A Novel

by Bernard Cornwell

On Sale: 12/29/2009


A Novel

by Bernard Cornwell

On Sale: 12/29/2009


About the Book

New York Times Bestseller

Bernard Cornwell, the New York Times bestselling “reigning king of historical fiction” (USA Today), tackles his most thrilling, rich, and enthralling subject yet—the heroic tale of Agincourt. The epic battle immortalized by William Shakespeare in his classic Henry V is the background for this breathtaking tale of heroism, love, devotion, and duty from the legendary author of the Richard Sharpe novels and the Saxon Tales. This extraordinary adventure will captivate from page one, proving once again and most powerfully, as author Lee Child attests, that “nobody in the world does this stuff better than Cornwell.”

Critical Praise

“A brutal and visceral tour through the medieval world, where life is balanced on the point of an arrow, and where war is fought with every bit of sinew in one’s body. A brilliant and stunning epic of ordinary men facing insurmountable odds. It left me breathless.” — James Rollins, author of The Last Oracle

“A compelling novel of the events leading to, and culminating in, one of the touchstone battles of Medieval Europe. Bernard Cornwell has a positive gift for describing the brutality, the grit, the simple manual labor, and the absolute awfulness of battle. This is a really good book.” — John Sandford, author of Phantom Prey

“Readers who haven’t discovered Bernard Cornwell don’t know what they are missing: his books are page-turners that both educate and entertain. He may well be the best historical novelist writing today—and Agincourt may well be his best novel yet.” — Vince Flynn, author of Extreme Measures

“A masterful tale of that medieval campaign—as terrifying as the razor-sharp arrow storms that the men-at-arms archers let fly.” — W.E.B. Griffin & William E. Butterworth IV, authors of Black Ops

“With a combination of painstaking historical research—how to make the most effective fire-arrow; how best to blind a man in battle; how to teach a child to prime a crossbow—and writing of fierce and urgent vividity, Bernard Cornwell has brought this most crucial and bloody of Europe’s fifteenth century battles into the sharpest focus. Agincourt had me utterly captivated: I relished every single second of it.” — Simon Winchester, author of The Man Who Loved China

“His best book yet. No one understands the experience of the common soldier better than Bernard Cornwell and in this gripping account of the Agincourt campaign, seen through the eyes of a simple archer, he tears away the gloss of legend to reveal the raw truth of medieval warfare in all its shocking brutality, filth and gore.” — Juliet Barker, author of Agincourt: Henry V and the Battle That Made England



Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780061578908
  • ISBN 10: 0061578908
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 12/29/2009
  • Pages: 512
  • List Price:21.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Action & Adventure
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / War & Military
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Historical

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