Book Review: The Pagan Lord by Bernard Cornwell

The Pagan Lord by Bernard Cornwell

(four stars out of five)

Another rousing tale of the wars that created the land we call England.

Cornwell blends just enough fact–little enough is known of the tenth century–with his intimate knowledge of warfare and warriors to create a breath-taking saga focused on a fictional leader who was a critical part of the process. Uhtred of Bebbanburg, exiled from his home in the north, helped King Alfred of Wessex stop the tide of Danes from drowning the remnant of Saxon culture from Britain, but now Alfred is dead and Uhtred finds himself exiled and cursed.

Both bother him, but not much. He’ll Continue reading