The pale horseman
Part of the The Last Kingdom Series series
ENGLAND IS BORN. BBC2's major TV series THE LAST KINGDOM is based on Bernard Cornwell's bestselling novels on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg.
The Pale Horseman is the second book in the series. Season 2 of the epic TV series premiers this March. ALONE IN A SEA OF ENEMIES. BOUND TOGETHER BY LOYALTY, BELIEF AND DESPERATION. Wessex, led by the pious King Alfred, is the last Saxon stronghold against the savage strength of the Vikings.
Now it is struggling for its very existence. Uhtred, a Saxon raised by Vikings, is no ordinary warrior.
As sharp of mind as he is of sword, his lust for life and battle sits badly with Alfred and his priests.
But they face dire odds and Uhtred's unique knowledge and fearlessness mean that he may be their only hope in the coming battle ...