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Grailblazers Paperback – 19 May 1994

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Product details

  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Orbit; New edition edition (19 May 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1857231910
  • ISBN-13: 978-1857231915
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 2.2 x 10.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 720,149 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Book Description

From one of the best-loved comic writers in fantasy fiction comes another absurdly witty title - perfect for fans of Douglas Adams or Terry Pratchett --This text refers to the Perfect Paperback edition.

About the Author

Tom Holt's first book was published when he was just thirteen and, to his horror, he was hailed as an infant prodigy. While studying at Oxford however he discovered Bar Billiards and turned from poetry to comic fiction.


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By A Customer on 31 Jan. 2006
Format: Hardcover
My parents got me hooked on Tom Holt a few years ago and, being in that wonderful transitional phase between boy and man, found something other than girls to occupy my time. A fresh take on the grail legend is wonderfully coupled with a 'unique' kind of wit that appeals to everyone. Read on and find out why no-one can find Atlantis (it moves around for tax reasons), what the knights of the grail really got up to and the whole truth about santa claus and why you hope you're asleep when he comes...
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Format: Kindle Edition
Ratings ranked A-Z:

Absolutely delightful. ***** - me
Amazing. ***** - me too
Among Holt's very best novels - if not his best! ***** - MaskedMarauder
Astounding how one writer can be <b>so very</b> funny. ***** - anyone with a sense of humour
(...)
Ze best!! ***** - a friend who also read this one

I was lucky enough to have Rog Peyton recommend Tom Holt's novels when those were first published, and over the years I've read 16 of them. In recent years though, I was fairly disappointed by "Barking", "The Better Mousetrap" and "May Contain Traces of Magic" and so - gasp! - I stopped reading Tom Holt.

When I was given "Grailblazers", I was a bit reluctant and decided to read just the first couple pages ...

Eighty pages and one missed appointment later I know I've hit the comic jackpot = (see ratings above)

The story is simple: The Knights (of the Round Table, among them Snotty, Bedders and Turkey) go in search of the Grail, or rather items that will lead them to that mythical object of desire.

During their quests we meet 'entities' like the dwarf Toenail, a foul-mouthed Aussie unicorn, Graf Klaus von Weihnacht' (oh the joys of being bilingual), Isocrates Minor and several other school children from Atlantis, the trapped ghost of a famous writer, 'special' time travellers and we learn that Ersatz coffee is Deutschmarks steeped in radiator oil.

It doesn't get any better than this.
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but not the best of Mr.Holt's efforts. I laboured through some of the book but it did amuse overall. I have liked everything else I have read by Tom Holt and am now reading the second book of the Portable door trilogy and much enjoyment is found there.
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Format: Hardcover
Set in modern times, it becomes important to find the Holy Grail, which means that the Grail Knights, who have been generally keeping their heads down and surviving for the last 1500 years, must be called into action once they have a leader. He (Boamund, or snotty to his companions) is duly awakened from a 1 1/2 millennium slumber and the quest begins. This is Tom Holt at his best and is really very amusing, brilliant in places.
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Format: Paperback
Sir Boamund and his order of knights are off to search for the holy grail but first they need to follow the holy shopping list or a list to that effect. Following being asleep in his armour for 1500 years a major pins and needles session is on before the adventure begins.... General Hilarity ensues as the knights begin their quest for the grail...
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