Author Recommendation – Bernard Cornwell

by wolvercote66

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I’m nearly finished with the above title and Mr. Cornwell again fails to disappoint.  If realistic depictions of dark age life and combat appeal to you, you can’t go wrong with  Bernard Cornwell’s; Warrior Chronicles.  Starting with “The Last Kingdom” and proceeding up to the 7th and just released (in the UK) title, Cornwell takes the reader on a journey across the dying age of the Anglo-Saxon.  Primal, colorful and entertaining, the Warrior Chronicles can’t be topped for in the mud, visceral imagery.

No mention of Bernard Cornwell, can go without also suggesting his King Arthur Trilogy; The Warlord Chronicles, starting with “The Winter King”.  I’ve read many iterations of the Arthurian mythos but none has surpassed Cornwell’s vision of post-Roman Britain.

An inspiring author to be certain with an emphasis less on the fantastic, and more on the grim reality of life in the dark ages.