Bernard Cornwell is one of my top two or three authors, and the Grail series is my favorite. 1356 picks up several years after the grail has been destroyed by Thomas, but it still a wonderful story, with bloody battles, evil cardinals, old friends back together. A book I hated to see end!!! I hope there will be other books with Thomas in them.
Any in the Grail series...
Certainly one of the best fiction books of the year. Cornwell is a great storyteller
Many persona and acents
Better story. More context on the ongoing war, the English claim to the throne of France, and the Black Prince's total warfare raids which made him such a devil to the French
I was disappointed; no longer cared about the characters. The violence seemed formulaic, almost like Patricia Cornwell's has become.
I have read or listened to every book Bernard Cornwell has ever written, so as a big fan I was disappointed in this effort. It was almost as if he was mailing this effort in. Worth listening to only in the hope that there is another coming in the series.
Audible, the best part of a Cornwell novel is the historical note. Why don't you record those for his novels?
Where can I find the in text form to read?
The narration was absolutely amazing. The character of Keane added some levity to the story. Thomas is a great hero. Well written! Well performed!!
The last of the series was another book you just could not stop listening to. Jack Hawkins was great! i just wish they would keep the same Narrator through the whole series..
This book had me from the first chapter. Having read many of his books yet none lately I thoroughly enjoyed stepping back into his world!!!
I love Cornwell's books. This one, however, left me cold. I couldn't finish. To me, the book lacked direction. I didn't know the big picture and wish Cornwell had integrated that into the story at the beginning.
Exciting, imaginative, historical
The Archer's Tale, Heretic and Excalibur
Good solid performance but a little too excited
Thomas- a down to earth hero, doesn't like war although he may be addicted to it.
This is an excellent historical novel weaving history in with imaginative fiction. The Hundred Years War is a fascinating period with deep historical consequences. Cornwell reproduces much of what makes his novels work. The sympathetic characters are well fleshed out as is the human story while the din of battle is gripping in all its brutal detail. His villains are deliciously malicious and the mythical elements towering. It is a fine read.