The Pagan Lord

by Bernard Cornwell

Action / Adventure / Spy / Espionage 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

Alfred the Great is dead and Edward his son reigns as king. Wessex survives but peace cannot hold. The Danes in the north, led by Viking Cnut Longsword, stand ready to invade and will never rest until the emerald crown is theirs. Uhtred, once Alfred's great warrior but now out of favour with the new king, must lead a band of outcasts north to recapture his old family home, that great Northumbrian fortress, Bebbanburg. Loyalties will be divided and men will fall, as every Saxon kingdom is drawn into the bloodiest battle yet with the Danes; a war which will decide the fate of every king, and the entire English nation.

The Pagan Lord Press Reviews

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

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007331901
Publication date: 26th September 2013
Author: Bernard Cornwell
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardback
Genres: Action Adventure / Spy, Historical Fiction,
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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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