The Order of the White Boar
“Brilliant, gripping, heart-wrenching”
That’s how Jennifer Emerson describes ‘The King’s Man’ on Amazon.com. Another amazing review – thank you Jennifer!
“5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant, gripping, heart-wrenching sequel! (Possible Spoilers included)
Never before has a story moved me like this one did. I read it in a day. Marchant has continued the adventures of Matthew Wansford and his friends in a gripping tale which stands in sharp contrast to the nostalgic wonder of the first book in the series.
Welcome to 1483, the Year of the Three Kings. For the Duke of Gloucester, his family, and the members of the Order, the happiness of their life at Middleham is over. Richard’s life is about to be turned upside down. As the tension-fraught events of that tumultuous time unfold, we observe what’s happening as Matthew does – far from the front row. And it works beautifully.
As we follow along through 1485, the arc of the characters reaches its peak with many scenes that will leave you cheering one moment and in tears the next. The most poignant for me was King Richard’s soul-crushing sorrow. Though devastated by great loss, he found the strength to carry on in his duty. He is depicted as a just and brave ruler. Further, Marchant dares to venture where others have feared to tread: the fate of the Princes. It is a refreshing twist. And as with the first book, the ending left me wanting more.
Ricardians everywhere young and old, get this book. Get to know the real man.”