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by Bernard Cornwell
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Tannat rated it 3 years ago
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...
Hipster Ariel's Literary Grotto
Hipster Ariel's Literary Grotto rated it 4 years ago
I found the idea of writing a book centered around the events of the Battle of Agincourt to be a good one, but I just think it wasn't a particularly strongly written story. I felt little to no sympathy for the characters and the plot was rather confusing at times. If Cornwell is supposed to be the k...
s'enivrer de mots
s'enivrer de mots rated it 4 years ago
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...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 5 years ago
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...
Viking2917's books
Viking2917's books rated it 6 years ago
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...
snoylna rated it 6 years ago
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.
"Check Six"
"Check Six" rated it 6 years ago
[b:Azincourt|3276012|Azincourt|Bernard Cornwell|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1327151016s/3276012.jpg|3312295] gets 3 Stars because a)Cornwell writes a great battle scene and b)who cares what else, I read it for the battle scenes, none better. Not much of a plot here, Henry V goes to France to take w...
Par Lance
Par Lance rated it 6 years ago
I just love good historical fiction! It brings history to life for me in a way that those boring history lessons at school never did. My favourite writers in this genre are Conn Iggulden and Bernard Cornwell, although there are many others who light up all of my lights.There are many books about the...
Books2day rated it 7 years ago
Tom Clancy goes medievil, or how I learned to stop worrying about the French and use a crossbow. If you like military narratives based on well researched and documented historical facts, you'll like this one. Cornwell has a long list of historical novels and this one shines but warning, it is very l...
helenliz rated it 8 years ago
Excellent page turner of a book. Follows one Nicholas Hook, Archer, from trouble on the Lord's estate to trouble in London to joining the king's army in France. He survives these adventures, and the road leads to Agincourt (the title uses the spelling of the French village, rather than the usual Eng...
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