Stonehenge: a novel of 2000 BC by Bernard Cornwell

By Bernard Cornwell

Bernard Cornwell's new novel, following the large good fortune of his Arthurian trilogy (The iciness King, Enemy of God and Excalibur) is the story of 3 brothers and in their contention that creates the good temple. One summer's day, a death stranger sporting nice wealth in gold involves the cost of Ratharryn. the 3 sons of Ratharryn's leader every one understand the good reward differently. The eldest, Lengar, the warrior, harnesses his murderous ambition to be a ruler and take nice strength for his tribe. Camaban turns into an exceptional visionary and feared clever guy, and it really is his imaginative and prescient that would strength the youngest brother, Saban, to create the nice temple at the eco-friendly hill the place the gods will look in the world. Saban' s love for Aurenna, the solar bride whose future is to die for the gods, eventually brings the rivalries of the brothers to a head. however it can also be his abilities that might construct the tremendous temple, a spot for the gods, definitely, but in addition a spot that would verify for ever the ultimate strength of the tribe that equipped it. Stonehenge: a unique of 2000 BC is in the beginning an excellent historic novel. Bernard Cornwell is celebrated and widespread for the realism and mind's eye with which he brings prior worlds to lifestyles. And the following he makes use of most of these abilities to recreate the area of primitive Britain and to unravel the mysteries of who equipped Stonehenge, how and why. 'A circle of chalk, a hoop of stone, and a home of arches to name the a long way gods domestic'

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Lengar gathered the lozenges, great and small, into a pile. ' he asked his younger brother, gesturing at the heap. 'Gold,' Saban said. 'Power,' Lengar said. He glanced at the dead man. ' Saban suggested. 'Fool! ' Lengar rocked back on his heels. The cloud shadows were dark now, and the hazels were tossing in the freshening wind. 'You buy spearmen,' he said, 'you buy archers and warriors! ' Saban grabbed one of the small lozenges, then dodged out of the way when Lengar tried to take it back. The boy retreated across the small cleared space and, when it appeared that Lengar would not chase him, he squatted and peered at the scrap of gold.

She had prayed to Lahanna, as all childless women do, and she had made a pilgrimage to Cathallo where Sannas, the sorceress, had given her herbs to eat and made her lie one full night wrapped in the bloody pelt of a newly killed wolf. Camaban came nine moons later, but was born crooked. His mother pleaded for him, but it was the moon mark on Camaban's belly that persuaded Hengall to spare the boy. Camaban's mother never had another child, but she had loved her wolf-son and when she died Camaban had wailed like an orphaned cub.

His tunic was of wolfskin and his long black hair was braided and tied with a strip of fox's fur. He was tall, had a narrow face and was reckoned one of the tribe's great hunters. His name meant Wolf Eyes, for his gaze had a yellowish tinge. He had been given another name at birth, but like many in the tribe he had taken a new name at manhood. Saban was also tall and had long black hair. His name meant Favoured One, and many in the tribe thought it apt for, even at a mere twelve summers, Saban promised to be handsome.

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