A Company of Thieves (The John Swale Chronicles)

A Company of Thieves (The John Swale Chronicles #6)
By: David Pilling
(http://pillingswritingcorner.blogspot.com/)
Musa Publishing 2012
an historical fiction review

 

A Company of Thieves returns to the adventures of Eustace Folville and James Coterel.  Pilling’s next short work uses action to explain the difference in the bandits’ circumstances since the last time readers saw them.  With a few concise strokes and one completed mission, A Company of Thieves sets up the next stage in the feud between Folville and John Swale.

With the return of Swale’s nemesis, this book brings the series back to the excitement and drive of Folville’s Law.  The writing is concise and expertly wielded to pack the most story in this small amount of pages.  Old and new characters get excellent depictions in various styles.  A Company of Thieves returns readers to the landscape and politics of England itself.  After other realms and court commentary, The John Swale Chronicles are home again and my desire for the next full-length novel is stoked.

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