The Grail Quest
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  • 1
    Harlequin: The Grail Quest, Book 1 | Bernard Cornwell

    Harlequin: The Grail Quest, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Andrew Cullum
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    Thomas of Hookton is one of these archers. But he is also on a personal mission: To avenge his father's death and retrieve a stolen relic. Thomas begins a quest that will lead him through fields smeared with the smoke of fires set by the rampaging English, until at last the two armies face each other on a hillside near the village of Crécy.

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    Harlequin: The Grail Quest, Book 1 | Bernard Cornwell

    Harlequin: The Grail Quest, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Andrew Cullum
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The year is 1342. The English, led by Edward III, are laying waste to the French countryside. The army may be led by the King, but it is the archers, the common men, who are England's secret weapon. The French know them as Harlequins. Thomas of Hookton is one of these archers. But he is also on a personal mission: To avenge his father's death and retrieve a stolen relic.

    Another Cornwell Corker!

    I only really discovered this author through audiobooks. His ability to develop genuine characters amidst the bloody violence of historical military ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 23 October 2014 by Simon (Waterlooville, UK)
  • 2
    Vagabond: The Grail Quest, Book 2 | Bernard Cornwell

    Vagabond: The Grail Quest, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Andrew Cullum
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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.

    Vintage Cornwell

    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 furth..Show More »

    Reviewed on 03 September 2015 by Simon (Waterlooville, UK)
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    Heretic: The Grail Quest, Book 3 | Bernard Cornwell

    Heretic: The Grail Quest, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Andrew Cullum
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The eagerly anticipated follow-up to the number one best seller Vagabond, this is the third instalment in Bernard Cornwell's Grail Quest series, in a bright and bold repackage. It is 1347. The Hundred Years War has been suspended. The truce releases English archer Thomas of Hookton to pursue his arch enemy and resume his quest for the most prized relic in Christendom: the Holy Grail. Heading south, Thomas and his men-at-arms begin lightning raids to draw out his enemy.

    A Decent Ending

    This is the third and final book in the Grail series and at the end provides a very fitting and satisfying conclusion to a very enjoyable series. And..Show More »

    Reviewed on 31 August 2015 by Simon (Waterlooville, UK)
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    1356 | Bernard Cornwell

    1356

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Jack Hawkins
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    Thomas of Hookton, a veteran of Crecy and many other battles, is the leader of a mercenary company of bowmen and men-at-arms who ravage the countryside east of Gascony. Edward, Prince of Wales, later to be known as the Black Prince, is assembling an army to fight the French once more, but before Thomas can join, he must fulfil an urgent task.

    OK

    I would start by saying that I initially fell in love with Thomas of Hookton a long time ago, when he was a Heretic, and although I still love this ol..Show More »

    Reviewed on 13 August 2013 by mollymoon1 (Bristol, United Kingdom)