1356 LP: Go with God, but Fight Like the Devil

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HarperCollins, Jan 8, 2013 - Fiction - 624 pages
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September 1356. Across France, towns are closing their gates. The crops are burning and the countryside stands alert to danger. The English armyŚled by the heir to the throne, the Black PrinceŚis set to invade. The French, along with their Scottish allies, are ready to hunt them down.

Thomas of Hookton, known as le Batard, has orders to uncover the lost sword of Saint Peter, a blade with mystical powers said to grant certain victory to whoever possesses her. The French seek the weapon too, and so Thomas's quest will be thwarted by battle and betrayal. As the outnumbered English army becomes trapped near Poitiers, Thomas, his fellow troops, his enemies, and the fate of the sword all converge in a maelstrom of violence, action, and heroism.

Rich in color and characters, in great adventure and thrilling conflict, 1356 is the magnificent tale of how the quest for a holy relic with the power to change history leads to an epic battle.

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User Review  - Jane Henriksen Baird - Book Verdict

Hooray! Thomas of Hookton, bastard son of a priest and hero of Cornwell's Grail Quest series (The Archer's Tale; Vagabond; Heretic) is back. Still fighting the French in the bloody Hundred Years War ... Read full review

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User Review  - AJ5420 - Walmart

Another great book from cornwell. A page turner that's hard to put down. This is a sequel to the archers tale novels, but if you have not read those this is still a great read. The previous novels were ten years before and it will still be a great read by itself. Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Bernard Cornwell is the author of the acclaimed New York Times bestsellers Agincourt and The Fort; the bestselling Saxon Tales, which include The Last Kingdom, The Pale Horseman, Lords of the North, Sword Song, The Burning Land, and Death of Kings; and the Richard Sharpe novels, among many others. He lives with his wife on Cape Cod.

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