Blood Red Horse You need three things to become a brave and noble knight A warhorse A fair maiden A just cause Will has a horse a small chestnut stallion with a white blaze in his brow Ellie is a fair maiden but she

  • Title: Blood Red Horse
  • Author: K.M. Grant
  • ISBN: 9780802777348
  • Page: 367
  • Format: Paperback
  • You need three things to become a brave and noble knight A warhorse A fair maiden A just cause Will has a horse a small chestnut stallion with a white blaze in his brow Ellie is a fair maiden, but she s supposed to marry Will s older brother, Gavin And as for the cause, King Richard is calling for a Crusade The Knights of England must go to the Holy Land to fight.You need three things to become a brave and noble knight A warhorse A fair maiden A just cause.Will has a horse a small chestnut stallion with a white blaze in his brow Ellie is a fair maiden, but she s supposed to marry Will s older brother, Gavin And as for the cause, King Richard is calling for a Crusade The Knights of England must go to the Holy Land to fight.Will and Gavin will go Blood will be shed Lives will be taken But through it all, two things will be constant Ellie, and a blood red horse called Hosanna

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    1. Overall good, and a good message (hey, Muslims are people too! And you know war? What is it good for? I mean, aside from proving one's love to God/Allah/Baby Jesus? ABSOLUTLY NOOTHINGGG.) but a pretty tough read for the age intended (10+), and at times seemingly neverending Or maybe it's just that one battle seems about the same to me as any other. Anyway, I never suspected I would like a book about the crusades, and I definitely never thought I would take interest in a book where a horse played [...]

    2. How about that cover! That cover had me at hello. With the crusaders coming on and the golden keyhole doorway? The title and tagline--"Two boys. One girl. The adventure of a lifetime"--didn't hurt either. I passed it on an endcap in a bookstore almost exactly four years ago. I actually completed an about face when I saw it, coming to a screeching halt to admire the general loveliness. The book came out in 2004, but it took me a couple of years to cotton onto it. I'll tell you one thing though--I [...]

    3. I liked the idea of this book: a YA novel focusing on a young knight who accompanies Richard the Lionhearted on the Third Crusade. And it wasn't badly done, but wasn't very good either. The characters, with one exception, are flat and exactly what you would expect. The story lacks any drama, and feels more like Grant is ticking off boxes in the considerable historical research she has done. And uniting it all is the disturbing notion that one particular horse is more worthwhile than any of the p [...]

    4. Okay. This book was awesome but I have to say it's a very specific drama or at least it's not really going to hit all readers. If you like horses, you'll like this book. If you like history, especially English history, even more specifically history about the crusades, you like this book. When it all comes down to it, that's really what this book is about. But even if you aren't interested in those things, I must say you should really give this book a chance, because it was excellent.The charact [...]

    5. This adventurous book is about the journey of two brothers, Gavin and Will de Granville, their father, Sir Thomas de Granville of Hartslove, and a horse, Hosanna. It takes place in the third installment of the Crusades. It starts when Gavin and Will are young, and Will (the younger of the two brothers) is finally able to choose his very own stallion. The young men soon fight in the Holy War led by King Richard the Lionheart. The journey to the Holy Land is tough and harsh; knights and horses los [...]

    6. Over all I did not enjoy reading this book. I thought the language was was way to rich and thick for this type of book. I'm not one hundred percent sure if I read it right or maybe I just need to try it again. When I read it we had to write a sticky note for every single page of the book, It destroyed its chances of become a good book in my eyes. But the first time I read it just left me with a bad taste in my mouth. Overall my high expectations of this book were not reached nor in the ballpark [...]

    7. This book was amazing. I was clinging to it, barely willing to put it down for any reason. It was suspensful, amazingly written, and I connected with the characters.

    8. Originally posted here.I became curious about Blood Red Horse by K.M. Grant back when Angie did a Retro Friday review of it. It seemed like a very interesting, under-the-radar historical fiction novel. I was delighted when I found a bargain copy of it in one of the used bookstores in Manila. I thought the cover looked great and I liked the gold accents in the design. That copy has been patiently waiting in my TBR pile for years. Since I’ve been trying to be better about reading books that I ha [...]

    9. HOSANNA IS A MARY SUE.When I read this book as a young teenager it traumatized me. Now it's kind of hard to see why I had that reaction. Because people like change over time? Gasp. Because not all "happy endings" are clear-cut and 100% pure joy? I honestly don't know. It doesn't seem all that traumatizing now. "Bittersweet" is as far as I would go, probably.I still loved this book a lot, though. Listen. I love the crusades so much. The Third Crusade in particular is my specific weakness, and so [...]

    10. Okay, before I proceed to explain why I gave this book only two stars, I would like to make it clear that the de Granville Trilogy as a whole is absolutely fantastic, and definitely worth your time if you're into heroic fantasy/ historical fiction (or horses)!However, "Blood Red Horse" by itself isn't that great Let me explain.It's too "fast" One of the main problems with this book is that it covers a relatively long time period (from 1185 to 1193) in just 200-something pages. As a result, the w [...]

    11. William and Gavin de Granville are adolescent brothers who live in Hartslove castle in England. Destined for knighthood, they both love riding horses and have natural competition between them. When William, the younger of the two, finally gets the chance to choose a Great Horse—a horse used in battle (Gavin already has one named Montlouis)—he ends up choosing a beautiful smaller horse instead. Everyone is shocked by this decision, as William has wanted a proper battle horse forever. However, [...]

