today. He proves his mastery again by the character development, story line, and battle descriptions. Each book in the series seems to get better.
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.