- Context. Unlike many Cornwell books, where you jump right in, and the "character's" reason for being there at all is pretty contrived, Agincourt starts at the earlier battle of Soissons. You understand the background of the story, and why everyone is going along for the ride.
- Henry V. Now I get the gist of the play, and can pass on reading more Shakespear. Thank god.
- Stands alone. Because this is in a different time frame from the author's series, there is no character overlap. There is no book before or after, so fans who just want to pick it up and jump in can go right ahead, without fear of losing backstory.
- No tie in. Depending on how you look at it, the fact that it does not fit with the author's other established series could also be a drawback, if that's what you were hoping for.
- History. If you don't like learning about history, this might not be the book for you.
Note: This is a guest post by KE554, since Counterfett is currently out of commission with nerve damage. Stay tuned folks.