Synopses & Reviews
A little-remembered novel from one of the pioneers of genre fiction, this 1891 work from the creator of Sherlock Holmes regales us with the adventures of Alleyne Edricson, a lad raised by monks in England who later becomes squire to a knight during the Hundred Years' War, in the late 14th century, and member of a band of archers, the White Company. Though all but forgotten today, this thrilling tale was hugely popular in its day, and remains a ripping good read. Fans of adventure drama and historical fiction will thrill to this forgotten classic from one of the most famous writers of pulp fiction. Scottish surgeon and political activist SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE (1859-1930) turned his passions into stories and novels, producing fiction and nonfiction works sometimes controversial (The Great Boer War, 1900), sometimes fanciful (The Coming of the Fairies, 1922), and sometimes legendary (The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, 1892).