The Pale Horseman
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The Pale Horseman

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ENGLAND IS BORN.


BBC2's major TV series THE LAST KINGDOM is based on Bernard Cornwell's bestselling novels on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. The Pale Horseman is the second book in the series.


Season 2 of the epic TV series premiers this March.


ALONE IN A SEA OF ENEMIES. BOUND TOGETHER BY LOYALTY, BELIEF AND DESPERATION.


Wessex, led by the pious King Alfred, is the last Saxon stronghold against the savage strength of the Vikings. Now it is struggling for its very existence. Uhtred, a Saxon raised by Vikings, is no ordinary warrior. As sharp of mind as he is of sword, his lust for life and battle sits badly with Alfred and his priests. But they face dire odds and Uhtred's unique knowledge and fearlessness mean that he may be their only hope in the coming battle ...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 28mm | 300g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Media tie-in
  • TV tie-in edition
  • 0008139482
  • 9780008139483
  • 34,559

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`NOBODY IN THE WORLD DOES THIS BETTER'
Lee Child


`LIKE GAME OF THRONES, BUT REAL'
Observer


`THE BEST BATTLE SCENES OF ANY WRITER I'VE EVER READ, PAST OR PRESENT. CORNWELL REALLY MAKES HISTORY COME ALIVE'
George R.R. Martin
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About Bernard Cornwell

Bernard Cornwell worked for BBC Television for seven years, mostly as a producer on the Nationwide programme, before taking charge of the Current Affairs department in Northern Ireland. In 1978 he became editor of Thames Television's Thames at Six. Married to an American, he now lives in the United States.
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