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The Pale Horseman LP (Paperback, Large Print)

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Uhtred is a Saxon, cheated of his inheritance, and adrift in a world of fire, sword, and treachery. He has to make a choice: to fight for the Vikings, who raised him, or for King Alfred the Great of Wessex, who dislikes him.

In the late ninth century, Wessex is the last English kingdom. All the rest have fallen to the Danish Vikings, and the Vikings want to finish England. They assemble the Great Army, whose sole ambition is to conquer Wessex. Yet fate, as Uhtred learns, has its own imperatives. When the Vikings attack out of a wintry darkness to shatter the last English kingdom, Uhtred finds himself on Alfred's side.

The Pale Horseman is an enthralling story, a novel of divided loyalties and desperate heroism, featuring a range of fully realized characters, from a king in despair to a beguiling British sorceress. And always, beyond the spearmen and the swordsmen are the folk who suffer as the tides of war sweep over their farmlands. The Pale Horseman is yet another masterpiece of historical and battle fiction that gives life to one of the most important and exciting epochs in the history of England's people and culture.

Praise For…


” [A] big-bellied, bushy-bearded tale ... [Cornwell] endows the book with an unexpectedly complex, thoughtful soul.”
-Time Magazine

“Entertaining”
-Arizona Republic

“A suavely rendered tale … [brings] turbulent times to vivid life.”
-Philadelphia Inquirer

“Superior entertainment that is both engaging and enlightening ... Cornwell’s battle scenes ... are superb ... smart and vigorous.”
-Washington Post

“A crackerjack adventure tale from a master of the craft.”
-Booklist

“Filled with bawdy humor, bloodlust, treachery and valor, this stirring tale will leave readers eager for the next volume .”
-Publishers Weekly

“Great stuff, as always, from the master.”
-Kirkus Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9780060878924
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Harper
Publication Date: January 1st, 2006
Pages: 624