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Sword Song January 1, 2008

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I’m anxiously awaiting this book, by a guy named Bernard Cornwell. He’s my favorite “historical fiction” author, and this is book #4 of the “Saxon Chronicles.” It stars Uhtred, a half Dane, half Saxon warrior who is instrumental in events in England around the year 880, during what is the creation of the kingdom of England. Yes, a pretty important event in the history of the world.

Cornwell’s retelling of the Arthurian legend is what first attracted me to his writing. “The Winter King” is the first of a three-volume set retelling that iconic legend, and it’s the best one of all the Arthur sagas out there, bar none.

First, and foremost, he’s an accomplished historian. Secondly, his characters shine as brightly as any ever created. Treat yourself to some grand historical fiction, and check out one of his many books.

Here’s a link to one.

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1. kkborg - January 4, 2008

Thanks for your input! I really like your blog. I was reading about your thoughts on I Am Legend. Still needing to see it, being the Will Smith fan I am. Lata!


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