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Vagabond, Bernard Cornwell

Label
Vagabond
Title
Vagabond
Statement of responsibility
Bernard Cornwell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. England's army is fighting in France, and its absence encourages the Scots to invade the old enemy. Thomas of Hookton, sent back to England to follow an ancient trail that suggests his family once owned the Holy Grail, instead becomes embroiled in the savage fight when the Scots come to Durham. Out of the horror he finds a new companion for the quest but also discovers a new and sinister enemy in a Dominican Inquisitor. All Europe wants the grail. Many may doubt it even exists, but no one would willingly allow an enemy to find Christendom's most precious relic, and Thomas finds himself in a murderous race with the Inquisitor and with Guy de Vexille, the mysterious black rider who murdered Thomas's father (in The Archer's Tale). Thomas appears to have an advantage in the race. His father bequeathed him a mysterious notebook that confirms the grail's existence and offers clues to where the relic might be hidden. But his rivals, inspired by a fanatical religious fervor, have their own advantage-the torture chamber of the Inquisition. Thomas, seeking help to decipher the book's cryptic pages, is delivered instead to his worst enemies. He finds refuge in Brittany, with Jeanette, the Countess of Armorica, but fate will not let him rest. He is thrust into one of the bloodiest and most desperate fights of the Hundred Years' War, the Battle of la Roche-Derrien, and amid the flames, arrows, and butchery of that night, he faces his enemies again
Member of
Summary
Young Thomas of Hookton has his first experience of naval warfare during the Hundred Years' War while pursuing his father's murderer, a man who also stole the Holy Grail from the Hookton family's ancient church
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
070786
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cornwell, Bernard
Dewey number
823/.914
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6053.O75
LC item number
V34 2002
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Grail Quest (Bernard Cornwell)
Series volume
0002
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Great Britain
  • France
  • Hundred Years' War, 1339-1453
  • British
  • Fathers
  • Archers
  • Revenge
  • Grail
Target audience
adult
Label
Vagabond, Bernard Cornwell
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2354179
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
460 pages
Isbn
9780060532680
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm53164025
Label
Vagabond, Bernard Cornwell
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2354179
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
460 pages
Isbn
9780060532680
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm53164025

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