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The Archer's Tale (Paperback)

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A brutal raid on the quiet coastal English village of Hookton in 1342 leaves but one survivor: a young archer named Thomas. On this terrible dawn, his purpose becomes clear -- to recover a stolen sacred relic and pursue to the ends of the earth the murderous black-clad knight bearing a blue-and-yellow standard, a journey that leads him to the courageous rescue of a beautiful French woman, and sets him on his ultimate quest: the search for the Holy Grail.

About the Author

Bernard Cornwell is the author of the acclaimed New York Times bestselling Saxon Tales series, which includes The Last Kingdom, The Pale Horseman, Lords of the North, Sword Song, The Burning Land, Death of Kings, The Pagan Lord, and, most recently, The Empty Throne, and which serves as the basis for the BBC America series The Last Kingdom. He lives with his wife on Cape Cod and in Charleston, South Carolina.

Praise For…

“Another top effort from one of today’s truly great storytellers.”
-Kirkus (Starred Review)

“Perhaps the greatest writer of historical adventure novels today.”
-Washington Post

“The direct heir to Patrick O’Brian.”
-The Economist

Product Details
ISBN: 9780060935764
ISBN-10: 0060935766
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication Date: November 8th, 2005
Pages: 374
Language: English
Series: Grail Quest