Hawk Quest

By Robert Lyndon (Electronic Book, 2013)
The year is 1072.

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.
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    • Price: $9.99 US/$9.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316219556

    • On Sale Date: 04/09/2013

    • Publisher: Orbit

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The year is 1072.

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.

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.
  • "Quite simply, Hawk Quest is the best book I've read this year. I loved this book. I wish I'd written it."

  • "An 11th-century epic with action to equal the best of Bernard Cornwell. THIS is writing."

  • "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!"

  • "[Hawk Quest] is replete with historically accurate details of medieval warfare... Lyndon is a debut author worth watching." (Library Journal (starred review)).

  • "[An] utterly engrossing historical adventure... For readers who relish high-concept adventure well grounded in historical detail, this remarkably well-orchestrated epic delivers the goods."


    (Booklist).

  • "If you enjoy a great, adventurous, historical novel with diverse, interesting characters, accurate depictions of geopolitics and geography, and a compelling and captivating storyline then you can do no better than Hawk Quest... This is a book that you will not want to see end." (Aspen Daily News).

  • "The characterizations are phenomenal in Hawk Quest. ... Hawk Quest [is] a thought-provoking and well-written novel. Unquestionably, Hawk Quest is an outstanding debut novel for both Robert Lyndon and Redhook Books." (Daily Nonpareil).

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Hawk Quest
  • Publisher: Orbit
  • Price: $9.99 US/$9.99 CAN
  • Pages: 658
  • ISBN-13: 9780316219556
  • On Sale Date: 04/09/2013
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