Blog Tour Kick Off + Giveaway: Gentlemen of Pitchfork by Kamil Gruca

Today kick's off Kamil Gruca's Blog Tour for Gentlemen of Pitchfork and I have the pleasure of starting off the festivities with a giveaway!

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Publication Date: July 13, 2014 | eBook; 258p |Translator: Pawel Brzosko

Genre: Historical Fiction

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The year is 1415. France is weakened by the recently ended Civil War between the factions of Burgundians and Armagnacs. The young and belligerent King Henry V Lancaster decides to pay the French a neighbourly visit. With him - the flower of the English knighthood.

Among them – Sir Arthur, the Baron of Pitchfork, an ideal of all chivalric virtues - his uncle, Sir Ralph, a veteran soldier with a taste for women and bitter humour - and his cousin, Sir Robert, a young and romantic would-be scholar who will have his first taste of war, sieges, duels, betrayal and intrigue but also love and practical philosophy.

Together they ride as secret envoys of their King to meet Burgundian emissaries. But the Armagnacs’ spies keep their eyes open for any sign of treason on the part of their political opponents and three powerful French armies are gathering to cross King Henry’s way.

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About the Author

02_Kamil Gruca_Author PhotoKamil Gruca is a Polish writer born in 1982 in Warsaw. He is a graduate of the Faculty of Philosophy at the Warsaw University.

Kamil is also an active knight who confirmed his battle prowess by winning the Polish National Knights League in 2006 under the alias of Sir Robert Neville. He has studied medieval swordsmanship for over 15 years hence his novels are full of dynamic and realistic swordplay.

Being an avid re-enactor and a passionate history geek Kamil moved to France for two years to study documents unavailable in other countries that would add to the feel and realism of the book on multiple levels.

His first novel “Panowie z Pitchfork” was published in 2009 by a major publishing house Rebis. Receiving a warm welcome from Polish critics, readers and fellow writers, the first part of the adventures of the young and keen Sir Robert was soon followed by a sequel “Baron i Łotr”, published by another publishing house Znak, bringing closure to the major plot.

Currently Kamil lives in Warsaw with his family and is working on another series of historical novels focused around one of Poland's most famous knights - Zawisza Czarny - and his not so famous yet equally interesting brothers.

For more information about the book please visit or You can contact Kamil at

If you want to learn more about how Kamil trains medieval swordsmanship please visit HAM-Historyczna-Akademia-Miecza on Facebook (Site in Polish), as well as (Site in Polish).

Gentlemen of Pitchfork Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, December 8
Spotlight & Giveaway at Passages to the Past

Tuesday, December 9
Spotlight at Literary Chanteuse
Guest Post at What Is That Book About

Friday, December 12
Review at Bookramblings

Saturday, December 13
Review at Book Nerd

Monday, December 15
Review at Dab of Darkness

Tuesday, December 16
Excerpt at The Never-Ending Book

Wednesday, December 17
Review at Boom Baby Reviews
Guest Post at Historical Fiction Connection

Thursday, December 18
Interview at Dab of Darkness
Spotlight & Giveaway at Teddy Rose Book Reviews Plus More

Friday, December 19
Review at With Her Nose Stuck in a Book


To enter to win a paperback of Gentlemen of Pitchfork please leave a comment below with your email address.


- Giveaway ends at 11:59pm on December 18th. You must be 18 or older to enter.
- Giveaway is open to US residents only.
- Only one entry per household.
- All giveaway entrants agree to be honest and not cheat the systems; any suspect of fraud is decided upon by blog/site owner and the sponsor, and entrants may be disqualified at our discretion
- Winner have 48 hours to claim prize or new winner is chosen.

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  1. i like historical fiction, thanks for the chance

  2. thanks for this intriguing and captivating historical giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  3. Love this period and would like to know more! Thanks

  4. Recently I read a HF novel about Joan of Arc, such a interesting period. Would like to read this novel. Thanks for the giveaway.

  5. Love any books to do with this period in history! kimbers10[at]yahoo[dot]com

  6. wow, Middle Ages and Burgundy, MY home region, was is not to love here? would definitely love to read this. thanks for the giveaway. Emma: ehc16e at yahoo dot com [you know me too well, there's no way I can cheat, lol]

  7. How exciting. A book penned by an active knight!!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. Love an intrigue filled historical tale. Thanks for the chance to win. nanze55(at)hotmail(dot)com

  9. It sounds like a wonderful read. I really like that it is set in France. Thanks for having the giveaway.



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