Book Reviews of The Pale Horseman (Saxon Chronicles, Bk 2)

The Pale Horseman (Saxon Chronicles, Bk 2)
The Pale Horseman - Saxon Chronicles, Bk 2
Author: Bernard Cornwell
ISBN-13: 9780061144837
ISBN-10: 0061144835
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 368
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 57 ratings
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed The Pale Horseman (Saxon Chronicles, Bk 2) on + 2487 more book reviews
Uhtred is a Saxon, adrift in a world of fire, sword and treachery. He has to make a choice -- fight for the Vikings who raised him, or for King Alfred the Great of Wessex who dislikes him.

Wessex, in the late 9th Century, was the last English kingdom. All the rest had fallen to the Danish Vikings. Now the Vikings want to finish England, and they assemble the Great Army which has only one ambition -- to conquer Wessex. Uhtred lives in Wessex, though he has small love for it and none for King Alfred. Yet fate, as Uhtred learns, has its own imperatives, and when the Vikings attack, Uhtred finds himself on Alfred's side.

The Pale Horseman, rooted in the real history of Anglo-Saxon England, tells the astonishing and true story of how Alfred fights back against his overwhelming enemies. Alfred and Uhtred make unlikely allies, yet the two forge an uneasy alliance that will lead them to where the last remaining Saxon army will fight for the very existence of England.

The Pale Horseman is enthralling as both a historical and a personal story, a novel of divided loyalties and desperate heroism. The Washington Post calls Bernard Cornwell "perhaps the greatest writer of historical adventure novels today", and 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 the English people and culture.
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This is Book 2 of the Saxon Chronicles.

Cornwell continues the story of Uhtred just as Wessex continues to fight for its survival against the relentlessly invading Danish armies.

Uhtred still finds himself far from his northern home, tied more formally to the southern Kingdom of Wessex and bound by oath to King Alfred, its crafty, pious, and sickly ruler.

Again, Cornwell manages to put Uhtred in difficult and dangerous situations that challenge not only his life but his loyalties as well. This book follows the story of Wessex from Alfred's exile in the swamps to the epic battle at Ethandun, and does so with all of the grit and guts and glory that I have come to expect from Cornwell's offerings.

If you read the first book and liked it, you will not be disappointed with the second. Cornwell is a consistently masterful storyteller and I can only expect this already great series to get nothing else except even better.
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Another historically accurate thrilling tale of blood, revenge, and honor in the 9th century in England. This book is the 2nd of 3 in the Saxon Chronicles. The book follows Uhtred as he seeks to build a reputation for himself and to decide what oath to follow. Cornwell is an awesome story teller.
reviewed The Pale Horseman (Saxon Chronicles, Bk 2) on + 902 more book reviews
This is Book 2 of the Saxon Chronicles.

Cornwell continues the story of Uhtred just as Wessex continues to fight for its survival against the relentlessly invading Danish armies.

Uhtred still finds himself far from his northern home, tied more formally to the southern Kingdom of Wessex and bound by oath to King Alfred, its crafty, pious, and sickly ruler.

Again, Cornwell manages to put Uhtred in difficult and dangerous situations that challenge not only his life but his loyalties as well. This book follows the story of Wessex from Alfred's exile in the swamps to the epic battle at Ethandun, and does so with all of the grit and guts and glory that I have come to expect from Cornwell's offerings.

If you read the first book and liked it, you will not be disappointed with the second. Cornwell is a consistently masterful storyteller and I can only expect this already great series to get nothing else except even better.
reviewed The Pale Horseman (Saxon Chronicles, Bk 2) on + 902 more book reviews
This is Book 2 of the Saxon Chronicles.

Cornwell continues the story of Uhtred just as Wessex continues to fight for its survival against the relentlessly invading Danish armies.

Uhtred still finds himself far from his northern home, tied more formally to the southern Kingdom of Wessex and bound by oath to King Alfred, its crafty, pious, and sickly ruler.

Again, Cornwell manages to put Uhtred in difficult and dangerous situations that challenge not only his life but his loyalties as well. This book follows the story of Wessex from Alfred's exile in the swamps to the epic battle at Ethandun, and does so with all of the grit and guts and glory that I have come to expect from Cornwell's offerings.

If you read the first book and liked it, you will not be disappointed with the second. Cornwell is a consistently masterful storyteller and I can only expect this already great series to get nothing else except even better.
reviewed The Pale Horseman (Saxon Chronicles, Bk 2) on + 902 more book reviews
This is Book 2 of the Saxon Chronicles.

Cornwell continues the story of Uhtred just as Wessex continues to fight for its survival against the relentlessly invading Danish armies.

Uhtred still finds himself far from his northern home, tied more formally to the southern Kingdom of Wessex and bound by oath to King Alfred, its crafty, pious, and sickly ruler.

Again, Cornwell manages to put Uhtred in difficult and dangerous situations that challenge not only his life but his loyalties as well. This book follows the story of Wessex from Alfred's exile in the swamps to the epic battle at Ethandun, and does so with all of the grit and guts and glory that I have come to expect from Cornwell's offerings.

If you read the first book and liked it, you will not be disappointed with the second. Cornwell is a consistently masterful storyteller and I can only expect this already great series to get nothing else except even better.
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I enjoyed the ending of this series. I'll have to
keep an eye out for book 3.
reviewed The Pale Horseman (Saxon Chronicles, Bk 2) on
A wonderful novel of early times in England under King Alfreds rule. A great insight as to the struggle of Saxons and the Danes quest to posses and rule the land, one of Cornwells best.



Jim
reviewed The Pale Horseman (Saxon Chronicles, Bk 2) on + 902 more book reviews
This is Book 2 of the Saxon Chronicles.

Cornwell continues the story of Uhtred just as Wessex continues to fight for its survival against the relentlessly invading Danish armies.

Uhtred still finds himself far from his northern home, tied more formally to the southern Kingdom of Wessex and bound by oath to King Alfred, its crafty, pious, and sickly ruler.

Again, Cornwell manages to put Uhtred in difficult and dangerous situations that challenge not only his life but his loyalties as well. This book follows the story of Wessex from Alfred's exile in the swamps to the epic battle at Ethandun, and does so with all of the grit and guts and glory that I have come to expect from Cornwell's offerings.

If you read the first book and liked it, you will not be disappointed with the second. Cornwell is a consistently masterful storyteller and I can only expect this already great series to get nothing else except even better.
reviewed The Pale Horseman (Saxon Chronicles, Bk 2) on + 902 more book reviews
This is Book 2 of the Saxon Chronicles.

Cornwell continues the story of Uhtred just as Wessex continues to fight for its survival against the relentlessly invading Danish armies.

Uhtred still finds himself far from his northern home, tied more formally to the southern Kingdom of Wessex and bound by oath to King Alfred, its crafty, pious, and sickly ruler.

Again, Cornwell manages to put Uhtred in difficult and dangerous situations that challenge not only his life but his loyalties as well. This book follows the story of Wessex from Alfred's exile in the swamps to the epic battle at Ethandun, and does so with all of the grit and guts and glory that I have come to expect from Cornwell's offerings.

If you read the first book and liked it, you will not be disappointed with the second. Cornwell is a consistently masterful storyteller and I can only expect this already great series to get nothing else except even better.