2000 anni a.C., prima età del bronzo in Britannia. Nel pacifico villaggio di Ratharryn un favoloso tesoro, sottratto a uno straniero, scatena una lotta feroce tra i figli del capo del villaggio: Lengar, il guerriero, vuole servirsi dell'oro per diventare signore della tribù; Carnaban, nato storpio e ripudiato dal padre, ha appreso da una maga arcani poteri e, in seguito a una visione, convince il fratello minore, Saban, a edificare un tempio grandioso in cui accogliere il dio del Sole e la dea della Luna. Ma il destino di morte della giovane Aurenna, promessa sposa del dio Sole e amata dal giovane Saban, porterà ad uno scontro in cui la sorte dell'intero popolo sarà messa a repentaglio...
- ISBN: 8830418307
- Casa Editrice: Longanesi
- Pagine: 501
It really has me baffled that some people don't like this book. I found it enthralling and captivating. There was something about Bernard Cornwell's version of these bronze age people and their mystical and monolithic Stonehenge, that captured my imagination and I felt stirred by both them and their Leggi tutto
Excellent writing and storytelling as always by Bernard Cornwell! Stonegenge had this authentic feel that I love so much when reading historical fictions and that always accompanies Bernard Cornwell's novels. He made prehistoric times come alive for me and I enjoyed this story immensely.
The key to being a successful historical fiction author is the ability to open a window into the place and era in which you write. Bernard Cornwell does this seamlessly. Cornwell tells a completely imagined story revolving around mystical Stonehenge that made me believe the events could have actuall Leggi tutto
I read this book when it first came out and loved it. It is a long book set around prehistory - 2000 BC. If the origins of Stonehenge interests you this is Bernard Cornwell's personal take and I found it a powerful and fascinating story with strong characters and many exciting dramas going on betwee Leggi tutto
Very little is known about Stonehenge. The author draws a tale of adventure explaining how and why the stones came to be placed as they are. The story drawn is a tale of war between competing tribes at the beginning of the Bronze Age. It is a story about three half-brothers, very different in person Leggi tutto
Cornwell catches us up in a fascinating page turning historical novel with science fantasy elements, in this elecrtic epic set in the Britain of 4000 years ago. Cornwell creates an eventful, vivid, gory, gripping and spellbinding tale of love and loss, sorcery, hatred, jealousy, greed, ambition and p Leggi tutto
A good story, well-written, but not up to what I expect from Bernard Cornwell. He builds on John North's Stonehenge: Neolithic Man and the Cosmos to include a plausible explanation of what little we know about this wonder of the ancient world, contemporaneous with the Great Pyramids of Egypt. But the Leggi tutto
Bernard Cornwell is one of my favorite authors, and I have been looking forward to reading this for some time. But with all that I am still surprised on how good the book is. This story is a bit different from the usual Cornwell yarn. From the books I have read by him, it is apparent he likes to writ Leggi tutto
Well, I'm throwing in the towel and moving on to something else. I began this book in June, and haven't picked it up since August. I seldom fail to finish a book, but I just can't carry on with this one. Not my cup of tea, I guess.
It's a very detailed story about the pre-historic tribes that lived in England around 5000 years ago. The book tells of war, community, druid magic, and has times where you will laugh, and times where you become caught up in the emotions felt by the characters. There are many characters here, and th Leggi tutto
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