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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!
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.
Praise for THE PAGAN LORD:
'Tense, powerful, compulsive
'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'
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
'He's called a master storyteller. Really he's cleverer than that'
'A reminder of just how good a writer he is'
'Nobody in the world does this better than Cornwell'
'This is a magnificent and gory work'
'The historical blockbuster of the year'
'A runaway success'
'A master of storytelling'
'This is typical Cornwell, meticulously researched, massive in scope, brilliant in execution'
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Publication date: 22/05/2014
Publisher: Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 26/09/2013
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
|Publication date:||22nd May 2014|
|Publisher:||Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Genres:||Action Adventure / Spy, eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction,|
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 ...More About Bernard Cornwell