Justice and revenge ride side by side as John Swale goes hunting for Eustace Folville...
Ordered by King Edward to hunt down Eustace Folville and his ilk, Sir John Swale rides into Leicestershire at the head of a small army, determined to put an end to the outlaws once and for all, and avenge a long-standing insult to his honour.
“The bastard is hunting us,” Eustace growled, reddening, “either on some private revenge mission, or else on the King’s orders.”
“I told you there would a reckoning this time,” Richard said, shaking his head, “we have pushed matters too far. Abducting Willoughby was a mistake. Those old men in Westminster want our heads.”
Eustace smashed his fist into the heap of glittering silver, scattering coins about the table and spilling a few onto the bare stone floor, where they rolled about drunkenly.
“They shall have Swale’s head, and Manny’s, and the heads of a hundred and sixty archers and men-at-arms, all sewn up and delivered inside a score of woolsacks!” he bellowed, his violet-tinged eyes staring from their sockets, “and all men, even Edward Plantagenet himself, shall finally know what it means to cross Eustace Folville! Will they respect us then, do you think?”
Richard, leaning back in his chair from his brother’s wrath, held up his hands and muttered that they assuredly would.
- Word Count: 7,487
- Author: David Pilling
- Website: David Pilling
- ISBN: 978-1-61937-398-3
- Cover Artist: Kelly Shorten
- Editor: Erica Mills
Night Owl Review
Review: You keep those pages turning as you read The Wild Hunt!
Ordered by King Edward to hunt down Eustice Folville and his evil doers Sir…