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by Bernard Cornwell

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  • ISBN 0007174101
  • ISBN13 978-0007174102
  • Language English
  • Author Bernard Cornwell
  • Publisher Harper Audio Books (September 30, 2003)
  • Formats txt docx lit rtf
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory Genre Fiction
  • Size ePub 1327 kb
  • Size Fb2 1240 kb
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 495

The eagerly anticipated follow-up to the number one bestseller Vagabond, this is the third instalment in Bernard Cornwell's Grail Quest series. In 1347 the English capture Calais and the war with France is suspended by a truce. But for Thomas of Hookton, the hero of Harlequin and Vagabond, there is no end to the fighting. He is pursuing the grail, the most sacred of Christendom's relics, and is sent to his ancestral homeland, Gascony, to engineer a confrontation with his deadliest enemy, Guy Vexille. Once in the south country Thomas becomes a raider, leading his archers in savage forays that will draw his enemy to his arrows. But then his fortunes change. Thomas becomes the hunted as his campaign is destroyed by the church. With only one companion, a girl condemned to burn as a heretic, Thomas goes to the valley of Astarac where he believes the grail was once hidden and might still be concealed, and there he plays a deadly game of hide and seek with an overwhelming enemy. Then, just as Thomas succeeds in meeting his enemy face to face, fate intervenes as the deadliest plague in the history of mankind erupts into Europe. What had been a landscape of castles, monasteries, vineyards a

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Book 3. of. The Grail Quest. The road came from the southern hills and crossed the marshes by the sea. It was a bad road. A summer's persistent rain had left it a strip of glutinous mud that baked hard when the sun came out, but it was the only road that led from the heights of Sangatte to the harbours of Calais and Gravelines. It was a long flag with three pointed tails, a blood-red ripple of precious silk, and if the flag looked bright that was because it was new. The old oriflamme was in England, a trophy taken on the wide green hill between Wadicourt and Crecy the previous summer.

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The much-awaited third instalment in Bernard Cornwell′s Grail Quest series. In 1347 the English capture Calais and the war with France is suspended by a truce. But for Thomas of Hookton, the hero of Harlequin and Vagabond, there is no end to the fighting. He is pursuing the grail, the most sacred of Christendom′s relics, and is sent to his ancestral homeland, Gascony, to engineer a confrontation with his deadliest enemy, Guy Vexille. Once in the south country, Thomas becomes a raider, leading his archers in savage forays that will draw his enemy to his arrows

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So dark that the bright colours painted on the pillars and walls had faded into blackness. d in the choir and black-robed monks chanted. Their voices wove a spell in the dark, twining and falling, surging and rising, a sound that would have brought tears to Thomas's eyes if he had possessed any tears left to shed. Libera me, Domine, de morte aeterna,' the monks intoned as the candle smoke twisted up to the cathedral's roof.

2003) (The third book in the Grail Quest series) A novel by Bernard Cornwell. The eagerly anticipated follow-up to the number one bestseller Vagabond, this is the third instalment in Bernard Cornwell's Grail Quest series.

