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Publisher Comments:

A brutal raid on the quiet coastal English village of Hookton in 1342 leaves but one survivor: a young archer named Thomas. On this terrible dawn, his purpose becomes clear — to recover a stolen sacred relic and pursue to the ends of the earth the murderous black-clad knight bearing a blue-and-yellow standard, a journey that leads him to the courageous rescue of a beautiful French woman, and sets him on his ultimate quest: the search for the Holy Grail.

Review:

"Cornwell picks a new epoch to play in and, to no one's surprise, has a ball....Another top effort from one of today's truly great storytellers." Kirkus Reviews (Starred Reviews)

Review:

"[H]eroic characters; a fast-moving, action-packed plot; and enough twists and turns to keep the narrative from lapsing into formula....[A] promising new series that brings an intriguing period to life." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Perhaps the greatest writer of historical adventure novels today." The Washington Post

Review:

"Cornwell has crafted an extremely well-written novel, grounded in actual historic events....Highly recommended." Library Journal

Review:

"The direct heir to Patrick O'Brian." The Economist (U.K.)

Synopsis:

The first volume in this new series begins a medieval quest for the Holy Grail. When his English village is attacked by French marauders led by a vicious knight, young Thomas vows revenge and to retrieve a holy treasure taken from the church. Traveling to France, Thomas joins the army of King Edward III at the beginning of the Hundred Years War, becoming an preternaturally gifted — and deadly — archer.

About the Author

Bernard Cornwell is the author of the acclaimed Richard Sharpe series, set during the Napoleonic Wars; the Nathaniel Starbuck Chronicles, about American Civil War; the Warlord Trilogy, about Arthurian England; and, most recently, Stonehenge 2000 B.C.: A Novel and The Archer's Tale. Mr. Cornwell lives with his wife on Cape Cod.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060935764
Subtitle:
Book One of the Grail Quest
Author:
Cornwell, Bernard
Author:
by Bernard Cornwell
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Subject:
History
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Grail
Subject:
War & Military
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Hundred years' war, 1339-1453
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Military
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Reprint ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
Grail Quest
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
November 2005
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.00x5.36x.96 in. .66 lbs.

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Product details 400 pages HarperCollins Publishers - English 9780060935764 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Cornwell picks a new epoch to play in and, to no one's surprise, has a ball....Another top effort from one of today's truly great storytellers."
"Review" by , "[H]eroic characters; a fast-moving, action-packed plot; and enough twists and turns to keep the narrative from lapsing into formula....[A] promising new series that brings an intriguing period to life."
"Review" by , "Perhaps the greatest writer of historical adventure novels today."
"Review" by , "Cornwell has crafted an extremely well-written novel, grounded in actual historic events....Highly recommended."
"Review" by , "The direct heir to Patrick O'Brian."
"Synopsis" by , The first volume in this new series begins a medieval quest for the Holy Grail. When his English village is attacked by French marauders led by a vicious knight, young Thomas vows revenge and to retrieve a holy treasure taken from the church. Traveling to France, Thomas joins the army of King Edward III at the beginning of the Hundred Years War, becoming an preternaturally gifted — and deadly — archer.
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