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The Pagan Lord : In a Clash of Kings a Kingdom is Born - Bernard Cornwell

The Pagan Lord

In a Clash of Kings a Kingdom is Born

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Alfred the Great is dead and Edward his son reigns as king. Wessex survives but peace cannot hold. The Danes in the north, led by Viking Cnut Longsword, stand ready to invade and will never rest until the emerald crown is theirs.

Uhtred, once Alfred's great warrior but now out of favour with the new king, must lead a band of outcasts north to recapture his old family home, that great Northumbrian fortress, Bebbanburg.

Loyalties will be divided and men will fall, as every Saxon kingdom is drawn into the bloodiest battle yet with the Danes; a war which will decide the fate of every king, and the entire English nation.

About the Author

Bernard Cornwell was born in London, raised in Essex, and now lives mainly in the USA with his wife. In addition to the hugely successful Sharpe novels, Bernard Cornwell is the author of the Starbuck Chronicles, the Warlord trilogy, the Grail Quest series and the Alfred series.

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4.0

Can't wait for the next in series

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  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging characters
  • Informative
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  • Well Written

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    • Get Your Saxon-viking Fix

    Comments about The Pagan Lord:

    Great book in a great series.
    Would make a great television series - as long as it is done well and does the books justice.

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    5.0

    Cliffhanger !

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      Comments about The Pagan Lord:

      I'm a great fan of Uthred, the Hero of this series.

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      4.0

      The Lord Uhtred is "King"

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        Keeping watch on the next instalment - this is a good series

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        4.0

        The Saga continues

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          The Saga of Uthred continues the bloody fight for Britain, Saxon vs Norsemans

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          Praise for THE PAGAN LORD: 'Tense, powerful, compulsive' THE TIMES 'Bernard Cornwell is always in full command of his material and The Pagan Lord demonstrates his unobtrusive skills as a novelist... Cornwell provides his usual pleasures of a strong narrative, vigorous action and striking characterisation. Like some of his characters he remains king of the territory he has staked out as his own' SUNDAY TIMES Praise for Bernard Cornwell: 'The best battle scenes of any writer I've ever read, past or present. Cornwell really makes history come alive' George R.R. Martin 'Cornwell draws a fascinating picture of England as it might have been before anything like England existed' THE TIMES 'He's called a master storyteller. Really he's cleverer than that' TELEGRAPH 'A reminder of just how good a writer he is' SUNDAY TIMES 'Nobody in the world does this better than Cornwell' Lee Child This is a magnificent and gory work' Daily Mail 'The historical blockbuster of the year' EVENING STANDARD 'A runaway success' OBSERVER 'A master of storytelling' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH This is typical Cornwell, meticulously researched, massive in scope, brilliant in execution' NEWS OF THE WORLD

          Bernard Cornwell

          Bernard Cornwell was born in London in 1944 - a 'warbaby' - whose father was a Canadian airman and mother in Britain's Women's Auxiliary Air Force. He was adopted by a family in Essex who belonged to a religious sect called the Peculiar People (and they were), but escaped to London University and, after a stint as a teacher, he joined BBC Television where he worked for the next 10 years. He began as a researcher on the Nationwide programme and ended as Head of Current Affairs Television for the BBC in Northern Ireland. It was while working in Belfast that he met Judy, a visiting American, and fell in love. Judy was unable to move to Britain for family reasons so Bernard went to the States where he was refused a Green Card. He decided to earn a living by writing, a job that did not need a permit from the US government - and for some years he had been wanting to write the adventures of a British soldier in the Napoleonic wars - and so the Sharpe series was born. Bernard and Judy married in 1980, are still married, still live in the States and he is still writing Sharpe.

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          ISBN: 9780007331918
          ISBN-10: 9780062316684
          Series: The Warrior Chronicles
          Audience: General
          Format: Paperback
          Language: English
          Number Of Pages: 320
          Published: 1st October 2013
          Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
          Country of Publication: GB
          Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.5  x 2.5
          Weight (kg): 0.37