Thomas di Hookton, valoroso arciere inglese, sopravvissuto alla battaglia di Crécy, intraprende per il suo re la ricerca del Santo Graal, che forse in passato è stato custodito dal padre di Thomas. Le tracce di questo ambìto segreto lo portano prima nell'Inghilterra del nord, devastata dal conflitto con gli scozzesi, e poi nel suo villaggio natale, tra le rovine della casa in cui è cresciuto. Ma quando il velo di mistero che avvolge la reliquia comincia a sollevarsi, Thomas si ritrova in gravissimo pericolo, perché nella sua ricerca incontra degli spietati rivali pronti a uccidere e torturare. Il libro è il seguito de "L'arciere del re".
- ISBN: 8830420840
- Casa Editrice: Longanesi
- Pagine: 492
He could hear the hoofbeats now and he thought of the four horsemen of the apocalypse, the dreadful quartet of riders whose appearance would presage the end of time and the last great stuggle between heaven and hell. War would appear on a horse the color of blood, famine would be on a black stallion Leggi tutto
3.5/5. Not quite the same standard as the Uhtred novels, but still an enjoyable read.
The search for the Grail continues, Tomas of Hookton continues its adventure in the border of England and Scotland. King Edward the third sent him to find out whether there is truth to Grail. But this adventure brings him only pain and suffering because he is not the only one seeking the Grail. Cont Leggi tutto
I wasn't prepared for the setting to switch from France to the Scottish/English border in this second installment of Bernard Cornwell's Grail Quest series. I was thrown off and needed time to acclimate, but once I got my feet under me again, I fell into the flow of another battle-packed book by one
I enjoy reading historical books, this the second book of the ( The Grail Quest series )from Bernard Cornwell
Well...what can I say here? It took me forever (not literally of course) to get around to this book. It's one I kept moving other books "in front of" so to speak (please forgive the poor grammar). Thomas is still somewhat undecided here...well actually he's not. He simply wants to lead archers in bat Leggi tutto
Sequel of a breath-taking and captivating book, even this one is a page turner. What can I say? Only that the reading was superb, I loved it right from the first page. Couldn't put it down, the story was just so gripping and it kept me going through the book at a very fast pace. I loved this book, t Leggi tutto
The second volume in the Grail Series, this story was not nearly as interesting or exciting as the first book in the series, "The Archer". It opens with the 1346 battle of Neville's Cross in Northern England, which is peripheral to the main plot of Thomas of Hockton's search for the grail which is su Leggi tutto
Master of battle scenes and the details of the soldier. It gets you thinking about life in the middle ages and how you might have suvived the age. Couldn't put it down.
-Más ficción sobre el marco general de la Guerra de los Cien Años.- Género. Novela Histórica (por lo menos, su trasfondo). Lo que nos cuenta. En otoño de 1346, Thomas, su mujer (que no esposa todavía desde la perspectiva más cristiana del asunto) embarazada y el padre Hobbe se encaminan hacia Durham t Leggi tutto
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