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by Cornwell, Bernard.

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TitleThe pale horseman : The Last Kingdom/Saxon Stories, book 2
Author / Responsible partyCornwell, Bernard.
GenreHistorical fiction.
TopicsHistorical fiction. Alfred King of England, 849-899 -- Fiction. Vikings -- Fiction. Great Britain -- History -- Alfred, 871-899 -- Fiction.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


A Saxon raised by Vikings. A pagan fighting for a Christian King. The conflict at the heart of a hero will be played out in the fight for England. It is 877. Across the kingdoms of Britain the Danes are gaining strength. Uhtred of Bebbanburg, a pagan warrior, must decide who he will align with: the Vikings who raised him or Alfred, King of the West Saxons. As the Danes make for Wessex and threaten to destroy the kingdom, Uhtred will forge an uneasy alliance with the king, to lead the last remaining Saxon army in a battle that will be a fight for the very existence of England.

Additional Information

System control numberS14721
Original Print PublisherLondon : HarperCollins Publishers, 2005.
Series statementBook 2 of the Last Kingdom series
Series statement (Book 1 of Series Title)Book 2 of the Last Kingdom series
NarratorJonathan Keeble.
Narrator NameJonathan Keeble.
Participant or performer noteJonathan Keeble.
Narrators GenderMale narrator