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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At the risk of giving away any of the plot, I’ll keep this short. General Discussion No Spoilers.
Ninth-century Britain and a master of storytelling – it is a marriage made in heaven. I ran forward and there she was. View all 12 comments. Loving this stirring series of a bygone era.
But, I loved book one so much and wanted to continue with Uthreds story. But on the flip side of that, if you haven’t read the last book in a while, there are enough refreshers to get you back up to speed. Uthred becomes Alfred’s bodyguard and for a few months they hide in the swamp, spreading the corwell that the King is still alive, hoping that enough men will find their way to join Alfred’s army. For a time there was the gleam of firelight on the northern shore, but that vanished and we were hroseman.
They also requested that the story feature a large role for Spanish characters to secure co-funding from Spain. What a fun series this is turning out to be. Many extraordinary, well developed characters grace the pages of this book and readers will be held spellbound to the conclusion.
It was packed full of brutal fights, betrayal, love and loss, political and religious battles and some truly amazing characters.
And don’t forget Guthrum. As was his relationship with several other characters like Leofric, Isseult, Steapa, Ragnar and others.
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cornwepl However, the fascinating thing is that everybody believes in the supernatural. What Alfred the Great did in beating back the Danes and holding onto Wessex is absolutely amazing. Section 2 – Chapters Hoder is the god of the night and I prayed to him.
The author understands the era and how to bring us into it.
Next morning, still ashore, I saw boats. I loved the MC. This one is at 3. I am definitely ready to see what is next for Uhtred. One cannot help but be swept along as Uhtred recalls his adventures in Wessex and the south west of England.
I wanted some more originality, like we see with the excellent priest, Father Pyrlig, who shows up in the last part of this book.
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This series has quickly become one of my favorites, as has the author. The Burning Land- A loyal five stars 6. Men could rain rocks down from those heights and the Fyrdraca would be cornqell like an egg. I’m always nervous to read a second book in a series as I’m usually always disappointed.
I think what does it for me is Cornwell’s writing. I suppose that is part of growing up, and it is not always comfortable. The shield wall is a terrible place.
I had no idea that a 10 episode season would cover two books. Yet the world did not end to the north. Not that his writing is flawed, no way.
Uhtred’s bernwrd was fun. However, Cornwell has stated that it will not be about Thomas of Hookton from The Grail Quest or any of his relatives. A thorn in the side of the priests and nobles who shape his fate, this Saxon raised by Vikings is torn between the life he loves and those he has sworn to serve.