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The Pale Horseman

The Pale Horseman (Paperback)

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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.

About the Author


Bernard Cornwell is the author of the acclaimed New York Times bestsellers Agincourt and The Fort; the bestselling Saxon Tales, which include The Last Kingdom, The Pale Horseman, Lords of the North, Sword Song, The Burning Land, and most recently Death of Kings; and the Richard Sharpe novels, among many others. He lives with his wife on Cape Cod and in Charleston, South Carolina.

Praise for The Pale Horseman…


“Superior entertainment that is both engaging and enlightening ... Cornwell’s battle scenes ... are superb ... smart and vigorous.”
-Washington Post

” [A] big-bellied, bushy-bearded tale ... [Cornwell] endows the book with an unexpectedly complex, thoughtful soul.”
-Time Magazine

“A suavely rendered tale … [brings] turbulent times to vivid life.”
-Philadelphia Inquirer

“Entertaining”
-Arizona Republic

“A crackerjack adventure tale from a master of the craft.”
-Booklist

“Filled with bawdy humor, bloodlust, treachery and valor, this stirring tale will leave readers eager for the next volume .”
-Publishers Weekly

“Great stuff, as always, from the master.”
-Kirkus Reviews

Product Details ISBN-10: 0061144835
ISBN-13: 9780061144837
Published: Harper Perennial, 01/01/2007
Pages: 384
Language: English