Heretic by Bernard Cornwell lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
HarperCollins, 2003, Hardback in dust wrapper.
A Later Printing. Number 3 in the series.
From the cover: When the English capture Calais, the war with France is suspended by a truce. But for Thomas of Hookton, there is no end to the fighting. He has to find the grail, the most sacred of Christendoms relics, and is sent to his ancestral homeland, Gascony, to engineer a confrontation with his deadliest enemy: his cousin, Guy Vexille.
Once in the south country, Thomas and his men capture a castle. He becomes a raider, leading his archers in savage forays gathering food and plunder intended to draw his enemy to his arrows. But because he releases a girl condemned to burn as a heretic, his campaign is attacked by the church and the hunter becomes the hunted.
Thomas goes to the valley of Astarac, still dominated by the ruins of his familys castle, where he believes that the grail may still be concealed, but there are many others apart from Thomas and his cousin who are searching for the same. The prize will guarantee victory in battle and the games of hide and seek are deadly.
Thomas finally meets his enemy face to face, but in this deadly encounter, fate takes an unexpected hand. What had been a landscape of castles, monasteries, vineyards and villages becomes deaths kingdom and the need for the grail, as a sign of Gods favour, is more urgent than ever.
In the Grail Quest series.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.
Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 132 pages. 9½” x 6¼”.
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