Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Hawk Quest by Robert Lyndon
In the year 1072 the Normans have conquered England and the Turks are invading Christendom from the East. A Norman knight has been captured by the Turks and his ransom request sets a soldier of fortune named Vallon on a life changing quest to do right by a man he's never met in order to to do penance for Vallon's own horrible personal crime. This is an epic adventure that spans the length of the known world and takes Vallon on a path to capture four rare hawks to serve as the ransom. It is a gripping read in the tradition of Bernard Cornwell and is rich in period detail.