Honour and the Sword

Honour and the Sword


A man without honour is no man at all . . .

France, 1636.

The Thirty Years War rages across Europe, and a bloody and brutal campaign begins as Spanish armies flood into Picardy.

In their way lies the border village of Dax-en-roi. The Chevalier de Roland rallies a valiant defence, but his household guard are slaughtered, his estate burned and his life forfeit.

Only one survivor escapes the invaders' butchery: the Chevalier's son, and lone heir to the Roland name.

But André de Roland is little more than a boy. What can someone so young do against so many?

Yet he is determined to save his people from the savagery of their invaders. He will uphold the honour of the Roland name - to the death . . .

Honour and the Sword is a sweeping and epic novel of love and heroism, betrayal and courage in the tradition of Alexandre Dumas - perfect for fans of Bernard Cornwell, Conn Iggulden and Patrick O'Brian.

'A brilliant, fast paced story . . . it reads like Bernard Cornwell crossed with The Three Musketeers' Conn Iggulden

About the author

A L Berridge

A. L. Berridge read English at Oxford, and taught for ten years before moving into television, where her production credits range from period drama and thrillers to long-running soaps. She has written two previous novels, Top Ten besteller Honour and the Sword and In the Name of the King. Into the Valley of Death is her third novel.
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