The Archer's Tale: Book One of the Grail Quest (Paperback)

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Description


A brutal raid on the quiet coastal English village of Hookton in 1342 leaves but one survivor: a young archer named Thomas. On this terrible dawn, his purpose becomes clear -- to recover a stolen sacred relic and pursue to the ends of the earth the murderous black-clad knight bearing a blue-and-yellow standard, a journey that leads him to the courageous rescue of a beautiful French woman, and sets him on his ultimate quest: the search for the Holy Grail.

About the Author


Bernard Cornwell is the author of the acclaimed New York Times bestsellers Agincourt and The Fort; the bestselling Saxon Tales, which include The Last Kingdom, The Pale Horseman, Lords of the North, Sword Song, The Burning Land, and most recently Death of Kings; and the Richard Sharpe novels, among many others. He lives with his wife on Cape Cod and in Charleston, South Carolina.

Praise for The Archer's Tale: Book One of the Grail Quest…


“Another top effort from one of today’s truly great storytellers.”
-Kirkus (Starred Review)

“Perhaps the greatest writer of historical adventure novels today.”
-Washington Post

“The direct heir to Patrick O’Brian.”
-The Economist

Product Details ISBN-10: 0060935766
ISBN-13: 9780060935764
Published: Harper Perennial, 11/01/2005
Pages: 400
Language: English