The Archer's Tale
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... show more
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.
Publish date: November 8th 2005
Pages no: 374
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, 14th Century
Series: Grail Quest (#1)
Another good historical fiction novel from Bernard Cornwell.Set in the 100 years war, starts with a holy relic being stolen from a small church by a group of French.Later, the main character is in the army as an archer, and discovers the secret behind the relic and how it relates to him.In terms of ...
I loved this book! It captivated my attention in the first few pages and afterwards I found myself reading it every second I had to. In fact, I haven't picked my kindle up since I started it because nothing on there seemed as important to me as finishing this book. I read the majority of it yesterda...
First in a trilogy set during the Hundred Years War, that I found very entertaining and educational regarding the role archers played during the famous battle of Crécy. As usual, the author juggled the action with a bit of romance and I look forward to reading the next book. Listened to the audio ...
Bernard Cornwell only fictionalized a few skirmishes in this book of historical fiction. I knew Crecy was a battle dominated by the archers, but didn't realize all the other factors that went into an embarrassing French defeat. Well detailed, and a story well told.
Cornwell, best known for his Sharpe series, which takes place during the Napoleonic Wars, has an interest in early Arthurian history as well and has written several books related to that legend (I haven’t read any yet). He has also written a book about Stonehenge, and his most recent, Archer’s Tale ...