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Vagabond (The Grail Quest, Book 2) (original 2001; edition 2006)

by Bernard Cornwell

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Title:Vagabond (The Grail Quest, Book 2)
Authors:Bernard Cornwell
Info:HarperCollins (2006), Edition: First Harper Paperback/Third Printing, Paperback, 416 pages
Collections:Your library, Have Read, Bernard Cornwell, The Grail Quest Series
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Vagabond by Bernard Cornwell (2001)

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The non-battle scenes were very enjoyable, but the author is too enamored with the gory details of medieval battle. I don't need to know that someone's intestines were hanging out or that someone's head was split open by an ax. ( )
  BillC. | Dec 7, 2014 |
I've enjoyed reading the whole series of the Grail Quest. This 2nd book carries on the story but, if need be, could be read independently. ( )
  VictoriaJZ | Nov 27, 2014 |
The machinery is noticeably creaky in this second volume of the adventures of Thomas of Hookton...BC has not produced one of my favourite series in this fourteenth century excursion. ( )
  DinadansFriend | Apr 8, 2014 |
This is the 2nd of Cornwell's Grail Quest series that follows the life of Thomas of Hookton - a simple English archer who gradually gets to learn of his family's mysterious past.

By far the best way to "read" this book is in the audio version narrated by Sean Barrett (available from audible.com). Mr Barrett's performance breathes gritty, wholesome life into the 14th century life of an archer.
More thoughts at http://pratalife.blogspot.com/2008/10/thomas-of-hookton-and-1215-year-of.html ( )
  pratalife | Feb 9, 2014 |
This is the 2nd of Cornwell's Grail Quest series that follows the life of Thomas of Hookton - a simple English archer who gradually gets to learn of his family's mysterious past.

By far the best way to "read" this book is in the audio version narrated by Sean Barrett (available from audible.com). Mr Barrett's performance breathes gritty, wholesome life into the 14th century life of an archer.
More thoughts at http://pratalife.blogspot.com/2008/10/thomas-of-hookton-and-1215-year-of.html ( )
  pratalife | Feb 9, 2014 |
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Vagabond, the second entry in Bernard Cornwell's Grail Quest series, has been eagerly anticipated by those who read the first book, and it doesn't disappoint. Thomas has managed to survive the battle of Crécy. Still nursing his wounds, he is dispatched by the king on a mission to look into the matter of his father's inheritance, which is obscurely connected to the Holy Grail. This most precious relic of the Christian faith is a much sought-after object, offering the power of total victory in war to its owner. But Thomas finds himself in the middle of a battle against an army invading the North of England, and other shadowy forces pursuing the grail are prepared to slaughter anyone who stands in their way. In the ruins of his birthplace, Thomas discovers more about his father, and a dangerous voyage to France brings him up against his cousin and arch-enemy, Count of Astarc Guy Vexville. The stage is set for a merciless showdown.

Thomas is a protagonist drawn quite as pithily as his much-loved predecessor, and the sheer verve of Cornwell's storytelling here is irresistible. We are plunged into a distant age: bloody, colourful and dangerous. Roll on, volume three! --Barry Forshaw, Amazon.co.uk

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From internationally bestselling author Bernard Cornwell comes the eagerly anticipated sequel to The Archer's Tale, in his acclaimed Grail Quest series, in which a young archer sets out to avenge his family's honor on the battlefields of the Hundred Years' War and winds up on a quest for the Holy Grail. 1347: a year of war and unrest.… (more)

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