Friday, February 29, 2008

The Archer's Tale (Book #20)

The Archer's Tale (Bernard Cornwell, 2001) is the first of a trilogy set against the Hundred Years' War and featuring a quest for the Holy Grail. Having finished the Sharpe series, I'm working my way through Cornwell's other works. The 14th century isn't "my" era the way the early 19th is, but this series had an appealing narrator in the misfit, fish-out-of-water vein I expect (and always enjoy) from Cornwell, and he made me more interested in longbows and obscure medieval religious quarrels than I ever expected to be.

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