Creiton's Sword

Creiton's Sword

by Steven Glen Baird

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Overview

Creiton’s Swords were legends in their own lifetimes. The tales of Duke Creiton’s personal guard were known in every tavern and alehouse, but for Bryant they were just stories. He had no time for stories. It was all he could do to carve a place for himself among the guard of Bren while coming to terms with guilt for the family he’d left behind. But then the bells of Bren pealed out the warning of war, and there was only time for survival.

Bryant’s first taste of battle was nothing like the ballads. He saw no glory or honor in the butchery, and instead of riches there was only terror and ignoble death. But as he buried his closest friend, Bryant made a simple promise that would change his life. Never again would he stand idly by when he had the power to act. Never again would he hide behind the lie of helplessness. And when his first act on that promise led to saving a powerful nobleman’s life, Bryant found he’d started down a road with no way back. For Bryant had gained the attention of Creiton’s Swords, and no one who did that was ever the same again …

Product Details

BN ID: 2940151544184
Publisher: Dark Oak Press
Publication date: 02/24/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 300
File size: 1 MB

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Creiton's Sword 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The strong point of this book is the recurring theme of Bryant's misadventures and how he turns potentially disastrous encounters into opportunities to grow and shine. As he stumbles into embarrassing and often dangerous situations, his instinctive desire to do the right thing leads him to make decisions that protect others and help his fellow soldiers. All this he does with no eye for gaining glory; in fact, the attention his deeds bring leaves him uncomfortable and looking for a place to hide. Bryant' strength is that he is real. He struggles to do right and and is his own worst critic.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In a market full of voices clamoring for your attention, Baird's has a sincerity to it that comes from real talent. In Creiton's Sword we see the beginning of the saga of Bryant of Bren, who goes from an uncertain adolescent farmboy to one of Duke Creiton's personal bodyguard far before he is ready to accept the responsibility. Bryant is part of the levy, or drafted soldiers, from a farming community under Duke Creiton's control. During the course of battle he finds himself in the odd position of catching the lord's eye. This has its good points and bad, neither of which Bryant is sure he wants to explore further. He grows from an inexperienced, green troop into one of the 'old hands' in less time than even he expects, and his voyage into manhood is a fascinating journey. 'Creiton's Sword' reaches down into your soul and pulls out that which we all have that craves to know who we might be if we were given half a chance.