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Uhtred Returns. Again,
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This review is from: The Pagan Lord (The Warrior Chronicles, Book 7) (Kindle Edition)
This is well written and well researched, as are all the other books in this series, but for me personally the story is beginning to wear a little thin and some of Lord Uhtred’s exploits seem just a bit too unlikely. Uhtred is now in his 50s, which is positively ancient by Saxon standards and he appears to have survived more attempts on his life than 007 James Bond. As with all the other books, this instalment starts off with Uhtred being out of favour and ends with him once again restored to hero status. He still hasn't managed to recapture Bebbanberg though. I found the early chapters of this particular book a bit tedious and almost gave up reading it. However, I felt that the pace of the story improved from about half-way through.
In conclusion, well written, if a little slow to get going. If you liked the earlier books in this series, then you will like this one. Personally, I am bored with this character now. Hurry up and finish this tale Bernard!
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Initial post: 15 Aug 2014 09:43:11 BDT
Just reading your comment puts me off bothering to read it. It's exactly as I feared: the story is just dragging on and on, and getting tedious. Life's too short to have to read a book mid-way to find it entertaining. I found the same with Azincourt: it seemed the first 2/3 were just a formulaic setting out of the background and the writing came alive only when one got to the description of the actual battle.
In reply to an earlier post on 12 Oct 2014 17:30:14 BDT
R. G. Wood says:
With all authors I think there is a risk of them writing what I would call a "filler" just for the cash. The first books were excellent, but with this one it just felt like it was going around in circles. The author needs to come to a conclusion SOON.
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