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The Grail Quest Collection Bernard Cornwell 4 Books Set (1356, Harlequin, Vagabond, Heretic)
Go with God and Fight Like the Devil. The remarkable new novel by Britains master storyteller, which culminates at the Battle of Poitiers.1356: France stands alert to danger. The English army, victorious at the battle of Crcy and led by the Black Prince, is invading and the French are hunting them down. The bloodiest battles of the Hundred Years War are yet to be fought.Thomas of Hookton, an English archer, becomes trapped with his outnumbered army. And here, near the town of Poitiers, an extraordinary confrontation will ignite one of the greatest battles of all time.
The first book in Bernard Cornwells bestselling GRAIL QUEST series, in a bright and bold repackage.The year is 1342. The English, led by Edward III, are laying waste to the French countryside. The army may be led by the King, but it is the archers, the common men, who are Englands secret weapon. The French know them as Harlequins.Thomas of Hookton is one of these archers. But he is also on a personal mission: to avenge his fathers death and retrieve a stolen relic. Thomas begins a quest that will lead him through fields smeared with the smoke of fires set by the rampaging English, until at last the two armies face each other on a hillside near the village of Crcy
The eagerly anticipated follow-up to the bestselling Harlequin, this is the second instalment in Bernard Cornwell's GRAIL QUEST series, in a bright and bold repackage.It is 1346. While King Edward III fights in France, England lies exposed to the threat of invasion. Thomas of Hookton, archer and hero of Crcy, finds himself back in the north just as the Scots invade on behalf of their French allies.Thomas is determined to pursue his personal quest: to discover whether a relic he is searching for is the Holy Grail. But once again it is the archers whose skills will be called upon, and who will become the true heroes of the battle.
The eagerly anticipated follow-up to the number one bestseller Vagabond, this is the third instalment in Bernard Cornwell's GRAIL QUEST series, in a bright and bold repackage.It is 1347. The Hundred Years War has been suspended. The truce releases English archer Thomas of Hookton to pursue his arch enemy and resume his quest for the most prized relic in Christendom: the Holy Grail. Heading south, Thomas and his men-at-arms begin lightning raids to draw out his enemy.But fate takes an unexpected hand when the plague strikes. What had been a landscape of castles, monasteries, vineyards and villages becomes deaths kingdom and the need for the grail, as a sign of Gods favour, is more urgent than ever.
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This trio is an exciting way to explore medieval history. You couldn't quote it in a history exam, but you sure do get a feel of what life was like back in the bad old days. Highly recommended.
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