The Thirty-One Kings Epub ✓ The Thirty-One PDF or

The Thirty-One Kings[Reading] ➵ The Thirty-One Kings ➼ Robert J. Harris – Varanus.us In his final novel Sick Heart River , John Buchan predicted that with the outbreak of a second world war Richard Hannay and all his companions of old would be going back into action In The Thirty One In his final novel Sick Heart River , John Buchan predicted that with the outbreak of a second world war Richard Hannay and all his companions of old would be going back into action In The Thirty One Kings the tale of their adventures is finally toldJune As German troops The Thirty-One PDF or pour across France, the veteran soldier and adventurer Richard Hannay is called back into service In Paris an agent, codenamed Roland , has disappeared and is assumed to be in the hands of the Nazis Only he knows the secret of the thirty one kings, one upon which the future of Europe depends Hannay is dispatched to Paris to find Roland before the Germans overrun the city On a hazardous journey across the battlefields of France Hannay is joined by old friends and new allies as he confronts a ruthless foe who will stop at nothing to destroy him.

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  • Hardcover
  • 224 pages
  • The Thirty-One Kings
  • Robert J. Harris
  • English
  • 05 December 2017
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  1. says:

    Robert J Harris resurrects the dashing Richard Hannay hero of John Buchan s The 39 Steps and places him at the centre of a World War II thriller Hannay is joined by 3 of The Gorbals Diehards characters from Buchan s 1922 novel Huntingtower now all grown up and roped in by British Intelligence to rescue an agent, codenamed Roland , thought to be a prisoner of the Nazis in soon to be conquered Paris in June 1940 Various other Buchan characters including the wonderfully named John Sc Robert J Harris resurrects the dashing Richard Hannay hero of John Buchan s The 39 Steps and places him at the centre of a World War II thriller Hannay is joined by 3 of The Gorbals Diehards characters from Buchan s 1922 novel Huntingtower now all grown up and roped in by British Intelligence to rescue an agent, codenamed Roland , thought to be a prisoner of the Nazis in soon to be conquered Paris in June 1940 Various other Buchan characters including the wonderfully named John Scantlebury Blenkiron make an appearance in this non stop action tale, as Hannay and his allies do battle with the German army and a bunch of Nazi agents who will stop at nothing to prevent them from rescuing Roland and getting him and his secret information about The 31 Kings back to Britain Most of the action centres around Paris in the final days of the Battle for France, just after the British retreat from Dunkirk Harris is clearly a huge fan of John Buchan and knows his books inside out The end result is a pacy men on the run thriller, including a scene in which our hero is once again being pursued by an enemy aeroplane All in all this story can be described as an old fashioned ripping good yarn


  2. says:

    For fans of John Buchan s Richard Hannay this is a real treat as Richard J Harris continues with Hannay s career in the early part of World War II Albeit somewhat ageing Hannay returns to his adventurous ways as he strives to find an agent, code named Roland who has disappeared and is thought to be in the hands of the Nazis in German occupied France.Meeting up with some old friends from former days, in particular Sandy Clanroyden, and with assistance from a group known as the Glasgow Die Ha For fans of John Buchan s Richard Hannay this is a real treat as Richard J Harris continues with Hannay s career in the early part of World War II Albeit somewhat ageing Hannay returns to his adventurous ways as he strives to find an agent, code named Roland who has disappeared and is thought to be in the hands of the Nazis in German occupied France.Meeting up with some old friends from former days, in particular Sandy Clanroyden, and with assistance from a group known as the Glasgow Die Hards Hannay sets off for France with a brief to find the agent and bring him safely back to London Roland is the only man who knows the secret of the thirty nine kings so it is imperative that he is found and returned safely before the Nazis get their hands on him.The action is fast and furious, in typical John Buchan style, and when Hannay meets up with a determined former adversary, Beata van Dieman, in Paris things get decidedly deadly The Nazis are on their way to occupying Paris and the descriptions of the war torn city are realistic and extremely descriptive as Hannay searches the war torn city for his man.Hannay eventually finds Roland , escapes with him and is then involved in a death defying car chase and is helped by some loyal Frenchmen before a thrilling climax ensues in a remote farmhouse in the French countryside.The book finishes with the Churchill speech that ends with This was their finest hour It makes the hairs stand up on the back of one s neck and it is a fitting ending to a book that brings Richard Hannay back to life in an adventure almost as exciting as the original Thirty Nine Steps


  3. says:

    Frustrating It might have been excellent if the author had slowed down long enough for us to become invested in the characters and situations As it was, I felt as though I was reading a Cliff s Notes of a good book.


