The Winter King

The Winter King Uther the High King has died leaving the infant Mordred as his only heir His uncle the loyal and gifted warlord Arthur now rules as caretaker for a country which has fallen into chaos threats eme

  • Title: The Winter King
  • Author: Bernard Cornwell
  • ISBN: 9780312156961
  • Page: 152
  • Format: Paperback
  • Uther, the High King, has died, leaving the infant Mordred as his only heir His uncle, the loyal and gifted warlord Arthur, now rules as caretaker for a country which has fallen into chaos threats emerge from within the British kingdoms while vicious Saxon armies stand ready to invade As he struggles to unite Britain and hold back the enemy at the gates, Arthur is embrUther, the High King, has died, leaving the infant Mordred as his only heir His uncle, the loyal and gifted warlord Arthur, now rules as caretaker for a country which has fallen into chaos threats emerge from within the British kingdoms while vicious Saxon armies stand ready to invade As he struggles to unite Britain and hold back the enemy at the gates, Arthur is embroiled in a doomed romance with beautiful Guinevere Will the old world magic of Merlin be enough to turn the tide of war in his favour

    The Winter King novel The winter king Poche Bernard Cornwell Achat Livre The winter king, Bernard Cornwell, Penguin Group Des milliers de livres avec la livraison chez vous en jour ou en magasin avec % de rduction ou tlchargez la version eBook. Frederick V of the Palatinate The nickname The Winter King appeared shortly after the beginning of Frederick s reign and our first printed reference using the term came in a Imperial pamphlet that presented the phrase in the context of a royal chronogram Frederick s propagandists attempted to respond to the phrase by arguing that Frederick was in fact a Winter Lion who defended the crown of Bohemia against The Winter King The Warlord Chronicles by The Winter King begins Bernard Cornwell s trilogy of Arthur, the king who may have lived in early Britain, driven back the invading Saxons, and inspired a legend Interestingly enough, Arthur is not the central hero of the book that role falls to Derfel, a Saxon boy who escapes a Druid death pit to be raised by Britons and eventually become Arthur s right hand man Derfel is a very old man Steam Workshop Western Europe The Western Europe The Winter King Western Europe The Winter King is a Dark Ages Total Conversion mod for CKII, with a focus on Western Europe and bookmarks spanning from to and a playable timeline into the th century The current version is The Winter King Christine Cohen The Winter King was one of my favorite reads in I could not put it down and read it in sittings It s an incredible story of courage, bravery, strength and love After reading myself I read the story to my kids they were equally enthralled and begged for me to read a chapter every night The second read was just as great I highly recommend this story for children and adults The King of Winter pobble The Winter King strolled confidently through the river of ice This was HIS domain Here, it was always winter This used to be a place of happiness beams of sunlight would streak down through the trees, pouring warmth onto the forest floor Birds would sing happily from their nests, fish would swim in the warm waters of the stream and beautiful flowers would burst out of the soft earth Now Western Europe The Winter King mod Western Europe The Winter King is a total overhaul mod for Crusader Kings II, set in Western Europe in the Early Middle Ages A wide array of characters, ranging from Arthur to Clovis and even Beowulf, are playable, and as the mod is still under development, will undoubtedly follow.

