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The Pagan Lord by Bernard Cornwell
  

The Pagan Lord

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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!

If you like Bernard Cornwell you might also like to read books by Saul David, Simon Scarrow and Valerio Massimo Manfredi.

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Synopsis

The Pagan Lord by Bernard Cornwell

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.

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

About the Author

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 the ladder to become head of current affairs at BBC Northern Ireland, then editor of Thames News. In 1979, his life changed when he fell in love with an American.

"Judy couldn’t live here, so I gave up my job and moved to the US. I couldn’t get a green card, and for 18 months the only thing I could do was write novels." The result was his first book about 19th century hero, Richard Sharpe, Sharpe’s Eagle.

In addition to the hugely successful Sharpe novels, Bernard Cornwell is the author of the Starbuck Chronicles, the Warlord trilogy, the Grail Quest series, the Alfred series and standalone battle books Azincourt and The Fort.

Bernard Cornwell owns houses in Cape Cod and Florida and two boats. Every year he takes two months off from his writing and spends most of his time on his 24 foot Cornish crabber, Royalist.

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Book Info

Publication date

22nd May 2014

Author

Bernard Cornwell

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Publisher

Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Paperback
368 pages

Categories

Action Adventure / Spy
Books for the Boys
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ISBN

9780007331925

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