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eBook The Archer's Tale (The Grail Quest, Book 1) epub
  • ISBN: 0066210844
  • Author: Bernard Cornwell
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Genre Fiction
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Harper; U.S. edition (October 2, 2001)
  • Pages: 384 pages
  • ePUB size: 1596 kb
  • FB2 size 1232 kb
  • Formats lrf txt mbr rtf


The Archer's Tale book.

The Archer's Tale book.

Book 1 of 4 in The Grail Quest (4 Book Series). The young archer Thomas of Hookton joins the forces of King Edward III to fight against France in Cornwell's latest, which takes place in the mid-14th century at the beginning of the Hundred Years War. Thomas, a brilliant, handsome warrior who combines physical strength and skill with the bow, survives the pillaging of his village to become an archer and then rescues a female counterpart known as the Blackbird after she's nearly raped by Sir Simon Jekyll during one of the troop's raids in France.

Book 1 of 4 in the Grail Quest Series.

In Harlequin he is involved in battle in Brittany and subsequently at the Battle of Crécy.

Home Bernard Cornwell The Grail Quest Books 1-3: Harlequin, Vagabond, Heretic. He collected books which, after the treasure he had brought to the church, were the greatest marvels in Hookton. The grail quest books . .The Grail Quest Books 1-3: Harlequin, Vagabond, Heretic, . Sometimes, when he left his door open, people would just gape at the seventeen books that were bound in leather and piled on a table. Most were in Latin, but a handful were in French, which was Father Ralph's native tongue.

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From New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell, the first book in the Grail Series-the spellbinding tale of a young man, a fearless archer, who sets out wanting to avenge his family's honor and winds up on a quest for th.

From New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell, the first book in the Grail Series-the spellbinding tale of a young man, a fearless archer, who sets out wanting to avenge his family's honor and winds up on a quest for the Holy Grail. A brutal raid on the quiet coastal English village of Hookton in 1342 leaves but one survivor: a young archer named Thomas

The first book of the series is Harlequin, unless you live in the United States where the book, to my considerable annoyance, was retitled as The Archer’s Tale. Which is not a particularly bad title, but I hate it when publishers do that.

The first book of the series is Harlequin, unless you live in the United States where the book, to my considerable annoyance, was retitled as The Archer’s Tale.


From New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell, the first book in the Grail Series—the spellbinding tale of a young man, a fearless archer, who sets out wanting to avenge his family's honor and winds up on a quest for the Holy Grail.

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.

Comments: (7)
Ochach
Bernard Cromwell is a wonderful author. I find myself getting lost in his novels.. His novels are action-packed, romantic and suspenseful. I've read many of his Richard Sharpe novels. Unlike the Sharpe novels, the Grail Quest has a beginning, a middle and an end to the series. While it appears his novels are written to a formula: alpha male-battles-tragic romances, the plots never get old. I look forward to reading more books by Mr. Cromwell. As proliftic a writer as he is, I am sure there are more stories on the way.
jorik
I appreciate the author's knowledge of history but this story is very weak on character development and over the top on describing in graphic detail the battle scenes, which take up most of the story. My husband and I have both read the complete Saxon tales (starting with the Last Kingdom) which are also filled with graphic violence, but we feel that the characters are more developed than in the Archer. I still plan to read the second book in the Archer series to see if the fictional part of the story line becomes more interesting.
Mavivasa
Cornwell's usually good story telling has not failed to transport the reader back to the 14th century struggle between England and France. Nor does he fail to bring us characters of that era to whom we can relate to, whether we root for them or hate them. I ordered and read the entire Grail Quest series. Typical of the author's other series, many of the characters in the novels are historical figures, into whose presence, triumphs and defeats he places his fictional hero, through whose eyes we get to experience some of what it was like in those portentous times. Having read the entire series over the course of several weeks, I then re-read the author's, "Agincourt", which is set barely half a century later. I highly recommend all.
Jazu
As always loved the stories by Bernard Cornwell. His characters are really interesting, both fiction and real. The description of the times and especially the description of battles are so real, you feel like your there, even 100rds of years in the past. His research into the historical past are what makes his books so great.
spark
This is a good story. I'm a Cornwell fan in that I like his ability to tell a story that is interwoven with history with interesting characters embroiled in conflict. You'll get all of that with The Archer's Tale. I was drawn to the author because I enjoyed reading the Sharpe series. I purchased The Archer's Tale on that basis. It is a quick read, full of action and packed with historical context. If you're a Sharpe fan you'll find a lot of similarity in the characters and the formation of the plot in each series. They are different stories but there are some familiar trappings contained in each. I like the book. I recommend it. It is a few hours of inexpensive entertainment.
Golden freddi
I have read several of Bernard Cornwell's books. I have enjoyed reading all of them. They seem to be historically accurate regarding the lives of people during the time period. To me the characters' development is well done and contributes a lot to the story. There do seem to be several unusual coincidences, where characters just happen to be in the same place at the same time, but they are well done and an interesting part of the story.

In this particular book I enjoyed the battles and a glimpse inside the lives of Nobles and Royals. Cornwell does an excellent job of describing ry details, but the story flows so well it isn't overbearing. Overall I liked the mixture of medieval battles, a treasure hunt, and the comradery of the characters.
Clonanau
Readers engaged by Cornwell's famous Sharpe character, muskets to rifles, often in the Peninsular War, be warned, Mr. Cornwell's able to do medieval era military fiction just as well. The first of a trilogy, and very satisfying read indeed. I must admit the descriptive narrative of participating in the set piece battle of Crecy brought home how unpromising my prospects are to be a doughty horse warrior.
I stopped reading this book after a while. The story seemed rather slow at one point and the characters were unappealing to me. I just found it slow.
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