The Burning Land features a gripping and gritty story as the book’s fictional hero the pagan Uhtred of Bebbanburg reluctantly finds himself thrown into war once again on behalf of his devout but manipulative king.
The Pale Horseman is a novel by Bernard Cornwell, based in 9th Century Wessex and Cornwall, and is the second book in his The Saxon Stories series. The book is the sequel to The Last Kingdom, and starts where that tale left off. Lord Uhtred of Bebbanburg arrives at King Alfred of Wessex's court to proclaim his victory over the Danish Chieftain, Ubba Lothbrokson, only to find that Ealdorman Odda the Younger of Defnascir has taken the glory for himself and been named leader of Alfred's…
The eighth novel in Bernard Cornwell's number one bestselling series on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg.In the battle for power, there can be only one ruler.The ruler of Mercia is dying, leaving no apparent heir. His wife is a born leader, but no woman has ever ruled over an English kingdom. And she is without her greatest warrior and champion, Uhtred of Bebbanburg.An empty throne leaves the kingdom exposed to rival West Saxons and to the Vikings.
The indomitable Uhtred of Bebbanburg is back in The Pagan Lord, his seventh adventure in The Saxon Tales. You can hear Uhtred's chronicler, the bestselling author Bernard Cornwell, discuss his writing life, his many series, and Uhtred's past, present, and future at http://newbooksinhistoricalfiction.com/2014/06/18/bernard-cornwell-the-pagan-lord-harpercollins-2014/.
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A discontented middle-aged writer has a passionate affair with an attractive woman he meets at the Venice Art Festival. A discontented middle-aged writer goes to Varanasi to write a travel piece and surrenders to the mystical power of the city. This précis just about sums up the two stories in Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi.
A harshly honest and brutally eloquent indictment of the almost impossible struggle that many people in India face to better their lives. You can read the full review here: http://www.brownbeat.net/books/5-book-reviews/193-the-story-of-my-assassins