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Vagabondby Bernard Cornwell
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History comes dangerously alive!
From the international bestselling author comes the sequel to The Archer's Tale — the second volume in his acclaimed Grail Quest series — a rousing epic of vengeance, blood, honor, and love.
"Cornwell is meticulous about historical facts and period detail, and his descriptions of butchery with arrow, mace and battleaxe are nothing if not convincing....Cornwell fans will eat this up." Publishers Weekly
"Historically accurate and huge fun. Vintage Cornwell." Kirkus Reviews
"With its wealth of likable characters and historical detail, this enjoyable, fast-paced novel will probably generate renewed interest in the Grail and the Hundred Years' War. Highly recommended." Library Journal
"A swashbuckling historical adventure set in England during the Hundred Years' War. Cornwell writes with energy, enthusiasm, and wonderful detail." Book Sense
"It is indeed a pleasure learning to love history through Bernard Cornwell's work. He takes an otherwise dry subject (to me, at least), works his storytelling magic, and turns it into high entertainment." BookReporter.com
"Another typically excellent Cornwell work....There is no romantic story here, simply a gritty, sometimes horrific tale of human greed, pride, and stupidity, told in realistic detail, including murder and torture." VOYA
The spellbinding sequel to The Archer's Tale is the thrilling story of a fearless young archer who sets out to avenge his family honor and winds up on a quest for the Holy Grail.
History Comes Dangerously Alive!
From the international bestselling author comesthe sequel to The Archer's Tale — the second volumein his acclaimed Grail Quest series — a rousingepic of vengeance, blood, honor, and love.
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.
Table of Contents
Part 1 England, October 1346: Arrows on the Hill 1
Part 2 England and Normandy, 13461347: The Winter Siege 219
Part 3 Brittany, Spring 1347: The King's Cupbearer 431
Historical Note 673
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