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The Grail of Sir Thomas
     

The Grail of Sir Thomas

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by Yury Nikitin
 

When Sir Thomas, a hero of Crusade, obtained the Holy Grail in hot Saracen sands, that was just a beginning of his dangerous and unpredictable quest. The way back to Britain, his homeland, lies across scorching deserts and the treacherous city of Constantinople. Assassins, villains, hirelings and blood-thirsty savages seem to be leaping onto his way from everywhere

Overview

When Sir Thomas, a hero of Crusade, obtained the Holy Grail in hot Saracen sands, that was just a beginning of his dangerous and unpredictable quest. The way back to Britain, his homeland, lies across scorching deserts and the treacherous city of Constantinople. Assassins, villains, hirelings and blood-thirsty savages seem to be leaping onto his way from everywhere. Thomas is proficient with his long sword, he has a brave heart and valiant soul… and also a mysterious companion, a pilgrim from the far northern land of Kievan Rus’ who came to the knight’s aid for some own reasons. But is that enough to overcome the most powerful enemy he’s ever clashed and deliver the priceless relic to where it belongs?

Product Details

BN ID:
2940044504714
Publisher:
Yury Nikitin
Publication date:
04/29/2013
Series:
Knight and the Wonderer , #1
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
301,642
File size:
700 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Yury Nikitin is a famous Russian speculative fiction writer of Ukrainian origin, a recognized founder of Slavic fantasy. He has published over 100 novels (half of them under the pen name of Gaius Julius Orlovsky) that have sold a total of over 12,000,000 copies.

Yury was born in 1939 in Kharkiv, Ukraine. At the age of 18, his thirst for adventure drove him to Siberia where he spent several years as a lumberman and rafter, then a geologist exploring the lands where, literally, no foot of man had stepped before. Back in Kharkiv, he became a foundry worker, while being appreciated by local media as a part-time columnist and artist.

Wrote his first short stories in 1965, just for fun. His first novel (Fire Worshippers, featuring his colleagues from the foundry) was a success, and in 1976 he became a full-time writer. Later, a conflict with Ukrainian Communists made him move to Moscow in 1983.

After the collapse of Communism in Russia, Yury founded one of the first private publishing companies in the country and ran it for several years. Then he quit this job to devote himself to writing only.

Being fluent in English and an avid reader, Yury Nikitin used to have a home library of over 5,000 books, mainly works of British and American science fiction. However, now he prefers e-books, as they are more convenient.

On March 29, 2014, Yury made an official confession that he was the one writing under the pen name of Gaius Julius Orlovsky. Before that, no one knew for sure the true identity of this mysterious author whose Richard Longarms, an epic fantasy series of 50 books, topped the Russian bestselling lists for 10 years in a row.

Today Yury Nikitin is one of the most famous and successful writers in Russia. Still working hard on his new books, he lives in a country house near Moscow with his wife and a pet boxer. The things he loves include ants (yes!), sweet black coffee, high-end computers and gadgets, and online strategies. An active supporter of Transhumanism, he has a cryonic contract and uses regular exercise, diet and pharmaceutical means to keep himself as young and vigorous as one can be. Yes, he would really want to live forever.

You may contact Yury Nikitin online on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ury.nikitin

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The Grail of Sir Thomas 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It has been a very long time since I have found a book of this length that kept me reading until 3 in the morning. Excellent tale! Crusaders, the Holy Grail, monsters, hidden underground peoples, a truly noble knight and his sorcerer companion. Can't wait for the follow-on novel. One of the best story's I have ever read.
Anonymous 14 days ago
An interesting story with knights, sorcerers, beasts, & strange peoples. Gallantry, deceit, honor all play a part in this tale. Kept my interest throughout and often stayed up late wanting to read more. There are very few problems due to the translation from Russian.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of those books that make you cringe as the page numbers toll the ending because you just dont want it to end! There were some quirks of speech that I attribute to the authors European base but which, ironically, detracted not at all and actually seemed to age the content appropriately! I enjoyed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago