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The pale horseman, Bernard Cornwell

Label
The pale horseman
Title
The pale horseman
Statement of responsibility
Bernard Cornwell
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Uhtred is a Saxon, cheated of his inheritance and adrift in a world of fire, sword, and treachery. He has to make a choice: whether 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. The rest have fallen to the Danish Vikings, a story told in The Last Kingdom, the New York Times bestselling novel in which Uhtred's tale began. Now the Vikings want to finish England. They assemble the Great Army, whose one ambition is to conquer Wessex. A dispossessed young nobleman, married to a woman who hails from Wessex, Uhtred has little love for either, though for King Alfred he has none at all. Yet fate, as Uhtred learns, has its own imperatives, and when the Vikings attack out of a wintry darkness to shatter the last English kingdom, Uhtred finds himself at Alfred's side. Bernard Cornwell's The Pale Horseman, like The Last Kingdom, is rooted in the real history of Anglo-Saxon England. It tells the astonishing and true story of how Alfred, forced to become a fugitive in a few square miles of swampland, fights his enemies against overwhelming odds. The king is a pious Christian, while Uhtred is a pagan. Alfred is a sickly scholar, while Uhtred is an arrogant warrior. Yet the two forge an uneasy alliance that will lead them out of the marshes to the stark hilltop where the last remaining Saxon army will fight for the very existence of England. Enthralling as both a historical and personal story, The Pale Horseman is a novel of divided loyalties and desperate heroism, featuring a cast 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
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Summary
The Vikings want to finish England. They assemble the Great Army, whose one ambition is to conquer Wessex. Dispossessed young nobleman Uhtred has no love for King Alfred. Yet fate, as Uhtred learns, has its own imperatives, and when the Vikings attack out of a wintry darkness to shatter the last English kingdom, Uhtred finds himself at Alfred's side
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138172
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.914
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6053.O75
LC item number
P35 2006
Literary form
fiction
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Series statement
Saxon tales
Series volume
2]
Target audience
adult
Label
The pale horseman, Bernard Cornwell
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Series numeration from NoveList
  • Sequel to: The last kingdom
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
14331288
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 349 pages
Isbn
9780060787127
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005046290
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (PPL)E7742AB1DF1D4817B26B7BA6F89AE4F2
  • (OCoLC)ocm60419417
  • (OCoLC)60419417
Label
The pale horseman, Bernard Cornwell
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Series numeration from NoveList
  • Sequel to: The last kingdom
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
14331288
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 349 pages
Isbn
9780060787127
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005046290
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (PPL)E7742AB1DF1D4817B26B7BA6F89AE4F2
  • (OCoLC)ocm60419417
  • (OCoLC)60419417

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