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Heretic (Grail Quest Series #3)

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Highly recommended if you enjoy historical novels and Bernard Co

Highly recommended if you enjoy historical novels and Bernard Cornwell is a master. After reading teh first in the series "The Archer's Tale" I had to do the sequels "Vagabond" and this "Heretic". None disappointed. I have read the Saxon S...
Highly recommended if you enjoy historical novels and Bernard Cornwell is a master. After reading teh first in the series "The Archer's Tale" I had to do the sequels "Vagabond" and this "Heretic". None disappointed. I have read the Saxon Series as well so you might say I'm a huge Cromwell fan. While he explains his literary opton to depart from true history, I still feel I get a bit of history taught to me in each novel. This one with its Inquisition torture description was a stark reminder of what man can do to another in the name of God - or what he believes he must do. I found most interesting the technology of archery he describes and it was a revelation the important role the archer played in England's history.

posted by sawbuckthegray on August 30, 2012

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Felt like I traveled hundreds of miles in a huge circle

This last installment of the Grail Quest Series was more of the same bloody battles, strained friendships/alliances, and predictable outcomes as the two previous books. It did pick up some toward the end of the book, but then the actual end was somewhat anti-climatic a...
This last installment of the Grail Quest Series was more of the same bloody battles, strained friendships/alliances, and predictable outcomes as the two previous books. It did pick up some toward the end of the book, but then the actual end was somewhat anti-climatic and ended where the story began really. It was a decent summer read and since the series was much smaller than others Cornwell has done, it was not difficult to finish in a short time frame. Entertaining but I'd recommend Saxon Tales series for anyone who wants more lively characters and plot lines and who has a few months to spend reading all the installments.

posted by LuvThyNook on September 6, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2012

    If you enjoyed Cornwalls other books - you will be pleased

    If you enjoy good historical fiction - correct geography -weapons - social order - and a fast paced story, have fun!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2013

    Heretic

    The journey of Thomas of Hookton is rich in characrer development, givinv one a real sense for the lawlessness and meaness of the Dark Ages. A truue mideaval page turner without the fakery of current fantasy novels.

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  • Posted July 6, 2012

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    Entertaining I admit that I had low expectation when I picked u

    Entertaining

    I admit that I had low expectation when I picked up "Heretic". But this book proved me wrong. A quest for the Holy Grail leads to pillaging, skirmishes, and the accusation of heresy for those who fall out with the Church. "Heretic" does a good job of showing men who'll do anything to possess this holy relic. There's a nice blend of action, religious fanaticism, and drama. The characters are memorable as well. If your looking for a good medieval fiction then try this title.

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  • Posted October 29, 2010

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    An amazing story of a holy quest

    A honorable man, a holy quest, continual battles and betrayals. This last book of the series is a real page turner. Thomas of Hookton bastard born knoble man takes you on a journey of loyalty to country, friends, soldiering, love and faith you will not forget for a long time to come.

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