A unique novel, looking at one the greatest battles, a battle that was a turning point in history, from many points of view, by a master storyteller. Bernard Cornwell. Bernard Cornwell has been thinking about this subject for years. He has long wanted to write a book about a single battle, the events that lead up to it, the. Agincourt is classic Cornwell [with] attention to historical deta.
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Shelves: historical So I had high hopes for this one. I think I also hold Cornwell to a higher standard than most authors. So even though I'm only giving it three stars, this is probably a better account of a historical English battle in the Hundred Years War than most you will find. I just can't give it the same number of stars as my least favorite book in The Saxon Stories if there even is such a thing. For starters, our hero Nicholas Hook is kind of a bland guy but one that actually lived! Which is pretty c So
Apparently all the others were names taken from the archives about Azincourt, and it is that level of detail that I have come to love most about Cornwell's work. I guess what wasn't working for me is that this book is fairly long between pages and there weren't many sub-plots happening. The Archer's Tale which is the first in his Holy Grail trilogy is a retelling of the Battle of Crecy whose lopsided numbers in favor of the French were even more impressive but it was also about Thomas finding his faith and making good on his promises to his father and God.
Unrelated sidenote- I loved the nod that was given to The Archer's Tale! Did anyone else catch it? This book is mostly about Nicholas Hook fighting in at Azincourt and finding redemption. There just wasn't enough else happening to support the page book length.
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Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified download. This shows the great ability of Bernard Cornwell to weave a story around an historical event. I have read his other work on Waterloo which is a little better as it is more an actual historical read with more contemporary history but this is still very good.
A story told from one of the archers point of view gives a bit more depth to the telling and as it is based heavily on actual facts gets you more into the ordinary persons view of a remarkable battle in history.
It added to my interest in the battle itself and the events depicted seem to be backed up by real life events even to the name of the archer involved although his stiry is not actually told so adds to the work. I give it 4 stars because it does have some slight of hand as to the full story that makes it more readable but detracts from the true history but in this case is probably warranted. Well worth reading.
One person found this helpful. One of my favourite Cornwell novels; well-realised characterisation and on the basis of my parsimonious knowledge of this time period seemingly authentic detail. Rattles along at a good pace with a willing hero and suitably villainous baddie or set of baddies.
The novel is also an eye opener into the significance of the archer to England's successes during what was part of the years war. If you like this one you will probably also like the three now four books of the Grail quest series, which investigates an earlier period and begins with the battle of Crecy. I liked the personal touch brought by the master archer and his french partner.
A most exhilirating read with many new aspects to a conflict well known in the peripheral way that Shakespeare has brought it to our attention in Henry V.