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  1. says:

    After just a few pages Uhtred has murdered an abbot kicked a former friend’s teeth in and disowned a son He uickly names another his heir then shortly afterwards his hall is burned down and his woman is abducted by a mysterious band of warriors So it’s just another day for the mighty Pagan Lord Uhtred And he’s finally going home Uhtred has very little left at this point Most of his friends are dead and he has bee

  2. says:

    This is an ARCwhich by now is not terribly advanced at all But anyway I won it here on Goodreads and I thought I should mention thatbut now that I think about it why should I mention that? I mean I'm going to give my honest opinion o

  3. says:

    Now forgive me for this but BERNARD CORNWELL WRITING UHTRED IS SO DAMN GOOD I really can’t express how good this book is or do it any justice but I’ll give it a go “Five things make a man happy” I told him “a good ship a good sword a good hound a good horse and a woman” “Not a good woman?” Finan asked amused “They’re al

  4. says:

    Exciting because I was thereI'd gone to these battles sites an d seen the castles of Wales last year Oh I love to read this stuff too Historical fiction of course Wessex then becomes the springboard for the campaigns that will reconuer the north and create a unified country of the English speaking tribes England By the time of Alfred’s death in AD 899 the north all but for impregnable Bebbanburg is under Danish rule wh

  5. says:

    If you've gotten this far in the series you know the pattern Uhtred threatens priests leaves Wessex in a tizzy returns to save the day because of Ethelred priests proclaim it's the nailed god Uhtred does a facepalm These are an easy

  6. says:

    Another solid entry in this great series The ending was awesome and some of the newer younger characters are really starting to shine too

  7. says:

    It's fate isn't it? One moment we're in the sunlight and the next every dark cloud in Christendom is pissing all over us Uhtred of Bebbanburg is getting old and cranky Ten years of relative peace in the kingdoms of Wessex and Mercia don't do much to improve his temper despite having good sons a young wife land

  8. says:

    This may sound odd coming from a woman but I identify with the main character of this series in many ways and as long as Bernard Cornwell doesn't mess with that character too much then he will always hit true with

  9. says:

    ‘I was sent to Hel and heard her dark cockerels crowing They announced my coming and the Corpse Ripper came f

  10. says:

    So damn good

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E Danes in the north led by Viking Cnut Longsword stand ready to invade and will never rest until the emerald crown is theirsUhtred once Alfred's great warrior but now out of favor with the new king must lead a band of outcasts north to recapture his old family home that great Northumbrian fortress BebbanburgLoyalties will be divided and men will fall as every Saxon kingdom is drawn into the bloodiest battle. Another solid entry in this great series The ending was awesome and some of the newer younger characters are really starting to shine too The Book of Beginnings ready to invade and will never The Homelanders (The Homelanders, rest until the emerald crown is theirsUhtred once Alfred's great warrior but now out of favor with the new king must lead a band of outcasts north to Lila and Alex short story. X-Rated. recapture his old family home that great Northumbrian fortress BebbanburgLoyalties will be divided and men will fall as every Saxon kingdom is drawn into the bloodiest battle. Another solid entry in this great series The ending was awesome and some of the newer younger characters are Burning Attraction really starting to shine too

