The Grail Quest

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,279 ratings

Harlequin Summary

The first book in Bernard Cornwell's bestselling Grail Quest series, in a bright and bold repackage.

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. 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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  • Book 1

    • Harlequin

    • The Grail Quest, Book 1
    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Andrew Cullum
    • Length: 14 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 379
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 346
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 348

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great story.

    • By Audible customer on 16-02-15

    Regular price: £14.49

  • Book 2

    • Vagabond

    • The Grail Quest, Book 2
    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Andrew Cullum
    • Length: 16 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 288
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 265
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 264

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Vintage Cornwell

    • By Simon on 03-09-15

    Regular price: £14.49

  • Book 3

    • Heretic

    • The Grail Quest, Book 3
    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Andrew Cullum
    • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 224
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 206
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 207

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Decent Ending

    • By Simon on 31-08-15

    Regular price: £14.49

  • Book 4

    • 1356

    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Jack Hawkins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 388
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 300
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 297

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Michelin Starred Military Fiction

    • By Simon on 21-03-18

    Regular price: £12.99