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Hawk Quest by [Lyndon, Robert]
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4.6 out of 5 stars 64 customer reviews

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An entertaining debut and one that more than holds its own against Cornwell et al (TLS)

Quite simply, Hawk Quest is the best book I've read this year. I loved this book. I wish I'd written it (Ben Kane)

Lyndon's story carries readers from one vivid scene to the next with great style (Sunday Times)

An 11th-century epic with action to equal the best of Bernard Cornwell. THIS is writing (Anthony Riches)

This magnificent novel has all the breathtaking cruelties and valour a lover of historical adventure and romance can wish for (Historical Novels Review)

A swooping adventure story of epic proportions (Choice)

Only once in a generation does a first novel emerge which has such power and depth and scope. With Hawk Quest, Robert Lyndon has shown himself a master storyteller of the highest quality. An absorbing, viscerally moving epic that takes the standard historical fare of love, treachery, passion, and redemption and lifts them into a new stratosphere. I got lost in this for days on end, and never wanted to emerge. Outstanding! (M.C. Scott)

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A huge, exciting historical adventure epic in the bestselling tradition of Bernard Cornwell, Conn Iggulden and Robyn Young.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2402 KB
  • Print Length: 669 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1847444970
  • Publisher: Sphere (5 Jan. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847444970
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847444974
  • ASIN: B0065JMT1I
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 64 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #120,027 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I literally counted the days until the release of Hawk Quest. A favourite author of mine, Ben Kane, proclaimed the book `bloody brilliant' and his was not the only voice urging me to grab hold of what will undoubtedly be remembered as one of the best novels of 2012 - not just as a work of historical fiction but as a masterful piece of storytelling. It's a weighty tome and I did resist the handy kindle version, opting instead for the entirely non-handy but rather lovely hardback. At almost 700 pages, and they're pages packed densely, your back and shoulder won't thank you as you struggle to carry it around but your aches and pains will be rewarded.

Hawk Quest transports the reader back to England during the 1070s, a time when Normans were stamping their control on their new kingdom. This was a time of cruel justice, stone walls, hunting, starvation and even, as shown here, cannibalism. The novel begins close to the wall left by the Romans, a reminder that this is not the first time that the English have been conquered. Vallon, a Frankish knight, and Hero, a young Sicilian scholar, have a mission. A Norman knight, Walter, has been captured in Anatolia by Seljuk Turks. His ransom is high - four gyrfalcons. Perfectly white, these falcons are found in Iceland and Greenland and traded in Norway. To find them is dangerous but there is something about Walter that makes the risk worthwhile.

With the ransom demand delivered to Walter's family in England, Vallon, Hero, rough German soldier Raul, the English falconer and serf Wayland with his large and silent dog, set off for the north to find the birds, pursued by Walter's jealous brother Drogo and his men. Their quest will take them to the extreme north and west of the known world.
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This is not just good ,it is very good,all 658 pages and the fact that this is the first outing for Robert Lyndon it begs the question, were has he been all this time.I have not read a first novel as good as this since Giles Kristian Raven series,and like Raven it is a page turner, that even at 658 pages it still leaves you wanting more.Robert Lyndon has that talent that quickly has you standing shoulder to shoulder with our motley crew as they embark on their epic adventure and by the end you fill you have sail and walked every step of the way.I hope it will not be long before we have more from Robert Lynden,and perhaps it will be more of Vallon and Hero
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By Parm TOP 500 REVIEWER on 31 Dec. 2011
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Having been told by Ben Kane how amazing this book is had no trouble parting with the cash for it, i wish he had mentioned its a blooming big book (my thumbs ache) 672 pages which is worth £7.79 of any-ones money for pure value for money, but as per the cover quote and his review on there, this book is stunningly well written and yet not overly written, the characters do come alive on the pages, he is a writer who is a natural story teller. There are many writers out there today who write fantastically , but not many that are natural born storytellers: Conn Iggulden, Christian Cameron, Bernard Cornwell, these are masters of this genre and its no small thing to thrust a new author straight into these ranks, but also in this case it's well deserved, another name i would add to this vaunted list of authors is David Gemmell, why? because the characters and at times the story reminded me of the flawed hero approach that that great man always wrote (he was also another natural story teller).

I have been very open about the fact that i think Christian Cameron's God of War will be the book of the year 2012, but damn me if this isn't a close second.

Very very highly recommended.

(Parm)

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HAWK QUEST Robert Lyndon 2012 1st edn. Hardcover Edition.

The pre-publication notices by other authors and professional reviewers for this book were full of praise and put it firmly beside the works of Conn Iggulden, Christian Cameron, Bernard Cornwell and the like. Yes, it is good, certainly for a debut novel but in my personal opinion lacks that special something that really makes it stand out from other books of the genre.

The story is well told and encompases a novel twist which revolves around the known practice of hawks being used as currency, not just for the payment of ransoms, in the middle ages in the same way that a good hound or horse would be traded for high values or as payment of a debt. Otherwise this is a story about a disparate group of adventurers who cross the known world in order to fulfil their mission to obtain the randsom and free the captive nobleman.

This is an easy read which cracks along at a good pace, although it did get a little jerky in a couple of places and one or two of the historical details were a bit dubious but that is common enough in any work of fiction and very forgivable. My main critism is that once again the heroes of this novel are integrated into every major event happening at the time across Europe and Asia Minor, which makes the storyline a bit unbelievable at times, the reader has the feeling of being on a whistle stop trip through the known medieval world with the author trying to cram too much into one volume.
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