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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Consequently, his greatest enemies are the priests of Alfred’s court. There was no one living on the island, though there had been because there were the remains of a small church and a field of graves.

We found a deep inlet for shelter. Worth reading for the battles and the history, great for plot, but disappointing for me main character. I have the next one in the series, but won’t be getting to it until next month.

But it is Uhtred who made this book memorable for me. But we stayed in the cove all day.

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As his career progresses from an early incarnation of First Sea Lord, to roaming general, his loyalties are always divided between his spiritual home with the Vikings, and his physical home as an Englishman. You are commenting using your Twitter account. After several disappointing endings in books lately, this was refreshing. Uhtred continues to be a rather ambivalent hero, full of arrogance and bloodlust, and probably not all that bright when taken out of a strategic situation.


One spoke no language that I recognised and later we discovered she was from Ireland, but the other was Danish and, as soon as I squatted beside her, she lashed out at me and spat in my face.

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If I could write like this man, well, I’d be one very happy chick. I wanted some more originality, like we see with the excellent priest, Father Pyrlig, who shows up in the last part of this book. It is probably very true to history.

I am definitely ready to see what is next for Uhtred. May 18, Gary rated it really liked it Shelves: I happy to report that book 2 was all and more then I uorseman expected.

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Not only does he come home laden with loot from a spot of judicious raiding, he also comes home with a new companion: This book started with Uhtred’s return to England. For a time there was the gleam of firelight on the northern shore, but that vanished and we were blind.

However, the fascinating thing is that everybody believes in the supernatural. We stripped the enemy dead of their valuables, taking six coats of mail and a dozen helmets and we found another three coats of mail in the flooded bilge.

He went on to tell the story of Badajoz in his third Sharpe novel, Sharpe’s Companypublished in A child screamed and I shoved her aside, lunged at a man in a leather jerkin, raised my shield to block his axe blow and then spitted him on Serpent-Breath.

King Alfred thinks himself safe, but in truth the last kingdom of the Saxons is in grave peril Many were heavy, and some clinked with coin. The Danes taught me that and I love them for it, pagan swine though they might be. However, Cornwell has stated that it will not be about Thomas of Hookton from The Grail Quest or any of his relatives. And I saw that Cippanhamm was burning. Having said that, I am under no illusions that this is anything other than a light diversion.


One broke its tether and jumped overboard, swimming white-eyed towards the open sea. Ahhhhh Uhtred you are quite the lad Our men were climbing back on board Fyrdraca now.

I’m sure you can easily find it in USA. He knew what to do and I was confident he would do it well, even though it might mean the death of fellow Danes. Yet their presence meant we could not go back into our cove, and so I ordered the oars to be manned and for the ship to row eastwards.

About jostling for King’s favour and for wealth and fame. This one took a lot longer to get going than book one but the second half and the ending were very good.

Uhtred of Bebbanburg’s mind is as sharp as his sword. Jan 31, David rated it it was amazing Shelves: He meets Svein, a fellow warrior and a leader of men.

The Lords of the North. Other books in the series. Books by Bernard Cornwell. The characters were vivid and realistic.