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The Pagan Lord by Bernard Cornwell
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Jan 05, 2014

it was amazing
bookshelves: dark-ages, historical-fiction, saxon, 10th-century
Read from January 05 to 09, 2014

Uhtred is a far from ideal hero but he always stands up for his adopted kingdom even after he has been exiled and threatened with execution.

This part of the series covers a huge swathe of what is now England from Bamburgh (Bebbanburg) in Northumbria across to Chester, down to Gloucester and London. Facing his old enemies Cnut and Siggurd, the uncle who stole Bebbanburg from him and angry Christians in Wessex it's another epic story.

A great insight into history in the dark ages. Plenty of minor skirmishes and then a huge battle at the end - it's not a book for the squeamish.

Cornwell is a marvellous story teller and this is another brilliant book. Can't wait for book 8!

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01/05/2014 marked as: currently-reading
01/05/2014 page 75
24.0% "Uhtred has upset the Christians again and in exile is heading to Bebbanburg to try and reclaim his birthright..."
01/06/2014 page 95
31.0% "Is he going to get into Bebbanburg...."
01/07/2014 page 172
56.0% "Returning from Bebbanburg Uhtred is now riding to save Wessex and Mercia from Cnut"
01/08/2014 page 192
63.0% "Another crazy plan to capture Chester with just 100 men... Will Uhtred manage it?"
01/09/2014 marked as: read

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