By Bernard Cornwell
Decide on God and struggle just like the satan. The e-book of this amazing new novel good points unique additional content material, with a longer historic notice and modern bills of the conflict of Poitiers. The Hundred Years warfare rages on and the bloodiest battles are but to be fought. throughout France, cities are remaining their gates, the plants are burning and the rustic stands alert to chance. 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 less than orders to find the misplaced sword of St Peter, a weapon acknowledged to provide sure victory to whoever possesses her. because the outnumbered English military turns into trapped close to town of Poitiers, Thomas, his males and his sworn enemies meet in a rare war of words that ignites one of many maximum battles of all time.
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