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David Pilling
I'm an English writer and researcher, addicted to history for as long as I can remember. I spent much of my childhood dragging my long-suffering parents up and down the misted ruins of castles in Wales, and the medieval period has always held a particular fascination for me. I am also interested... show more

I'm an English writer and researcher, addicted to history for as long as I can remember. I spent much of my childhood dragging my long-suffering parents up and down the misted ruins of castles in Wales, and the medieval period has always held a particular fascination for me. I am also interested in the Roman period, the Dark Ages and the British Civil Wars of the 17th century. My first published novel, Folville's Law, followed the adventures of Sir John Swale during the dying days of Edward II's catastrophic reign. It was followed by twelve mini-sequels. My stand-alone novel, The Half-Hanged Man, was told from the perspective of three characters and focused on the mercenary Free Companies that plagued Christendom in the latter half of the 14th century. The White Hawk (I) and (II) form part of a planned 4-part series set during The Wars of the Roses, and chronicle the trials and adventures of the Boltons, a family of minor Staffordshire gentry, as they attempt to survive this particularly bloody period of English history.Caesar's Sword tells the story of Coel ap Amhar, King Arthur's bastard grandson, and his adventures in the glittering, lethal environment of Constantinople and the Late Roman Empire. Fireship Press have just released Nowhere Was There Peace, a tale of espionage and power politics set during The Second Baron's War, just after the Battle of Evesham. I have also written a series of fantasy novels with my friend and co-writer, Martin Bolton. All my novels are available as ebooks and paperbacks. Enjoy! www.davidpillingauthor.com
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Carpe Librum
Carpe Librum rated it 4 years ago
This book, which appears to have originally been released as a series of three novellas, covers the story of the Wolf of Burgundy from three different perspectives. As always with Pilling's work, the story is not for the weak of heart. All the violence, betrayal, and hardship that often is given the...
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Carpe Librum rated it 4 years ago
I have loved the entire White Hawk series, but this may be my favorite. I was first drawn to David Pilling's writing when I happened to pick up the first book in the White Hawk series as a Kindle freebie. This series is a great reason to give independent authors a chance! In this climactic conclus...
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Carpe Librum rated it 4 years ago
This second installment in the White Hawk series makes it difficult to remain a Yorkist. Pilling has written a Wars of the Roses story that is as real and gory as it is heart-wrenching. As the reader watches the downfall of one Lancastrian family, the Boltons, it is difficult to not sympathize with ...
Carpe Librum
Carpe Librum rated it 4 years ago
David Pilling's White Hawk trilogy is one of my favorite Wars of the Roses sagas. Following the escapades of staunch Lancastrian Richard Bolton, this first installment sets Bolton on a vengeful path that leads to disaster for his family. After his father is killed at Blore Heath - a death that Ri...
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Carpe Librum rated it 5 years ago
Many takes on the legend of Robin Hood exist, but I challenge you to find another quite like this one. Staying away from the infamous Prince John and heroic Lionheart, Pilling places his Robert Hode during the reign of John's slightly more capable (or at least longer ruling) son, Henry III. As wit...
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