Longsword by David Pilling

Thursday, 22 February 2018

ARTORIUS on Audio!

The second in my Arthurian series of novels, LEADER OF BATTLES (II): ARTORIUS, is now available as an audiobook, narrated by the very talented, dashing and thoroughly gorgeous PAUL JENKINS 😃. The book is currently available on Audible.com, and will soon be up on iTunes and Amazon.






Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Audio review

The first review on Audible is up for SOLDIER OF FORTUNE (I): THE WOLF CUB, narrated by the very dashing and talented Nick Denton. Slightly odd at first to hear my work read out by a different 'voice', but interesting, and it's always good to have a satisfied customer...!

"I wish I knew more history and geography but the story is great. The story never wanes. As soon as a screen is done you're into the next, but not so fast to overwhelm. It reads like history. The touch of English accent sets the stage and is easy to listen to and brings a full story and characters to life."





Saturday, 3 February 2018

Soldier of Fortune on audio

Soldier of Fortune (I): THE WOLF CUB is now available on audiobook, narrated by the very talented Nick Denton. First released on Kindle and paperback in 2016, the novel is currently available on Audible and will be available on iTunes and Amazon in the next few days.




1453 AD. The great city of Constantinople, last remnant of the once-mighty Roman Empire, falls to the Ottoman armies of Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror. An English knight named Sir John Page is taken prisoner by the Ottomans, and forced to entertain the Sultan with tales of the West. Page chooses to tell the story of his own long career as a soldier of fortune in France, Bohemia and the Italian city-states.  

Page’s tale begins in the year of Agincourt, Henry V’s famous victory over the French. As the bastard son of Thomas Page, a famous mercenary captain known as The Half-Hanged Man or The Wolf of Burgundy, Page soon acquires the nickname of The Wolf Cub. After slaying his cousin in a duel, Page flees his home and joins a band of outlaws in the forests of Sussex. At last - tired of the brutality of his companions - he decides to leave England and join the English army in Normandy. There he endures brutal sieges, vicious combats, torture, betrayal and imprisonment, all to win glory and redeem his father's name.  

Trapped in the Sultan’s prison, Page must hope his story is enough to save him from the executioner’s blade....at least for another three days...

Friday, 12 January 2018

More downloads

Following up on my last post, here is a batch of free downloads for my new audiobook, LEADER OF BATTLES (I): AMBROSIUS, narrated by Paul Jenkins. As before, please follow the instructions to access your free version of the book. There are 25 codes in all and I will post another batch soon. Enjoy!



Download codes:

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Download instructions:

1. Go to the book on Audible.com - Link

2. Add the audiobook to your cart.
3. If you are prompted to sign in, please create a new Audible.com account or log in. Otherwise, proceed by clicking “Do you have a promotional code?” beneath the cover artwork of the audiobook.
4. Enter the promo code, and click "Apply Code."
5. A credit for the audiobook will be added to your account. Click the box next to “1 Credit” and click the “Update” button to apply the credit to the purchase.
6. After you select “1 Credit” and click “Update” to modify your shopping cart, the price for the audiobook will change to $0.00. You may proceed through the checkout by clicking “Next Step” and “Complete Purchase” on the subsequent page.



Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Free audio download

Leader of Battles (I): Ambrosius, the first novel in my Arthurian series, is now available as an audiobook, brilliantly narrated by Paul Jenkins. As an added bonus, I have up to 25 free downloads of the audiobook to give away. For anyone interested, please follow the download instructions below the cover pic. The download code is below, as well as instructions on how to use it - this is very much a first-come, first-served deal, so you will have to be quick! If this proves popular, I will post more download codes in the near future...



Download code:

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Download instructions:

1. Go to the book on Audible.com - Link

2. Add the audiobook to your cart.
3. If you are prompted to sign in, please create a new Audible.com account or log in. Otherwise, proceed by clicking “Do you have a promotional code?” beneath the cover artwork of the audiobook.
4. Enter the promo code, and click "Apply Code."
5. A credit for the audiobook will be added to your account. Click the box next to “1 Credit” and click the “Update” button to apply the credit to the purchase.
6. After you select “1 Credit” and click “Update” to modify your shopping cart, the price for the audiobook will change to $0.00. You may proceed through the checkout by clicking “Next Step” and “Complete Purchase” on the subsequent page.



Thursday, 7 December 2017

Reiver - the Sword's Edge

The sequel to Reiver is now available on Kindle! The cover, as ever is by the lovely folks at MoreVisual.


‘Now the thieves will ride…’

1570 AD. The March lands between England and Scotland are a place of terror, where outlaw bands and broken men rob, pillage and murder in open defiance of the law. Here, deadly blood-feud is a way of life. Families of robbers, known as Border Reivers, live via blackmail and terrorism. No man sleeps safe in his bed, and the sound of hoofbeats on the tops is a herald of death.

Richie Reade, otherwise known as Richie o’the Bow, is on the run in Scotland from his own countrymen and that most fearsome of reiver families, the Armstrongs of Liddesdale. When war erupts along the March, and Elizabeth of England sends her armies into Scotland to destroy her Catholic enemies, Richie finds himself drawn into the conflict. Captured in a skirmish, he is forced to work as a double agent, carrying secret messages to and from the treacherous Earl of Westmoreland.

Meanwhile the Armstrongs have declared blood-feud on Richie, in revenge for his slaying of their chief, Nebless Will. The dead man’s cruel and capable son, known as ‘Red’ Rowy, gathers a band of outlaws and broken men to hunt down their foe. As Richie fights for his life in Scotland, Rowy plots to lure him back to the Border and a bloody fate at Armstrong hands…

Reiver: The Sword’s Edge is the second novella in the Border Reiver series by David Pilling, author of the Caesar’s Sword trilogy, Leader of Battles, The White Hawk, Soldier of Fortune and many more tales.