1356 (The Grail Quest, Book 4) by Bernard Cornwell PDF

By Bernard Cornwell

ISBN-10: 0007331886

ISBN-13: 9780007331888

Pick God and struggle just like the satan. The publication of this notable new novel positive aspects unique additional content material, with a longer old be aware and modern money owed of the conflict of Poitiers. The Hundred Years battle rages on and the bloodiest battles are but to be fought. throughout France, cities are remaining their gates, the vegetation are burning and the rustic stands alert to probability. The English military, successful on the conflict of Crécy and led via the Black Prince, is invading back and the French are looking them down. Thomas of Hookton, an English archer referred to as Le Bâtard, is below orders to search out the misplaced sword of St Peter, a weapon acknowledged to furnish convinced victory to whoever possesses her. because the outnumbered English military turns into trapped close to the city of Poitiers, Thomas, his males and his sworn enemies meet in a unprecedented disagreement that ignites one of many maximum battles of all time.

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There were steps from within and the doctor turned. A mulatto woman in a madras turban came scurrying out of the central door, carrying another glass which she presented to the doctor with a sort of crouch. He took a long rash gulp which made him gasp, and held the glass a little away from him to look at it. The concoction was raw cane rum with lime juice and a cloying amount of sugar. He finished the drink in several more cautious sips, while the white woman spoke to the mulattress in Creole. “It is arranged,” she finally said, turning back to the doctor, who now noticed that her eyes seemed a little bloodshot.

This burst of activity allowed the doctor to cover his moment of confusion. He had been on the point of offering his professional services, which evidently would not have done at all. There was a platter of highly seasoned pork slices, a sort of ragout of sweet potatoes, nothing green. A bowl of pickles, one of jam, and a loaf of rather leaden bread. The wine was more than tolerable and Arnaud poured it liberally, or rather caused it to be poured, by making minute gestures with a finger. As on other such occasions the doctor was slightly unnerved by the silent presence of the slave behind his chair; whenever he thought of reaching for anything on the table the slave would move to anticipate him.

In one hand she held a glass half full of a cool-appearing liquid with a greenish tint. “Oh,” she said. ” The doctor stepped onto the planks of the gallery, removed his hat and inclined his head. “I have a terrible thirst,” he said. ” “Bien sûr,” she said, and clapped her hands sharply together. The doctor waited. His horse, waiting in the yard with the reins on its neck, lowered its head and snorted at the dust and raised it. There were steps from within and the doctor turned. A mulatto woman in a madras turban came scurrying out of the central door, carrying another glass which she presented to the doctor with a sort of crouch.

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