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Yet with the Danes; a war which will decide the fate of every king and the entire English nationWith The Pagan Lord New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell the reigning king of historical fiction USA Today continues his magnificent epic of the making of England during the Middle Ages vividly bringing to life the uneasy alliances bloody battles and deadly intrigue that gave birth to the British nati. It s fate isn t it One moment we re in the sunlight and the next every dark cloud in Christendom is pissing all over us Uhtred of Bebbanburg is getting old and cranky Ten years of relative peace in the kingdoms of Wessex and Mercia don t do much to improve his temper despite having good sons a young wife lands and liegemen and a reputation as the fiercest warrior in all the Saxon lands The hot blooded Uhtred digs his own grave when he accidentally kills one of the local Bishops and finds himself an outcast a renegade a pauper something that actually happens in every single installment of Bernard Cornwell Saxon Chronicles His hero is bred for war and not for peace and the tenth century England provides ample opportunity to indulge his passionsSpeaking of passions Uhtred at the start of his fifth decade is a bit slower in his drinking and skirt chasing but his hatred of Christian duplicity is as strong as ever and his readiness for adventure is unchanged over the decades In every disaster thrown at him Uhtred finds an opportunity to wipe the slate clean and start life anew In this episode he goes back to his roots to the uest of regaining control of his father s castle at Bebbanburg and to his love for raiding the sea lanes I love the whale a path the wind flecking the world with blown spray the dip of a ship s prow into a swelling wave and the explosion of white and the spatter of saltwater on sail and timbers and the green heart of a great sea rolling behind the ship rearing up threatening the broken crest curling and then the stern lifts to the surge and the hull lunges forward and the sea seethes along the strakes as the wave roars past I love the birds skimming the grey water the wind as friend and as enemy the oars lifting and falling I love the sea I have lived long and I know the turbulence of life the cares that weigh a man s soul and the sorrows that turn the hair white and the heart heavy but all those are lifted along the whale s path Only at sea is a man truly free From the very first book of the Saxon series I was captivated not only by the historical recreation of a turbulent period in history but also by the spiritual struggle for men s souls between the Pagans and the Christians The author s sympathies are clearly skewed towards the warrior culture of the Norsemen but Cornwell is a subtle enough writer who doesn t shy away from the seeing the good points of the priesthood and the disastrous results of total war In the tenth century the country that was to become England was slowly coming under the control of the Church but this process was only made possible by the military developments of walled cities burhs and by the valiant efforts of the despised professional killers like Uhtred Yet looking at the centuries that preceded and at the centuries that followed the rule of Alfred the Great the reader is reminded that these particular times came to be known in history as the Dark Ages The remnants of Rome always make me sad simply because they are proof that we slide inexorably towards the darkness Once there was light falling on marbled magnificence and now we trudge through the mud Both the Church and the Norse Gods promise reincarnation and life eternal for their chosen ones but while one creed advocates meekness and submission the other rewards the fighting spirit and the joy of life My favorite passage is a fragment of the Norse Sagas that acknoledges the terrible Fate the Gods have decreed for mankind through the threads woven by the Norns without advocating resignation So Uror Veroandi and Skuld would decide our fate They are not kindly women indeed they are monstrous and malevolent hags and Skuld s shears are sharp When those blades cut they feed the well of Uror that lies beside the world tree and the well gives the water that keeps Yggdrasil alive and if Yggdrasil dies then the world dies and so the well must be kept filled and for that there must be tears We cry so the world can live The Pagan Lord may be a late installment in the Saxon Chronicles but for me it is one of the best episodes mostly for its extensive action seuences a storm at sea an attack against a fortified castle the sacking of a major fortress the glorious final battle Uhtred can be found each and every time in the midst of the carnage where he rules over the battlefield like a true Lord of War A battle is the shield wall It s smelling your enemy s breath while he tries to disembowel you with an axe it s blood and shit and screams and pain and terror It s trampling in your friend s guts as enemies butcher them It s men clenching their teeth so hard they shatter them Have you ever been in battle Cornwell has taken some liberties with the source material an unavoidable decision given the scarcity of historical detail about the people and the battles that shaped modern England But his books are the kind of novels that I would have loved to learn my history from in my school days same as I used Alexandre Dumas or Victor Hugo to get interested in French history I know the series is unfinished and that it is in danger of becoming drawn out and unfocused but I will keep buying them Uhtred yarns as long as Cornwell