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A Knight of the White Cross : a tale of the siege of Rhodes Kindle Edition
About the Author
Audiobook Narrator: Jim Hodges began reading aloud in the second grade with a stirring rendition of Dick and Jane. He continued to volunteer to speak throughout his schooling years, volunteered to perform as a newscaster during his twenty years in the Navy, and performing in community theater. His wife, Monica, once asked what his dream job would be. He answered, ''I'd record books.'' And so began Jim Hodges Audio Books, producing unabridged recordings of the G. A. Henty historical novels, children's books, Overtly Christian titles, and classic literature.
--This text refers to the audioCD edition.
- ASIN : B0082X10T2
- Publication date : May 12, 2012
- Language : English
- File size : 470 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 244 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1512086967
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #20,441 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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Each book has a different history set and therefore the stories and escapes do vary in accordance with the time and place. But Henty never disappoints and you don't know what is going to happen. Only the general pattern. I like the happy endings and the inspiration of a boy becoming a man performing valiant deeds. These books are great for youth and teens that parents would like to have such values as honesty, kindness, bravery, hard work, and courage instilled. I was sad when this book ended and enjoyed thinking about the characters as if they were real. If you want to fall into a realistic, but historic fictional story Henty is a great pick!
Truthfully, this is outstanding. Yes, the key character, Gervais, a knight of the St. Jon Hospitler - kin, but later to the Templar Knights, is a bit over-aggrandized. I mean, nobody can be that good all of the time and even need to seek the glory of God.
Still, if you want an adventure novel with action and grace, and propriety, with a hint of romance -- this one is solid. A fun read; adventuresome, realistic, not-preachy but just pure old "take-me-from-my-boring-suburban-neighborhood-and-make-me-a-humble-warrior", then this story, for anyone who like knights but doesn't attend knights-n-maiden fairs and is happy with King Arthur and his round table, but doesn't want to go to dragon-lore knights just yet, is worth the read.
Short of the aggrandizement, I'm giving it five stars for darn good use of language and storytelling; still re-reading parts of it to just see how a good "plotand then this happened" works, because this writer did exactly that.
Tell your sweetheart, as he or she mumbles beneath the covers, that you need to turn out the light, that he or she needs to leave you alone because you are fighting infidels.
If that doesn't describe your day at work then I want your job -- T.E.
Top reviews from other countries
Sir Thomas sends his wife and son away, Sir Thomas is Killed, Gervais is schooled by monks and taught arms, the Grand Prior agrees to train Gervais, his mother dies and he is 12yrs, three months later Sir Guy Redcar takes Gervais with other young knights to Rhodes, Gervais was taken to D'Aubusson and the house of Auvergne, after three years he was given a suit of armour and fine weapons, after taking oaths he was Sir Gervais Tresham, Gervais was to go on a galley and with two others sailed the Islands, they heard many complaints about a pirate called Hassan, after a bloody battle they captured four pirate ships, all ships were taken back to Rhodes and Gervais is made secular Knight, D'Aubusson was made Grand Master, Gervais learned Turkish, he helps foil a mass escape by the slaves, Gervais is given command of a galley and is given all the young Knights, near malta three pirate ships were seen, a furios fight saw them the victors
Gervais came across 18 enemys galleys preparing to plunder and murder along the coast, Gervais forms a stategy which enables him to capture 13 galleys, later Gervais is captured and taken as a slave but manages to escape, meanwhile at Rhodes the Turks were about to attack in force, there follows the decisive battle for Rhodes
My Verdict, one of Hentys better books, well worth a read
Henty writes well, although he is often long winded. He was a Victorian and this can be forgiven, as his readers had long winter evenings to fill.