Heretic (The 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
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
In Heretic, Thomas of Hookton returns to his ancestral homeland, Gascony, both to find the Holy Grail and to engineer a confrontation with his cousin, Guy Vexille. Near the end of the book we discover that Vexille is a fan...more
Set in 14th Century France, the book follows the story of English archer, Thomas - son of a 'mad' English priest claiming to have hidden the Holy Grail, and cousin to his French enemy, Guy Vexille, who will do anything to get his hands on the holy relic.
Although this trilogy could be read as individual books, as...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
The research is quite good, but I felt like the characters thought a little bit too much like modern people.
The language was a little too modern in the dialogue.
And sadly, I figured out the secret in the second book only to find out in the third that I had been right.
Which is not a "yea me" moment, but more of a "really? You made it that easy?"
I may read one or two of the others but it did not convince me to read the Sharpe books for which Cornw...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
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
Cornwell masterly leads the reader throughout Thomas' pilgrimage. The...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
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— Eu iria usá-lo.
— Para quê?
— Para livrar o mundo do pecado.
— Seria um trabalho notável, mas nem Cristo conseguiu realizá-lo.
— Você pára de eliminar ervas daninhas entre os vinhedos só porque elas sempre voltam a nascer?”