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The pale horseman [electronic resource] / Bernard Cornwell.

By: Cornwell, Bernard.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Pymble, NSW ; New York : HarperCollins e-books, 2006Description: 1 online resource.ISBN: 0061135704 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader); 9780061135705 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader); 0061135690 (electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader); 9780061135699 (electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader).Subject(s): Great Britain -- History -- Alfred, 871-899 -- Fiction | Alfred, King of England, 849-899 -- Fiction | Vikings -- Fiction | FICTION -- HistoricalGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Historical fiction.DDC classification: 823/.914 Online resources: Click here to access title or place hold Summary: Uhtred is a Saxon, cheated of his inheritance and adrift in a world of fire, sword, and treachery. He has to make a choice: whether to fight for the Vikings, who raised him, or for King Alfred the Great of Wessex, who dislikes him. In the late ninth century, Wessex is the last English kingdom. The rest have fallen to the Danish Vikings, a story told in The Last Kingdom, the New York Times bestselling novel in which Uhtred's tale began. Now the Vikings want to finish England. They assemble the Great Army, whose one ambition is to conquer Wessex. A dispossessed young nobleman, married to a woman who hails from Wessex, Uhtred has little love for either, though for King Alfred he has none at all. Yet fate, as Uhtred learns, has its own imperatives, and when the Vikings attack out of a wintry darkness to shatter the last English kingdom, Uhtred finds himself at Alfred's side.
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Uhtred is a Saxon, cheated of his inheritance and adrift in a world of fire, sword, and treachery. He has to make a choice: whether to fight for the Vikings, who raised him, or for King Alfred the Great of Wessex, who dislikes him. In the late ninth century, Wessex is the last English kingdom. The rest have fallen to the Danish Vikings, a story told in The Last Kingdom, the New York Times bestselling novel in which Uhtred's tale began. Now the Vikings want to finish England. They assemble the Great Army, whose one ambition is to conquer Wessex. A dispossessed young nobleman, married to a woman who hails from Wessex, Uhtred has little love for either, though for King Alfred he has none at all. Yet fate, as Uhtred learns, has its own imperatives, and when the Vikings attack out of a wintry darkness to shatter the last English kingdom, Uhtred finds himself at Alfred's side.

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