Apr 102013

Hawk Quest.
Robert Lyndon.
Google Books

Usually I relegate fiction to audiobooks. Audio is great for listening to stories and not so great for non-fiction that you might want to mark up. This book sounded too interesting to pass up on the NetGalley list of books, guess I am a sucker for epic sagas.

Update after Finishing

Very enjoyable read giving the reader an epic tour of the ‘civilized’ world at the turn of the millennium.

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Book Info

Hawk Quest
by Robert Lyndon
Publisher: Redhook
Published: 04/09/2013
ISBN-10: 0316219568
ISBN-13: 978-0316219563
Started: 04/10/2013
Finished: 05/17/2013
Source: NetGalley
Format: e-book

Publisher Synopsis

The Normans have captured England. The Turks have captured a Norman knight. And in order to free him, a soldier named Vallon must capture four rare hawks.

On a heart-stopping journey to the far ends of the earth, braving Arctic seas, Viking warlords, and the blood-drenched battlefields, Vallon and his comrades must track down their quarry one by one in a relentless race against time.

The scale is huge. The journey is incredible. The history is real. This is Hawk Quest.

Author Info
Robert Lyndon has been a falconer since boyhood. A keen student of history, he was intrigued by accounts of hawks being used as ransoms during the Middle Ages. Some of the scenes in Hawk Quest were inspired by Lyndon's own experiences as a falconer, climber and traveler in remote places. He has written many books and articles on history and exploration. A Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, he lives in Dorset.

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