The Gilded Chain
The unwanted, rebellious boys emerge from the grim school Ironhall as the finest swordsmen in the realm, bound in loyal duty to whomever the king designates. For Sir Durendal, the greatest Blade of all, a lifelong dream is dashed when he is bonded till death to an effete noble fop and his king's... show more
The unwanted, rebellious boys emerge from the grim school Ironhall as the finest swordsmen in the realm, bound in loyal duty to whomever the king designates. For Sir Durendal, the greatest Blade of all, a lifelong dream is dashed when he is bonded till death to an effete noble fop and his king's orders. Soon he finds himself enmeshed in treason and foul intrigue.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: October 7th 1999
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Pages no: 418
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Epic Fantasy
, High Fantasy
, Heroic Fantasy
Series: King's Blades (#1)
The Gilded chain could have been a decent book. It had an interesting premise, a group of men trained to be Blades, the best swordsmen in the kingdom, magically bonded to protect one individual until their ward dies or their bond is broken and they retire. I liked how the author attempted to handle ...
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2,5enyhítő körülmény, hogy önállóan is olvasható, a folytatások nélkül, viszont nem tudnék érvelni az elolvasása mellettsúlyosbító körülmény az ocsmány borító és a trehány fordítás
The ideas were there (magically bound nubile young swordsmen to serve as guardians for the King and anyone he wants!), but the execution was messy. The novel takes place over a long span of time and, contrary to what one may think, this actually makes it more difficult to get to know the main charac...
The Gilded Chain by Dave Duncan is the first in his six book King's Blade series. While the story in each novel takes places in the same world, each work stands alone as a tale unto itself. This first book tells the story of Durendal, a waif with little future who is recruited to become a King's Bla...