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    1. Bernard Cornwell

      Cornwell was born in London in 1944 His father was a Canadian airman, and his mother, who was English, a member of the Women s Auxiliary Air Force He was adopted and brought up in Essex by the Wiggins family, who were members of the Peculiar People, a strict Protestant sect who banned frivolity of all kinds and even medicine After he left them, he changed his name to his birth mother s maiden name, Cornwell.Cornwell was sent away to Monkton Combe School, attended the University of London, and after graduating, worked as a teacher He attempted to enlist in the British armed services at least three times but was rejected on the grounds of myopia.He then joined BBC s Nationwide and was promoted to become head of current affairs at BBC Northern Ireland He then joined Thames Television as editor of Thames News He relocated to the United States in 1980 after marrying an American Unable to get a green card, he started writing novels, as this did not require a work permit.As a child, Cornwell loved the novels of C.S Forester, chronicling the adventures of fictional British naval officer Horatio Hornblower during the Napoleonic Wars, and was surprised to find there were no such novels following Lord Wellington s campaign on land Motivated by the need to support himself in the U.S through writing, Cornwell decided to write such a series He named his chief protagonist Richard Sharpe, a rifleman involved in most major battles of the Peninsular War.Cornwell wanted to start the series with the Siege of Badajoz but decided instead to start with a couple of warm up novels These were Sharpe s Eagle and Sharpe s Gold, both published in 1981 Sharpe s Eagle was picked up by a publisher, and Cornwell got a three book deal He went on to tell the story of Badajoz in his third Sharpe novel, Sharpe s Company, published in 1982.Cornwell and wife Judy co wrote a series of novels, published under the pseudonym Susannah Kells These were A Crowning Mercy, published in 1983, Fallen Angels in 1984, and Coat of Arms aka The Aristocrats in 1986 Cornwell s strict Protestant upbringing informed the background of A Crowning Mercy, which took place during the English Civil War In 1987, he also published Redcoat, an American Revolutionary War novel set in Philadelphia during its 1777 occupation by the British.After publishing eight books in his ongoing Sharpe series, Cornwell was approached by a production company interested in adapting them for television The producers asked him to write a prequel to give them a starting point to the series They also requested that the story feature a large role for Spanish characters to secure co funding from Spain The result was Sharpe s Rifles, published in 1987, and a series of Sharpe television films staring Sean Bean.A series of contemporary thrillers with sailing as a background and common themes followed Wildtrack published in 1988, Sea Lord aka Killer s Wake in 1989, Crackdown in 1990, Stormchild in 1991, and Scoundrel, a political thriller, in 1992.In June 2006, Cornwell was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen s 80th Birthday Honours List.Cornwell s latest work, Azincourt, was released in the UK in October 2008 The protagonist is an archer who participates in the Battle of Agincourt, another devastating defeat suffered by the French in the Hundred Years War However, Cornwell has stated that it will not be about Thomas of Hookton from The Grail Quest or any of his relatives.

    328 thoughts on “The Winter King”

    1. 4.5 5 StarsDepending on the rest of the trilogy, this could be the most original and the best Arthurian legend retelling of all time, out of all medium.A little background before I start my review this is my first dive into Bernard Cornwell s work and only my second time reading a historical fiction, so this is totally out of my comfort read but I m delighted with my decision to go out of my usual read I ve heard of the name Bernard Cornwell several times until now, all pretty much claimed he s [...]

    2. I really can t say enough about this book There are a lot of reasons to enjoy books and this one scores highest in so many categories It is just very fun to read.Who would I recommend this book to If you loved TheLord of the Rings but the smallest part of you that doesn t care about poetry kind of wished it had a little action .If you loved watching the movie Braveheart but wish it was a little accurate historically .If you were excited about the 2004 movie King Arthur, which although was adve [...]

    3. Full review now posted Original review can be found at Booknest.Here lies a book that didn t enthrall me, but somehow fascinated me I wasn t filled with longing to pick it up and continue reading, but every time I did I was given incredibly interesting theories and historical information This was likely the most probable telling of the Arthurian legend that I ve come across The mythos of Arthur and Merlin and Excalibur and Camelot has always intrigued me, but it s always remained in the realm of [...]

    4. Nobody does this quite as well as Bernard Cornwell He is quite literally the master of this genre He creates a vivid warrior culture time and time again, and I will never get bored of it This is saying a lot because Bernard Cornwell has written a huge amount of novels over the years and a few are similar in ways, but I don t care because they re just so good This time Bernard Cornwell tells the story of Arthur, though not from the perspective of Arthur he tells it from the point of view of one o [...]

    5. This is my favorite Cornwell series it s Cornwell s too , for it covers my favorite historical era that mysterious gap in between the Roman departure and the Saxon Invasion This retelling of Arthur works so well because it s divorced from Mallory I love BC s ability to pull me into the muddy, primitive Dark Age Britain world He s one of the very best at avoiding anachronisms, a skill which gets so little praise None of his characters feel like modernistic men and women dressed up in 5th Century [...]

    6. Primeira leitura 2008Releitura 02 2016Acho que essa uma leitura muito recomendada para os f s de As Cr nicas de Gelo e Fogo Com a vantagem q os livros s o mais curtos e voc s tem um ponto de vista, ent o a hist ria anda bem mais r pido Acho q os f s das lendas Arturianas talvez amem ou odeiem, pois esse um retrato muito mais cru e humano de Artur Eu amo Mas aqui toda a magia e romance medieval substitu do por um retrato muito mais prov vel do que realmente teria acontecido naquela poca O que pra [...]

    7. The horn sounded a third time, and suddenly I knew I would live, and I was weeping for joy and all our spearmen were half crying and half shouting and the earth was shuddering with the hooves of those Godlike men who were riding to our rescue.For Arthur, at last, had come.Dun da da da Presenting a saga so epic it needs three pages to list the characters, two pages to mention the places and another two pages of maps And you know what The story was so involving, I never once glanced at any of them [...]

