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by Bernard Cornwell

  • Author: Bernard Cornwell
  • ISBN: 0006513840
  • ISBN13: 978-0006513841
  • ePub: 1264 kb | FB2: 1208 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Ltd; U.K. edition (May 31, 2001)
  • Pages: 484
  • Rating: 4.4/5
  • Votes: 557
  • Format: lrf lit mobi docx
Harlequin: The Archers Tale (The Grail Quest, Book 1) ePub download

The Archer's Tale book.

The Archer's Tale book.

In Harlequin he is involved in battle in Brittany and subsequently at the Battle of Crécy.

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I was drawn to the author because I enjoyed reading the Sharpe series. I purchased The Archer's Tale on that basis. It is a quick read, full of action and packed with historical context. If you're a Sharpe fan you'll find a lot of similarity in the characters and the formation of the plot in each series. They are different stories but there are some familiar trappings contained in each.

In this, the first book of a new series, Thomas begins the quest that will lead him through the fields of France, until at.Harlequins are lost souls, so loved by the devil that he would not take them to hell, but left them to roam the earth

In this, the first book of a new series, Thomas begins the quest that will lead him through the fields of France, until at last the two armies face each other on a hillside near the village of Crecy. Harlequins are lost souls, so loved by the devil that he would not take them to hell, but left them to roam the earth. In French, the word is hellequin – the name given to the English archers who crossed the Channel to lay waste the towns and countryside. In the fourteenth century the English were just beginning to discover their national identity, and one of the strongest elements of this was the overwhelming success in battle of the English bowmen.

The first book of the series is Harlequin, unless you live in the United States where the book, to my considerable annoyance, was retitled as The Archer’s Tale. Which is not a particularly bad title, but I hate it when publishers do that.

Here, in the first book of a new series, the quest begins Heretic (The Grail Quest, Book 3). by Bernard Cornwell.

Here, in the first book of a new series, the quest begins. It leads him through the fields of France, to the village of Crecy where two great armies meet on the hillside to do battle. Heretic (The Grail Quest, Book 3). Vagabond (The Grail Quest, Book 2). Enemy of God (The Arthur Books by Bernard Cornwell. Tipperary: A Novel of Ireland.

Thomas of Hookton is one of those archers. When his village is sacked by French raiders, he makes a promise to God: to retrieve the relic stolen from Hookton's church. Escaping his father's ambitions, he becomes a wild youth who delights in the life of an army on the warpath. Driven by his conscience and protected by his fearsome skills, he enters a world where lovers become enemies and enemies become friends, where his only certainty is that somewhere, beyond a horizon smeared with the smoke of fires set by the rampaging English army, a terrible enemy awaits him. This enemy would harness the power of Chistendom's greatest relic: the Grail itself. Here, in the first book of a new series, the quest begins. It leads him through the fields of France, to the village of Crecy where two great armies meet on the hillside to do battle.
Runehammer
Bernard Cromwell is a wonderful author. I find myself getting lost in his novels.. His novels are action-packed, romantic and suspenseful. I've read many of his Richard Sharpe novels. Unlike the Sharpe novels, the Grail Quest has a beginning, a middle and an end to the series. While it appears his novels are written to a formula: alpha male-battles-tragic romances, the plots never get old. I look forward to reading more books by Mr. Cromwell. As proliftic a writer as he is, I am sure there are more stories on the way.
Kitaxe
I appreciate the author's knowledge of history but this story is very weak on character development and over the top on describing in graphic detail the battle scenes, which take up most of the story. My husband and I have both read the complete Saxon tales (starting with the Last Kingdom) which are also filled with graphic violence, but we feel that the characters are more developed than in the Archer. I still plan to read the second book in the Archer series to see if the fictional part of the story line becomes more interesting.
Trex
Cornwell's usually good story telling has not failed to transport the reader back to the 14th century struggle between England and France. Nor does he fail to bring us characters of that era to whom we can relate to, whether we root for them or hate them. I ordered and read the entire Grail Quest series. Typical of the author's other series, many of the characters in the novels are historical figures, into whose presence, triumphs and defeats he places his fictional hero, through whose eyes we get to experience some of what it was like in those portentous times. Having read the entire series over the course of several weeks, I then re-read the author's, "Agincourt", which is set barely half a century later. I highly recommend all.
Zodama
As always loved the stories by Bernard Cornwell. His characters are really interesting, both fiction and real. The description of the times and especially the description of battles are so real, you feel like your there, even 100rds of years in the past. His research into the historical past are what makes his books so great.
Bil
Thomas, a skilled archer with the English longbow, seeks to find and recover the lance of St. George, a relic owned by his father’s French family for generations. Following his father’s murder and the theft of the relic by the Veilles of France, he joins the English army as an archer as King Edward seeks to re-claim the throne of France for his family. Thomas seeks to recover the relic, first mistaking his enemy for a French knight as he falls in love with the Blackbird defending a French town. Though he loses the French woman after he rescues her, at the battle of Caen he finds another person needing the protection his long bow affords. The storyline is brought to a temporary pause following the battle of Crecy. Cornwell’s reputation for riveting battle scenes is well deserved as blood and guts spurt onto the green French grass and enemies who have long sought each other are finally close to satisfaction.
Funky
This is a good story. I'm a Cornwell fan in that I like his ability to tell a story that is interwoven with history with interesting characters embroiled in conflict. You'll get all of that with The Archer's Tale. I was drawn to the author because I enjoyed reading the Sharpe series. I purchased The Archer's Tale on that basis. It is a quick read, full of action and packed with historical context. If you're a Sharpe fan you'll find a lot of similarity in the characters and the formation of the plot in each series. They are different stories but there are some familiar trappings contained in each. I like the book. I recommend it. It is a few hours of inexpensive entertainment.
Mananara
I have read several of Bernard Cornwell's books. I have enjoyed reading all of them. They seem to be historically accurate regarding the lives of people during the time period. To me the characters' development is well done and contributes a lot to the story. There do seem to be several unusual coincidences, where characters just happen to be in the same place at the same time, but they are well done and an interesting part of the story.

In this particular book I enjoyed the battles and a glimpse inside the lives of Nobles and Royals. Cornwell does an excellent job of describing ry details, but the story flows so well it isn't overbearing. Overall I liked the mixture of medieval battles, a treasure hunt, and the comradery of the characters.
Readers engaged by Cornwell's famous Sharpe character, muskets to rifles, often in the Peninsular War, be warned, Mr. Cornwell's able to do medieval era military fiction just as well. The first of a trilogy, and very satisfying read indeed. I must admit the descriptive narrative of participating in the set piece battle of Crecy brought home how unpromising my prospects are to be a doughty horse warrior.
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