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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I have the next one in the s What a fun series this is turning out to be.

Uhtred, bored with the peace between Alfred and the Danish king Guthrum, goes off raiding into Cornwall. Oh Bernard, how do you do what uorseman do? It was not Iseult. Tale focuses on a young man, who was raised by Danes and appreciates many of their values, but, for various reasons from the first book, he has chosen to side with the remaining Saxon Kingdom, Wessex. View all 4 comments. What Alfred the Great did in beating back the Danes and holding onto Wessex is absolutely amazing.

So there were new elements. The writing is bernrad. Outnumbered Saxon forces continue battling Danish invaders in this rousing sequel to the bestselling The Last Kingdom.

Consequently, his greatest enemies are the priests of Alfred’s court. They were grey and their backs glistened cornweell the sun and they were all going north. Built civilisations and brought them down.

Lords of the North. In time I would learn just how much she had hated Peredur. This series is getting better and better! Uhtred makes me laugh. A half dozen men had been left aboard Fyrdraca and they were fending her off the rocks with oars. The religious overtones to everything Alfred does makes me want to root for the Danes as does horsenan corruption of many of the priests.


I’m always nervous to read a second book in a series as I’m usually always disappointed. Shadow queens cornwel valued among the Britons for they were part of the old mysteries, the powers that had brooded over the land before the monks arrived, and Iseult was one of the last shadow queens. I wanted to ambush ships coming around the coast and we saw two, but they travelled together and I could not attack more than one ship at a time.

I knew what was tue to happen. Speaking of characters, though, there was one person in this book who cornwelk me up whenever he appeared on the scene and that was the British priest Pyrlig, who offered a much needed dose of light relief.

The Pale Horseman (The Saxon Stories, #2) by Bernard Cornwell

Discover what to read next. Well, whatever she did, it made me roar with laughter! Brrnard could see a man in her bows pointing further up the coast and meanwhile my men were arming themselves, and I shouted at Haesten to take the steering oar.

He rode a white horse, wore a white woollen cloak, and his mail and boar snouted corhwell had been scrubbed with sand until they glowed silver in the watery sunlight. Other books in the series.

The Pale Horseman: Bernard Cornwell – The Idle Woman

For a time there was the gleam of firelight on the northern shore, but that vanished and we were blind. One broke its tether and jumped overboard, swimming white-eyed towards the open sea. I assumed they were the apostles and that the plate had been the treasure of some Irish church or monastery before Ivar had captured it. This series has quickly become one of my favorites, as has the author. The Pale Horseman Extract I love the sea.

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The Pale Horseman (Extract)

Our men were climbing back on board Fyrdraca now. Cornwell is a little heavy on the anti-Christian vibe and this may turn people off a bit, but I get that too, because they were heavy on God back then. cornwel

That was not quite true. His upbringing amongst Vikings definitely saves his skin on several occasions. I had never seen a porpoise before, but suddenly there were a dozen of the creatures.

I wanted ohrseman more originality, like we see with the excellent priest, Father Pyrlig, who shows up in the last part of this book. Smoke was darkening the winter sky and the horison was filled with men, mounted men, men with swords and axes and shields and spears and banners, and more horsemen were coming from the eastern gate to thunder across tje bridge.

Contemporary Fiction Historical Fiction. I have the next one in the series, but won’t be getting to it until next month. The narration by Jonathan Keeble is superb. I am still to be convinced by Alfred himself as a character: Dawn was grey and the sea was white-streaked grey and the wind was cold, and there was no land in sight, but two white birds flew over us and I took them for a sign and rowed in the direction they had gone, and late that day, in a bitter sea and cold rain, we saw land and it was the Isle of Puffins again where we found shelter in the cove and made fires ashore.