The Archer's Tale (Paperback)

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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, born in London, worked for the BBC and Thames Television before coming to the United States to write full time. His sweeping historical novels, including the acclaimed Richard Sharpe series, make him a number one bestselling author in the United Kingdom and around the world. He lives with his wife on Cape Cod.

Praise For…

“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: 9780060935764
ISBN-10: 0060935766
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication Date: November 8th, 2005
Pages: 374
Language: English