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1356 - A Novel

Bernard Cornwell

September, 1356. Across France, towns are closing their gates. The crops are burning and the countryside stands alert to danger. The English army—led by the heir to the throne, The Black Prince—is set to invade. The French, along with their Scottish allies, are ready to hunt them down. But what if there was a weapon that could decide the outcome of the imminent war? Thomas of Hookton, known as le Batard, has orders to discover the lost sword of Saint Peter, a blade with mystical powers said to grant certain victory to whoever possesses her. The French seek the weapon too, and so Thomas's quest will be thwarted by battle and betrayal, by promises made and oaths broken. As the outnumbered English army becomes trapped near Poitiers, Thomas, his troop of archers and men-at-arms, his enemies, and the fate of the sword all converge in a maelstrom of violence, action, and heroism. Rich in color and characters, in great adventure and thrilling conflict, 1356 is the magnificent tale of how the quest for a holy relic with the power to change history leads to an epic battle.

September, 1356. Across France, towns are closing their gates. The crops are burning and the countryside stands alert to danger. The English army—led by the heir to the throne, The Black Prince—is set to invade. The French, along with their Scottish allies, are ready to hunt them down. But what if there was a weapon that could decide the outcome of the imminent war? Thomas of Hookton, known as le Batard, has orders to discover the lost sword of Saint Peter, a blade with mystical powers said to grant certain victory to whoever possesses her. The French seek the weapon too, and so Thomas's quest will be thwarted by battle and betrayal, by promises made and oaths broken. As the outnumbered English army becomes trapped near Poitiers, Thomas, his troop of archers and men-at-arms, his enemies, and the fate of the sword all converge in a maelstrom of violence, action, and heroism. Rich in color and characters, in great adventure and thrilling conflict, 1356 is the magnificent tale of how the quest for a holy relic with the power to change history leads to an epic battle.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

September, 1356. Across France, towns are closing their gates. The crops are burning and the countryside stands alert to danger. The English army—led by the heir to the throne, The Black Prince—is set to invade. The French, along with their Scottish allies, are ready to hunt them down. But what if there was a weapon that could decide the outcome of the imminent war? Thomas of Hookton, known as le Batard, has orders to discover the lost sword of Saint Peter, a blade with mystical powers said to grant certain victory to whoever possesses her. The French seek the weapon too, and so Thomas's quest will be thwarted by battle and betrayal, by promises made and oaths broken. As the outnumbered English army becomes trapped near Poitiers, Thomas, his troop of archers and men-at-arms, his enemies, and the fate of the sword all converge in a maelstrom of violence, action, and heroism. Rich in color and characters, in great adventure and thrilling conflict, 1356 is the magnificent tale of how the quest for a holy relic with the power to change history leads to an epic battle.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jack Hawkins

Length:

11h 57m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

26:09


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

35:29


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

46:45


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

01:02:44


Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 4

55:17


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

42:30


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

45:39


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

33:32


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

36:17


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

35:00


Part 3, Chapter 10
Part 3, Chapter 10

43:54


Part 3, Chapter 11
Part 3, Chapter 11

42:53


Part 3, Chapter 12
Part 3, Chapter 12

41:46


Part 3, Chapter 13
Part 3, Chapter 13

45:39


Part 4, Chapter 14
Part 4, Chapter 14

44:56


Part 4, Chapter 15
Part 4, Chapter 15

38:18


Part 4, Chapter 16
Part 4, Chapter 16

39:58


Part 4, Chapter 17
Part 4, Chapter 17

00:24