A NovelLarge Print - 2013
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The rascally Thomas of Hookton, aka Le Batard, and his band of not-so-merry mercenaries are bidden by the Earl of Northhampton to unearth the lost sword of Saint Peter in this recreation of the Battle of the Poitiers in 1356 wherein a severely outnumbered English army defeats the French and captu... Read More »
JCLGreggW Jul 15, 2013
The subject of our discussion: a stand-alone novel featuring Cornwell's English archer hero, Thomas of Hookton, as he tries to survive in France as he tries to hunt down a holy relic - the sword that Peter used alongside Jesus at the Garden of Gethsemane - that might turn the tide against the sur... Read More »
JCLGreggW Jul 03, 2013
This was my first exposure to Cornwell, one of the leading lights in historical fiction. I enjoyed 1356 quite a bit once I got past the first fifty pages or so, which were a bit slow. But once the action gets going, though, it's a compelling read, culminating in the Battle of Poitiers, which is c... Read More »
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