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The Pagan Lord : Saxon Chronicles : Book 7 - Bernard Cornwell

The Pagan Lord

Saxon Chronicles : Book 7

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Published: 1st August 2014
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The new novel in Bernard Cornwell's number one bestselling series The Warrior Chronicles, on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. At the dawn of the tenth century Britain stands as a divided realm.

The Danes rule the north, the Saxons, led by King Edward of Wessex, hold the south. But the uneasy peace cannot hold. Uhtred, the late King Alfred's celebrated warrior, must journey across Britain to recapture his ancestral home and the greatest fortress of the north, Bebbanburg. But the Viking lord Cnut Longsword is raising an army and, as his battle-leaders unite, loyalties will be divided and men will fall, as every Saxon kingdom is drawn into a bloody clash with the Danes. And it is Uhtred, lord of the outcasts, who will decide the fate of the nation.

About the Author

Bernard Cornwell was born in London, raised in Essex and worked for the BBC for eleven years before meeting Judy, his American wife. Denied an American work permit he wrote a novel instead and has been writing ever since. He and Judy divide their time between Cape Cod and Charleston, South Carolina.

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5.0

Great historic read

By Lorie the History Buff

from Bridgetown WA, Australia

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Pros

  • Captures Time And Place
  • Easy To Understand
  • Educational
  • Great For Anyone
  • Interesting Characters
  • Original Story
  • Well Written

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Older Readers

    Comments about The Pagan Lord:

    Its a great read & follows the previous books at just the right pace. Interesting historical facts at the end are great as it is great to learn new things. I could find nothing wrong with this novel.

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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 provides his usual pleasures of a strong narrative, vigorous action and striking characterisation' 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: 9780007331925
    ISBN-10: 0007331924
    Series: The Warrior Chronicles
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 368
    Published: 1st August 2014
    Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
    Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0  x 2.5
    Weight (kg): 0.35