Robert Hirsch ceases to amaze me. Time and again, he writes with such authority and literary mastery. From book one, Promise of the Black Monks, to two, Hammer of God, and now the third, A Horde of Fools, he pulled at all my senses, wringing-out every emotion from every character, to go to bed late and then get up early to find out what happens next. Tristan and Mala, the Danes, Kuku Peter, and the corrupt, twisted Catholic Church (even back then) had my full attention. It was then, as it is now. To read this series of books gives you a clearer picture of how history not only repeats itself, but the people aren’t much smarter…following a zealot several thousand miles on foot with no food, no shelter; a true fool’s horde. For what? To conquer a land that never will belong to anyone but those who live there? To convert Muslims to Christianity? No, to die. Highly recommended!! Anticipating the fourth!
- CJ Loiacono