Reviews for The Bastard's Tale
faery tragedy chapter 1 . 3/1/2004
Poohba, up there, actually recommended this story to me. And I have to agree with her, you have a very flesh-and-blood writing style similar to Cornwell's. The opening scene, where you described the dawn, was very impressive. Somehow, the part about the cooking fires gave me a sense of confidence-you knew what you were talking about. Nice picture of medieval England. The only thing I can point out is your grammar when writing dialog. But I'm sure those were only typos :).
*Faery Tragedy
poohba chapter 1 . 2/16/2004
This is very earthy and raw. I like it. It's just right for a tale about medieval warfare.
Is this based upon a real battle? Is Thomas English or something else?
I bet you've read some Bernard Cornwall in your time. I have just recently read the first two books in his "Archer's Tale" series, and, not only is the main character in them named Thomas, the kind of way Cornwall describes battle is very earthy as well. Good job.