A Review of “Knights of The Saltier”

As reviews for this book start coming in, I plan to post them here.

I want Book 2 NOW!, September 8, 2010 by NF of Allen, TX

I’ve never written a review before – but this was just such a fun read that I have to say something, even though it won’t follow a “review format.” Other reviewers have told the story. I just want to say that a friend recommended this – I had a long trip ahead, so I figured I’d take it along. WOW! It was SO much more than a trip’s time-filler! The characters and their relationships are so real. The locations are described perfectly (I’ve lived in or visited two of them – and the author obviously has, also!) In fact, details in all the scenes enable one to “be there” without having to plow through long, drawn-out descriptions. Speir seems to know just what to include! The story moved along, gaining momentum until I was flipping pages like crazy toward the end, not able to lift my nose out of the book for a minute!

I think what I loved most – besides Speir’s great ability to envision and tell a story – was the aspect of honor and selfless goodness being elevated, without the book’s being “schmaltzy” or “goody goody” at all. In way too many books/movies/TV scripts today, goodness equals weakness. But Speir’s characters are “men’s men” and “women’s women” – strong, caring, intelligent, trustworthy – and still very very real and possible.

I want to spend more time with them! I’m so glad there are two more books on the drawing board. Get them into print NOW! And – hire the producer, and get going on “Knights of the Saltier: the Movie”!


About wbspeirjr

Award-winning author William Speir was born in Birmingham, Alabama in 1962. His first published work is the 2015 "Muzzle-Loading Artillery for Reenactors." In addition to his artillery manual, William has published 19 novels, including a 9-book action-adventure series ("The Knights of the Saltire Series"), five historical novels ("King’s Ransom," "The Saga of Asbjorn Thorleikson," "Nicaea - The Rise of the Imperial Church," "Arthur, King," and "The Besieged Pharaoh"), one fantasy novel ("The Kingstone of Airmid"), one science fiction novel ("The Olympium of Bacchus 12"), one geo-political thriller ("The Trinity Gambit"), and a stand-alone action-adventure novel ("Shiko Unleashed"). William is a 5-time Royal Palm Literary Award winner: 2014 Second Place Unpublished Historical Fiction for "King’s Ransom," 2015 Second Place Unpublished Historical Fiction for "The Saga of Asbjorn Thorleikson," 2017 Second Place Published Historical Fiction for "Arthur, King," 2017 First Place Published Historical Fiction for "Nicaea - The Rise of the Imperial Church," and 2017 First Place Published Science Fiction for "The Olympium of Bacchus 12." William currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Progressive Rising Phoenix Press, LLC. For more information about William Speir, please visit his website at WilliamSpeir.com.
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