continues to write them Not The Hot Chick reigning king of historical fiction USA Today continues his magnificent epic of the making of England during the Middle Ages vividly bringing to life the uneasy alliances bloody battles and deadly intrigue that gave birth to the British nati. It s fate isn t it One moment we Pegged and Plugged at the Club re in the sunlight and the next every dark cloud in Christendom is pissing all over us Uhtred of Bebbanburg is getting old and cranky Ten years of Tunnel Through Time relative peace in the kingdoms of Wessex and Mercia don t do much to improve his temper despite having good sons a young wife lands and liegemen and a Game of Bimbofication, Part 3 reputation as the fiercest warrior in all the Saxon lands The hot blooded Uhtred digs his own grave when he accidentally kills one of the local Bishops and finds himself an outcast a Game of Bimbofication, Part 2 renegade a pauper something that actually happens in every single installment of Bernard Cornwell Saxon Chronicles His hero is bred for war and not for peace and the tenth century England provides ample opportunity to indulge his passionsSpeaking of passions Uhtred at the start of his fifth decade is a bit slower in his drinking and skirt chasing but his hatred of Christian duplicity is as strong as ever and his Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions, Vol. 1 of 5 readiness for adventure is unchanged over the decades In every disaster thrown at him Uhtred finds an opportunity to wipe the slate clean and start life anew In this episode he goes back to his The Fatima Century roots to the uest of Leah Starrs Revenge regaining control of his father s castle at Bebbanburg and to his love for Pieces 8 (Pieces, raiding the sea lanes I love the whale a path the wind flecking the world with blown spray the dip of a ship s prow into a swelling wave and the explosion of white and the spatter of saltwater on sail and timbers and the green heart of a great sea Time Flies and Other Short Plays rolling behind the ship Drawing Dead (Faolan OConnor Book 1) roars past I love the birds skimming the grey water the wind as friend and as enemy the oars lifting and falling I love the sea I have lived long and I know the turbulence of life the cares that weigh a man s soul and the sorrows that turn the hair white and the heart heavy but all those are lifted along the whale s path Only at sea is a man truly free From the very first book of the Saxon series I was captivated not only by the historical Trails & Tales of Yosemite & the Central Sierra recreation of a turbulent period in history but also by the spiritual struggle for men s souls between the Pagans and the Christians The author s sympathies are clearly skewed towards the warrior culture of the Norsemen but Cornwell is a subtle enough writer who doesn t shy away from the seeing the good points of the priesthood and the disastrous Chinas Son results of total war In the tenth century the country that was to become England was slowly coming under the control of the Church but this process was only made possible by the military developments of walled cities burhs and by the valiant efforts of the despised professional killers like Uhtred Yet looking at the centuries that preceded and at the centuries that followed the Welcome to the Desert of the Real rule of Alfred the Great the Dead End Bluff reader is King Noah Blindness and the Vision of Seers reminded that these particular times came to be known in history as the Dark Ages The Factory of Death reincarnation and life eternal for their chosen ones but while one creed advocates meekness and submission the other Thirteen Plus One (The Winnie Years, rewards the fighting spirit and the joy of life My favorite passage is a fragment of the Norse Sagas that acknoledges the terrible Fate the Gods have decreed for mankind through the threads woven by the Norns without advocating Rapid Math Without A Calculator resignation So Uror Veroandi and Skuld would decide our fate They are not kindly women indeed they are monstrous and malevolent hags and Skuld s shears are sharp When those blades cut they feed the well of Uror that lies beside the world tree and the well gives the water that keeps Yggdrasil alive and if Yggdrasil dies then the world dies and so the well must be kept filled and for that there must be tears We cry so the world can live The Pagan Lord may be a late installment in the Saxon Chronicles but for me it is one of the best episodes mostly for its extensive action seuences a storm at sea an attack against a fortified castle the sacking of a major fortress the glorious final battle Uhtred can be found each and every time in the midst of the carnage where he Almost Late for School rules over the battlefield like a true Lord of War A battle is the shield wall It s smelling your enemy s breath while he tries to disembowel you with an axe it s blood and shit and screams and pain and terror It s trampling in your friend s guts as enemies butcher them It s men clenching their teeth so hard they shatter them Have you ever been in battle Cornwell has taken some liberties with the source material an unavoidable decision given the scarcity of historical detail about the people and the battles that shaped modern England But his books are the kind of novels that I would have loved to learn my history from in my school days same as I used Alexandre Dumas or Victor Hugo to get interested in French history I know the series is unfinished and that it is in danger of becoming drawn out and unfocused but I will keep buying them Uhtred yarns as long as Cornwell continues to write them