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Amerikan_Volga
Complex story that was well told and as I've often said of Cornwell, he gives nothing away for free to his characters. This story is packed with internal and external conflict, intense action and one disappointment after another for all of the main characters. Cornwell builds strong, complex, believable characters that are fraught with the human condition. His adversaries are worthy of each other and quite formidable. I like Cornwell's story telling and have been a fan since I read the Sharpe series. Cornwell does his homework and learns the historical context the story is written in and then provides that context as if it is scenery laced into the background of the actions the characters are living through. Heretic is well written and is a story just like any other great story I've read in that I love historical fiction but Heretic would fit in any context if done well enough and Cornwell has done so. I highly recommend the book and suggest you begin with The Archer's Tale (US Title) and read them all the way through. This is hours of entertainment for a paltry sum.
Mautaxe
I have read at least of dozen of Cornwell's books. Biggest problem I have with Cornwell is that they are so terribly predictable. There is always a some version of the cliche' evil priest somewhere in the story, always. Just kills the rest of the story for me. I truly enjoy the genre, and the craftsmanship is always good, well researched etc etc etc but gee whiz give the evil priest thing a break.
Dream
The closing volume successfully closes the important conflicts between England and France with descriptions of yet more unlikely, but historically factual, battle field victories. Not to "tell", but much as the fictional hero is a device to place us in sight and earshot of historical events, the Grail Quest itself is a device to draw that hero to the scenes the author wishes him to narrate for us. And just when I thought the ending was going to be anticlimactic, I was surprised by yet another unexpected turn. So, I pulled out my copy of the author's, "Agincourt," and indulged myself in another tale of fact, however improbable. I urge you to do the same.
Narder
So this book is the third in a series. I would say if you read the first two you should go ahead and finish the third one. Its a good book, similar writing styles like the other two. I learned a lot about medieval history by reading these books and I appreciated that they put in lesser known but common weapons like the falchion. Its a great story I wont go into details but yes some of it can be predictable and some of it a pleasant surprise. I would recommend this book and other of the authors books as they have a wealth of knowledge regarding old times.
Keel
Heretic by Bernard Cornwell - Book Three of The Grail Quest

This is the conclusion of The Grail Series by Bernard Cornwell. The book opens with the battle of Nieulay, where the French defeat the British. However, unable to cross the River Ham, and engage the British army, the French withdrew and Calais fell to the British.

Thomas is commanded by the Lord of Northampton to seek the Grail and take back some of his lands in Gascony. Thomas, commanding men at arms and British arches take the Castillon d’Arbizon and saves a heretic woman, Genevieve, from being burned at the stake. As Thomas’ men plunder the countryside for food and provisions, they are engaged in troubles. Genevieve kills father Roubert, her inquisitor, and the bishops declare Thomas and Genevieve heretics. Two groups are formed - one lead by Robbie Douglass, Thomas Scottish friend, and the other by Sir Guillaume d’Evecque. Robbie wants to burn Genevieve and turn Thomas to the church, and Sir Guillaume pledges allegiance to Thomas. Thomas is forced to leave his men under Sir Guillaume and he and Genevieve become fugitives.

They are attacked by corridors and seek shelter at the abbey in Astarac. There they are greeted by abbot Planchard, who knows Thomas is after the Grail. The abbot advices Thomas that the grail should be destroyed because the world is not ready for it.

Meanwhile, Cardinal Louis Bessieres of Paris is making a “fake” grail so that he can be made Pope. His brother, Charles, is in charge of a band of men at arms whose job is to take the fake grail to Astarac and have the grail discovered after they capture Thomas.

Thomas cousin, Sir Guy Vexille, is also looking for the Grail. Guy’s men attack the abbey and kill Abbot Planchard, while Thomas and Genevieve are in hiding - thus witnessing the event. Not knowing what to do, Thomas and Genevieve escape back to the Castillon d’Arbizon to “die amongst friends.” They find the castle in siege by the new count of Berat - Joscelyn - and they enter the castle and they find the fake grail that was held by Charles.

Thomas figures out that the grail is fake and, as the siege concludes, Thomas kills his cousin, thus avenging his father’s death. He also finds the true grail, which was in Hookton all along.

Based on true events, the book is a pleasure to read. The writer develops his characters beautifully: they come to life masterfully, without becoming a caricature. Points of view are clearly marked and sometimes we take a look at the same events from more than point of view. The book has only two battles and is shorter so its a pleasure to read. I would have made all three parts of the book into just one book. The author could have saved the trouble of describing what had transpired in previous books, thus shortening the length of the tale and avoiding having to repeat himself to make each book stand on its own.

I read the book in three days and I recommend the book to anyone who, like me, enjoys historical fiction.