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Bernard Cornwell

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Genres:

History

Description:

Thomas of Hookton is a seasoned veteran of King Edward's army and a natural leader in what will be remembered as the Hundred Years' War. Accompanied by a small but able band of soldiers, Thomas is sent to Gascony to capture the castle of Astarac. But he has ulterior motives for accepting the charge: Gascony is the home of the black knight -- Guy de Vexille -- who brutally slaughtered his father. It is also reputed to be the place where the Grail was last seen. While capturing Astarac, Thomas learns of a tragedy in the making: a beautiful young woman named Genevieve, innocent if not pious, is to be burned as a heretic. Thomas prevents the corrupt local priest from carrying out his "God -- given" duty -- a sacrilege that turns him into an outcast, even among his own men. Eventually he and Genevieve have no choice but to flee. While hidden away at a monastery, they learn of a plot involving the creation of an imitation Grail for a diabolical end; and they witness the murder of a trusted priest at the hands of Guy de Vexille. At last reconciled with his allies, Thomas leads his brave band in a bloody battle to the death, the outcome of which could determine the seat of power -- and the direction of Christendom -- forevermore.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Tim Pigott-Smith

Length:

6h 20m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

45:02


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

48:45


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

49:03


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

47:26


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

48:12


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

48:35


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

45:29


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

47:35