Bernard Cornwell, a #1 best-selling author, has a new historical fiction novel, 1356, coming out on January 8th–and he’s got some big fans. Like George R. R. Martin, who interviewed Bernard on Omnivorcaious. Check it out.
If this is piquing your curiosity, never fear; you can go take a look at the 1356 book trailer, or go read excerpts on Facebook, via the Bernard Cornwell fan page.
About the Book:
On September 19, 1356 a severely outnumbered English army faced off against the French at the historic Battle of Poitiers. What ensued was the most decisive and improbable English victory of the Hundred Years’ War: through cunning and courage, English forces managed to overcome a French army nearly twice their size, ultimately capturing not just the strategic site of Poitiers, but the French King John II as well.
In 1356, Bernard Cornwell breathes new life into this ancient battle. His fast-paced prose transports the reader to the frontlines, exhibiting Cornwell’s trademark mix of military strategy and compelling character-driven narrative that have earned him the title of “reigning king of historical fiction” (USA Today). Much like Cornwell’s triumphant 2009 standalone Agincourt, which brought to vivid life one of the final battles of the Hundred Years’ War, 1356 is an underdog story packed with violence, action, and heroism.
Look Who Loves Bernard Cornwell:
“Bernard Cornwell does the best battle scenes of any writer I’ve ever read, past or present.”
-George R.R. Martin
About the Author:
Bernard Cornwell is the author of the acclaimed New York Times bestsellers Agincourt and The Fort; the bestselling Saxon Tales, which include The Last Kingdom, The Pale Horseman, Lords of the North, Sword Song, The Burning Land and, most recently, Death of Kings; and the Richard Sharpe novels, among many others. He lives with his wife on Cape Cod.