The last unvanquished piece of England, Wessex is eyed hungrily by the fearsome Viking conquerors. A dispossessed young nobleman, Uhtred is tied to the imperiled land by birth and marriage but was raised by the Danish invaders—and he questions where his allegiance must lie. But blood is his destiny, and when the overwhelming Viking horde attacks out of a wintry darkness, Uhtred must put aside all hatred and distrust and stand beside his embattled country's staunch defender—the fugitive King Alfred.
The Pale Horseman is a gripping, monumental adventure that gives breathtaking life to one of the most important epochs in English history—yet another masterwork from New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell.
And with that breathless introduction this opponent of “Wars of Choice” in modern American confesses to loving Bernard Cornwells bloodthirsty battles scenes in his historical novels. All of them, though the best was Agincourt and King Henry’s army who gave life to Shakespeares “band of brothers.” And not to worry, I don’t play or approve of violent video games, gratuitous violence in movies nor verbal abuse in any form….