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Hiya, I've just finished the Grail Quest trilogy and am feeling a bit bereft to be honest. 

I really enjoyed the books - Harlequin and Vagabond were picked as a twin pack at Tesco for £5 and even though I was extremely broke, I HAD to get Heretic at full price immediately after. I read it on a car journey in two sittings and at the end, I am left with some thoughts:
1) Who DIDN'T figure out about the grail's location way back when? I spotted it first time the pot was mentioned (Was it book one or two?), and I'm no sleuth.

2) Too many deaths at the end. I just think it's a shame that so many characters were killed off in the final pages, some with barely a mention in the text.

3) I have a strong feeling there is a fourth book struggling to be told... what happened to the Blackbird and her son. And the Jewish doctor's son seemed like he was being set up for an appearance in book three but didn't feature. Maybe a Blackbird book, as an adjunct to the Grail trilogy but with Jeanette rather than Thomas as the main character, could work? I'd love to see more of her.

Before reading this trilogy, I'd picked up Lords of the North at a dsicount price without realising it was part of a series, and loved it.  I think I might be back and read more of these. 

I've never read a Sharpe - tbh I find Dark Age and Mediaeval history my main interests and think Cornwell really brings these eras to life. 

Any recommendation on what I should read next?
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Date:August 11th, 2007 12:28 am (UTC)
I wold recommend the Warlord Chronicles. Absolutely amazing. 'The Winter King' is the first I believe.
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