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  1. Mark Mark says:

    A really good book based around the late 1070 to 1090 starts and ends in scotland with a trip to the middle east Would liked details on first journey to the middle east would have liked emotion from the main character a few flaws would be nice Hes too perfect needs roughing up especially after what he goes through with his brother's treatment of himnice to see a novel from this period35stars after thinking about this all evening i have rounded it up to 4stars

  2. Kimber Kimber says:

    I've read a lot of historical fiction but after receiving this book from the author I realized that I'd never read anything about the history of The First Crusade Tom Vetter's Call to Crusade is an excellent introduction to the politics and circumstances leading to that 'most holy of wars' The story follows Godric MacEuan son of the King Malcolm's right hand man and the ueen's most treasured lady in waiting best friend to princes and noble in all but birth Life is good to Godric but not as good to his older half brother Andrew and that is where trouble starts Soon Godric's circumstances are completely reversed His family is for the most part gone and he is put to work in the local smithy doing hard manual labor The next few years consolidate Godric into the man he will become smart inuisitive strong dangerous and with a well established sense of right and wrong He is the perfect man Through his trials and tribulations Godric develops an interest in the machinery of war His time at the smithy and with other local labourers provides the talent to further his interest By the time Godric travels from Scotland to Flanders to Jerusalem and back he has learned enough of siege warfare and engineering to determine that is where his future lies And we learn along with him This book is written as a diary from Godric's point of view The historical facts and the ancient engineering principles are well researched The only negative to the narrative was that Godric was a perfect manalmost too perfect Even though the diarist narrative lends itself to ignoring the faults of self Godric almost never seems to take a wrong step feel an unknightly emotion or say a cross word Even in killing and warfare he is always justified However this is just the first book in the series The one that lays down the background and leads to the real meat of the work The Crusade I have a feeling Godric won't be as saintly in the future though he professes to fight for the 'good of God' All in all this was an enjoyable read that took me out of my comfort zone The journey was worth it

  3. Tom Vetter Tom Vetter says:

    Readers' praise for Call To Crusade These are some of the reviews and comments that readers of Call to Crusade have sent me this month To date no one failed to enjoy it or panned it as unworthy of their time or money and only one reader begged for a map of the pilgrimage route; so I have high hopes that you will enjoy it also I base the rating above on their praiseI loved 'Call to Crusade' It rates in my top 5 of best books ever It was gripping intriguing and eventful There was always a new twist that got me hooked again I couldn't put it down and finished it within a week I can't wait for the seuel Harrison discerning readerJust received your book Let me first say that it has one of the finest book cover designs that I have ever seen The design alone makes one want to open the book and see what adventures wait to be read The paper used is very white but does not shine and this along with the print size makes for easy on the eyes reading It is raining so this means no outside work today Too bad I will have to spend my time with Lord MacEuan but I think that I have found a long term friend that I can accompany on his First Crusade and many adventures to come I will have to decline the lead role in the movie as my Oscar shelf is full Nef CedI have actually been busy at work so my literary critiue of your TREMENDOUS novel had to wait until this Friday afternoon The historical fiction novel is a great way to learn about an era I favorably compare yours to Herman Wouk’s World War II novels “Winds of War” and “War and Remembrance” A painless history lesson Your characters sprang to life from the pages and their activities were vividly described I had no problem visualizing each scene Your research appears to have been thorough and adds credibility to the story I look forward with great anticipation to the next installment Then the next Etc Sean CI love what I have read of Sir Godric so far You amaze me How the heck do you know all of the names of the weapons they wore and used in those days? Half of them I have never heard before You are so darn clever to weave everything so well into a story Well done Filomena LI am reading your book and I am enjoying it When I finish it I will tell you if you did good Lina SI am reading your book every day It's a little slow going with a magnifier but it's worth the effort Thank you again Mary NI am on Chapter 4 and am really enjoying your book The names are challenging but I’m up for it How do you know all this stuff? Your imagination is robust detailed and very engaging I’ll say as I progress Bravo Lisa W

