Hawk Quest

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Little, Brown Book Group, Jan 5, 2012 - Fiction - 512 pages
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1072 AD.

The Normans have captured England. The Turks have captured a Norman knight.
And in order to free him, a Frank warrior named Vallon must capture four rare hawks.

In the company of a Sicilian scholar and an English falconer, Vallon sets off a heart-stopping odyssey to the far ends of the earth - from Greenland to Russia to Constantinople, across raging Arctic seas and blood-drenched battlefields. Braving Viking warlords, vengeful Normans, and the unforgiving elements, Vallon and his comrades must track down their quarry one by one in a relentless race against time.

Ten years in the making, Hawk Quest is high adventure in the grand tradition of Bernard Cornwell and Robyn Young, an epic story packed with visceral combat, marvellous period detail, and gripping suspense.

The scale is huge.
The journey is incredible.
The history is real.
This is - Hawk Quest

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User Review  - Speesh - LibraryThing

This is without doubt a big, glorious, involving book. One you can get totally lost in. It's a rich, twisting, and thoroughly absorbing tale. One that travels through Spain, France, England, Iceland ... Read full review

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User Review  - WhitmelB - LibraryThing

An epic journey starting in France to England and on to Iceland and Greenland then a hard journey across the top of Norway to Russia, Kiev and thence down to the Black Sea and to Anatolia. All in ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Robert Lyndon has been a falconer since boyhood. A keen student of history, he was intrigued by accounts of hawks being used as ransoms during the Middle Ages. Some of the scenes in Hawk Quest were inspired by Lyndon's own experiences as a falconer, climber and traveller in remote places. He has written many books and articles on history and exploration. A Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, he lives in Dorset.

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