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The Archer's Tale by Bernard Cornwell
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Jun 16, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: historical-fiction

This is a quick and exciting tale about Thomas, a young man who becomes an outstanding archer excelling in battle. The tale depicts his war-time adventures and his relationships with those for and with whom he works. Thomas is an ideal hero, young, enthusiastic, hard-working and ethical. This is the first of two books about Thomas. The second is The Vagabond. Together they make up Bernard Cornwell's Grail Quest series. I truly enjoyed The Archer's Tale. I enjoy books when the author spends time describing the research and/or how the tale is developed. It's fun to get into the author's mind. This book was fun to read and I can see how people get into Cornwell's writing. The battles described in Archer are fantastic and realistic. I felt that I knew the characters in this book and am looking forward to the next volume in this series and seeing what happens to Thomas, the archer in The Vagabond. My recommendation: Take time to read this one.
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