A quick look at Bernard Cornwell’s fourth nautical thriller. First published in 1991 and showing all its 30 years of age.
Heretic follows on from Vagabond and Harlequin. Here is a breakdown of the supposed final book in what was originally the Grail Quest trilogy, until 1356 was published.
Vagabond follows on from Harlequin, featuring English archer Thomas of Hookton, survivor of the battle of Crecy, continuing his quest for the Holy Grail.
War Lord is the thirteenth and last book of Bernard Cornwell’s The Last Kingdom series and is dedicated to Alexander Dreymon the actor who plays Uhtred in the TV show based on the books.
Harlequin introduces us to Thomas of Hookton a skilled archer in the employ of Edward III’s army abroad in fourteenth-century France.
Crackdown is the third of Cornwell’s contemporary nautical thrillers, set in the Bahamas and revolving around ex-Marine Nick Breakspear.
Sea Lord is the second of Cornwell’s contemporary nautical thrillers, first published in the UK in 1989…
My thoughts on Cornwell’s first nautically-themed contemporary thriller. Here there be minor spoilers!
Antony Beevor – Crete: The Battle and The Resistance / Neil Gaiman – The Sandman: Overture / Charles Bukowski – Ham on Rye / Bernard Cornwell – Fools and Mortals
Redcoat is set in the year 1777 in war-torn Philadelphia. It’s a bit like a Sharpe book but with less battles and more intrigue and romance. Spoilers ahoy!