EBOOK / PDF [The Abbots Tale]


  • Hardcover
  • 480
  • The Abbots Tale
  • Conn Iggulden
  • English
  • 21 February 2019
  • 9781681777306

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Conn Iggulden ´ 0 Read The Abbots Tale Free download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook In the year 937 the new king of England a grandson of Alfred the Great readies himself to go to war in the north His dream of a united kingdom of all England will stand or fall on one field on the passage of a single dayAt his side is the priest Dunstan of Glast. Do you think the author had fun writing this book I had fun reading it I confess I initially thought I was reading a book by a minor prophet from THE HOLY BIBLE The action took place in the tenth century AD when the small kingdoms of England evolved into one kingdom with one high king The main character Dunstan was a rascal but a good one Reader take that comment any way you choose He confessed his sins so well that I started to worry about my own sins confessed or not Dunstan used his confessions for show and for forgiveness in eual parts That was the nature of his character I liked the asides where the author or main character stepped out of the book and spoke directly to the reader That is where the funniest lines were delivered The storyline was layered without being multi generational There was one hysterical scene where the one armed brother made a clandestine trip via ship to see his exiled brother When asked if he was followed the one armed brother said no one on the dock even noticed me I cannot tell a good joke but I hope you got thatI expect the best from Mr Iggulden and I have yet to be disappointedThank you Mr Iggulden for a good read

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Conn Iggulden ´ 0 Read The Abbots Tale Free download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Onbury full of ambition and wit perhaps enough to damn his soul His talents will take him from the villages of Wessex to the royal court to the hills of Rome from exile to exaltation Through Dunstan's vision by his guiding hand England will either come together. Well I think it pretty obvious that Conn Iggulden relished breathing life into this complicated creature called Dunstan What a joy it is to read books that are so clearly a work of pride by the author And he should be proud This was a bloody good book The best I have read of him so far but of course I have not yet read everything he has written Now Dunstan of Glastonbury is not your typical feel good protagonist Don t expect to go into this book backing him to the hilt throughout his journey He can be a very bad boy and an even worse adult and there are many readers of this book who are saying they loathed him or disliked him I actually did like him eventually At first in the opening chapters with the way he treated his brother I really didn t like him much at all With time that passed and I found myself often rooting for him as he planned and plotted his vengeances and his climb to the topIn his lifetime he outlives them all Kings ueens family And in the end he gets a bit over it all I suppose as an insomniac and with many sins to ride his soul life can get a little exhausting in the end for an old schemer like DunstanWhat a man though What accomplishments What a colourful life What things he must have seenIggulden has made up so much but this is historical fiction it is to be expected You have the few references to him in the Anglo Saxon Chronicle and not much else This gave the author a fairly broad palette to work his colours upon With the attention not on giving us one long winded info dump that reads like a Non Fiction but to give us a fiction that follows the known history closely enough to inform us while entertaining usAnd what a world he had to entertain us But don t let me try to explain itlet Iggulden explain it through the words of his Dunstan You have to understand our kingdom is a flame in a storm gale guttering flickering struggling to survive To the West we still had the Vikings who had made their fiefdoms in Ireland To the east and north we had the might of all those small kings who saw our coast as a challenge the Danes the Swedish kings the savage Norse To the south all along the coast of old Gaul Norsemen gathered peering across at us They waited all around us then We had no chance to survive some said Yet we fought even so whenever they came Some men willWe fought because not to fight was to be destroyed but also because we d glimpsed something in the land the rivers Our fathers and grandfathers had found a good place a sweet valley with wolves on every hill all around us just watching We were farmers and soldiers and princes and priests They were mere crueltyWhen a king died they came howling down the hills page 343 This was uite a land of fire and sword in those times and what better world is there than that for this author to pick up his brush and give us the most vividly worded account of a manipulative aspiring selfish flawed sinful creature called Dunstan of Glastonbury

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Conn Iggulden ´ 0 Read The Abbots Tale Free download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook As one great country or fall back into anarchy and misrule From one of our finest historical writers The Abbott’s Tale is an intimate portrait of a priest and performer a visionary a traitor and confessor to kings the man who can change the fate of England. Very entertaining and very informative Written with great acerbic tongue lashings and humor Dunstan is painted as uite the unchristian monk abbot bishop and archbishop I have always forgiven my enemies but only when they have been punished I will turn the other cheek but I prefer my enemies to be dead when I do so they cannot strike at me He accomplished some amazing feats and played the game of kings uite well fueled by a serious case of ambition It s a fascinating time period that I knew about in pieces but had never read the whole saga in one book Iggulden had me turning pages all the way through


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    EBOOK / PDF [The Abbots Tale] Set in the days of Anglo Saxon England in the year 937 England is a nation that's divided It's ruled by minor Kings and Viking LordsConn Igguiden was an English teacher before he started writing full time He has a talent in writing history that makes you feel you are living through the parts he is writing about This is a beautifully written historical fiction novelI would like to thank NetGalley Penguin UK Michael Joseph and the author C

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    EBOOK / PDF [The Abbots Tale] Wonderful Now I plan to read historical fiction An engrossing novel Iggulden has made Dunstan a remarkable and intriguing man; come alive to us as a vivid convincing character Dunstan's achievements were epic He also played a vital

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