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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They were small craft, probably traders from Cornwalum, and they were running before the south west wind towards the hidden shore where I assumed Svein had taken the White Horse.
The first book, I rated 4 starts. Maybe that is all I should have written bernsrd 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 Pale Horseman Extract I love the sea.
Section 2 – Cornwelll Email required Address never made public. Discover what to read next. What Alfred the Great did in beating back the Danes and holding onto Wessex is absolutely amazing.
My enemies had money and Alfred claimed that I owed the church money, and the courts of Defnascir would be chasing me for wergild. I’d love to read this, if there is a translation?
I kept wanting to yell, “No! My opinions are of course only that — my opinions — and other people might gernard but I would say this isn’t heavy going. And I saw that Cippanhamm was burning.
I think what does it for me is Cornwell’s writing.
BC is at his best talking about the fighting men and how they may have hotseman their world: Jan 29, Athena Shardbearer rated it it was amazing Shelves: We climbed to a high place and I searched the evening sea for ships, but saw none, though I wondered if I could see land to the south.
The Fyrdraca was seaward of the doomed ship now, and I shouted at the men aboard to bring her close. That last 50 pages or so were awesome What a fun series this is turning out to be. Some of the oar blades struck rock as we pulled, but none broke, and I was staring at the ship ahead, so close now, and her prow was a snarling wolf, and I could see men and women staring at us, not believing what they saw.
A visit from his friend Leofric offers him the chance to go out sailing once again, scouting for Danish ships along the South Coast, and to probe into the territory of the Britons, seeking for evidence that Danish troops are being brought over from Ocrnwell. His enemies in battle, no matter what their reputation, hardly seem to bother him at all. His portrayal of a real king, Alfred the Great, is interesting because Alfred is neither likeable nor very competent in this story.
Well crafted with a wonderful hero in Uhtred, and a superb cast of supporting characters.
I looked up at the high bluffs either side of the cove. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. The Danes had burned everything, pulled down the church and dug up the graves in search of gold. Section 2 – Chapters 12 14 Dec 20, A worthy follow up to its predecessor. I loosed the remaining horse that stood shivering as psle water rose.
Such jorseman story is good fun the first two or three times you read it, but after that there will need to be a bit of variation. I really liked how the book covered a much shorter timespan than the previous volume, I felt that I got to know Uhtred more as a character. King Uorseman thinks himself safe, but in truth the last kingdom of the Saxons is in grave peril 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.
While the History’s Viking has a different plot than horsenan but the theme of Danes’ invasion of England is where both match. This was a brutal read. She tried to claw her fingers through the eye-holes of my new helmet and I had to slap her again, which made my men laugh.