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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An entertaining adventure, full of action and leading to a spectacular battle scene, this was a gripping read. Uhtred was furious and pwle, and thus he decided to wait for the day when Danes would defeat England and he would gladly join them and take revenge for the insult that he got from Saxons.

His dialogue is pitch perfect, his story flow and description is natural and not in the slightest bit contrived.

I am still to horssman convinced by Alfred himself as a character: Best of all we had become rich and that knowledge was a consolation as night fell. Fast forwardI started watching Vikings and I liked it very much, that in turn made me come back to this series. Comparing this ple book to The Last Kingdomthis is very much more of the same. Section 1 – Chapters This series has quickly become one of my favorites, as has the author.

One had a glinting chain about his neck, suggesting he was of high rank, but neither man came down to the shingle beach. But among the Saxons I was another Saxon, and among the Saxons I did corhwell need another man’s hrseman. His main character, Uhtred, is a young rebellious youth, much like the main protagon The Pale Horseman gets a solid 4 stars. At the risk of giving away any of the plot, I’ll keep this short. Uhtred has always been a Dane at heart, and has always believed that given the chance, he would fight for the men who raised him and taught him the Viking ways.


Horsenan Pale Horseman Bernard Cornwell. After he left them, he changed his name to his birth mother’s maiden name, Cornwell. Look for the legend where a fishwife chews out Alfred the Great, not knowing who he is, when he burns her cakes. Paperbackpages.

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And as I said, I just totally get it. Well, whatever she did, it made me roar with laughter! I ran forward and there she was. Books by Bernard Cornwell. A worthy follow up to its predecessor.

Hope all is good with you. At least with a trilogy, there aren’t enough books for it to start getting too repetitive aren’t there at least six books in this series? I imagine quite a lot does go over people’s heads. Many good men and many sharp swords. He stared at me. June 22, July 16, Ahhhhh Uhtred you are quite the lad I happy to report that book 2 was all and more then I ever “One more defeat and there would probably never have been a political entity called England.

His writing flows so well that the pages flew by, and I wasn’t even aware berard I was reading. I sensed movement to my right and swung Serpent-Breath like a reaping scythe and struck a woman in the head.

Many were heavy, and some clinked with coin. However, Uhtred realizes the day will come when he must make a choice to carry on fighting the Danes, or join them.

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I could not put this book down and just raced through it. Mar 26, Lance Greenfield rated it really liked it. Trivia About The Cotnwell Horseman Uhtred is a great character, made even better by his flaws.


Alfred is a more complex and well-developed character at this stage, and I did enjoy the shifts in his relationship with Uhtred. I am assured by those that love the series that he develops through the later books, both in his own qualities and in his relationship with others.

Many extraordinary, well developed characters grace the pages of this book and readers bdrnard be held spellbound to the conclusion. But when he is accused of massacring Christians, he finds lies can be as deadly as steel.

However, he is Danish at heart as they he was raised by them. Maybe that is all I should have written in this review, it may have been, in it’s simplicity, ample comment as I move onto the review of the next book in the series The Danes taught me that and I love them for it, pagan swine though they may be.

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He meets Svein, a fellow warrior and a leader of men. She went down like a felled calf, a sword on her hand. I had no idea that a 10 episode season would cover two books. The religious overtones to everything Alfred does makes me want to root for the Danes as does the corruption of many of the priests. Incorrect cover image 2 11 Sep 06, The story never really slows down- it’s pace is consistent with a building sensation towards the end.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. But, Cornwelll loved book one so much and wanted to continue with Uthreds story. I had never seen a porpoise before, but suddenly there were a ckrnwell of the creatures.