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The Pale Horseman - Bernard Cornwell
The Pale Horseman
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The last unvanquished piece of England, Wessex is eyed hungrily by the fearsome Viking conquerors. A dispossessed young nobleman, Uhtred is tied to the imperiled land by birth and marriage but was raised by the Danish invaders—and he questions where his allegiance must lie. But blood is his... show more
The last unvanquished piece of England, Wessex is eyed hungrily by the fearsome Viking conquerors. A dispossessed young nobleman, Uhtred is tied to the imperiled land by birth and marriage but was raised by the Danish invaders—and he questions where his allegiance must lie. But blood is his destiny, and when the overwhelming Viking horde attacks out of a wintry darkness, Uhtred must put aside all hatred and distrust and stand beside his embattled country's staunch defender—the fugitive King Alfred. The Pale Horseman is a gripping, monumental adventure that gives breathtaking life to one of the most important epochs in English history—yet another masterwork from New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780061144837 (0061144835)
ASIN: 61144835
Publisher: HarperCollins
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
Series: The Warrior Chronicles/Saxon Stories (#2)
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4.0 The Pale Horseman
I've always been fascinated with Viking history and this didn't disappoint with giving me just what I was looking for: Viking raids and battles. I found this book to be just as good as the first book in the series, and that so far, no one can write battle scenes better than Bernard Cornwell. The boo...
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spinsterfun rated it
You know how sometimes you read a historical novel and when you're done you think, "That was pretty good--maybe not quite as good as the first book in the series, but fun." And then a few days later it sinks in that you're a grown woman who spent the better part of a week reading a book about a guy ...
christinaochs
christinaochs rated it
5.0 The Pale Horseman
A re-read. I love these books!
Crash My Book Party
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2.0 The Brutal Horseman
I finished this last night, and I'm still not really sure what I think. On the one hand, I am absolutely fascinated by historical fiction and how vastly different it is from our world today - and this novel seemed believably accurate. On the other hand, Uhtred and every single other man in this nove...
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4.0 Review: The Pale Horseman by Bernard Cornwell
"For a few months in early 878 the idea of England, its culture and language, were reduced to a few square miles of swamp."This is the period of history covered by Cornwell's The Pale Horseman. This second book in the Saxon Stories series continues the story of Uhtred, born in Northumbria, raised by...
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