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The Pale Horseman (The Last Kingdom #2), by Bernard Cornwell

The Pale Horseman by Bernard Cornwell

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


The Pale Horseman”, book two in Bernard Cornwell’sSaxon Stories”, picks up right where we left Uthred in “The Last Kingdom”.

The Danes overrun Wessex and King Alfred has to hide in a swamp. And that’s my one small gripe about this book: We get to know that swamp pretty damn well.
Large parts of “Horseman” take place in the swamp and it’s a bleak place.

Apart from that there’s everything the first book had: Action, battles, betrayal, politics!

It adds new and exciting characters (Iseult!), places, intrigues and much more. At its core, “Horseman” is, fortunately, more of the same as “The Last Kingdom” and if you liked that one, it’s highly likely you’ll enjoy this one, too.

Now, you’ll have to excuse me again because right after the last page of this book, I started reading its successor and had a hard time making room for writing this!

Four out of five stars!



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