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Genre Fiction
  • Author:
    Chris Bunch
  • ISBN:
    0743458397
  • ISBN13:
    978-0743458399
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  • Publisher:
    I Books (April 1, 2003)
  • Subcategory:
    Genre Fiction
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  • Rating:
    4.7
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A Reckoning For Kings book.

A Reckoning For Kings book. A gripping war story.

This is a hard-hitting saga of the Tet Offensive - North Vietnam's all-out attempt to win the war in 1968. Down a thousand miles of jungle trail the enemy came. The Tet Offensive was about to explode: THEIR SIDE: The attack, their long awaited General Offensive, will begin during the traditionally peaceful celebration of the Vietnamese New Year - the Year Of The Monkey.

Written by Chris Bunch and Allan Cole. A gripping war story Chris Bunch. Sten: STEN, Book 1. Chris Bunch

Written by Chris Bunch and Allan Cole. Narrated by Kevin Theis. For the first - and only - time in fiction, A Reckoning For Kings tells the story of the Vietnam Conflict from both sides - Americans, as well as North Vietnamese. In four short months - during the lightning quick, bloody campaign known as the Tet Offensive, two bitterly opposing armies will clash in an epoch-shattering encounter that will alter the course of the war and the shape of the world forever. Chris Bunch. The Return of the Emperor: STEN, Book 6.

Christopher R. "Chris" Bunch (22 December 1943 – 4 July 2005) was an American science fiction, fantasy and television writer, who wrote and co-wrote about thirty novels. Born in Fresno, California, he collaborated with Allan Cole on a series of books involving a hero named Sten in a galactic empire. Bunch served in Vietnam as a patrol commander.

This is the best book I've read so far, of the books Bunch and Cole did together. It's also I believe the first novel the writing duo published, and radically different that any of the sci-fi/fantasy. بعات أخرى - عرض جميع المقتطفات. A Reckoning for Kings

I first read the book when Chris Bunch (now sadly departed) and Allan Cole had first released the book in. .The Kindle version will eventually wear you down with the innumerable typos.

I first read the book when Chris Bunch (now sadly departed) and Allan Cole had first released the book in paperback. I've probably read this book 5 times over the years, and keep lending it to friends who usually return the book. I consider A Reckoning for Kings as one of the finest and most enjoyable Vietnam war fiction novels to emerge from that time & place. Their writing is just flat out excellent; so much so that I later read every Sten sci-fi adventure they had written - also outstanding. What is Kobo Super Points? A loyalty program that rewards you for your love of reading. Explore rewards Explore Kobo VIP Membership.

com: A Reckoning for Kings: First printing. Flat-signed and inscribed by both authors. Green and red eighth-cloth with gold foil-stamped cover and spine and light yellow topstain. Slight bumping to spine edges an NO other flaws

com: A Reckoning for Kings: First printing. Slight bumping to spine edges an NO other flaws. NO markings of any kind throughout - NO rem mark or ex-lib. DJ has moderate bumping along top and bottom edges and one closed tear (1/2") but no chipping. Photos avail upon request.

The Warrior King: Book Three of the Seer King Trilogy. The action in this series opener is nonstop and violent. a good bet for military sf and fantasy fans. -Booklist Hal Kailas is a runaway and a pauper, living hand to mouth in a kingdom where peace is by no means certain. In his younger days, he had the breathtaking experience of bonding with a young dragon, and the memory of the beast's great strength and power consumes his every thought.

Every story in this book has a good dose of hypocrisy, morbidity, painful ignorance, and false idolizing.

A Reckoning For Kings by Chris Bunch and Allan Cole. This is the best Vietnam novel I've ever read. Every story in this book has a good dose of hypocrisy, morbidity, painful ignorance, and false idolizing. David Sedaris shows a cruel vision on the human psyche that, albeit a blunt and over-the-top sometimes, drips off of every sentence with verve. Old School by Tobias Wolff.

Captures the horror, confusion, and courage of combatants in Vietnam, on both sides of the conflict, as the struggle moves toward the seminal day in 1968 when the Tet invasion explodes and changes the course of the war. Reprint.

