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Bill Grandy
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PostPosted: Fri 25 Jun, 2021 9:58 am    Post subject: Little Hammer (novel) by Sean Flynt         Reply with quote

I just read the YA novel by myArmouryís very own Sean Flynt, and itís great! Itís set during the era of Englandís Wars of the Roses, and follows the journey of a young country blacksmith who becomes an armorerís apprentice. Itís aimed for the young adult audience, and itís the kind of book I would have loved to have found when I was 13. It has a nice balance of historical accuracy while still being focused on the story and growth of the main character. Plus itís full of armor talk. Happy

So buy yourself a copy, particularly if you have a young adult in your life who is interested in medieval armor.

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PostPosted: Sat 26 Jun, 2021 5:38 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

How did I not know this was a thing until now? Happy Iíll have to pick up a copy for myself, ahem, I mean, my sonÖ.
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PostPosted: Sat 26 Jun, 2021 8:47 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Cool - my son is right on the cusp of YA reading, so will get a copy.
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PostPosted: Sun 27 Jun, 2021 3:16 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks, Bill and all! This wonderful community is included in the bookís ďfurther readingĒ section, so I hope some readers will find us and benefit as I have. Interested folks can also follow along at https://facebook.com/LittleHammerBook.

NOTE: Our non-US friends can find the book (print or ebook) on their regional Amazon sites. Happy

-Sean

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PostPosted: Sun 27 Jun, 2021 4:17 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sean,
My copy should arrive tomorrow. Iím looking forward to checking it out with my son. Happy

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PostPosted: Sun 27 Jun, 2021 4:30 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Awesome! This began as a project for my own son. It turned into something bigger, for sons and daughters, whole familiesÖ.
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PostPosted: Mon 28 Jun, 2021 12:10 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Really enjoying my copy so far - about 1/3 through. Something meaningful to follow when I have finished it

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PostPosted: Mon 28 Jun, 2021 2:58 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Iíll insist on you for the movie/series, Tod!😆 Your work and thoughts on craft have inspired many projects.
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PostPosted: Fri 02 Jul, 2021 2:48 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

My son (11) devoured this book in an afternoon. He liked it, although didn't have a specific reason why. He wasn't sure what "price" the blacksmith paid in the book - I think he was expecting something dramatic. I asked him if it was the moral dilemma of making things that kill other people? He apparently didn't see a problem with that, so he didn't think that was it....
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PostPosted: Sat 03 Jul, 2021 3:25 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Iím glad he liked it! Yes, The ďpriceĒ of the marketing text is his participation in a system he sees causing such harm, especially among those with little power. You got it exactly. 🙂
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PostPosted: Sun 11 Jul, 2021 6:00 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Just finished it and really enjoyed it.

The detail and accuracy of it is outstanding and carefully written so as to not be overwhelming at any point and although is aimed at a YA audience, I felt this was more the case because the sentences are short and simple and the telling is very linear and uncomplicated, but not because the book is simplistic. Altogether I thought this was a really good first novel, but also simply a 'good novel'. When he was tidying the battlefield after Towton has stayed with since as a particularly fallen and vivid piece of writing.

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PostPosted: Sun 11 Jul, 2021 12:46 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Many thanks for the kind words, and for all you do to help us understand and appreciate that world!
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