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Harald
     

Harald

by David D Friedman
 

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Harald: A simple family man, a teller of tales, who happens to be the most powerful general of his people, home of the cataphracts, much feared warriors. Some, like the young king of the neighboring kingdom, James of Kaerlia, might underestimate him because he doesn’t bother bedeck himself in the court garb to which he was entitled. No one underestimates

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Harald: A simple family man, a teller of tales, who happens to be the most powerful general of his people, home of the cataphracts, much feared warriors. Some, like the young king of the neighboring kingdom, James of Kaerlia, might underestimate him because he doesn’t bother bedeck himself in the court garb to which he was entitled. No one underestimates Harald twice.

A hundred years earlier another young king, dreaming of brave deeds and rich plunder east of the mountains, brought a force from the Kingdom to take the Vales. An army three thousand strong tried to force the pass at Raven Stream. A thousand men of the Vales and their allies the Westkin held them. After three days the King’s men gave up and went home. It wasn’t water the ravens drank.

Four times in the past twenty years the Empire has invaded Kaerlia’s land, seeking to bring it under their rule. Four times were they sent home with their tails between their legs. Now the Empire is sending its best legions again to the north. Only by a return to the grand alliance of Kingdom, Vales & Ladies of the Order can they hope to withstand the disciplined and blooded invading army. But young James has picked a fight with the Order, picked a fight with Harald himself. Young men are not always wise, nor fond of peace. The new king wants war again. And again, the ravens will drink.


Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416555377
Publisher:
Baen
Publication date:
04/01/2008
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 4.40(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

David D. Friedman describes himself as an anarchist-anachronist-economist, and is the author of both textbooks and popular books on economics. His latest is Law’s Order: What Economics Has to Do With Law and Why it Matters(Princeton University Press). Dr. Friedman attended Harvard and the University of Chicago and is frequently called on to comment on libertarian economics by the media. He teaches at Santa Clara University in law, business and economics and lives in a 97-year-old house in San Jose, CA with his wife and three children. A long-time member of the Society forCreative Anachronism, Friedman is an expert on medieval weapons, clothing, cooking and the author of numerous articles on topics from how to tie a turban to Norse riddles.

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