The Archer's Tale (The Grail Quest, #1)
From master storyteller Bernard Cornwell comes a spellbinding epic of duty, love, and valor forged in the fires of the hundred years war.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... show more
From master storyteller Bernard Cornwell comes a spellbinding epic of duty, love, and valor forged in the fires of the hundred years war.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 to the courageous rescue of a beautiful French woman, and sets him on his ultimate quest: the search for the Holy Grail.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: September 2002
Pages no: 430
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 ...
This is the first in the Grail Quest series of novels and I have to admit that I enjoyed it very much. I say admit because I also have to admit to a bias against Bernard Cornwell. He is just too popular, and the fourteenth century was never his period. I give in: he is a master of the genre, and can...
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.
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