The Red Knight, by Miles Cameron
This is another one of those books that I liked, but didn't finish for one reason or another. Right now in my life I've had to stop listening to the audiobook so many times that I don't remember names and what's going on. However I absolutely loved what I listened to. The narrator is fantastic, the description is great, and it’s full of evil creatures and exciting sword fights and magic. I recommend it to anyone who loves high fantasy, or a really good hero. Hopefully the next time I go on a long car-trip I'll be able to focus on it and make some headway on it.
Content/recommendation: language and sexual references. Ages 18+.
Twenty eight florins a month is a huge price to pay, for a man to stand between you and the Wild.
Twenty eight florins a month is nowhere near enough when a wyvern's jaws snap shut on your helmet in the hot stink of battle, and the beast starts to rip the head from your shoulders. But if standing and fighting is hard, leading a company of men - or worse, a company of mercenaries - against the smart, deadly creatures of the Wild is even harder.
It takes all the advantages of birth, training, and the luck of the devil to do it.
The Red Knight has all three, he has youth on his side, and he's determined to turn a profit. So when he hires his company out to protect an Abbess and her nunnery, it's just another job. The abby is rich, the nuns are pretty and the monster preying on them is nothing he can't deal with.
Only it's not just a job. It's going to be a war. . .