Dear Mr Cornwell,
I just finished reading the Saxon stories and eagerly await the last book.
Your books are quite intriguing and gives us a view to that era from prospect of a warrior. Sigtryggar and Athelstan are my favorite male characters. I love how their personalities are different from the characters around them, specially Athelstan. Thank you for keeping Gisela alive through Stiorra in every book. I must confess I wished you would written more of Stiorra, Sigtryggar and Athelstan. As I finished reading "Sword of Kings" I had many questions on Uhtred's personality.
Uhtred's character hates kids; he finds them irritating including his own son. Which is odd because parents love their children unconditionally.
Uhtred claims to love many women in his life(Gisela, Aethelflaed, Eadith). But he moves from one woman to another with lightening speed. In the page of "Sword of Kings" he tells Benedetta that he wished Eadith dead. Is it because he liked Benedetta?
Throughout the series Uhtred adopts many happy boys and protects many pretty women. He claims to "love" them. But his love seems feeble and conditional. Is it possible that Uhtred confuses liking with love? After reading"Sword of Kings" I wondered if Uhtred is truly capable of love? I would like to know your thoughts.
You think all parents love their children unconditionally? That would be nice, but history seems to suggest otherwise. I suspect Uhtred is capable of love, and does love. He is irritated by small children (a lot of people are), but I’ve never doubted his adoration of women.