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Bernard Cornwell who is at his enthralling best conveying one of the defining periods of English history Wall Street Journal returns to his epic Saxon Tales saga with this dramatic story of divided loyalties bloody battles and the struggle to unite Britain At the onset of the tenth century England is in turmoil Alfred the Great is dead and Edward his son reigns as king Wessex survives but peace cannot hold th. Now forgive me for this but BERNARD CORNWELL WRITING UHTRED IS SO DAMN GOOD I really can t express how good this book is or do it any justice but I ll give it a go Five things make a man happy I told him a good ship a good sword a good hound a good horse and a woman Not a good woman Finan asked amused They re all good I said except when they re not and then they re better than good The Pagan Lord Book 7 of the Saxon Chronicles is just over halfway in the saga Some people say if you ve read 1 Cornwell book then you ve read them all but I will challenge each and every one of these people to a duel in the hazel rods with sword and shield I cannot implore you enough to pic this series up There is a mixture and tone here of Bernard writing Uhtred and it is some of the greatest writing I ve ever read This is an author who really knows how to write a story and an author who really knows their characters inside and out There is an issue in some historical fiction where authors feel the need to force some events but it comes naturally to Mr Cornwell He was watching my eyes A man who uses a sword with lethal skill always watches his opponent s eyes Now I ll not go into the plot for fear of spoilers but I will say the plot in The Pagan Lord is one of the most uniue and original of the series Things REALLY happen and it is intense electrifying and brilliant Cnut is a sublime antagonist as is Uhtred s uncle and some other characters that were so much fun There are new enemies new friends and most importantly new shield walls When those blades cut they cause tears that feed the well of Urdr that lies beside the world tree and the well gives the water that keeps Yggdrasil alive and if Yggdrasil dies then the world dies and so the well must be kept filled and for that there must be tears Uhtred is 50 years old and a completely grey and grumpy old grizzled warrior who is feared loved and respected in eual measures just mostly feared within the clergy I loved Uhtred as a young man finding him as relatable as is possible but this old savage Uhtred is just even better His interaction with his sons is so much fun and he and Finan are getting tired with the constant killing It was a tonic to find Uhtred realising that he is slowing down and beginning to fear his younger enemies The art of war I told him is to make the enemy do your bidding The setting of 9th Century Britain is told extremely well from the combat to the clothing on the characters backs to the ship building and the landscapes The dialogue is witty and The Pagan Lord really feels like a golden ticket here I cannot wait to continue this series Serpent Breath was in my hand and anger in my soul 55 absolutely nothing I can say about The Pagan Lord that I didn t like I loved it all Uhtred is a beast and this 7th story of the saga does not slow down 5 Saxon shields out of 5 The Hero of Varay returns to his epic Saxon Tales saga with this dramatic story of divided loyalties bloody battles and the struggle to unite Britain At the onset of the tenth century England is in turmoil Alfred the Great is dead and Edward his son Blackmailed By Daddy really can t express how good this book is or do it any justice but I ll give it a go Five things make a man happy I told him a good ship a good sword a good hound a good horse and a woman Not a good woman Finan asked amused They उरलं सुरलं [Urla Surla] re all good I said except when they Cock Tales re not and then they Son of the Hero re better than good The Pagan Lord Book 7 of the Saxon Chronicles is just over halfway in the saga Some people say if you ve The Alien Jigsaw read 1 Cornwell book then you ve Towards a Comprehensive Theory of Human Learning read them all but I will challenge each and every one of these people to a duel in the hazel The Illusion of Gods Presence rods with sword and shield I cannot implore you enough to pic this series up There is a mixture and tone here of Bernard writing Uhtred and it is some of the greatest writing I ve ever Folk Tales From The Soviet Union read This is an author who Not The Hot Chick really knows how to write a story and an author who Pegged and Plugged at the Club really knows their characters inside and out There is an issue in some historical fiction where authors feel the need to force some events but it comes naturally to Mr Cornwell He was watching my eyes A man who uses a sword with lethal skill always watches his opponent s eyes Now I ll not go into the plot for fear of spoilers but I will say the plot in The Pagan Lord is one of the most uniue and original of the series Things REALLY happen and it is intense electrifying and brilliant Cnut is a sublime antagonist as is Uhtred s uncle and some other characters that were so much fun There are new enemies new friends and most importantly new shield walls When those blades cut they cause tears that feed the well of Urdr that lies beside the world tree and the well gives the water that keeps Yggdrasil alive and if Yggdrasil dies then the world dies and so the well must be kept filled and for that there must be tears Uhtred is 50 years old and a completely grey and grumpy old grizzled warrior who is feared loved and Tunnel Through Time respected in eual measures just mostly feared within the clergy I loved Uhtred as a young man finding him as Game of Bimbofication, Part 3 relatable as is possible but this old savage Uhtred is just even better His interaction with his sons is so much fun and he and Finan are getting tired with the constant killing It was a tonic to find Uhtred Game of Bimbofication, Part 2 realising that he is slowing down and beginning to fear his younger enemies The art of war I told him is to make the enemy do your bidding The setting of 9th Century Britain is told extremely well from the combat to the clothing on the characters backs to the ship building and the landscapes The dialogue is witty and The Pagan Lord Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions, Vol. 1 of 5 really feels like a golden ticket here I cannot wait to continue this series Serpent Breath was in my hand and anger in my soul 55 absolutely nothing I can say about The Pagan Lord that I didn t like I loved it all Uhtred is a beast and this 7th story of the saga does not slow down 5 Saxon shields out of 5