Monday, November 11, 2013
The Midwest Book Review - A Wandering Warrior
Katherine Boyer reviewed Harry E. Gilleland, Jr.'s latest novel A Wandering Warrior for The Midwest Book Review in October.
According to Reviewer's Bookwatch, Katherine's Bookshelf:
A Wandering Warrior
Harry E. Gilleland, Jr
4RV Publishing LLC
PO Box 6482, Edmond, OK 73083
9780985266196, $18.99, www.amazon.com
Harry E. Gilleland, Jr. is a master at writing about the Middle Ages. He conveys the lifestyle without being gory and sensational. In A Wandering Warrior, he tells a story of knights, barons, princes and the ladies they love. He tells of battles, trials on the field of honor and saving ladies in distress.
Thomas Beaumont is saved and brought back to health by a band of Travelers when he has been badly wounded in a battle. He then begins a quest to find and exact revenge on the killer of his brother. "Eagerness and nervous energy filled him as he thought about his chance to avenge his brother's death at the hands of Mowbray."
In his travels, he comes across two noble ladies whom he rescues and delivers to their home in Yorkshire. This eventually leads him to other exciting, dangerous adventures and to his love, Emalda.
Due to dire circumstances, Thomas' life changes - some good and some bad changes. When he returns to Yorkshire from a battle, he finds that his love, Emalda has disappeared with her family, due to her being accused of theft. Thomas begins another adventure to find her. His travels lead him to more battles and eventually to finding Emalda; they marry and have a short time together. OK, no more spoilers. Read the book to find out what happens. You will be surprised.
Harry E. Gilleland was born and raised in Macon, Georgia and now lives in Shreveport, Louisiana with wife, Linda. Retired from a career as a Professor of Microbiology at LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, he now devotes himself full-time to his writing. He writes poetry and prose as well as novels and novellas.
A Wandering Warrior can be found on the 4RV Bookstore, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble. It is also available as an eBook on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and iTunes books by Apple.