Discussion in 'Cardiff City Forum' started by Hilly ap Willie, 11 Nov 2018.
Been in work since 7 am, just got home, here's my latest offering
' At the fortress of the eagles, three kings will fight…
Uhtred of Bebbanburg has won back his ancestral home but, threatened from all sides by enemies both old and new, he doesn’t have long to enjoy the victory.
In Mercia, rebellion is in the air as King Edward tries to seize control. In Wessex, rival parties scramble to settle on the identity of the next king. And across the country invading Norsemen continue their relentless incursion, ever hungry for land.
Uhtred – a legendary warrior, admired and sought as an ally, feared as an adversary – finds himself once again torn between his two heritages: fighting on what he considers the wrong side, cursed by misfortune and tragedy and facing one of his most formidable enemies. Only the most astute cunning, the greatest loyalty and the most spectacular courage can save him.
For decades, Uhtred has stood at the intersection between Pagan and Christian, between Saxon and Viking, between the old world he was born into and the new world being forged around him. But as the winds of change gather pace, the pressure on Uhtred as father, as politician and as warrior grows as never before.'
Bernard doing what Bernard does best.
how many books to read a week? i still haven't read my mark "billy" billingham book yet and i had it christmas
I usually have 3 or 4 on the go at once and during this period of enforced layaboutary I've picked up the pace a bit
Same here. I had six books with me out the back on Monday - now down to three. Never read as much in my life - and i read a lot.
I got Sword Of Kings on my Kindle last month - not got round to it yet - the latest one (read the rest) and 12th in the series. He has a talent for making reading very easy - and (from listening to him on podcasts over the years) he does his research too.
Been reading loads too
Cheers for the info I just downloaded it, I put off reading War of the Wolf for months because I knew it wouldn't last long.
My next read
a fantastic author
I finished this today (the joy of lockdown!). Very good history of the Middle East (with short, readable chapters) from before the First World War to the establishment of Israel - with a few afters in Syria.
The central theme is that it was imperial competition between Britain and France that was mainly responsible for the geography and entrenched conflicts in the region - competition that included sabotage, intrigue and murder even when the two countries were supposedly allies through the two world wars (and making a case that not much changed between Vichy and Free French control of Syria/Lebanon - the same people with the same views just changed badges!).
Both countries courted and abandoned Arab nationalists, and both promoted Zionists for narrow political advantage - and then saw terror run out of their control. Neither Britain nor France come out of this looking good, but then neither does anyone else.
Nugeys reading this ...
Fuck me, more chins than a Chinese phone book
he's in seperated at birth TH