  4. Tom Vetter Tom Vetter says:

    I wrote it so reviewing it is not meaningful I will say I wrote the best book I could at the time and I'm proud of the result I liked Godric as a protagonist and I think he has literary staying power he is the kind of character that stays with you living on in your soul somewhere I wanted him to be a principal character of a larger than life nature; I think the general turn of modern literature to anti heroes and unprincipled protagonists leaves readers longing for better; or there would be no market for Marvel's ever popular superheroes and demi gods Godric is not one of these but he is someone you'd be happy your son became or daughter wanted to marry But you should read and judge him for yourselfI have three books planned to relate his adventures and misadventures through the First Crusade and the second March to Nicaea is well along But it may take several years to tell his epic story for there are other books I am excited to write as wellMy second book 30000 Leagues Undersea True Tales of a Submariner and Deep Submergence Pilot is through copyedit and being formatted for pint and e book publication With hard work and luck it should be for market in June possibly even May 2014

  5. Katharina Gerlach Katharina Gerlach says:

    I had the pleasure to read this before it was published and witnessed it growing from a good book to something spectacular So often historical accuracy is put aside for the entertainment value This book shows that stories can be both entertaining AND historically accurateGodric is a man we can cheer for He grows from a tormented kid to a thoughtful leader and one of the great inventors of his time His companions are wonderful people reminiscent of real life I particularly liked that the author did not impose our perception of war onto his medieval characters At the time of the first crusade fighting was an everyday occurrence for most people A war was nothing extraordinaryThis book is a great read for readers of all ages although I thing it suits men better than women with exceptions of course look at me Highly recommended

  6. Julie Carpenter Julie Carpenter says:

    I received this as a first reads good reads give away for freeI have been finished for a while but so busy I haven't reviewed any of my books and this review is just a uick one I'm hoping to be able to take the time here soon and really write a fair review As you can see I rated it 5 stars I really enjoyed the storyline and the history I learned while reading I loved the post that Tom Vetter wrote about doing research and realizing this novel was written about his ancestors Wow what a cool find for himIf you enjoy historical fiction you will not be disappointed with this novel Godric was a great character and his character development was fantastic What a great journey to take with him and to see what leads him to go on the crusades and have his own conviction of what he was doingThat's all for now but I am hoping to add to that soonHappy Reading

  7. Christine J Randall Christine J Randall says:

    I purchased this book after enjoying an introductory story from the author's website While that novella was in third person the Siege Master series is told in first person as a memoir I enjoyed the comfortable style it never seemed stilted or stuffy even while imparting tremendous amounts of knowledge about people places and war machinations Godric is a believable character and I enjoyed his growth from infant to married man during hard times and goodI did not like the footnote numbering Knowing the present day names of towns and districts passed through on the journey to Jerusalem would be handy if you are going to follow along on a map but so many numbers seemed out of place in the text and I couldn't ignore the growing countThe final 10% of the book including the footnotes reveals the author's extensive research A timeline of historical events includes Godric All show how well Tom Vetter skillfully blends fact and fictionI had a hard time finding a place to put down the story the groundwork for the First Crusade is well and truly set Historical fiction at its finest Readers of Bernard Cornwell will enjoy the Siege Master series

  8. Stephanie Stephanie says:

    I had received this novel from first reads Essentially this novel dates back to 1070 AD The depth and detail of this novel confirms how much research actually went into this novel I have to say it is refreshing to be able to read something that is historically accurate along with being very entertaining A young man named Godric goes through things back then that is hard to even think about going through now especially before he is even 20 He's loved by his King ueen and by his people Although Godric has become a successful knight to the King it is his adventures to the middle east and the conflicts that he faces including with a family member that makes this novel so captivating It's also amazing hiw far we have come when it has come to weapons for warI have to say it still amazes me how religion is still a huge cause of war though The only thing I would say this novel needs off if I had to say is a bit detail on Godrics romance with the Smiths daughter The author defiantly makes this romance apparent though This is a great novel to read A lot of time in any genre of books facts are removed or misconstrued for the entertainment factor However Vetter is talented enough to include both

