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Vagabond: The Grail Quest, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

The eagerly anticipated follow-up to the best-selling Harlequin, this is the second installment in Bernard Cornwell's Grail Quest series. 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 Crécy, 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.

©2014 HarperCollins Publishers Limited; 2002 Bernard Cornwell

What the Critics Say

"Crackling with good deeds, fine characters and sparkling set pieces, it confirms yet again Cornwell's reputation for masterly historical novels" ( Daily Mail)
"It is all spectacular, rattling good stuff: war and torture; love, lust and loss" ( The Times)
"The battle scenes, as always, are masterful; and the vignettes of everyday living, in times of extreme hardship, have the ring of simple truth" (Sunday Telegraph)
"A very fine writer" (Economist)

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  • Simon
    Waterlooville, UK
    9/3/15
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    "Vintage Cornwell"

    This is an excellent series and advances the story of Thomas of Hookton who is an extraordinary English archer in the 1300s. The story develops further and Cornwell pulls no punches, this isn't an author that treats his main characters with kid gloves. It's a great historical military thriller and plays well on the superstitious nature of the population at the time.

    The book is well narrated and moves at an excellent pace. The plot has depth and a pleasingly varied cast of characters. Highly recommended.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Dr
    East Horsley, United Kingdom
    5/5/16
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    "Compelling story"

    I'm a fan if Bernard Cornwell and an enthusiast for Thomas of Hookton so this story is great
    Exceptional narrative well narrated and thrilling to the last

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Drewdle
    4/24/16
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    "Archer of England"

    Very well written and entertaining. Will be starting the third volume shortly. Bernard Cornwell brings characters to life and I enjoy his style of writing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • paul medcalf
    5/4/15
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    "Vagabond"

    loved this book ,second of the trilogy looking forward to the third.
    narrator very good clear and precise ,even the accents sound authentic and add depth to the characters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. Jmslack
    12/24/14
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    "xxxx"

    really enjoyed it.cant wait to start next one, the heretic.listened to the last instalment befpre this but it didnt spoil it at all.

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  • Clive
    Bangor UK
    6/2/14
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    "Another excellent story from Bernard Cornwell"

    I have grown to love the Bernard Cornwell books and have now read quite a few. Although not previously enthusiastic about historical novels, I have been absorbed by the way Bernard has brought the past to life and I have thoroughly enjoyed the series I have read. Vagabond is up there with the best of the books. One small niggle for me was the narration - I found it a bit stilted and all too carefully articulated. This spoiled the flow of the story a bit until I got used to the narrator's rhythm and cadences.

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