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1356 Hardcover – Oct 29 2012

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  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: UK General Books (Oct. 29 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007331843
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007331840
  • Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 3.9 x 24 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 739 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 19 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #288,756 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Praise for Bernard Cornwell: 'The best battle scenes of any writer I've ever read, past or present. Cornwell really makes history come alive.' George R.R. Martin Praise for The Burning Land: 'Cornwell draws a fascinating picture of England as it might have been before anything like England existed' The Times Praise for AZINCOURT: 'This is a magnificent and gory work' Daily Mail 'The historical blockbuster of the year' Evening Standard 'A runaway success' Observer Praise for Bernard Cornwell: 'The characterisation, as ever, is excellent...And one can only admire the little touches that bring the period to life. He can also claim to be a true poet of both the horror and the glory of war.' Sunday Telegraph This is typical Cornwell, meticulously researched, massive in scope, brilliant in execution'. News of the World 'He's called a master story-teller. Really he's cleverer than that.' Telegraph

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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 army—led by the heir to the throne, the Black Prince—is 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.

--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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I love the Author but this book is not his best work - too predictable and very anti French - should write a book where the French aren't idiots or cowards for a change.
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I greatly enjoyed this return to historical times and would recommend it to history buffs who are not critical of certain possible anachronisms.Well worth reading
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1356 is not the best novel Mr. Cromwell has set before his readers, but it satisfies with its quick pace and yet another superbly researched battle sequence is presented by today's master of the historical yarn! Settle. Down in your lawn lounger or your favourite chair and allow Mr. Cornwall to take you back to our often bloody past.
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If you are a Bernard Cornwell fan, it is worth reading. But you aren't going to jump out of your chair at the end of the book and tell your Mom about how great this book is. It feels a little like it was churned out of the Cornwell Book Factory.

So grab it if you are a enthusiastic fan. Otherwise, skip: it is just ok.
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Many have said it and I completely agree, Bernard Cornwell is the master at writing historical fiction. This book, 1356 is just another example of his efforts to telling a riveting story in an historical context. I would recommend any this authors books to anyone who enjoys reading historical fiction.
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it was absolutely wonderful to see Thomas of Hookton in action again...I did not realize how much I missed his adventures and find this just seem to carry on from his previous three novels...a gas to read about this honest but sometimes disrespectful archer all over again...thanks Bernard...it was fun.
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Cornwell fans won't be disappointed. Thomas of Hookton returns from The Grail Quest series to entertain us again. This is the story of a little-known battle of French/English history that had significant consequences. You will enjoy it.
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I am a great fan of the Cornwell novels. He manages through his many books to put the reader in the history of the moment. He has done it again with 1356. This book certainly typifies his great talents as a writer of historical novels.
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