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
- Data di uscita: 03-10-2003
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
This historical novel still burns pretty brightly, just like the Hundred Year's War it depicts. What a nasty time. It makes me thankful that we're not quite THERE yet. Thomas continues his adventure in gross poverty and murder in an appropriately low style, joining armies all over the place to shine a Leggi tutto
Not quite the same standard as the Uhtred novels, but still an enjoyable read.
And as always in Cornwell’s books, along with the great characters, such vivid descriptions of seiges and battles that you feel you were there. Another great 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
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
I enjoy reading historical books, this the second book of the ( The Grail Quest series )from Bernard Cornwell
Read this book in 2005, and its the 2nd part of the "Thomas of Hookton" series. In this book Thomas is sent back to England to find to Holy Grail. During his hunt he will become involved with many enemies specialized in the art of sword fights, and he only being an archer, while his greatest fear will Leggi tutto
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