Killer's Wake PDF Á Paperback

Killer's Wake PDF Á Paperback
  • Paperback
  • 438 pages
  • Killer's Wake
  • Bernard Cornwell
  • English
  • 06 September 2018
  • 1850578087

Killer's Wake✤ [Download] ➼ Killer's Wake By Bernard Cornwell ➶ – Essayreview.co.uk Wandering sea gypsy Johnny Rossendale is caught up in a series of violent events as he investigates the strange history of a painting, the most treasured part of his family s inheritance But Johnny, E Wandering sea gypsy Johnny Rossendale is caught up in a series of violent events as he investigates the strange history of a painting, the most treasured part of his family s inheritance But Johnny, Earl of Stowey, has eight centuries of robber baron blood in his veins, all boiling for revenge.


About the Author: Bernard Cornwell

Cornwell was born in London in His father was a Canadian airman, and his mother, who was English, a member of the Women s Auxiliary Air Force He was adopted and brought up in Essex by the Wiggins family, who were members of the Peculiar People, a strict Protestant sect who banned frivolity of all kinds and even medicine After he left them, he changed his name to his birth mother s maiden name, CornwellCornwell was sent away to Monkton Combe School, attended the University of London, and after graduating, worked as a teacher He attempted to enlist in the British armed services at least three times but was rejected on the grounds of myopiaHe then joined BBC s Nationwide and was promoted to become head of current affairs at BBC Northern Ireland He then joined Thames Television as editor of Thames News He relocated to the United States in after marrying an American Unable to get a green card, he started writing novels, as this did not require a work permitAs a child, Cornwell loved the novels of CS Forester, chronicling the adventures of fictional British naval officer Horatio Hornblower during the Napoleonic Wars, and was surprised to find there were no such novels following Lord Wellington s campaign on land Motivated by the need to support himself in the US through writing, Cornwell decided to write such a series He named his chief protagonist Richard Sharpe, a rifleman involved in most major battles of the Peninsular WarCornwell wanted to start the series with the Siege of Badajoz but decided instead to start with a couple of warm up novels These were Sharpe s Eagle and Sharpe s Gold, both published in Sharpe s Eagle was picked up by a publisher, and Cornwell got a three book deal He went on to tell the story of Badajoz in his third Sharpe novel, Sharpe s Company, published in Cornwell and wife Judy co wrote a series of novels, published under the pseudonym Susannah Kells These were A Crowning Mercy, published in , Fallen Angels in , and Coat of Arms aka The Aristocrats in Cornwell s strict Protestant upbringing informed the background of A Crowning Mercy, which took place during the English Civil War In , he also published Redcoat, an American Revolutionary War novel set in Philadelphia during its occupation by the BritishAfter publishing eight books in his ongoing Sharpe series, Cornwell was approached by a production company interested in adapting them for television The producers asked him to write a prequel to give them a starting point to the series They also requested that the story feature a large role for Spanish characters to secure co funding from Spain The result was Sharpe s Rifles, published in , and a series of Sharpe television films staring Sean BeanA series of contemporary thrillers with sailing as a background and common themes followed Wildtrack published in , Sea Lord aka Killer s Wake in , Crackdown in , Stormchild in , and Scoundrel, a political thriller, in In June , Cornwell was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen s th Birthday Honours ListCornwell s latest work, Azincourt, was released in the UK in October The protagonist is an archer who participates in the Battle of Agincourt, another devastating defeat suffered by the French in the Hundred Years War However, Cornwell has stated that it will not be about Thomas of Hookton from The Grail Quest or any of his relatives.


10 thoughts on “Killer's Wake

  1. says:

    Bettie s Books Bettie s Books

  2. says:

    Another seafaring thriller from Bernard Cornwell The story in this one is quite slow, and flavoured with romance, and there s lots of technical detail when it comes to the sailing Cornwell can t resist showing off his proficiency Despite all this, it s a cracking read with some wonderful chapters.This time around, the action is centred on the English channel with a plot slightly reminiscent of the likes of LOVEJOY or BERGERAC, although of course with Cornwell there s a harder edge to the acti Another seafaring thriller from Bernard Cornwell The story in this one is quite slow, and flavoured with romance, and there s lots of technical detail when it comes to the sailing Cornwell can t resist showing off his proficiency Despite all this, it s a cracking read with some wonderful chapters.This time around, the action is centred on the English channel with a plot slightly reminiscent of the likes of LOVEJOY or BERGERAC, although of course with Cornwell there s a harder edge to the action The slow pacing gives it a realistic touch, and there are some fascinating villains and harrowing moments of action I think because the violence is so sparse, it makes it all thateffective.The romantic subplot is rather sweet and handled well, and Rossendale is another one of Cornwell s charismatic heroes the reader is soon on side and behind him in a plot filled with murky twists and turns And there are some great twists, one of them truly jaw dropping As is usual with these seafaring books, the passages on the yachts are the best, because the author is able to pass on some of his unbridled enthusiasm for the hobby to the reader I look forward to the next

  3. says:

    Sea fareBasic sea and sailing based thriller which calls to mind the thrillers of the 1930s The sailing is well researched or written from experience but the plot is somewhat predictable

  4. says:

    This is a very British book about low end royalty think Earls , sailing, family squabbles, murder, art , betrayal and love There s both a lot going on and then pages of just sailing talk The book does build to a crescendo that would make a heck of movie scene due to the open ocean nature of things, but for some reason it kinda left me a bit disappointed in the end If you are a big sailor from England, would think this would be required reading otherwise, makes for a decent summer sort of b This is a very British book about low end royalty think Earls , sailing, family squabbles, murder, art , betrayal and love There s both a lot going on and then pages of just sailing talk The book does build to a crescendo that would make a heck of movie scene due to the open ocean nature of things, but for some reason it kinda left me a bit disappointed in the end If you are a big sailor from England, would think this would be required reading otherwise, makes for a decent summer sort of beach read but that s it

  5. says:

    Another rollicking thriller from Bernard Cornwell His thrillers are not world changing stories, they usually involve a boat and a dissaffected Englishman, a sultry, mysterious woman, and usually have a twist or two This is no different but it s still a page turner, even though it is all a little formulaic.His historical novels are far, far better.

  6. says:

    Having read all of Cornwell s historical novels I am going through the five books of his thriller mystery genre This is the fourth I have read and it is definitely the best so far.It has a lot of sailing which I like and also a nice little love story which I liked The writing is very good and the mystery story is very good No Cornwell fan should miss this book.

  7. says:

    Well written but the ending was obvious from about chapter 2.By the end I found myself caring less about this outcome and wanting to hearabout the protagonists earlier adventures that were often referred to in passing, and frequently soundedinteresting

  8. says:

    Another very enjoyable read by Bernard Cornwell.

  9. says:

    Perhaps it s the Pina Colada, but I loved this, its perfect Bernard Cornwell, is so very good at painting a world, your character in it we re all the protagonist and why you breathe, yearn, are willing to die for the story And to do these sailing the deep water, loving so deeply, entangled by a stolen Van Gough, family, friendships oh, so good.Someone write a screenplay, Marcus. or the team on The Night Manager get to work this can t stay hidden. its just too good.

  10. says:

    Didn t realise Cornwell had written books without historical background, writing just as good as rest, couldn t put it down Knowing sailing the areas where the action takes place, I felt at home, possibly some non sailors would find the sailing details too much Sort of a Dick Francis in sailing world Didn t realise Cornwell had written books without historical background, writing just as good as rest, couldn t put it down Knowing sailing the areas where the action takes place, I felt at home, possibly some non sailors would find the sailing details too much Sort of a Dick Francis in sailing world

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