    12. First in a trilogy set in 12th century England, this book introduces us to the de Granville brothers, William and his older brother Gavin, and the girl, Ellie, who has grown up in their household after her parents died. Ellie comes from a rich family, and is expected to marry Gavin--but she is better friends with William. It's also the story of a brilliant red horse named Hosanna, who becomes William's battle horse when he is knighted and sent off on Crusade to Jerusalem. Very good historical no [...]

    13. For once, a book lives up to its billing. It's a grand adventure that takes place during the time of the Crusades. It's advertised for middle school students and it truly is. There are deep moral questions but also exciting battles, which are too vivid for younger children. Horse lovers will find a lot to love in this story. This is the kind of book that you remember for a long time, and would lend itself well to classroom discussions. I can imagine that if I had read it as a child, I would stil [...]

    14. I read this book while I was going through grad school, and I absolutely loved it! It's the first part of a trilogy called the DeGranville Trilogy. I love a good Historical Fiction novel, and this one is set during the Crusades: Will has a horse—a small chestnut stallion with a white blaze in his brow. Ellie is a fair maiden, but she’s supposed to marry Will’s older brother, Gavin. And as for the cause, King Richard is calling for a Crusade. The Knights of England must go to the Holy Land [...]

    15. This book isn't as beautifully written as some YA fiction, but that said, the author skillfully and naturally worked in lots of great words like "chivied" (I'm always on the look out for good vocabulary) and the story is compelling. My favorite aspect of the book is the way the author presented both sides of the third crusade fairly and without creating good guys or bad guys. As a middle school teacher, I also like the fact that the author's representaion of the fighting over the Holy Land betwe [...]

    16. Well written and fast paced. But I got the impression that the author was telling us there were more paths to God then through Christ alone? Didn't Jesus say "I am the Way the Truth and the Life. No man comes to the Father but by Me"? Definitely not a "Christian" book, but an interesting historical read all the same.

    17. This book easily goes down as the worst book I have ever read and probably ever will read. I forced my way through half of it and quit because I had had homework passes and didn't have to do the accompanying assignment. I do not recommend this book to anyone who would like to keep their brain cells. I feel horrible for writing such a horrible review, but it is my honest opinion.

    18. Based on the Third Crusade with England's King Richard I and the Muslim leader Saladin, this novel takes readers from the de Granvilles' Hartslove Castle to the bloody battlefields of the Middle East. I have read nearly all the fiction covering the Crusades and recently discovered this title. This book contains a lot of authentic type storytelling, which I really enjoyed. However, the mystical slant the story takes was a bit hard to swallow.

    19. MehI think it might just be timing, but I just could not get into this book at all. I didn't feel attached to any of the characters, I'm not much of a horse person and this is a pretty horse-centric story, and I just have too much on my plate right now to try to push through it. I didn't hate it, it was well-written, it just wasn't keeping my attention.

    20. Not the kind of book I'd usually grab off the shelves, but that's what most books you read for school are like. They start out super lame, with literally no point, and when you finish it you get goosebump spasms. Full review to come.

    21. I read this years and years ago back in my late primary school years and really loved it. The school library had the third book in the trilogy, but unfortunately not the second book. Maybe one day I'll go back and revisit the series from start to finish.

    22. I thought the book was a good read, just kind of difficult to follow. The action didn't seem to take off as I expected, but a good read all together.

    23. A captivating book I could not put down the minute I started reading it. I enjoy historical novels and this one did not disappoint.

    24. Blood Red Horse turned out to be a pretty good book, but quite frankly, I was mildly disappointed it didn't live up to its initial promise. It was quite funny in the beginning and I was looking forward to getting to know the characters, especially those that made up the "love triangle"--William, Gavin, and Ellie. Character development was good in two--Gavin and Ellie, but not so for William. There were fleeting moments when I thought he might be interesting, but here's the problem, and it's a bi [...]

    25. Add this to the body of stories that’s grown up around the crusades and King Richard Lionheart. The de Granville boys, Gavin and Will, are always fighting. And Eleanor, the young lady who is being raised along with them is almost as wild. Will finally receives permission from his father, Lord Thomas, to pick out his own Great Horse that he can ride into battle, but he chooses a small blood red stallion, who is hardly the bulky great horse he had envisioned, but whose gaits are smooth and intel [...]

    26. Will is a young noble growing up in England, where he knows two things: he must follow King Richard in the Crusades, and he needs an amazing warhorse to accomplish that. When his father finally gives him the chance to pick a charger, something draws him instead to a small red horse. No one expects this horse, named Hosanna, to be much of anything; some mock him for making the choice to take such a puny horse into battle. But time and time again Hosanna saves not only Will but those around him. H [...]

    27. Tyler J. Hull Callies A4English 9June 3, 2013 Blood red horse is the first book in it’s astounding trilogy written by K.M. Grant. The Book takes place in the crusades between the Christians and the sacrens during the 1600s. The main character Will de Granville, struggles to survive and thrive, as a growing knight in a ever growing kingdom. But he was swept of his journey by a Blood Red Horse. This book has a romantic twist to it between the two brothers and the girl they grew up with. This boo [...]

    28. A historical fiction following the events of two brothers, William and Gavin, and William's extraordinary horse Hosanna as they travel to the Holy Land to battle alongside Richard the Lionheart as he attempts Jerusalem, this novel is good for teenagers or younger who have an interest in history, the crusades, and horses. It is a neat account of how devotion towards a similar idea (such as a horse) can bring the unlikeliest people together -- or how caring for an animal can temper one's own fault [...]

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