The Pale Horseman (Extract). I love the sea. I grew up beside it, though in my memories the seas off Bebbanburg are grey, usually sullen, and rarely sunlit. Outnumbered Saxon forces continue battling Danish invaders in this rousing sequel to the bestselling The Last Kingdom. It’s A.D. , and the. Buy The Pale Horseman (The Last Kingdom Series, Book 2) by Bernard Cornwell (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and.

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The Pale Horseman

In he became editor of Thames Television’s Thames at Six. Bernard Cornwell is a master!

Worth reading for the battles and the history, great for plot, but disappointing for me main character. One had a glinting chain about his neck, suggesting he was of high rank, but neither man came down to the shingle beach.

Uhtred rapidly learns that his battle skills coornwell for little when weighed in the balance against his shortcomings. Sharpe’s Eagle was picked up by a publisher, and Cornwell got a three-book deal.

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Safe Haven Caitlin Andrews. He spat at me and I laughed. Book ratings by Goodreads. Uhtred is a great character, made even better by his flaws. He laughed at that. His enemies in battle, no matter what their reputation, hardly seem to bother him at all. The gods had been good to us and, next dawn, in a calming sea, we rowed south to the land and followed the coast towards the west.


So far, however, I’ve only seen greed, selfishness, a willingness to lie and to betray those who put their trust in him, and a truculent dislike of anyone in authority especially priests.

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. People feared the Church and the Churchmen. Consequently, his greatest enemies are the priests of Alfred’s court.

She was probably a head taller than Leofric. While this series has some strong analogies to The Game of Thrones, this book is actually more violent. Do you really think they would burn pagans and heretics bfrnard etc plae. If I wasn’t convinced already, I am now. I dressed for battle as the oars were shipped, then pulled on my helmet so that suddenly the edges of my vision were darkened by its face plate.

Mar 26, Lance Greenfield rated it really liked it.

To settle the dispute, a fight to the death is ordered between Uhtred and Steapa. He relocated to the United States corndell after marrying an American. Uhtred’s arc was fun. Discover what to read next. And as I said, I just totally get it. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Author Bernard Cornwell has written an epic tale jorseman life in Hordeman in the year and the great battle with the strong-willed Danes determined to take over their country.

The five of them wander for a few weeks until they reach the swamps of Athelney. When Uhtred returns to his king, he is met with distain and mistrust. The protagonist is an archer who participates in the Battle of Agincourt, another devastating defeat suffered by the French in the Hundred Years War. One thing that struck me about this book was how well Cornwell keeps his readers up-to-date between books without being too redundant.


The Pale Horseman (The Saxon Stories, #2) by Bernard Cornwell

They were small craft, probably traders from Cornwalum, and they were running before the south west wind towards the hidden shore where I assumed Svein had taken the White Horse. Cornwell always does a decent job of adding in just enough historical detail, both physical and immediate, to the story as well as historic and atmospheric for the background. My masculine side wants to don a helmet and mail and fight beside Uhtred in the shield wall, while my female side wants to editing out x-rated thoughts here The Danes taught me that and I love cornwel for it, pagan swine though they might be.

After publishing eight books in his ongoing Sharpe series, Cornwell was approached by a production company interested in adapting them for television. The Best Books of I gave the coats of mail to those who deserved them.