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: Bernard Cornwell

While that is true, it was not nearly as much as the first book had. He felt almost like the same guy. She was a tall girl, strong, with a tangled mass of fair hair and bright blue eyes.

Tale focuses on a young man, who was raised by Danes and appreciates many of their values, but, for various reasons from the first book, he has chosen to side with the remaining Saxon Kingdom, Wessex. He was adopted and brought up in Essex by the Wiggins family, who were members of the Peculiar People, a strict Protestant sect who banned frivolity of all kinds and even medicine.

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Many extraordinary, well developed characters grace the pages of this book and readers will be held spellbound to the conclusion. The passenger insists that Uhtred should have left a Danish warrior alive, and turns out to be King Alfred himself. Some favorite dialogues below the grading.

I had been hoping that much like the first book, I’d get a hroseman of extra plot and detail the show cornwfll out. I read the first book in this series and then proceeded to binge watch every single episode of the TV version on Netflix in less than one day.


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We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Paale Preview See a Problem? His writing flows so well that the pages flew by, and I wasn’t even aware that I was reading. The Best Books of The duel is cut short when Guthrum’s Danes attack and the crowd is scattered.

Retrieved from ” https: This one is at 3. What Alfred the Great did in beating back the Danes and holding onto Wessex is absolutely amazing. He returns to his estate and pious wife Mildrith, using his hoard of treasure to build a great hall and relieve his debt to the church. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.

They did have qualms about going north, for that would take us out of sight of land, and I had never been that far from the shore, and I was bernadr too, for Ragnar the Older had often told tthe tales of Norsemen who had been tempted out into the sea-wastes, to sail ever farther westwards, and he said there were lands out there, lands beyond the Isles of the Dead, lands where ghosts walked, but I am not sure if he told the truth.

The protagonist is an archer who participates in the Battle of Agincourt, another devastating defeat suffered by the French in the Hundred Years War.

The Pale Horseman

I assumed they were the apostles and that the plate had been the treasure of some Irish church or monastery before Ivar had captured it. Consequently, his greatest enemies are the priests of Alfred’s court. Bernard Cornwell fulfilled that task with style, and in the process created my personal favourite Uhtred novel and proved himself a master of historical fiction.


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The Pale Horseman (Extract) | Bernard Cornwell

I happy to report that book 2 was all and more then I ever expected. And I saw that Cippanhamm was burning. The Yhe Land- A loyal five stars 6. If you do read it, I’ll be interested to know what you think! I just totally get it.

Uhtred, his main character, is a Saxon, raised by the Danes, who later is fighting with and against the Danes, depending on the circumstances. The Pale Horseman Bernard Cornwell. But, while I am all feminine woman, I also have a very definite female side and very definite masculine side, and this character and Cornwell’s style very much appeals to the latter, my masculine side.

I had been hopin Executive Summary: Fully expecting recognition for the deed upon his return to King Alfred, Uhtred meets the inexorable fate he always believed in. But what Uhtred wanted never became reality instead he reached at a point where he had to pick a side and he ended up being horsemaj Saxon and winning the war for Alfred. Lords of the North. This second book opens with the aftermath of the battle, as the Saxons once again fragment into their petty factions.