  4. says:

    It s one for fans of the genre, but if you ve enjoyed Hannay stories before then you should have some time for this


  5. says:

    First a brief plot synopsis General Sir Richard Hannay is called back into service during the fall of France, tasked with bringing a secret informant out of soon to be occupied Paris if he can find him in time He meets up with some friends, and also is helped by the Gorbals Die Hards, grown up but still eager to fight the bad guys, and in no doubt as to who they are The Nazis, d oh If all you know of John Buchan s work is the movie made of his classic The Thirty Nine Steps, this will be First a brief plot synopsis General Sir Richard Hannay is called back into service during the fall of France, tasked with bringing a secret informant out of soon to be occupied Paris if he can find him in time He meets up with some friends, and also is helped by the Gorbals Die Hards, grown up but still eager to fight the bad guys, and in no doubt as to who they are The Nazis, d oh If all you know of John Buchan s work is the movie made of his classic The Thirty Nine Steps, this will be meaningless to you But it does seem to me that Robert Harris exhibits great bravery reimagining this character, who practically defines not politically correct Don t get me wrong I love Buchan s books But I say that as an American woman, and also a member of several groups that Buchan tended to stereotype and disregard He was a creature of his times, which I can accept Still, I am susceptible to the thrill of some of his set pieces, just as one can watch a terrible western movie and still thrill to the bugle call that says the cavalry has arrived to save the day There are references in this book to several of Buchan s other books, including Greenmantle Can one forget the moment when Sandy Arbuthnot, masquerading as an Arab mystic, turns to the beautiful German agent whom he loves, and rejects her offer of domination of the Middle East, saying I am a British officer One quibble Hannay mentions a poet, from context Yeats, and I don t believe for a minute that Hannay ever did or would have read an Irish semi mystic Maybe Browning or Shakespeare But even that is a stretch he really was a Kipling man


  6. says:

    With all of his former associates involved in the war effort, Richard Hannah wants nothingthan to do his part However, the War Office has not replied to his requests for any position where he might serve When he is finally contacted, he does not hesitate to take an assignment that will take him into German occupied Paris An operative known as Roland is the only person who knows the significance of the phrase The Thirty One Kings, information that is vital to the war effort Assisted by With all of his former associates involved in the war effort, Richard Hannah wants nothingthan to do his part However, the War Office has not replied to his requests for any position where he might serve When he is finally contacted, he does not hesitate to take an assignment that will take him into German occupied Paris An operative known as Roland is the only person who knows the significance of the phrase The Thirty One Kings, information that is vital to the war effort Assisted by the Die Hards, a group of young men from the Highlander Regiment who grew up together and trained together, he arrives in Paris to find that Roland has been captured.From dog fights and a crash to the daring rescue and escape, this is a fitting tribute to John Buchan s The Thirty Nine Steps


  7. says:

    While this book beautifully captured the phrasing and style of a bygone era brilliantly, the plot itself was rather lackluster and predictable A retired military hero anxiously awaits his turn to help his country at the outbreak of WW II and seemingly finds his efforts rebuffed at every turn Of course, this is just an excuse to set him up with a vital mission involving awfully eager and jolly good lads ready to risk their life for kin and country And, yes, there s a surprise vampy villaines While this book beautifully captured the phrasing and style of a bygone era brilliantly, the plot itself was rather lackluster and predictable A retired military hero anxiously awaits his turn to help his country at the outbreak of WW II and seemingly finds his efforts rebuffed at every turn Of course, this is just an excuse to set him up with a vital mission involving awfully eager and jolly good lads ready to risk their life for kin and country And, yes, there s a surprise vampy villainess who seems to havebrains than the whole Weirmacht, but what can one expect in a sequel penned by acontemporary author mimicing such an iconic style Not my cup o tea, but for some readers, it may hit the spot


  8. says:

    Richard Hannay the hero of John Buchan s classic 1915 thriller The 39 Steps and the movies based on it the 1935 version with Robert Donat being supreme returns with Harris taking up the reins to continue the adventures of a classic character of the ripping yarns stories of the 1920s Now General Sir Richard Hannay retired he is chafing at the bit to help as the Nazis roll across France When an old spy master calls for his help Hannay is soon up to his neck in intrigue as he attempts the r Richard Hannay the hero of John Buchan s classic 1915 thriller The 39 Steps and the movies based on it the 1935 version with Robert Donat being supreme returns with Harris taking up the reins to continue the adventures of a classic character of the ripping yarns stories of the 1920s Now General Sir Richard Hannay retired he is chafing at the bit to help as the Nazis roll across France When an old spy master calls for his help Hannay is soon up to his neck in intrigue as he attempts the rescue of a Nazi captive who may hold the fate of the war in his hands Written in the rollicking boys own adventure style of Buchan this is a satisfying yarn for anyone familiar with the books of the genre


  9. says:

    Robert J Harris has written an exciting wartime story with some fine details and a loving tribute to Buchan s hero Sir Richard Hannay.The story does feel a little rushed Why just over 200 pages when the story and characters could have benefited from a bitdevelopment Chapters are very short which is a little disappointing Setting a good part of the novel in Paris on the eve of the German arrival is a great idea, but a slightly longer novel would have given this book just a bitclout Robert J Harris has written an exciting wartime story with some fine details and a loving tribute to Buchan s hero Sir Richard Hannay.The story does feel a little rushed Why just over 200 pages when the story and characters could have benefited from a bitdevelopment Chapters are very short which is a little disappointing Setting a good part of the novel in Paris on the eve of the German arrival is a great idea, but a slightly longer novel would have given this book just a bitclout.The content is very good though and Harris has a well developed writing style that suits the action so I would recommend for both fans of the original Hannay novels and WW2 enthusiasts Good show


  10. says:

    Robert Harris writes an homage to John Buchan As such, it s good work, which you would expect from Harris no matter what the genre or subject I guess the problem is that Buchan s novels and style, while great in their time and still interesting if only as museum pieces of early espionage action novels, have been eclipsed by the masters of the craft writing today This tribute is light as a souffl , moves quickly, and leaves no aftertaste It s unobjectionable, but also unnecessary.

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