The Sword Maker

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(4.6 stars; 62 reviews)

Times are hard in Frankfort. Defeat in war, weak leadership, trade blockades and a starving population lead to a restive and unhappy citizenry. The one thing Frankfort does have is the best three sword-makers in the country, who form a guild to try and find solutions to the economic problems assailing the city. One day, a stranger appears: an instructor in swordsmanship and the craft of sword-making. Despite not being licensed to carry a sword in the city, he promises the guild he can help them make their fortunes and lead the city out of the recession. - Summary by Lynne Thompson (11 hr 44 min)


An Offer to Open the River 32:22 Read by Roman Noble
The Bargain is Struck Part 1 21:45 Read by Roman Noble
The Bargain is Struck Part 2 38:44 Read by Lynne T
Dissension in the Ironworkers' Guild 38:09 Read by Roman Noble
The Disturbing Journey of Father Ambrose 38:09 Read by Theseus Francis
The Countess Von Sayn and the Archbishop of Cologne 11:27 Read by Josh Kibbey
To be Kept Secret from the Countess 23:44 Read by Lynne T
Mutiny in the Wilderness 41:45 Read by Rita Boutros
The Missing Leader and the Missing Gold 39:11 Read by Rita Boutros
A Solemn Proposal of Marriage 33:36 Read by Rita Boutros
A Calamitous Conference Part 1 21:35 Read by ToddHW
A Calamitous Conference Part 2 24:21 Read by ToddHW
Gold Galore that Takes to Itself Wings 40:53 Read by KevinMears
The Laughing Red Margrave of Furstenberg 43:49 Read by Rita Boutros
'A Sentence: Come, Prepare!' 17:55 Read by Josh Kibbey
The Prisoner of Ehrenfels 44:16 Read by Rita Boutros
Journeys End in Lovers' Meeting 16:07 Read by Rita Boutros
My Lady Scatters the Freebooters and Captures Their Chief 36:57 Read by Kathryn Cummins
'For the Empress and not for the Empire!' 28:36 Read by DJRickyV
The Sword Maker at bay 26:35 Read by Kathryn Cummins
The Betrothal in the Garden 14:16 Read by Skweeky
The Mystery of the Forest 20:22 Read by Campbell Schelp
A Secret Marriage 24:12 Read by Campbell Schelp
Long Live Their Majesties 26:04 Read by Campbell Schelp


wonderful romp through germany! stay with it.

(4.5 stars)

Great story

(5 stars)

This is my first experience with the works of this author, it was way better than I had expected. It was well written, great plot with lots of twists and turns, plus a happy ending. most of the readers did a pretty good job. It was a fun and entertaining story, that kept me guessing.


(5 stars)

A unique narrative wherein two people of opposite temperaments and actions come together for love of their country. Two detriments. First, many of the conversations are extremely stilted. Second, the conflicts with the ironworkers are monotonous, reminding one of a teamsters election. But. it is still a good read.

A real gem!

(5 stars)

I had never heard of this book before and was truly delighted!

A delightful surprise! Would have preferred a few more chapters.

(5 stars)

humour and history

(5 stars)

huEven mor and

I've been there

(5 stars)

I found the story extremely interesting as I was stationed in Germany and do almost every town that was mentioned. It is seemed to be simi- historical. The storyline kept me busy recollecting the history of the Frankfurt. The archbishops in the area influenced events in Frankfurt. the characters were well defined and many of them became very endearing. I found it to be an enjoyable story. I think you'll like it.

another great story

(4.5 stars)

that would be 10x better with one reader...