Search Results: "Bernard Cornwell"


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VAGABOND by Bernard Cornwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"Historically accurate and huge fun. Vintage Cornwell."
Continuing the series that began with The Archer's Tale (2001), adventure master Cornwell throws his lusty young hero Thomas of Hookton up against both the French and the Inquisition. Read full book review >

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THE PALE HORSEMAN by Bernard Cornwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2006

"Swords, shields, mud and blood. Great stuff, as always, from the master."
Cornwell's tough medieval saga continues after King Alfred's realm is reduced to one swamp and a handful of believers. Read full book review >

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THE EMPTY THRONE by Bernard Cornwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Cornwell's done it again. New readers: Draw a flagon of ale, and be prepared to find the first seven in the series."
As conspiracies breed in their wake, Lord Uhtred of Bebbanburg and Lady Æthelflaed ally to drive invaders from Mercia in Cornwell's (The Pagan Lord, 2014, etc.) eighth in his Saxon series.Read full book review >

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STONEHENGE by Bernard Cornwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2000

"Whatever the period, count on Cornwell to serve up the details on which verisimilitude thrives. Lots of that here, maybe more than required, but it's a sturdy story, too—an ancient sibling rivalry full of enough blood and thunder to hold anyone's interest."
An acclaimed historical novelist (Sharpe's Triumph, 1999, etc.) casts a canny eye way, way back. Read full book review >

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SHARPE'S SIEGE by Bernard Cornwell
Released: April 1, 1987

"Sharpe is never dull."
Cornwell's Richard Sharpe series continues as Major Sharpe leaves his new wife to take part in a joint operation with the Royal Navy, a mission that leaves Sharpe, his Riflemen and their Royal Marine co-fighters besieged in a fort inside Napoleonic France. Read full book review >

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HERETIC by Bernard Cornwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2003

"The usual Cornwell bull's-eye."
Beset by the plague and those hellacious Dominican inquisitors, the sure-shot hero of Cornwell's Archer series (Vagabond, 2002, etc.) continues his eventful search for the Holy Grail. Read full book review >

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SHARPE'S COMPANY by Bernard Cornwell
Released: June 8, 1982

"Like previous installments: gory, lively, reasonably authentic."
Third novel in the Richard Sharpe saga of the Peninsular War, covering January through April 1812 and the siege of Badajoz. Read full book review >

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Released: July 26, 1988

"The sailing scenes are thoroughly satisfying, but there are not quite enough of them to make up for the rather overblown soap-opera ashore."
The author of the Napoleonic Sharpe series and the Revolutionary War Redcoat returns to the Thatcher era and a tale of love and treachery among yachtpersons. Read full book review >

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REBEL by Bernard Cornwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 17, 1993

"They hurt."
Cornwell, whose wonderfully entertaining Sharpe series of 18th-century military-sea adventures has entranced readers for years, starts a Civil War series with a great bang. Read full book review >

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COPPERHEAD by Bernard Cornwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"Always based on fact, always interesting, often exciting, always entertaining."
Cornwell's fine Civil War Starbuck Chronicles (Rebel 1993, etc.) continues into 1862—as General McClellan ineffectively engineers the prototype of Desert Storm around Williamsburg, Virginia, and young Nate gets a girl. Read full book review >

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EXCALIBUR by Bernard Cornwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 1998

"Splendid, white-hot storytelling."
This completes Cornwell's well-received Warlord Chronicles, an Arthurian trilogy (The Winter King, 1996, and Enemy of God, 1997). Read full book review >

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ENEMY OF GOD by Bernard Cornwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"Rousing, persuasive entertainment."
The second volume in the prolific Cornwell's robust Warlord Chronicles (The Winter King, 1996), an ambitious embroidering of the saga of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Read full book review >