Bernard Cornwell tackles his richest, most thrilling subject: the heroic tale of Agincourt....
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1799. As the British Army fights its way through India toward a diabolical trap, the young and illiterate private Richard Sharpe must battle both man and beast behind enemy lines....
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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.
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.
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Good book all characters were true to their original form. You feel you are growing worth them, can't wait to read the next one
Knowing the backdrop of the storyline is well researched history makes this a fabulous read.
Great story and very well narrated. Historical references to battles had me researching the facts about Nevilles cross. Had read harlequin but thos would standup in its own right.
Good story with vivid battle descriptions.
The next episode in the tale ia must get.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.