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The Pale Horseman by Bernard Cornwell
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Jun 09, 12

Read from May 17 to June 07, 2012

I haven't read that many books by Bernard Cornwell but had read the first in this series a couple of years ago.

It didn't take more than a chapter to be back in the world of Alfred and the Danes and the story of Uhtred.

Cornwell can as with many authors overdo certain aspects of character, feeling the need to repeat on a number of occasions the drivers behind their behaviours which can grate on the reader as you already know the reasons they act as they do from earlier story and character development.

Having said that overall the story had a great narrative drive as it headed from battle to battle building up to the final scenes. Its Cornwells story telling ability that keeps you hooked in this book along with just enough historical knowledge to keep you placed and feeling as if you may be learning a little about the period. Some of his characters can seem one dimensional at best but these don ;t jar too much in this sort of saxon tale.

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