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Bernard Cornwell downplays the magic that enlivens the traditional stories, depicting it more as a combination of superstition and shrewd wits. I recommend this with reservations; though it's absorbing to read, the emphasis on battles and politics means that this will greatly appeal to some fantasy readers, but disappoint others.
Tremendous read. A bit heavy but the writer knows how to spin a yarn and keep you on the edge of your seat and you know what? Read morePublished 7 days ago by Mohamed Khaled Arafa
Cornwell is one of the very best writers of this era in history. Captivating stories!Published 1 month ago by Carole V. Hauskins
Hard read due to unpronounceable names of people and places. I have read at least a dozen Cornwell books and enjoyed all of them, but this one not so much.Published 1 month ago by Robert P. Yaccarino
Bernard Cornwell at his best is terrific. He has a wonderful ability to reimagine what is not merely familiar, but rather stale. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Laurence R. Bachmann
I found the author's description of the battles very clear. One could easily depict the scenery in a way, I have not found before. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Meaglin V'Jim