The Pale Horseman

The Pale Horseman

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In the continuing adventures of Uhtred and King Alfred the Great, Uhtred, the dispossessed English nobleman raised by the Danes, finds his life changed forever by Iseult, a powerful sorceress, as he rediscovers the deep loyalty he feels for his native country and joins Alfred to defend themselves against the Vikings for what is left of their kingdom. 125,000 first printing.

HARPERCOLL

The second installment of Bernard Cornwell’s bestselling series chronicling the epic saga of the making of England, “like Game of Thrones, but real” (The Observer, London)—the basis for The Last Kingdom, the hit BBC America television series.

This is the exciting—yet little known—story of the making of England in the 9th and 10th centuries, the years in which King Alfred the Great, his son and grandson defeated the Danish Vikings who had invaded and occupied three of England’s four kingdoms.

At the end of The Last Kingdom, The Danes had been defeated at Cynuit, but the triumph of the English is not fated to last long. The Danish Vikings quickly invade and occupy three of England’s four kingdoms—and all that remains of the once proud country is a small piece of marshland, where Alfred and his family live with a few soldiers and retainers, including Uhtred, the dispossessed English nobleman who was raised by the Danes. Uhtred has always been a Dane at heart, and has always believed that given the chance, he would fight for the men who raised him and taught him the Viking ways. But when Iseult, a powerful sorceress, enters Uhtred’s life, he is forced to consider feelings he’s never confronted before—and Uhtred discovers, in his moment of greatest peril, a new-found loyalty and love for his native country and ruler.



Baker
& Taylor

Uhtred, a dispossessed English nobleman, finds his life changed by Iseult, a powerful sorceress, as he rediscovers the deep loyalty he feels for his native country and joins King Alfred to defend themselves against the Vikings.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780060787127
0060787120
Characteristics: xv, 349 p. : map ; 24 cm

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Blabbermouth
Jul 09, 2014

Enjoying the Uhtred books. It was like catching up with a friend picking up the second one - looking forward to number three.

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msummers57
Feb 21, 2012

Sharpe goes to Saxon England :-)

Still a good time.

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windcyclist
Mar 24, 2011

EXCELLENT! With three of England's four kingdoms conquered, only one man stands between the Danes and the utter annihilation of his country - King Alfred the Great. Uhtred at his warrior worst.

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