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Heretic Audiobook

Heretic: The Grail Quest, Book 3

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Publisher's Summary

The eagerly anticipated follow-up to the number one best seller Vagabond, this is the third installment 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. But fate takes an unexpected hand when the plague strikes. 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.

©2003 Bernard Cornwell (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

What the Critics Say

"Crackling with good deeds, fine characters and sparkling set pieces, it confirms yet again Cornwell's reputation for masterly historical novels" (Daily Mail)
"It is all spectacular, rattling good stuff: war and torture; love, lust and loss" (The Times)
"The battle scenes, as always, are masterful; and the vignettes of everyday living, in times of extreme hardship, have the ring of simple truth" (Sunday Telegraph)"A very fine writer" (Economist)

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    Simon Waterlooville, UK 31/08/2015
    Simon Waterlooville, UK 31/08/2015 Member Since 2017

    Another 20 downvotes from Wras and his other accounts. Why do audible not do something about him?

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    "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. Andrew Cullum narrates in fine style and brings to life Cornwell's trade mark accuracy in describing medieval life.

    While this has been an excellent series and I am a huge admirer of Cornwell's work I didn't get quite the same satisfaction out of this one as his other books. Perhaps the lack of large scale action or I felt the repetitive nature of the plot (hero has lost his previous lover, totally lacks direction etc) meant that it wasn't as gripping as previously.

    It is a decent end to the series though and when combined with the excellence of the previous two books this series is still well worth investing time in.

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    John 09/08/2017
    John 09/08/2017 Member Since 2011
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    "Excellent"

    Loved it. great performance although, French accents would have been better for the French characters. Excellent conclusion to the grail quest and an superb hero in Thomas of Hookton. Loved the entire series.

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    N. A. Bowling norfolk, uk 11/01/2017
    N. A. Bowling norfolk, uk 11/01/2017 Member Since 2013

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    "great series"

    Cornwell does it again. This would be a great introductory series of historical fiction if you're new to the genre. gripping and well researched, I defy you not to enjoy this!

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    A. A. Brown UK 10/05/2016
    A. A. Brown UK 10/05/2016 Member Since 2016

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    "Heretic review"

    Another great story from Bernard Cornwell. Well worth the time to listen on audio book.

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    paul medcalf 19/05/2015
    paul medcalf 19/05/2015 Member Since 2014
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    Enjoyed this title very much .
    perhaps needs to be read as the third book in the trilogy to make sense although it can be read as a standalone title.

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