The Pale Horseman, sequel to The Last Kingdom, sees Uhtred, who we are constantly reminded was born as a Saxon in Northumbria but was raised as a Dane, defying the peace that was negotiated between pious King Alfred and the Danish chieftain Guthrum.
The Last Kingdom is the first book in a series by Bernard Cornwell dedicated to telling the story of the formation of England by Alfred the Great in late 800s.
My new novel Black Book is now available in paperback or for 99p in Kindle format from Amazon.
I pick out my top five reads of 2019: Railsea, All The Light We Cannot See, The Last Days of New Paris, Bright Shiny Morning, and Mythos.
A chunter about Call of Duty | Men in Black: International | The Man in the High Castle | Mr. Robot | Raymond Chandler
A ramble about Call of Duty Modern Warfare | Dark Knight Strikes Again | Dark Knight III: The Master Race | Guardians | Hellboy | The House | Acid House | Whispers Under Ground | The Winds of Limbo
Gallows Thief is historic crime novel set in Regency London. The main character is the jauntily named Rider Sandman, a veteran of the Battle of Waterloo, who is looking into the guilt or innocence of a young painter imprisoned for the murder of the Countess of Avebury.