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Bernard Cornwell

In this thrilling historical stand-alone, Thomas of Hookton, featured in Cornwell’s medieval Grail Quest series (Heretic, 2003), is ordered to find the lost sword of Saint Peter, a mythical weapon said to grant victory to whoever possesses it. As Thomas and his men plunder the French countryside, the French are seeking the sword, too, and all roads lead to the bloody and decisive Battle of Poitiers in 1356. A magnificent tale filled with battle scenes that only Cornwell can write.