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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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    Robb Miller United States 11-29-16
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    Well written, well read, very enjoyable, part 2 of the trilogy, the Grail Quest. Thomas of Hookton is a terrific character. I hope Mr. Cornwell revisits the character once more after 1356, the last story about him.

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    Dolores 11-27-16
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    "Bernard Cornwell Never Fails To Deliver!"

    Another great series. Love it. Can't wait to start the next book. I ended up binge listening because it just got really good and I didn't want to stop listening.

    Well narrated too. Great job.

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    another cornwell home run. everything he writes is awesome. this is another series that I will be listening to over and over.

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    After having read 'Archers Tale' I knew the story would grab me.

    The reason I will not be listening to another of these recordings is due to the horrible accent put on for the attempt at a Scottish lord.

    This made the book almost unbearable.

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    "FANTASTIC!!!"

    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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    "Great series!"

    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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    "Great Historical Fiction"

    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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    "Great book by Mr Cornwell"

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

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