Cornwell Quotes

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Bernard Cornwell
“I could imagine Cnut sitting there and thinking that I must join him soon, and we would raise a horn of ale together. There is no pain in Valhalla, no sadness, no tears, no broken oaths.”
Bernard Cornwell, The Empty Throne

Bernard Cornwell
“Earsling,' a harsh voice challenged me from beside the Wheatsheaf's heart. 'What rancid demon brought you here to spoil my day?' I stared. And stared. Because the last person I had ever expected to see in AEthelred's stronghold of Gleawecestre was staring at me. 'Well, earsling?' he demanded, 'what are you doing here?'
It was my father.”
Bernard Cornwell, The Empty Throne

Bernard Cornwell
“You bastard!' he shouted. He was quick. No warrior stays alive by being slow.”
Bernard Cornwell, The Empty Throne

Bernard Cornwell
“Cnut Longsword had near killed me with his blade Ice-Spite and it was small consolation that Serpent-Breath had sliced his throat in the same heartbeat that his sword had broken a rib and pierced my lung.”
Bernard Cornwell, The Empty Throne

Bernard Cornwell
“He was a hard man, but what else would he be? He had stood in the shield wall, he had watched the Danes come to the attack, and he had lived. He was no youngster.”
Bernard Cornwell, The Empty Throne

Bernard Cornwell
“Choose your battles,’ I snarled at Æthelstan. ‘That space between your ears was given so that you can think! If you just charge whenever you see an enemy you’ll earn yourself an early grave.’ Lord Uhtred of Bebbanburg”
Bernard Cornwell, Warriors of the Storm