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Swords clash. Engines roar. The fight is on.

Valerie was born with one foot on the accelerator. Raised in a family of renowned swordsmen, her need for speed sets her apart. But when a tragic murder casts her out of the noble society she’s relied on to protect her, she has to master the way of the sword to fight her way back.

The king is searching for the next knight to sit at the Round Table, but Valerie only wants justice. To get it, she’ll enter his tournament and face road warriors from all over the kingdom.

Her only hope for survival is a brooding swordsman mentor, a blade with no name, and one legendary car.

If you like epic tales of bravery, romance, and revenge, you'll love this high-octane, swashbuckling adventure.

Join the fight today!

©2019 Nathan Van Coops (P)2019 Nathan Van Coops

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Listened to entire book with only a few short breaks

I started out unsure if I liked the book but about a half hour into it I was hooked and listened to the whole thing with only short breaks. My wife is listening to it now and is enjoying it.

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Another great plot and characters

Nathan Van Coops is amazing. No doubt my favorite writer. Incredible creative worlds and characters. Sword Fight will not let you down, Van Coops is king of on the edge of your seat adventures. Fantastically written while painting epic pictures in your mind. Narration was good and has a good voice, however was kind of too breathy into the mic and some hard cuts in transitions. The story is so good and I can't wait for the next book. Highly recommend! Give stars!

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Truly remarkable!

I have been living this story for the last week two. My thoughts during the day drifting to the latest part of the story I had experienced the night before. The details and characters were much more vivid than if I had watched a movie.

The narration by Jess Nahikian is a work of art, quietly drawing me in, and expressing every character, every thought so fully, always leaving me amazed at the subtlety and depth of her voice.

I look forward to listening to it, and living it again soon.

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Entralling!

I loved this adventure! I didn't want it to end and can't wait for the sequel!

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Best Story Yet

It's one of those stories that when you get to your destination, you do not want to get out of the car.... But you have to or be late for work.

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I hope this becomes a movie

I read the book before hearing this and the repeat makes it better. The story is fantastic and the way the details are presented leaves me feeling like I was there. I haven't read/listened to a better new book in the past 5-10 years

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WOW!

The "Times like these" books were some of the absolute best books I've ever listened to. Nathan has created Gold again. I can't get over how freaking awesome this book is. I had to drive 14 hours to work and I listened to the entire book in one sitting. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. Do yourself a favor and buy this book, I promise you won't be disappointed.

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He got me again!

TL/DR— amazing! Many thumbs up!! Must read!

First off, I almost never listen to a book I haven’t read.

Second, I wasn’t sure about this. I’m the first to line up for a good alt history. Give me Flint’s 1632 or 1812 universe, I’m cool. Love a good sword story, like The Belgariad. But cars and swords? I didn’t know what to think; I’m a huge fan of Nathan’s time travel books so I couldn’t resist the chance.

First chapter in, I was enthralled. The narrator was the perfect choice for the protagonist. The characters were vivid and compelling. By the end, I’ll admit, the hair stood in my arms a couple times. May have had a watery eye or two. Nathan reeled me into yet another universe and I’m hooked!

Two thumbs up, a must have for your library!!!

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A tune of dueling swords and car engines

This was a great personal story, blending an unusual partnership composed of dueling swords and roaring car engines. The author opens up by explaining the alternate history which sets up this world. Narrator is top notch and skilled at the many voices she creates. The story is full of action and emotional highs and lows. I will definitely be checking out the next book.

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Swords and cars, yes please

Defining a modern world with Knights honor and swords and duels and revenge and tournaments... It's done exceptionally well. Both the story itself and performance.

Van Coops is an author you must follow.

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  • 08-20-20

This is a medieval world of sword-fighting and war

Valerie has always loved war cars and has been driving as long as she could reach the pedals. When her brother is tragically murdered in front of her, she's determined to bring the murderer to justice, no matter that he is from one of the most wealthy and powerful families. The only way she can do this is to somehow gain an audience with the King, and to do that she must enter the most dangerous tournament and win.
This is a medieval world of sword-fighting and war car racing. The start of this book actually made me think of a kind of grown up, evil, Wacky Races. But it was no where near as light-hearted! The story was gripping, I really wanted Valerie to get justice from the horrible Jasper, he was just so smarmy and irritating. I think the chapter headings definitely give too much away as I often knew the outcomes just from those. I loved Rico, he was the best character and I don't know what Valerie would have done without him.
I did think the book was let down a little bit by the narration. It got a bit tiring as the reading sounded constantly dramatic and desperate, even when just saying normal things.

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  • 12-05-19

What a world!

Nathan Van Coops is my favourite author, the world he has created is incredible!