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The Pale Horseman (Paperback)

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Description


In a clash of heroes, the kingdom is born.

As the last unvanquished piece of England, Wessex is eyed hungrily by the fearsome Viking conquerors. Uhtred, a dispossessed young nobleman, is tied to the imperiled land by birth and marriage but was raised by the Danish invaders--and he questions where his allegiance must lie. But blood is his destiny, and when the overwhelming Viking horde attacks out of a wintry darkness, Uhtred must put aside all hatred and distrust and stand beside his embattled country's staunch defender--the fugitive King Alfred.

The Pale Horseman is a gripping, monumental adventure that gives breathtaking life to one of the most important epochs in English history--yet another masterwork from New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell.

About the Author


Bernard Cornwell, born in London, worked for the BBC and Thames Television before coming to the United States to write full time. His sweeping historical novels, including the acclaimed Richard Sharpe series, make him a number one bestselling author in the United Kingdom and around the world. He lives with his wife on Cape Cod.

Praise For…


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

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

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

“Entertaining”
-Arizona Republic

“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: 9780061144837
ISBN-10: 0061144835
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: January 2007
Pages: 384
Language: English