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Another Great Holy Grail Story,
This review is from: Heretic (The Grail Quest, Book 3) (Hardcover)This is actually my first Bernard Cornwell novel. It is amazingly, and sometimes gruesome, detailed. His thorough research on historical issues are indeed extremely well. That is why, after finishing reading this novel, I became one of Cornwell's huge fan.
Heretic is actually the last novel of the Grail Quest series, with a total of three installments. I have never actually read the first two installments, which did not make a big differrence, since parts of the previous plots were being told sporadically in Heretic.
Thomas Hookton, the main protagonist, met a heretic girl who is bound for burning for being claimed heretic. The story revolves around Thomas' search for the holy grail, the cup, to be more precise. His adventures with the other competing knight, being a paid mercenary for several kings, his love interests, etc. All of these interesting stories were woven into a nice fictional novel.
The outcome of this book is astonishing. If I wrote the ending in this review, it will shatter the element of excitement prepared by Bernard Cornwell.
Get this book, a five-star read.