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The White Company

The White Company by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
By: (1859-1930)

The White Company by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is a fascinating historical novel set in medieval England during the Hundred Years' War. The story follows a young archer named Alleyne Edricson who sets out on a journey to join the famed White Company, a band of mercenaries known for their bravery and skill in battle.

Doyle's vivid descriptions and detailed historical settings bring the story to life, immersing the reader in the sights, sounds, and smells of medieval England. The characters are well-developed and engaging, each with their own motivations and struggles. Alleyne's coming-of-age journey is captivating, as he navigates the treacherous world of war and politics, making difficult decisions that will shape his destiny.

The novel is filled with thrilling battle scenes, intrigue, and romance, keeping the reader hooked from beginning to end. Doyle's writing is lyrical and evocative, painting a vivid picture of a bygone era.

Overall, The White Company is a gripping tale of adventure, honor, and friendship, with a compelling protagonist and an engaging plot. Fans of historical fiction and medieval literature will surely enjoy this classic novel.

Book Description:

Set during the Hundred Years’ War with France, The White Company tells the story of a young Saxon man who is learning what it is to be a knight. Raised by Cistercian Monks and rejected by a violent elder brother, Alleyn Edricson takes service with one of the foremost knights in the country. When Alleyn falls in love with the knight’s daughter, he must prove himself to be a courageous and honourable knight before he can win her hand. Alleyn and his friends set forth with the other men-at-arms to join Prince Edward in Bordeaux, from where they will take part in the Prince’s campaign into Spain. It is in Spain that Alleyn and others must prove themselves to be very valiant and hardy cavaliers.

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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 2 reviews)

Reviewer: - May 25, 2018
Subject: Beautifully written and read
I listen to audiobooks on my 2 hour drive to and from work. I found myself refusing to leave my car once I got to where I was going, in order to finish the chapter or start the next.
Reviewer: - September 26, 2017
Subject: Math
Good I give it10/10

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