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Vagabond: The Grail Quest, Book 2

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It is 1347 - a year of war and unrest. England’s army is fighting in France, and the Scots are invading from the North. Thomas of Hookton, sent back to England to follow an ancient trail to the Holy Grail, becomes embroiled in the fighting at Durham. Here, he meets a new and sinister enemy, a Dominican Inquisitor, who, like all of Europe, is searching for Christendom’s most holy relic. It is not certain the grail even exists, but no one wants to let it fall into someone else’s hands. And though Thomas may have an advantage in the search - an old notebook left to him by his father seems to offer clues to the whereabouts of the relic - his rivals, inspired by a fanatical religious fervor, have their own ways: the torture chamber of the Inquisition.

Barely alive, Thomas is able to escapes their clutches, but fate will not let him rest. He is thrust into one of the bloodiest fights of the Hundred Years War, the battle of la Roche-Derrien, and amidst the flames, arrows, and butchery of that night, he faces his enemies once again.

©2002 Bernard Cornwell (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Cornwell captures the chaos of battle better than anyone! historically accurate but never dull. the characters are human--they come alive in the story

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    I love Thomas of Hooktan as much as Uhtred of Bebbanbar. The character development is phenomenal & it's like you can smell the shit & blood hear the thrum of the longbow & clash of swords with the genius writing style that lets you go back in time

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    this is an excellent follow up to Archer's tale! Every one of these are fun and interesting.

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    Loved it. gives a perspective on the horrors of the inquisition, and thedaily life of the average man.

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    Definitely a Bernard Cornwell fan. It's edutainment because you learn while being entertained. I particularly like the fact that he chooses some lesser known events that still have significant historical impacts. This narrative is well done.

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    Starts right where the last one left off. Facing ting story with great history involved.

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    Very entertaining and kept my attention all the way to the end. I enjoy historical novels and Bernard Cornwell never dissapoints.

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    "another good work by Cornell"

    Great story over-all though a bit cheeky at times. while I enjoyed the humor it did seem a bit forced and predictable. (almost as if writing for a screen play and not a novel. with that said I won't fault it for that. I do really enjoy the novel by Cornwell.

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