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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.
"Quite simply, Hawk Quest
best book I've read this year. I loved
this book. I wish I'd written it."—Ben Kane
"An 11th-century epic with action to equal the best of Bernard Cornwell. THIS
is writing."—Anthony Riches
"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
] 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."
"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