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The Pagan Lord | [Bernard Cornwell]

The Pagan Lord

The new novel in Bernard Cornwell's number one best-selling series The Warrior Chronicles, on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. Alfred the Great is dead and Edward his son reigns as king. Wessex survives but peace cannot hold. The Danes in the north, led by Viking Cnut Longsword, stand ready to invade and will never rest until the emerald crown is theirs.
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Publisher's Summary

The new novel in Bernard Cornwell's number one best-selling series The Warrior Chronicles, on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg.

Alfred the Great is dead and Edward his son reigns as king. Wessex survives but peace cannot hold. The Danes in the north, led by Viking Cnut Longsword, stand ready to invade and will never rest until the emerald crown is theirs. Uhtred, once Alfred's great warrior but now out of favour with the new king, must lead a band of outcasts north to recapture his old family home, that great Northumbrian fortress, Bebbanburg.Loyalties will be divided and men will fall, as every Saxon kingdom is drawn into the bloodiest battle yet with the Danes; a war which will decide the fate of every king, and the entire English nation.

©2013 HarperCollins Publishers Limited (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

What the Critics Say

"The best battle scenes of any writer I've ever read, past or present. Cornwell really makes history come alive" (George R.R. Martin)

"Cornwell draws a fascinating picture of England as it might have been before anything like England existed" (The Times)

"He's called a master storyteller. Really he's cleverer than that" (Telegraph)

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    James Rouse 03-06-14
    James Rouse 03-06-14
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    "Time & Place"
    Would you listen to The Pagan Lord again? Why?

    Yes, I would, as in all of BC's books he captures time & place really well, you could almost smell the salt spray in the Northern seas & the smell of burning villages.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Pagan Lord?

    The final battle


    Which character – as performed by Matt Bates – was your favorite?

    Uhtred


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    luke Fukuoka, Japan 12-17-13
    luke Fukuoka, Japan 12-17-13 Member Since 2010
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    "It just gets better and better"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely... if you like bernard cornwell. He is wonderfully consistent. A great listen/read.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Fantastic characters, great dialogue...


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Dave
    United Kingdom
    3/17/14
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    "The Uhtred saga continues..."
    Where does The Pagan Lord rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Cornwall delivers another exciting chapter to the Warrior Chronicles. Uhtred is now feeling his years but is still fighting against the establishment and longing for his home. Although this is another good edition to the series it feels as if it should soon reach it's conclusion.


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  • Tony
    ROADE, United Kingdom
    3/15/14
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    "A good listen"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Pagan Lord to be better than the print version?

    Yes, particularly as Matt Bates narrates the story very well.


    Any additional comments?

    I have listened or read all the previous parts to this story therefore I enjoyed it however: I am beginning to wonder if the hero is now the oldest man on earth.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dr
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    2/3/14
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    "Good listen, predictable story"

    Overall a good rip-roaring story, albeit a predictable one. Narration is good and very entertaining. The insults get a bit comical after a while, though Cornwall does this type of story very very well. Shame they are all a bit the same though.

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  • mollymoon1
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    12/23/13
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    "Jaw dropping drama"

    I have yet to come across an author that can create a story and amalgamate true history, incorporating battle strategies and deliver it to make you feel every bit of the story as if you were living it. Bernard Cornwell is truly the master of such a deliverance and has excelled all expectations of, what I am guessing, is the finale of Uhtred of Bebbenburg(!) What an absolute masterpiece of writing, imagination and research. In all honesty the story does start pretty slow and at one point I was dulled by it, but as always with this literary master he pulls every bit of excitement out in one long handful and the story becomes unstoppable. You are then twisted with anxiety, fear, wonder, sadness and every emotion you could be taken to, so cleverly written it is jaw dropping. Matt Bates does a very good job of narrating the story allowing you to listen easily. I continually sing the praises of Mr BC and he has excelled himself with this work. I will say no more and leave you to enjoy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • James
    United Kingdom
    12/15/13
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    "Great Continuation of the Saga"
    Where does The Pagan Lord rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is part of the overall saga and as such its hard to differentiate this from the rest of the series. On the whole the series is well paced, set in an interesting period of history of England.......well worth listening to the whole series. If you want to just listen to one book out of the series, you would be better off starting with the first book - the plot and characters rely on previous knowledge to get the best out of this book.


    What about Matt Bates’s performance did you like?

    The narrator is easy on the ear, although some of the character voices he produces seem to be out of context - for example Osfirth's voice seems almost "semi-detached" from what is going on (no sense of urgency when that might be required by the story).


    Any additional comments?

    Well worth investing the time and money / credit in this instalment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • damian mcgrath
    leeds, west yorkshire United Kingdom
    12/13/13
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    "will he or won't he"
    If you could sum up The Pagan Lord in three words, what would they be?

    blood, sweat ,tears


    What other book might you compare The Pagan Lord to, and why?

    As you might expect it follows the formula so successful in the previous books in the series


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    none in particular I found the plot a little tired.


    Any additional comments?

    Another great story but its wearing thin. How long must we wait before we find out if Uthred finally gets his wish.

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