By Bernard Cornwell
"The maximum author of historic adventures today" (Washington put up) tackles his richest, so much exciting topic yet--the heroic story of Agincourt.
Young Nicholas Hook is dogged by way of a cursed past--haunted by means of what he has didn't do and banished for what he has performed. A sought after guy in England, he's pushed to struggle as a mercenary archer in France, the place he unearths issues he can love: his instincts as a combating guy, and a lady in hassle. jointly they live on the infamous bloodbath at Soissons, an occasion that shocks all Christendom. with out innovations left, Hook heads domestic to England, the place his trap capacity definite dying. as an alternative he's came across through the younger King of England--Henry V himself--and via royal command he's taking up the longbow back and dons the move of Saint George. Hook returns to France as a part of the excellent military Henry leads in his quest to assert the French crown. yet after the English crusade suffers devastating early losses, it turns into transparent that Hook and his fellow archers are their king's final lodge in a determined struggle opposed to an enemy extra daunting than they can ever have imagined.
One of the main dramatic victories in British historical past, the conflict of Agincourt--immortalized via Shakespeare in Henry V--pitted undermanned and beaten English forces opposed to a French military made up our minds to maintain their crown out of Henry's fingers. right here Bernard Cornwell resurrects the legend of the conflict and the "band of brothers" who fought it on October 25, 1415. An epic of redemption, Agincourt follows a commoner, a king, and a nation's complete military on an incredible venture to check the desire of God and reclaim what's rightfully theirs. From the failures on the siege of Harfleur to the horrors of the sector of Agincourt, this exhilarating tale of survival and slaughter is right away an excellent paintings of background and a triumph of imagination—Bernard Cornwell at his top.
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