Book Review-The Black Lions of Flanders (King's Germans Book 1)-Dominic Fielder | Miki's Hope

Book Review-The Black Lions of Flanders (King's Germans Book 1)-Dominic Fielder

Thursday, July 15, 2021

If you like historical fiction that has a lot of truth to it and is about a war in the 1700's-this is the book for you! It all started because the French had a revolution and got rid of their monarch--All the other monarchs in the other countries were not too happy about this. They kind of banded together to fight the revolutionaries. This was also the time of the guillotine and Robespierre. This entire book spans 3 months--but a whole lot happens in those 3 months! Political intrigue and everything else in between!

This was a well researched book and there are additional books that you might want to look up as well as a cast of characters at the end to tell you who they were and who they were fighting for--it was sometimes hard to tell. I already have the second book in this series which I will be reading and reviewing in the future.

About the Book: (from Amazon)

Before the words had left Brandt’s lips, the French soldiers had begun to turn and flee, some had thrown away weapons in the hope of mitigating what was to follow.


The volley crashed out. Krombach was blinded by stinging white smoke and when his eyes cleared the narrow road contained only the dead and the dying.

The enemy had fled.

“Brandt’s Company...follow me!”

February 1793

Private Sebastian Krombach joined the army to escape the boredom of life in his father’s fishing fleet; Captain Werner Brandt yearned to leave his post and retire into civilised society; and Lieutenant Erich von Bomm wanted nothing more than to survive his latest escapade that had provoked another duel.

Each man is a King’s German; when they are called to war, their lives will become inextricably linked.

The ranks of 2nd Battalion are an unhappy home. While Brandt struggles to turn his new company into a coherent fighting force, Krombach quickly learns that, in order to survive in Brandt’s Company, each redcoat must choose allegiance to one of its fierce factions. And when von Bomm, newly promoted to the 1st Grenadiers, finds himself part of a command outnumbered and facing annihilation, it is the untested redcoats of 2nd Battalion who must race to the rescue.

But the French have seized the initiative, and in the white-hot furnace of Rumes the Black Lions of Flanders hunt the King’s Germans, determined to defend the revolution and destroy their enemy before they can ever reach French soil.

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About the Author: (from Goodreads)

The King’s Germans is a project that has been many years in the making. Currently I manage to juggle writing and research around a crowded work and family life. The Black Lions of Flanders (set in 1793) is the first in the King’s Germans’ series, which will follow an array of characters through to the final book in Waterloo. The King of Dunkirk will soon be released and I hope that the response to that is as encouraging as the reviews of Black Lions have been. While I’m self-published now, I have an excellent support team that help me to produce what I hope is a story with professional feel, and that readers would want to read more than once. My family back-ground is in paperback book sales, so I’m very keen to ensure that the paperback design is something that I would be proud to put on my bookshelf. I live just outside of Tavistock, Devon, where I enjoy walking on the moors and the occasional horse-riding excursion as both inspiration and relaxation.

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