“Agincourt is classic Cornwell…[with] attention to historical detail, well-paced action, and descriptive writing that is a pleasure to read.” —Boston Globe Bernard Cornwell, the New York Times bestselling “reigning king of historical fiction” (USA Today), tackles his most thrilling, rich, and... show more
“Agincourt is classic Cornwell…[with] attention to historical detail, well-paced action, and descriptive writing that is a pleasure to read.” —Boston Globe Bernard Cornwell, the New York Times bestselling “reigning king of historical fiction” (USA Today), tackles his most thrilling, rich, and enthralling subject yet—the heroic tale of Agincourt. The epic battle immortalized by William Shakespeare in his classic Henry V is the background for this breathtaking tale of heroism, love, devotion, and duty from the legendary author of the Richard Sharpe novels and the Saxon Tales. This extraordinary adventure will captivate from page one, proving once again and most powerfully, as author Lee Child attests, that “nobody in the world does this stuff better than Cornwell.”
Publish date: February 3rd 2009
Pages no: 656
Edition language: English
Well that was bloody. I found the book as a whole to be a bit of a slog, although not as bad as that field at Agincourt. The battle itself was interesting, and I liked the character of Sir John Cornewaille, but I wasn’t terribly enamoured of Nick Hook, the main character. I actually found the wh...
I would like to write a brief review of Bernard Cornwell's Azincourt. The narration is excellent and the characterization is strong. However, I found the writing to be a bit muddy at times, which almost prevented me from finishing it half-way through. It was that painful at times. The storytelli...
bookshelves: fraudio, britain-england, historical-fiction, medieval5c-16c, published-2008, war, plague-disease Read in July, 2009 ** spoiler alert ** mp3 - dog walking/gardening/moppingDescription: Young Nicholas Hook is dogged by a cursed past—haunted by what he has failed to do and banished fo...
Very well done. Captures the gory details of medieval battle, and more interestingly to me, the characters seem medieval (rather than modern) in their thinking. The voice of Saint Crispin (& Crispinian) in Hook's ear was very nicely done. Cornwell seems fairly scrupulous in terms of historical accur...
Good enough, but Cornwell has written enough great books that you can probably skip this one. Guess that comes with the territory of being a consistently competent writer in a genre that is so full of dreck.