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martin goddard

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Sword of Kings
« on: October 06, 2019, 06:39:41 PM »
Have just started this, the latest Bernard Cornwell book.
Really good start.
All the usual winning ingredients.
i.e Good characters, some history, some terrible baddies.  I await the bad churchmen and amiable Vikings.

Anyone else bought or buying it?

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Re: Sword of Kings
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2019, 08:50:49 PM »
I will get it when it comes out in paperback.

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Re: Sword of Kings
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2019, 09:19:35 AM »
Can you already guess the ending Simon?

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Re: Sword of Kings
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2019, 10:44:16 AM »
I have a copy

Haven’t read it yet though

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Re: Sword of Kings
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2019, 10:55:32 AM »
Can you already guess the ending Simon?

I have a feeling that there might be violence. With a lot of blood. And some good earthy Anglo-Saxon insults. People might die. But probably not Uthred or his son.

Am I getting close?

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Re: Sword of Kings
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2019, 09:05:41 AM »
So you have read it.

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Re: Sword of Kings
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2019, 10:03:58 PM »
I'm still a couple of books behind.

Does anyone get shot in the eye?

One of these days, Cornwell will suprise us. He will put Uhtred in a really difficult position, and rather than getting out of it with some cunning plan, he will fall down dead. I'm sure this will happen.

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Re: Sword of Kings
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2019, 08:55:16 AM »
What happened to Starbuck? He only got as far as Antietam before sloping off to Seattle to start a coffee business.

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Re: Sword of Kings
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2019, 10:27:29 AM »
As an ACW fanatic, I was disappointed that Starbuck stopped at Antietam. I think with the popularity of The Last Kingdom and Cornwells advancing years I doubt we will see another one.

Maybe if he hadn't written the Shakespeare book he might have found time but I guess he has to write what he is inspired to write.

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Re: Sword of Kings
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2019, 01:46:47 PM »
Yes, but I did like the idea that there appeared to be a role for Sharpe’s French son.