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The Pagan Lord

by Bernard Cornwell

Part of the The Last Kingdom Series Series

Action / Adventure / Spy / Espionage eBooks of the Month Historical Fiction

LoveReading View on The Pagan Lord

This is the sort of book that once started you resent having to put it down so don’t begin it too late at night.  It is the seventh in the Warrior Chronicles but you can read it on its own.  It’s quite simply one of the best in this ancient history area.  This is Saxon/Dane territory, the continuing adventures of Uhtred of Beddanburg which leaves us with a huge cliff hanger!

Sarah Broadhurst

The Pagan Lord Synopsis

The new novel in Bernard Cornwell's number one bestselling series The Warrior Chronicles, on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. At the dawn of the tenth century Britain stands as a divided realm. The Danes rule the north, the Saxons, led by King Edward of Wessex, hold the south. But the uneasy peace cannot hold. Uhtred, the late King Alfred's celebrated warrior, must journey across Britain to recapture his ancestral home and the greatest fortress of the north, Bebbanburg. But the Viking lord Cnut Longsword is raising an army and, as his battle-leaders unite, loyalties will be divided and men will fall, as every Saxon kingdom is drawn into a bloody clash with the Danes. And it is Uhtred, lord of the outcasts, who will decide the fate of the nation.

The Pagan Lord Press Reviews

Praise for THE PAGAN LORD:

 

'Tense, powerful, compulsive
THE TIMES

'Bernard Cornwell is always in full command of his material and The Pagan Lord provides his usual pleasures of a strong narrative, vigorous action and striking characterisation'
SUNDAY TIMES

 

Praise for Bernard Cornwell:

'The best battle scenes of any writer I've ever read, past or present. Cornwell really makes history come alive'
George R.R. Martin

 

'Cornwell draws a fascinating picture of England as it might have been before anything like England existed
THE TIMES

'He's called a master storyteller. Really he's cleverer than that'
TELEGRAPH

'A reminder of just how good a writer he is'
SUNDAY TIMES

'Nobody in the world does this better than Cornwell'
Lee Child

 

'This is a magnificent and gory work'
Daily Mail


'The historical blockbuster of the year'
EVENING STANDARD


'A runaway success'
OBSERVER


'A master of storytelling'
SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

 

'This is typical Cornwell, meticulously researched, massive in scope, brilliant in execution'
NEWS OF THE WORLD

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780007331925
Publication date: 22/05/2014
Publisher: Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780007331901
Publication date: 26/09/2013
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007331925
Publication date: 22nd May 2014
Author: Bernard Cornwell
Publisher: Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 368 pages
Genres: Action Adventure / Spy, eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction,
Categories: Historical fiction,

About Bernard Cornwell

Born in Essex in 1944 Bernard Cornwell was adopted at the age of six weeks by two members of a strict fundamentalist sect called the Peculiar People. He grew up in a household that forbade alcohol, cigarettes, dances, television, conventional medicine and toy guns. Not surprisingly, he developed a fascination for military adventure. As a teenager he devoured CS Forester’s Hornblower novels and tried to enlist three times. Poor eyesight put paid to his dream, instead he went to university to read theology. On graduating, he became a teacher, then joined BBC’s Nationwide, working his way up ...

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