Harlequin – Bernard Cornwell

One of my Hereford holiday haul, and an excellent read from Bernard Cornwell, as ever.

Harlequin is the first novel in the Grail Quest series, and introduces us to Thomas of Hookton, an English archer who ends up in France, enmeshed in the Hundred Years War and with various women (very Sharpe!).

In this first novel, there is not much about the Grail, but there are plenty of battles and skirmishes, and we do catch glimpses of what I suspect will become Thomas’s own quest to discover more about his own origins.

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