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Truly great book - not for kindle! I agree with all the previous reviewers who rate this book very highly though note that the kindle edition has so many typos per page it is often a word puzzle to determine the meaning . Until you get accustomed to the word "the" is really "die" then it is exasperating to read. That is just one example. I think it a testament to the power of the writing that I could push past the typos.
The authors were done a tremendous disservice in the transcribing to Kindle and they deserve better!
I hope readers will buy the print edition or try the Kindle with the caveat of terrible typos
Bys
I have two copies of this book, just in case one is lost or damaged, that's how much I love it. I purchased the Kindle edition so I could re-read favorite sections anytime and anywhere; that was a mistake.

This is a book that honors the Vietnam combat soldier, the draftee field grunt, who does his best in an unpopular war. No philosophical officers agonizing over the war; just teenagers handed an M-16 and trying to stay alive. They don't kill babies or rape or pillage. The authors use the word "Kings" in the title and they mean it.

But what sets this book apart is that it alternates between the American side and the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong. It's not a comic book drawn in blacks and white. And unlike some other popular "war" book series, none of our heroes is a multi-millionaire or if they were born poor, they didn't marry a young woman with a millionaire father. The combat scenes are detailed and aren't glossed over.

It's so sad that the Kindle version of this marvelous book is marred by so many typos that a first time reader might delete it in irritation. There's usually at least one typo on each page, often two and sometimes THREE in a single sentence:

"Mosby watching the muzzle come back toward him, his own rifle coming up far too slowly, and mem (sic) Pritche (sic), bellowing like a bull in heat, buried the Made (sic) of his entrenching tool in the back of the man's neck....."

I'd recommend new readers buy the paper edition of "A Reckoning for Kings". The Kindle version will eventually wear you down with the innumerable typos.
Steep
This novel is one that I discovered quite by accident but rates among the very best to come out of that conflict. Often the
most gripping accounts of battle must be conveyed through fictional characters. The disparity between the Grunts and the often arrogant officers who attempt to lead them is vividly portrayed here. It is also a time worn theme that has existed throughout history. The reader follows the lives of these young men and the turn of events which sweep them up in America's most misunderstood war. The men who fought and survived would never be understood by those who dodged the draft bullet or found some way to avoid it altogether. There is no common 1960's experience here aside from simply coming of age at that time. The media has over the years exaggerated the most extreme examples and attempted to pass them off as The 60's Generation but most Baby Boomers were not in combat nor were they at Woodstock nor did they all drop acid and wear their hair down to their asses and march against the war. The men who served could hardly understand what was going on in the states and the reader can almost feel their frustration as they survive the day to day perils of being in a country where they are not welcome. Strongly recommend this novel. The struggle and plight of the North Vietnamese soldier is also vividly portrayed so the reader gets both sides of the story. A note to the reader- there is no glossary of military acronyms in the book so some of the abbreviations used as well as expressions used by the infantrymen may have to be Googled if the reader has not read a lot of novels about Vietnam.
Paxondano
Had to buy yet ANOTHER copy in hardback of this most excellent fiction novel of the '68 Tet events in Vietnam. I first read the book when Chris Bunch (now sadly departed) and Allan Cole had first released the book in paperback. I've probably read this book 5 times over the years, and keep lending it to friends who usually return the book.

I consider A Reckoning for Kings as one of the finest and most enjoyable Vietnam war fiction novels to emerge from that time & place. Their writing is just flat out excellent; so much so that I later read every Sten sci-fi adventure they had written - also outstanding. I'm convinced that really talented authors such as these could write about grass growing & mud drying and make it a compelling action/adventure of momentous ecological events. Talent always shows.

Buy this book!
Bele
Great read devastated by Kindle typos. NOTHING been fixed after YEARS of complaints. I had hoped publisher might have re-done it or withdrawn it from sale -- or that I might be able to power through the typos -- but it's still junk. Do yourself a favor and buy the book. I treasure my hardcover version.
Der Bat
The book is excellent. Bunch and Cole wrote a riveting yet highly detailed account of the grunt life up to and during the 1968 Tet Offensive.

However, the kindle version is a very, very bad scan of the paperback. There are so many misplaced words (such as 'the' instead of 'die' throughout the whole book) that no one at the publisher could have spent more than five minutes copy editing this poor scan. Poor execution by the publisher. And does not reflect well on Amazon for offering this as a Kindle digital.
Kendis
I remember this book as one of my favorites. It still is good to read. However, there are many, many typos. It looks like it was scanned in, and not checked. It still is one of my favorites.
The absolute best fictional account of the Vietnam war. Took the Tet offensive and made it real. The characters on both sides are well conceived and fleshed out. As realistic as it gets