The Archer's Tale: Book One of the Grail Quest (Paperback)

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This is book number 1 in the Grail Quest series.


From New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell, the first book in the Grail Series—the spellbinding tale of a young man, a fearless archer, who sets out wanting to avenge his family's honor and winds up on a quest for the Holy Grail.

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 over fifty novels, including the acclaimed New York Times bestselling Saxon Tales, which serve as the basis for the hit Netflix 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: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: November 8th, 2005
Pages: 400
Language: English
Series: Grail Quest