- Author Bernard Cornwell
Thomas of Hookton’s village was ravaged by the French so to take revenge, he travels with the King’s army and takes part in several battles, becoming very popular in Will Skeat’s band of archers. Oh, and he has his own score to settle as well.
Thomas is a regular guy who turns out to be a bit of a hero. I rather prefer Will Skeat, though. There’s a lot of history, very inclusive, typical Bernard Cornwell.
I really enjoyed this book and when I’d finished I was keen to read the second one. Recommended if you want to see historical justice prevail in the end, and lots of clever archers winning battles for their army.