Nono secolo dopo Cristo. La terra degli Angli è dominata da un fragile regno di guerrieri sassoni retto dal pio re Alfredo. Uhtred, giovane erede legittimo del titolo di aldermanno di Bebbanburg, allevato dai danesi ma tornato tra le braccia della fede cristiana, ha combattuto duramente per il suo re. Ma la gloria, la famiglia, l'onore acquisiti non lo soddisfano. Tradimenti, intrighi di corte, meschinità minano il suo animo avventuroso e, forse stregato dalla bellezza della fattucchiera Iseult, vorrebbe persino tornare a battere i mari sulle lunghe navi danesi. Punito dal suo re, Uhtred si trova protagonista di un continuo sovvertimento di fronti, tra amici che diventano nemici e spietati rivali ancor più feroci. Di fronte a una nuova invasione danese però l'onore gli impone di tornare accanto a re Alfredo. Si scatena così, con il riapparire di amici e amori creduti morti, fosche leggende magiche e battaglie epiche, un conflitto finale per riconquistare il Wessex e porre le fondamenta per quel paese che un giorno sarà chiamato Inghilterra.
- ISBN: 8830423831
- Casa Editrice: Longanesi
- Pagine: 428
Ahhhhh Uhtred you are quite the lad ......... Uhtred of Bebbanburg, Lord of Northumbria is as headstrong, arrogant, and fearless as ever. Now married with a child at the age of 21, he rode into battle to Cynuit and slaughtered the Danish leader, Ubba Lothbrokson. Fully expecting recognition for the
The Pale Horseman is every bit as good as the first book. This, again, feels like another chapter of a man’s life. Uhtred has grown up a little and is more resolute in his ambitions since we last saw him. He has fought in his first shield wall and has completed the transformation from boy to man: he Leggi tutto
"There comes a moment in life when we see ourselves as others see us. I suppose that is part of growing up, and it is not always comfortable." I read The Last Kingdom in 2015, while a book it didn't like enough to continue the series. Fast forward 2017, I started watching Vikings and I liked it
The Pale Horseman is the excellent continuation of Uhtred of Bebbanburg's story. Set between 876 - 878 AD, Uhtred is now in his early 20's, having proven himself as a man and a warrior. He's fought in a shield wall, killed Ubba in one on one combat, and has sworn an oath to the Saxon king Alfred. Uh Leggi tutto
"For here starts war, carrion birds sing, and grey wolves howl." A fragile peace still holds in the realms of Britain. After the forces of Wessex prevailed at Cynuit, the Danes have pulled back. King Alfred thinks himself safe, but in truth the last kingdom of the Saxons is in grave peril... Writing a Leggi tutto
This one took a lot longer to get going than book one but the second half and the ending were very good. The religious overtones to everything Alfred does makes me want to root for the Danes as does the corruption of many of the priests.
Great book I promise to review as soon as possible
Oh Bernard, how do you do what you do? If I could write like this man, well, I'd be one very happy chick. And I do not want to write like this to make money, or make fans, or make myself famous, I just want to have this skill for myself, to know that I can do it, to know that I can create magic on p Leggi tutto
THE PALE HORSEMEN is the second book in the Cornwell series focusing on England before it was England. Unlike the first book, there's less fighting and more political maneuvering and focus on relationships. HISTORY: at this time England was something of a bunch of Saxon Kingdoms. Seven, if memory se Leggi tutto
I can't even...... ----------------------------------------------------------------------- "And I looked," Pyrlig said to me, "and I saw a pale horse, and the rider's name was death," You like Viking? You like badasses like my boyfriends, Uhtred?? You want a GOOD STORY????? THEN READ THIS BOOK!!!!!
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