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The Grail War

(1979)
(The second book in the Parsival series)
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Parsival must take up his sword once more...

"Captivating... " - Associated Press



The hero Parsival finds himself thrown back into a world of bloody fights, turmoil and war.

Amidst all this destruction, he and many others continue their search for the illusive myth of the Grail for its magical and holy powers, which will turn the tide of war.

In this second installment of Richard Monaco's expertly written series, Parsival must do battle with the evil Clinschor, who ultimately threatens destruction and terror for the world.

Will Parsival succeed on his quest to defeat this formidable enemy to all mankind?

And will the war - and the Grail - slip further from his grasp?

Richard Monaco provides a fascinating interpretation of one of the oldest legends in English history. Set in the early medieval period, following the Arthurian tales, Monaco's fantasy world is deeply rich and gripping.

The Grail War is a thrilling fantasy epic told in the high tradition of Arthurian literature. It is the second book in the Saga of Parsival series.

Praise for Richard Monaco:



"Captivating... " - Associated Press

"Epic scope ... abounds in the trappings of Arthurian romance... " - Los Angeles Sunday Times

"Monaco's dialogue and meditations are often salty and fresh ... a restless, strenuous rumination on civilization's death and resurrection... " - Kirkus Reviews

"Worth waiting for. Often bawdy and raw, this sequel will please fans of Arthurian tales." - Publishers Weekly

"Monaco recreates the taste, touch, smell and sound of the knightly world in reality, not romance ... he succeeds brilliantly... " - Library Journal

"Monaco presents dark, tormented tales ... not for the weak-hearted." - Fantasy Newsletter

"Richard Monaco has created an unusual slant on the Arthurian Legend. Horror and bloodshed mingle with a soft, imaginative romanticism making an instant classic." - Salisbury Times

"... unbelievably talented ... a literary miracle... " - Drogin Book Column

"... offers a worthy inclusion in the enduring and ever-expanding Arthurian literature." - King Features Syndicate


Richard Monaco wrote the best-selling Parsival novels, 1977-2012, two of which were Pulitzer finalists. In addition he wrote over a dozen other books, plays, and screenplays. Monaco studied musical composition at Columbia, edited a national student newspaper and a poetry magazine, and had a radio talk show based on his textbook The Logic of Poetry. In 1979 he co-founded a NYC literary agency and the online journal, Grand Central Review, in 2015.

Genre: Fantasy

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Used availability for Richard Monaco's The Grail War

Hardback Editions

November 1979 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Grail War
Author(s): Richard Monaco
ISBN: 0-671-25182-1 / 978-0-671-25182-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books : distributed by Simon and Schuster
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Paperback Editions

July 1984 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Grail War (Berkley Fantasy)
Author(s): Richard Monaco
ISBN: 0-425-07394-7 / 978-0-425-07394-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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October 1982 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Grail War (Parsival)
Author(s): Richard Monaco
ISBN: 0-425-05842-5 / 978-0-425-05842-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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February 1981 : UK Paperback
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Title: Grail War
Author(s): Richard Monaco
ISBN: 0-7221-6165-4 / 978-0-7221-6165-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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January 1979 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Grail War
Author(s): Richard Monaco
ISBN: 0-671-79039-0 / 978-0-671-79039-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: A Wallaby Book Published by Pocket Books... Distributed by Simon and Schuster
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Kindle Editions

April 2016 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Grail War (The Parsival Saga Book 2)
Author(s): Richard Monaco
Publisher: Lume Books
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