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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When peace is torn apart by bloody Danish steel, Uhtred must fight to save a king who distrusts him. I stared at the White Horse that was now little more than a sail above the wind-fretted sea and I felt the old temptation to go with the Danes.

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

General Discussion No Spoilers. That’s partly because they glossed over half of the first book, and partly bermard they cut a lot of detail out. I just wanted to take the tye to mention just how much I’m enjoying this series to date and to thank all the readers who have recommended this series to me over the years They are nothing like the great waters that roll from beyond the Isles of the Dead to thunder and shatter against the rocks at the west of Britain.

The politics seem believable. Christianity dominated society and thought. But the unlikely allies Uhtred and Alfred refuse to give up, and they will do whatever must be done to take their land back from the invaders. I’ve long heard that Bernard Cornwell is the best at describing battles.


For a time there was the gleam of firelight on the northern shore, but that vanished and we were blind. Ivar had been unhappy in Dyflin, which was in Ireland and had more Norsemen than Danes and also possessed savagely unfriendly native tribes, and he had been lured by the prospect of land in Wessex and so he had abandoned his Irish steading, put all cotnwell goods and wealth aboard his ships, and sailed eastwards.

And don’t forget Guthrum. She was a large ship, not so big as Fyrdraca, but large all the same, and she was riding low in the water for she was so heavily laden. We hoisted the sail fully and seethed past the two small, tubby boats and so, for the first time, I came to the shore of Wales. He spat at me and I laughed.

The Pale Horseman

Jan 29, Athena Shardbearer rated it it was amazing Shelves: They must have come from Ireland, or perhaps from the east coast of Northumbria, and doubtless they travelled to join Svein, lured by the prospect of capturing good West Saxon land. My masculine side wants to don a helmet and mail and fight beside Uhtred in the shield wall, while my female side wants hprseman editing horsman x-rated thoughts here Description The second book in Bernard Cornwell’s epic and bestselling series on the making of England and the fate of uorseman great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg.

But he is still young and so This is a wonderful second novel in The Saxon Stories series. Other books in this series. The two are fast friends and together, make a brief companionship. He yearns for battle, with incredible enthusiasm. It was not Iseult. The wind rose, the seas heaved us, and we brought the oars inboard and let the air and water carry us for we could neither see nor steer.


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Inhe also published Redcoatan American Revolutionary War novel set in Philadelphia during its occupation by the British. Built civilisations and brought them down. Yet their presence meant we could cornwsll go back into our cove, and so I ordered the oars to be manned and for the ship to row eastwards.

The Pale Horseman (Extract)

I am very happy that “There comes a moment in life when we see horeman as others see us. In he became editor of Thames Television’s Thames at Six. The young English nobleman Uhtred, captured and raised by the Danes, is called upon by King Alfred th save his kingdom from the Danes.

Other books in the series. We might have had a Daneland instead, and this novel would probably have been written in Danish. I am assured by those that love the series that he develops through the later books, both in his own qualities and in his relationship with others.

I like him and I get him. I stayed on deck, peering into the dark, and Iseult stayed with me, under my cloak, and I remembered the look of delight on her face when we had gone into battle.