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Heretic By Bernard Cornwell

Heretic
by Bernard Cornwell

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In 1347 the English capture Calais and the war with France is suspended by a truce. But for Thomas of Hookton there is no end to the fighting. He is pursuing the Grail, the most sacred of Christendom's relics, and is sent to his homeland to engineer a confrontation with his deadliest enemy.
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Heretic (The Grail Quest, Book 3) 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. 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 and villages, becomes death's kingdom and the need for the grail, as a sign of God's favour, is more urgent than ever.

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Heretic Reviews


Praise for Bernard Cornwell and the Grail Quest series:'It is all spectacular, rattling good stuff: war and torture; love, lust and loss.' The Times'Amidst a wonderful cast of kings, monks, cardinals and mercenaries -- Thomas finally confronts a magnificent villain...Crackling with good deeds, fine characters and sparkling set pieces, it confirms yet again Cornwell's reputation for masterly historical novels.' Daily Mail'What a very fine writer Mr Cornwell has become.' Economist

About Bernard Cornwell


Bernard Cornwell worked for BBC TV for seven years, mostly as producer on the Nationwide programme, before taking charge of the current Affairs department in Northern Ireland. In 1978 he became editor of Thames Television's Thames at Six. Married to an American, he now lives in the United States.

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GOR001108171
Heretic (The Grail Quest, Book 3) by Bernard Cornwell
Bernard Cornwell
The Grail Quest
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
2004-06-07
400
0007149891
9780007149896
N/A
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