Prolific novelist Jason Born comes out swinging with the first tale in his new series, Lions Devils He brings a large cast of loved and loathed characters vividly to life as greed, deceit, loyalty, and betrayal take center stage against a backdrop of roiling action.It is 711 A.D Duke Eudo of Aquitaine needs an alliance to counteract the growing menace of the northProlific novelist Jason Born comes out swinging with the first tale in his new series, Lions Devils He brings a large cast of loved and loathed characters vividly to life as greed, deceit, loyalty, and betrayal take center stage against a backdrop of roiling action.It is 711 A.D Duke Eudo of Aquitaine needs an alliance to counteract the growing menace of the northern Franks The only potential ally of consequence lies across the Pyrenees in Hispania However, Hispania has a new king with his own troubles Berber pirates from North Africa have renewed their savage raids on his coasts From within his fragile kingdom, the king must placate militant Visigoth nobles who are intrigued by the tenacity of this new, violent faith, Islam, and see the pirates as a means to their own ends It is into this pit of vipers that Eudo dispatches his sons, the battle hardened Hunoald and the peevishly bitter Remistanius, to secure a beneficial accord.Hell Shall Stir is a brilliant yarn that transports the reader to the very dawn of a struggle that still rages today Born has begun a magnificent epic which lays bare the deadly plots and bitter violence that led to massive conflict in Hispania Can the ferocious Muslim Caliphate ever be stopped
Hell Shall Stir Prolific novelist Jason Born comes out swinging with the first tale in his new series Lions Devils He brings a large cast of loved and loathed characters vividly to life as greed deceit loyalty an
A few years back I read Jason Born s Wald Afire series and loved it The richness of historical detail coupled with good characters was a great combination You can imagine my excitement when I saw the first book in a new series by Mr Born on sale for only.99 cents I quickly snatched up a copy and began reading This time the story takes place in 8th Century Hispanola The book starts off by introducing two very rich characters then one of them is killed off The pain I felt at the loss of the charac [...]
A book that can hold my attention while teaching me something I was never really aware ofs, winner It was hard to find a favorite character love or hate I did have a few that could really get high scores in the hate category, though I enjoyed the characterse banter and mostly THE HISTORY Don t get me wrong, I like those time travel historical settings probably in Scotland romance awesome heroes and castles books, but I do really love an historical fiction bookat actually IS about history Where I [...]
A fast paced novel as to a little known part of history.When first started this book I didn t think it was as good as Born s prior novels, but by the end my mind was changed A fast paced novel about the Islamic conquest of Spain Except for the main villain, the characters were well developed After a primarily political first 2 3rd of the book, the last 1 3rd is filled with one battle sequence after another You find yourself caring about the fate of the various characters I would highly recommend [...]
This was a very good book The author developed the characters very well, some I really liked and was rooting for and others I hated The book takes place during the Moorish Muslim invasion of Visigothic Spain in 711 This is a period that there is not much written about fictional or non fictional, it was the dark ages I highly recommend the book and give it 5 stars I am looking forward to reading the next 2 books in this series by this author.
Not really my type of book Too much description and history.
Not My FavoriteSlow starting and hard to read with enthusiasm, I was disappointed in the whole book the descriptions were poor and the characters were boring.