlessly. It's entertaining, interesting, and immerses the reader in the Period and characters with both depth and and much tongue-in-cheek humor. Bravo!
Otiel
I wanted to like this book. I tried hard, based on the positive reviews from others. No dice. When a book about a medieval castle uses 21st century slang, that's a big hurdle I can't get over. Examples: "works for me" and "you've gotten yourself into a pickle." And then, a couple of sentences later, the author has the character use "wif" instead of "with." Who edited this drivel?

A waste of two dollars.
Arcanefire
Lets be honest here. In a world filled with people who obsess over vampires that glitter in the sun and boy wizards with scars, it is nice to finally read something that is actually rooted in history. Don't get me wrong, I do enjoy a fantasy from now and then. However, the adventure stories that I get the most enjoyment from are those that truly examine a way of life. This novel is one of those books. Holst delivers a faced-paced yet easy read about a cobbler named James. His redundant life of shoes quickly turns into a life of swords, shields, and even crowns. For the historians, Holst also includes incredibly interesting historical matierial about castle life and defense in the middle ages
(all without sounding too didactic). It is a story of love, vengeance, sacrifice, and suspense without being diluted with unneccessary or outrageous combat. Holst focuses on the stress and tribualtions associated with life in the middle ages while also simply telling a great story. I will be anxiously awaiting the next book in the series. In the meantime, I think I'll read it again.
Broadcaster
The book Defender of the Realm, by Correy Holst is not only a wonderful glimpse into a historical period and culture, a time when legends were made, but is also a great story. The book started off interestingly enough, giving me a taste of castles and kings, great characters and adventurous tales set in the middle ages. Then as it warmed up it pulled me deeper and deeper, and I had a hard time setting it down. By about half way through, I just plain had to finish it.

The characters in the story were well developed, and so interesting that I now want to know what the rest of their lives were about. It left me satisfied, and yet wanting more. The story was full of exciting times, tense suspenseful events, romance, and humor, and yet also people that you just want to get to know. I am by nature a people watcher, because people are just plain entertaining, and Holst's book allows us to get to know a cast of characters that both come alive and invade our hearts as if they were loved personalities in our own lives. I almost hated to turn the last page, as if to say goodbye to new friends, and am looking forward to any sequel or series that Holst may write, so I can read more about them.

It's been a while since I read a book that left me ignoring the phone, email, and TV, but this was just good plain fun to read. My son, who also loves a good adventure tale, has let me know, having seen me trapped within the pages of this book, that he has dibs on it next.
riki
This is a great story and the book is a page turner. I really enjoyed it and think others will too.
12TH CENTURY ENGLAND COMES TO VIVID LIFE DUE THE THE TOP TIER LITERARY SKILLS OF COREY HOLST-BATTLE SCENES ARE EXPERTLY DRAWN AS ARE CHARACTERIZATIONS AND THOSE SMALL PERIOD DETAILS THAT SEPARATE THE GREAT FROM THE ORDINARY. READ "DEFENDER OF THE REALM" AND TRAVEL BACK IN TIME! MAKE SURE TO BRING YOUR IMAGINATION, FOR THIS TIME IS A FEAST FOR THE LITERARY SENSES.

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