    8. 4.5 stars The legend of Arthur has been told time and again over the centuries From ancient British folk tales to 5 season of Merlin , from 15th Century French verse to The Mists of Avalon With this book Cornwell has left his mark on that tradition He s taken a tale examined from almost every angle and made it his own Most of all he s written a story filled with complicated characters, visceral battles and ambitious intrigues in a brutal, immersive setting The protagonist of this story is Derfel [...]

    9. Firstly I d like to thank Craig for an awesome first buddy read and for putting up with me in general I look forward to reading with you again, if you ll have me The Winter King is a tremendously well written book Cornwell is an amazing author and I can t wait to give some of his other books a go Looking at you Last Kingdom This one gets a 3 star rating from me I think 3 stars adequately represents my overall enjoyment of the book I liked the story, loved the writing But found it hard to stay mo [...]

    10. This is a mix of legend and History, and, King Arthur will probably always be that way since there s so much info missing In this tale the focus is open the original Britons fighting the influx invasion of Saxons and dealing with the petty British kingdoms All want to rule and there are a number of very detailed and well written battles First person POV The typical cast isn t what it appears to be For instance, Lancelot is a coward and villain whose bards paint him differently The interpersonal [...]

    11. A different take on the tales of Camelot and Arthur Book one deals with the early struggles to start building the kingdom and bringing the Britons together I enjoyed this darker version which made me think Lancelot or some relative of his must have pissed in one of Cornwell s relative s Cheerios once upon a time He and Guinevere definitely take a battering in this version This version makes sense in many ways than the romanticized version of the tale Galahad on the other hand comes out shining [...]

    12. TWKis easy 5 stars for bringing this oft told tale to us in a completely new and I do mean new way WARNING Do Not read this book if you like your Arthur legend gauzy, frilly, magicky and cheesy All previous Arthurian tales pale in comparison to Mr Cornwell s version All of the usual suspects are present here but you will not see many of them portrayed in the standard ways You will also meet a host of new companions and enemies It is safe to say that you will never look at Lancelot, Guinevere and [...]

    13. Actual review 4.5 But fate, as Merlin always taught us, is inexorable Life is a jest of the Gods, Merlin liked to claim, and there is no justice You must learn to laugh, he once told me, or else you ll just weep yourself to death This was absolutely fantastic We meet the same characters we ve known through countless stories, re imaginings and movies, and we see them in a world based in reality The concept is one that many have attempted but none have pulled off satisfactorily until now.The Winte [...]

    14. These are the tales of Arthur, the Warlord, the King that Never Was, the Enemy of God and the best man I ever knew.What I loved about reading this tale for the first time is that I had no expectations Of course, I did have a little knowledge of Arthur, but nothing that would give me an impression of who he should be I knew he was a king and possibly a Christian not in this version And I had also heard of Galahad, Lancelot, Merlin and Camelot, but basically, this was all new to me.Derfel writes f [...]

    15. So everyone knows about the Arthurian legends and that there isn t much historical evidence if any that Arthur existed That said, this book strikes me as an accurate account of what it would have been like if such a warlord lived The historical setting Saxon raids, Irish conquerors, religious disputes, traces of Roman civilization, all that good stuff, is pretty accurate Bernard Cornwell evidently did serious research into the way of life in 500ad, and it all gives a very authentic vibe Things a [...]

    16. I haven t read all of Cornwell s books but from what I ve read this is my absolute favorite so far It s a fantastic vision of what Arthur s life might have really been like The typical idea that seems to stick in people s heads is of this romantic story with gallant knights, fair maidens and all that boring stuff but when you think about it, there really was no room in the post Roman Dark Ages Britain for that kind of shit Don t get me wrong, there s plenty of heroism in this book but it s the [...]

    17. This is the first of a trilogy in a magnificent telling of the Arthurian legend Yeah, that one Arthur, Merlin, Uther Pendragon, Guinevere, Morgan, Mordred, Lancelot, Galahad the whole cast, as far as I know well, Morgause appears to be missing.I haven t read any of the others Arthurian books, so I can t comment on any linkages between this and the agglomeration of other tellings My knowledge of this history legend mythos comes mostly from what I ve picked up here and there, with a heavy dose of [...]

    18. Excellent novel Cornwell has truly taken the Arthurian legend and made it his own All the old names are here, but often in much different forms than expected.This tale is told by one of Arthur s warriors, Derfel In his old age, Derfel has become a monk While serving as such, he is writing the story of Arthur, who he knew personally.Cornwell s Arthur is a delight While maintaining a degree of the larger than life qualities we come to expect of this character, Cornwell makes him human Gives him fl [...]

