Stonehenge by Bernard CornwellStonehenge by Bernard Cornwell


byBernard Cornwell

Paperback | June 21, 2016

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Bernard Cornwell's brilliant novel, reissued for fans to find out the story behind the stones. This is the tale of three brothers and of their rivalry that created this great temple.One summer's day, a dying stranger carrying great wealth in gold comes to the settlement of Ratharryn.The three sons of Ratharryn's chief each perceive the great gift in a different way. The eldest, Lengar, the warrior, harnesses his murderous ambition to be a ruler and take great power for his tribe. Camaban becomes a great visionary and feared wise man, and it is his vision that will force the youngest brother, Saban, to create the great temple on the green hill where the gods will appear on earth. Saban' s love for Aurenna, the sun bride whose destiny is to die for the gods, finally brings the rivalries of the brothers to a head. But it is also his skills that will build the vast temple, a place for the gods, certainly, but also a place that will confirm for ever the supreme power of the tribe that built it.Stonehenge is first and foremost a great historical novel. Bernard Cornwell is well known and admired for the realism and imagination with which he brings earlier worlds to life. And here he uses all these skills to recreate the world of primitive Britain and to solve the mysteries of who built Stonehenge, how and why.'A circle of chalk, a ring of stone, and a house of arches to call the far gods home'
Bernard Cornwell worked for BBC TV for seven years, mostly as Producer on the Nationwide programme, before taking charge of the Current Affairs department in Northern Ireland. In 1978 he became editor of Thames Television's Thames at Six. Married to an American, he now lives in the United States.
Title:StonehengeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:496 pagesPublished:June 21, 2016Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0007550898

ISBN - 13:9780007550890

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stonehenge by Bernard Cornwell This is a tale of Love, madness, bravery and sorcery. A unique. Story of the building of Stonehenge, it is unbelievable that the size of. These stones could be carried so far, for their weight alone suggests this feat alone was impossible yet did happened. It is an insight to the strength and bravery of these people who had no use of the now modern implements to build such a huge undertaking. What a wonderful read.
Date published: 2015-04-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Stonehenge An entertaining stab at Stonehenge's history but in the end a work of pure fiction rather than a docudrama.
Date published: 2015-03-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read Another well written and imaginative novel from Cromwell.
Date published: 2014-05-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Stonehenge A teriffic read fascinating how people survived and left an indelible memory
Date published: 2013-10-28

Editorial Reviews

'An epic story told with a master's skill. Bernard Cornwell now burrows into prehistory to suggest an answer to the puzzle of why and by whom Stonehenge was built. The result is an epic story told with a master's skill, presenting powerful personalities, high dramas and terrific climaxes with colour and pace.'TLS'A fantastic story of intertribal rivalries, Machiavellian scheming by rival sect leaders and fierce battles over talismans' NEW YORK TIMES