Stonehenge: 2000 B.C.--A Novel

Stonehenge: 2000 B.C.--A Novel

Bernard Cornwell


4 thousand years in the past, a stranger's dying on the outdated Temple of Ratharryn-and his ominous "gift" of gold-precipitates the development of what for hundreds of years to come back may be referred to as certainly one of mankind's so much singular and memorable achievements. Bernard Cornwell's epic novel Stonehenge catapults us right into a robust and colourful international of formality and sacrifice instantly undying and completely original-a story of patricide, betrayal, and homicide; of bloody brotherly competition: and of the unending quest for strength, wealth, and non secular fulfillment.

Three brothers-deadly rivals-are uneasily united of their quest to create a temple to their gods. there's Lengar, the eldest, a ruthless warrior cause on exchanging his father as leader of the tribe of Ratharryn; Camaban, his bastard brother, a sorcerer whose non secular fervor evokes the plan for Stonehenge; and Saban, the youngest, via whose services the temple will eventually be accomplished. Divided by way of blood yet united-precariously-by a shared imaginative and prescient, the brothers start erecting their amazing ring of granite, aligning towering stones to the flow of the heavenly our bodies, and elevating arches to assuage and unite their gods. stuck among the zealousness of his formidable brothers, Saban turns into the genuine chief of his humans, a peacemaker who will stay to determine the temple in-built the identify of salvation and regeneration.

Bernard Cornwell, lengthy fashionable for his rousing narrative and meticulous historic imaginings, has the following brought his masterpiece, the main compelling and robust human drama of its sort due to the fact that Ken Follett's Pillars of the Earth and Edward Rutherford's Sarum. His new version of civilization because it could have been in 2000 B.C. right away amplifies the secret of his topic and makes the realm of Stonehenge come alive as by no means before.

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