    19. Hands down the best King Arthur fiction ever written The Winter King begins Bernard Cornwell s trilogy of Arthur, the king who may have lived in early Britain, driven back the invading Saxons, and inspired a legend Interestingly enough, Arthur is not the central hero of the book that role falls to Derfel, a Saxon boy who escapes a Druid death pit to be raised by Britons and eventually become Arthur s right hand man Derfel is a very old man when the story begins, a monk in a Christian monastery w [...]

    20. 7.5 10It took a while for me to get into this, I was overwhelmed with the amount of names thrust at me from the off From the start you ve learnt characters names in the first few pages than most series will have in their entire run only for the majority of these to be killed off before you ve remembered who they are Luckily, things steadied after a while and you had a core group and things became focused and the story was able to really progress.I guess the story of King Arthur and Merlin and [...]

    21. The Bards sing of love, they celebrate slaughter, they extol kings and flatter queens, but were I a poet I would write in praise of friendship This was an adventure This was unique Can t lay a finger on it but I know i ve never read anything quite like this I remember getting jarred at the start because of this, fearing this may not be my cup of tea after all, but even while contemplating whether to continue or not I knew deep down I was already hooked I got used to the narrative, developed a st [...]

    22. An Amazing Novel This is a book about King Arthur not King, but Warlock It s written by Derfel, one Merlin s collected orphans Derfel, who was one of Merlin s Tor and who became most trusted, brother like to Arthur and Gallahad and many such good men, now is a follower of Christianity.He is one of the last of people left who remember King Arthur, other than the Saint who s Bishop of the Church he s sworn to stay in Sansum And he is only one who can write about the most hated by Christians, the E [...]

    23. 3.5 STARSI have 2 reasons for not giving this book 4 stars Firstly, this novel was quite slow at places and I know that Mr Cornwell can do better Much better Secondly, narrator lacked the charisma of true hero and it took me almost whole book to bond with him.Fortunatelly everything got better in last 20% and I already look forward to continuing with this series

    24. Review in Portuguese from Desbravando Livros Depois de tanto tempo, finalmente consegui come ar a ler As Cr nicas de Artur e descobrir se os livros s o realmente bons como as pessoas falam por a O Rei do Inverno o primeiro livro da trilogia de Bernard Cornwell e nos coloca na pele de Derfel Cadarn, filho de uma escrava sax e atualmente aos cuidados do druida Merlin Derfel pronuncia se Dervel introduzido em um cen rio de guerra e v rias disputadas pelo poder dentro da pr pria Gr Bretanha e passar [...]

    25. rating 5.5 5 Cornwell uses what little historical facts there are regarding the originator of the Arthurian legends and plays around with history to show us what could have been meaning no magic He freely admits that he had a lot of room to play and that this is just one interpretation, but damn, it s a brilliant interpretation All the well knows characters are included Arthur, Merlin, Lancelot, Guinevere, King Uther, Morgan, Galahad, etc but not necessarily as the legends describe them.I adored [...]

    26. Let s talk about bad fantasy, because to go north, you must go south To reach the west, you must go east To go forward you must go back, and to talk about good fantasy, you must first talk at length about bad fantasy Ok, maybe that s a bit melodramatic, but so much of the fantasy I ve read lately has been disappointing that The Winter King was like a gust of fresh air in the icy, poorly ventilated chamber of my hating heart.Let s talk about why this book was good Arthur is a real person Not the [...]

    27. Please don t label ME an Enemy of God for only rating this 3 stars.I ve been a fan of Bernard Cornwell for some time now and believe him to be one of the best historical fiction writers out there While I enjoyed this book, something about it just felt off to me, lacking that distinct Cornwellishness that I ve come to love The Winter King is a slow build, to be sure, but has some interesting payoffs along the way.The debate on whether or not Arthur ever existed is still undecided, but Cornwell do [...]

    28. Simply one of the best historical fiction reads out there A unique retelling of the Arthur legend as it may have really happened Arthur is a Celtic warlord in a post roman Britain Merlin is a druid, but his magic is of he slight of hand variety The story takes place against a ripe backdrop of change Romano Celts versus invading Saxons and Angles and the new Christian God against the Old Gods Great stuff Highly recommended.

    29. An Arthurian Gone with the Wind A fictional historic account of a bloody civil war by a not so innocent youth Loved it

    30. THE WARLORD CHRONICLES is easily the most original and interesting re telling of the Arthurian myth In THE WINTER KING we meet Derfel Cadern a saxon orphan whose greatest aspiration is to become one of Arthur s sworn men.The thing I liked best about this re telling is that Arthur and company are Celtic Britons as opposed to the Romanized versions we normally see in Arthur stories It makes the story mystic and mysterious The one draw back to this slant is getting used to the ugly Welsh names of [...]

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