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Stonehenge by Bernard Cornwell
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May 20, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: epic, historical-fiction
Read from March 24 to April 01, 2013

One of my favorite authors, Bernard Cornwell, goes a bit outside of his comfort zone to tackle the construction and story behind Stonehenge. He managed to include plenty of warfare and destruction, while highlighting the almost impossible task of erecting the temple to the Sun God.

The story was a bit predictable but still holds many of Cornwell's trademarks, including the deaths of pivotal characters and the bluntness of chapter endings... Ex. The killing at Sul was over... or Lengar had won. Short, sweet, and to the point after a plethora of detailed paragraphs.

I gave this book 4 stars, but if you are new to Cornwell then I would recommend reading Agincourt first if you are looking for a book that stands on its own (not a series) to judge the author.

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