Search Results: "Bernard Cornwell"


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THE PAGAN LORD by Bernard Cornwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"The big set pieces are more impressive than the realistically meandering odyssey that threads them together. The most consistent motif is Uhtred's undying and principled hostility to 'the nailed god' of Christianity and the threat he represents to the warrior code Uhtred so perfectly embodies."
The death of Alfred the Great leaves what we know as England up for grabs, and Lord Uhtred of Bebbanburg (Death of Kings, 2012, etc.) is caught in the middle of it all. Read full book review >

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SHARPE'S EAGLE by Bernard Cornwell
Released: April 20, 1981

"Nicely-edged characters, technicolor action, clipped narration—a solid series send-off."
First in a series of novels about the Napoleonic Wars, this covers the Talavera Campaign of July 1809. 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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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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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 >

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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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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 ARCHER’S TALE by Bernard Cornwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 9, 2001

"Another top effort from one of today's truly great storytellers. Please, oh please, let it be another series."
Cornwell picks a new epoch to play in and, to no one's surprise, has a ball. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1990

"A few nice sailing scenes."
A professional yachtsman and his pretty first mate sail into drug-infested waters and do fierce battle with the meanest cocaine merchants in the Bahamas. Read full book review >

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SHARPE'S REGIMENT by Bernard Cornwell
Released: July 1, 1986

"Livelier than usual, in fact quite original in that Sharpe gives up his command and finds himself in the foulest, pest-ridden depths of army life."
Seventh volume in the Richard Sharpe Napoleonic Wars saga, about a former enlisted man who won a battlefield commission at the battle of Talavera in 1809, has spent six volumes fighting the Peninsular campaign in Spain and Portugal and has at last, under Wellington, invaded France in mid-1813. Read full book review >

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THE WINTER KING by Bernard Cornwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 27, 1996

"The redoubtable Cornwell strikes again."
The author of the accomplished Richard Sharpe naval adventure novels (Sharpe's Battle, 1995, etc.) takes on Camelot in the wonderful beginning of a new series. Read full book review >

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SHARPE'S HONOR by Bernard Cornwell
Released: March 1, 1985

"Dumas, and dollops of zesty gore: another inventive, active outing for the stalwart (if less than endearing) Major Sharpe."
Britain's battle against Napoleon continues, now moving into the 1813 Vitoria campaign in Spain—but this time out Major Richard Sharpe (Sharpe's Company, Sharpe's Sword, etc.) is more involved as an undercover agent than as a military leader. Read full book review >