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Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

The most notable English victory of the Hundred Years' War turns on the possession of the sword Jesus bade Peter sheathe in the garden of Gethsemane.At least that's how it looks in Cornwell's fictionalization of the events leading up to the Battle of Poitiers, beginning at the moment that a Black Friar breaks into a 150-year-old coffin and steals off with la Malice, the sword he finds inside ... Read full review

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Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com - Curtis Edmonds

The heart of 1356, as is the case with most Bernard Cornwell novels, is a large, vicious battle featuring warlike opponents united only by the savage joy of war. Cornwell has covered battlefields ranging from formidable Indian fortresses to remote forts in the American wilderness to the hallowed fields of Waterloo itself. If you can't tell from the title (I will be the first to admit that I had to ... Read full review

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