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Von seinem verblassenden Ruhm als Held bei Waterloo kann sich Rider Sandman im London des Jahres 1817 leider nichts kaufen. Aus schierer Not übernimmt er einen Auftrag des Innenministers: Er soll routinemäßig die Hintergründe eines Todesurteils prüfen. Der Fall: eine Dame von Adel, vergewaltigt und anschließend erstochen, Täter war angeblich ein junger Maler. Dass der aber freiwillig keine Frau anfassen würde, wird Sandman schnell klar. Nur wer war es dann?
Die Tote hatte ein exotisches Vorleben als Schauspielerin – mit vielen Verehrern und noch mehr Feinden. Sandman fügt Puzzleteil an Puzzleteil und steht irgendwann vor der Türe des Seraphim’s Club. Herren aus allerhöchsten Kreisen verkehren darin. Und was sie dort treiben, weiß keiner.
Ein wunderbarer Roman aus dem London der Regency-Zeit, spannend, vor Leben sprühend, einfach großartig.
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The first installment of Bernard Cornwell’s New York Times bestselling series chronicling the epic saga of the making of England, “like Game of Thrones, but real” (The Observer, London)—the basis for The Last Kingdom, the hit  Netflix series.

This is the exciting—yet little known—story of the making of England in the 9th and 10th centuries, the years in which King Alfred the Great, his son and grandson defeated the Danish Vikings who had invaded and occupied three of England’s four kingdoms.

The story is seen through the eyes of Uhtred, a dispossessed nobleman, who is captured as a child by the Danes and then raised by them so that, by the time the Northmen begin their assault on Wessex (Alfred’s kingdom and the last territory in English hands) Uhtred almost thinks of himself as a Dane. He certainly has no love for Alfred, whom he considers a pious weakling and no match for Viking savagery, yet when Alfred unexpectedly defeats the Danes and the Danes themselves turn on Uhtred, he is finally forced to choose sides. By now he is a young man, in love, trained to fight and ready to take his place in the dreaded shield wall. Above all, though, he wishes to recover his father’s land, the enchanting fort of Bebbanburg by the wild northern sea.

This thrilling adventure—based on existing records of Bernard Cornwell’s ancestors—depicts a time when law and order were ripped violently apart by a pagan assault on Christian England, an assault that came very close to destroying England.

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Publisher
Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
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Published on
Sep 25, 2018
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Pages
400
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ISBN
9783644401846
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Language
German
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Genres
Fiction / General
Fiction / Historical / General
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Historical
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This content is DRM protected.
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