  9. Chris Collins Chris Collins says:

    Tom manages to perfectly adapt the historical period of the crusades into this great piece of fiction The way he seamlessly twisted the modern day introduction and made the tale of his characters so believable is astounding and I thoroughly recommend aspiring historical fiction writers to examine the flawless way facts from the period are intertwined with his narrativeI struggled to put the book down as my long suffering girlfriend can testify too and I will keep an eye out for the seuels as they're introduced to the UKThank you for sating my obsession for the crusades and my love for historical fiction Tom

  10. Katharina Gerlach Katharina Gerlach says:

    This book is a wonderful introduction to the events before the First Crusade It illustrates the prejudices and way of life of the time very well The author managed to weave the historical facts into the story's background so seamlessly that I only realized by the end of the book how much I had learned I will definitely read by this authorI think the book is mainly aimed at male adults but I thing will suit interested Young Adult readers too regardless the gender just don't expect there to be a romance thread in a book focusing on a warlord there is love but it is handled in the way it was appropriate at the time

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Call To Crusade ❁ [EPUB] ✹ Call To Crusade By Tom Vetter ➚ – IN CALL TO CRUSADE TOM VETTER BEGINS THE SIEGE MASTER SERIES THE EPIC STORY OF THE FIRST CRUSADE TOLD AS NEVER BEFORE AS LIVED BY A KNIGHT WHO BATTLES TURKS TRAITORS STARVATION AND DEATH ITSELF TO WIN IN Call To Crusade TOM VETTER BEGINS THE SIEGE MASTER SERIES THE EPIC STORY OF THE FIRST CRUSADE TOLD AS NEVER BEFORE AS LIVED BY A KNIGHT WHO BATTLES TURKS TRAITORS STARVATION AND DEATH ITSELF TO WIN A CRUSADE AND REGAIN HOLY JERUSALEM The year is King Malcolm of Scotland has finally reached a peace of sorts with William Norman conueror of England To his battle companion Baron Euan MacDougal and wife Lady Mildred companion of ueen Margaret is born son Godric MacEuan Raised educated and trained to knighthood amid the royal family's princes Godric's life Call To PDF \ is idealThen Sir Euan and Lady Mildred die tragically leaving year old Godric in the hands of his evil older half brother Andrew who hates Godric and resents the favor he has with the Scottish royalsAndrew enslaves Godric as a blacksmith and his future looks bleak But the son of a great knight will stay no slave and Godric frees himself and his friends by his own handHis fortunes restored Godric becomes a suire under Count Robert of Flanders a Peer of France accompanying the great count on his historic pilgrimage to Jerusalem That journey the men who make it and the deeds they perform ultimately set the world afire and launch the First Crusade And though he is only a suire it is Godric’s deeds that put the match to the fuseA gripping story of faith bravery and holy war for a worthy cause Call To Crusade sets the stage In the Siege Master series readers will relive the entire First Crusade at Godric’s side and rediscover why this forgotten conflict still matters so much to every person living today Call To Crusade first book in the ‘Siege Master’ series begins the epic story of Baron Godric MacEuan Scottish knight in the army of Count Robert II of Flanders who fights in all the critical battles and witnesses the gripping key events of the First Crusade At Godric’s side readers live through the glory and horror of that epic struggle a conflict of religions and civilizations that still echoes a thousand years later overshadowing our world today“Deus lo volt God wills it” The book is fiction but the story is true.

  • Kindle Edition
  • 500 pages
  • Call To Crusade
  • Tom Vetter
  • English
  • 19 May 2015

About the Author: Tom Vetter

Those who can do Those who can do no longer teach or better still write Tom Vetter has done both living it first and then writing about it As a naval officer he served than two decades in submarines and deep submergence vehicles During his career then Commander Vetter sailed than miles on and undersea He operated diesel and nuclear submarines during the Vietnam and Co.