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The Pale Horseman (Saxon Tales #2)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

A must read

Now I have two favorite historical fiction writers - Sharon Kay Penman and now Bernard Cornwell. Cornwell puts one right right in the middle of the battle - the downpour of rain - crack of thunder and lightening - fear and "battle calm" and the yell "SHIELD WALL" just ...
Now I have two favorite historical fiction writers - Sharon Kay Penman and now Bernard Cornwell. Cornwell puts one right right in the middle of the battle - the downpour of rain - crack of thunder and lightening - fear and "battle calm" and the yell "SHIELD WALL" just makes the hair on one's arm stand up. If you're a fan of England's historical fiction/events, I strongly suggest Cornwell's books. Uhtred has developed into a fearsom warrier. I've got the next book in the series and ready to read.....

posted by janalee1951 on December 19, 2009

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6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Always an education, but with a good story.

I love reading Cornwell's books on my nook, because additional research on a historic a character, location, or event is only a click away. After reading his novels, this one included, I always come away with the feeling of have been exposed to events that I did't know...
I love reading Cornwell's books on my nook, because additional research on a historic a character, location, or event is only a click away. After reading his novels, this one included, I always come away with the feeling of have been exposed to events that I did't know much about, but now want to know even more! Some would say he needs to get deeper into his characters in the book, and I understand the comment, but this is the second book in a long series, I think your seeing plenty of development - just read them all!

posted by mn22 on January 28, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    The Pale Horseman

    I've just finished reading this book, and read The Last Kingdom before that. I like the storyline, time frame etc. but I also find there is not enough detail. After reading the Outlander series, and books by E. Rutherfurd, these stories seem kind of flat. The characters could be so much more interesting if the author provided more details about their lives. My impression is he seems to be rushing through the book, they're only 300 or so pages compared to the other authors I mentioned, their books are well over 1,000 pages. It's an okay read.

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