Heretic (Grail Quest #3)
Thomas of Hookton is a seasoned veteran of King Edward's army and a natural leader in what will be remembered as the Hundred Years' War. Accompanied by a small but able band of soldiers, Thomas is sent to Gascony to capture the castle of Astarac. But he has ulterior motives for accepting the charge: Gascony is the home of the black knight -- Guy de Vexille -- who brutally...more
Bernard Cornwell is great at battle scenes, and creating memorable characters. However I found this book not up to the same standards as the other two books. There was a lot less action, and while I really felt for the main character Thomas in the last book because his decisions resulted (view spoiler)[in the death of his wife-to-be and child (hide spoiler)], but this book I just felt annoyed with ...more
Depois de sobreviver ao cerco de La Roche Derrien, Thomas viaja para o norte até Calais, onde tenta ajudar o exército inglês a invadir a cidade. Mas o seu destino não é esse e a busca pelo Graal ainda não foi concluída, fazendo com que o nosso personagem principal viaje até Astarac para descobrir mais a respeito do misterioso objeto e também sobre a sua família.
Na maior parte da narrativa, o terceiro e último livro da trilogia não mantém o mesmo ritmo ...more
His depiction of the Brittany Campaigns is a microcosm of the war in general and illustrates English military superiority and French dillusions of grandeur leading to the extended war.
Cromwell toned down his depiction of society from the earlier two novels so his tale is more believable accurate.
Género. Novela Histórica (aunque sea al fondo y mínimamente).
Lo que nos cuenta. A mediados del siglo XIV, Thomas de Hookton llega a tiempo para participar en el combate de Calais entre fuerzas francesas que trataban de romper el asedio a la localidad y fuerzas inglesas que trataban de terminarlo de una vez por todas. Thomas pone al día al conde de Northampton sobre su búsqueda y, mientras prosigue su intervención en la guer ...more
In the end, I felt a little odd about Heretic. While the first book was a rousing battle tale, the second a bit listless but exciting where it counted nonetheless, the third book in the Grail Quest trilogy felt like it had lost the energy of the story altogether. What makes this odd, though, is that H ...more
Did I care much about the Grail quest? Not really, but that's just ...more
This was my favourite book of the Grail Quest series (3 books; Harlequin, Vagabond & Heretic). The first book was good, but there was something about this last book in the trilogy that appealed to me the most.
The only reason I didn't actually give it 5 stars, was because of a missing chu ...more
How absolutely frightening was the power of the church! How horrible to see Christianity misused by evil men for selfish greed. I am so thankful for God's Word available to read so we need not kowtow in fear and ignorance to the demands of an o ...more
Cornwell has completed the Grail quest trilogy, Harlequin (The Archer's Tale in the U.S.) Vagabond and Heretic, with a wonderful climax that leaves every loose end tied up and every person, evil or good, dealt their final hand in life.
The story continues to follow Thomas of Hookton as he endures the weight of the family burden (protectors of the grail), and his position as an archer in the English army; now commanding a garrison of ...more
The story opens with the siege of Calais and ends with the first of the plagues that ravaged Europe for hundreds of years. In between Thomas of Hookton continues his quest for the Holy Grail, which his family is supposed to have or have had in its possession.
In the process he is given an order to try and fi ...more
This is the end of "The Grail Quest". Amazingly, with things that no reader would think possible, Cornwell closes another trilogy with gold key, giving the end that it deserves. Thomas is smarter and with more precise aiming than ever before, challenging the Church at a level beyond the imaginable. Maximum score for the genius of Cornwell in this historical work.
Este é o final da saga "A Busca do Graal". Surpreendente, com coisas que nenhum leitor pensaria ser possível, Cornwell fec ...more
A disappointment because many people recommended this book and author to me.
Cornwell masterly leads the reader throughout Thomas' pilgrimage. The ...more
Mais uma vez, o livro retrata bem neste período, tendo uma escrita bastante agradável e que nos faz ler compulsivamente, para saber o destino que o autor estipulou para as personagens, apesar de toda a descrição "crua" de ba ...more
Unlike many a trilogy, this is the strongest book of the three, or maybe I've just developed a fondness for the rene ...more
While this book had a bit more story to it, it also had far less action. I missed the big Cornwell battle scenes that I've enjoyed in so many other of his works, including the first two books in this series.
Overall a very good read, engaging, held my attention, great character development, I felt like I was in the scene; I j ...more
Forced out by his men and pursued by his cousin and the inquisition, will Thomas prevail or is all lost...
Excellent conclusion to the Grail trilogy.
The tale is, as always, very well told with genuine drama and peril - leaving little to the imagination when it comes to the graphic (and gruesome) battle scenes.
A great read and the series has opened my mind to trying more historical fiction. Thanks. MLS
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