Vagabond – Bernard Cornwell

Back to Thomas of Hookton, English archer living off his wits and talent with bow and arrow during the Hundred Years War….

Having survived the battle of Crécy, Harlequin Thomas turns Vagabond, returning to England under royal orders to track down more information about the Holy Grail from a Durham monk…. but the evil Dominican inquisitor Bernard de Taillebourg and Thomas’s cousin and rival Guy de Vexille get there first. Thomas unwillingly exchanges lover Eleanor and down to earth monk Hobbe for bolshy Scottish prisoner of war, Robbie Douglas – who turns out to be an excellent sidekick as Thomas’ adventures and the legend of the Grail take him back to France. links: