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The Pale Horseman By Bernard Cornwell

The Pale Horseman
by Bernard Cornwell

Enter the historical world of THE PALE HORSEMAN, a story of divided loyalties and desperate heroism, with a wonderful range of characters desperately striving to survive as the battle sweeps over them.

The compelling sequel to the bestselling THE LAST KINGDOM.

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The Pale Horseman Summary


The Pale Horseman (The Last Kingdom Series, Book 2) by Bernard Cornwell

Enter the historical world of THE PALE HORSEMAN, a story of divided loyalties and desperate heroism, with a wonderful range of characters desperately striving to survive as the battle sweeps over them.

The compelling sequel to the bestselling THE LAST KINGDOM.

Uhtred, Northumbrian born, raised a Viking and now married to a Saxon, is already a formidable figure and warrior. But at twenty he is still arrogant, pagan and headstrong, so not a comfortable ally for the thoughtful, pious Alfred. But these two, with Alfred's family and a few of Uhtred's companions, are apparently all that remains of the Wessex leadership after a disastrous truce.

It is the lowest time for the Saxons. Defeated comprehensively by the Vikings who now occupy most of England, Alfred and his surviving followers retreat to the trackless marshlands of Somerset. There, forced to move restlessly to escape betrayal or detection, using the marsh mists for cover, they travel by small boats from one island to another, hoping that they can regroup and find some more strength and support.

They seek refuge in Athelney, a tidal swamp to which Alfred's kingdom has shrunk. Uhtred finds himself torn between his Danish foster brother and the winning Vikings, and his growing respect for the stubborn leadership of Alfred. He must decide whether to rebuild the Saxons' strength from his watery base and help them to take on the Vikings once more.

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The Pale Horseman Reviews


'Cornwell is a virtuoso of historical fiction.' Sunday Telegraph

'Bernard Cornwell is a literary miracle. Year after year, hail, rain, snow, war and political upheavals fail to prevent him from producing the most entertaining and readable historical novels of his generation.' Daily Mail

'Cornwell's narration is quite masterly and supremely well-researched.' Observer

About Bernard Cornwell


Bernard Cornwell worked for BBC Television for seven years, mostly as a producer on the Nationwide programme, before taking charge of the Current Affairs department in Northern Ireland. In 1978 he became editor of Thames Television's Thames at Six. Married to an American, he now lives in the United States.

Additional information

GOR001220518
The Pale Horseman (The Last Kingdom Series, Book 2) by Bernard Cornwell
Bernard Cornwell
Used - Very Good
Hardback
HarperCollins Publishers
2005-10-03
400
0007149921
9780007149926
N/A
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