Fools and Mortals by Bernard Cornwell

Bernard Cornwell’s Fools and Mortals is an interesting book that is a bit away from Cornwell’s style. I say a bit because he is known for war drama and Fools and Mortals deals nothing with war. But, it is heavy in drama with a dash of action. The writing is excellent, as usual with Cornwell, with regard to character and plot development. The reader has the usual feelings for Cornwell’s heroines – likability with a dash of unsavoriness. In this case, it is Richard...

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The Empty Throne by Bernard Cornwell

I love these books. I cannot say enough about Cornwell's excellent storytelling and writing - I know I am getting redundant with the posts. He brings the characters to life in the reader's mind. His descriptions of the characters, events, and era are wonderful.

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The Pagan Lord by Bernard Cornwell

Although the book gets a bit off-point from the story line, Cornwell anchors it with great descriptions of the major scenes - especially the battles. As I have written before, I have never read another author that can capture the wildly swinging emotions of battle as well as Cornwell. The Pagan Lord is well worth the read.

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