Dear Mr. Cornwell, Thanks for taking time to read this letter. I was just browsing the internet looking for your newest book I might buy and saw that you take letters. I am mad about your saxon series, among others. I love historical novels esp. about old england. Stonehenge was fabulous also. I am a writer, and as you might guess, am very busy trying to write, (thrillers, for now), publish, (sending my first novel out there, not much luck yet), and hold down a full time business of my own. But when I find I need to take a vacation from all of that, I like to read, and you are one of my favorite. Thanks for the work you do.
I'm just writing a quick missive to let you know how much I'm enjoying your wonderful Warlord Chronicles. I've read several of your books over the years. I read several of the Sharpe Books when I was younger (41 now) but, as most readers do, jump around different authors so didn't pick up on the Chronicles when they were first released. I bought Azincourt when that was released and really enjoyed it and recently picked up the Warlord Chronicles. Well I'm truly hooked. I wasn't sure if I'd like the style when I realised we were following a narrative by a character in the story but was soon addicted. I've just finished Enemy of God am a few pages into Excalibur. I love the way the legend is told in a historical style context that is utterly believable and makes me feel that it actually happened this way :) I've already bought The Last Kingdom and Pale Horseman so I can move seamlessly forward in time 300 years. The quick missive was as likely as Lancelot keeping faith. Thanks for the great work. I haven't enjoyed reading a series of books so much for a long time (Probably since Sharon Penman's Welsh series). Kindest Regards Gavin "Gawain" Woods
Mr. Cornwell, I just finished lords of the North in 3 days time. In my opinion it is just that good. Anxiously awaiting Sword Song and The Burning Lands but Overstock is taking forever.. Ive written before to express my gratitude for the hours of enjoyment. My wife doesn't like when your books come in because all my free time goes into reading.I have never been so engrossed in Literature. I read alot but I've been voracious with your books. When i finish the Saxon Tales i was planning on starting The Grail quest. It seems logical and in a timeline. Warlord Chron. Saxon tales, then Grail Quest.. And all the future books to come .. Thanks for sharing your gift with us all.. Sincerely, Lord Blackburn of Laurinburg ha.
Mr. Bernard Cornwell, you, sir, have deprived me of hours of sleep. I couldn't stop reading the Winter King and now I'm almost eating up The Enemy of God and Excalibur waits patiently on my shelf. I haven't enjoyed a book this much since Harry Potter was news. Thank you for writing them! Greetings from Brazil!
Dear Sir, Just to say that I loved very much the Arthur Books, you made Arthur really come to life, and also the "historical" context. Now I'm reading the Saxon Stories. Arthur's could really be a fantastic movie. Great discovery. Eduard from Barcelona, Spain.
I've just been reading 'Your Questions'. In response to Stuart Reynolds' question posted 27 Feb about a cannon ball taking off a soldier's foot, the victim was a drummer boy. It was in one of your earlier written Sharpe novels, but I'm not sure if it was 'Eagle' or 'Gold', or one of the others. Hope this helps.
David Eric Coote
Hello Mr. Cornwell, Have you mentioned on your site that Blackstone Audio has created iPad/iPhone apps of your Sharpe series of audiobooks? I stumbled upon them looking for military history apps. I've downloaded Sharpe's Rifles and it's a great app along with an excellent production. Bruce Strange
I recently broke my leg in a hiking accident, and as I was laid up at home this week...finding myself with a sudden abundance of free time on my hands...I decided to re-read the entire Saxon series, one book after another. I must say, the inconvenient nuisance (and dull pain) of a broken limb and utter boredom associated with diminished mobility was soon completely forgotten as I found myself immersed in the historical imagery you present in the time of Alfred the Great and the Danish quest for Wessex. I even found myself following Lord Uhtred's path, pinpointing the locations on a map of England. As I said, lots of time on my hands...but it was indeed time well spent. Thank you Mr. Cornwell, for taking me on a journey back in time. I patiently await Uhtred's next campaign!
Hope the leg is improving!
Hi, Just found you on FB and wanted to tell you from an (slightly) old Norse to another, as I think I read somewhere that you are also, that my family line in supposedly also descended from the Lothbrok brothers, Ivar and Halfdann. It's been alot of fun for me over the last 10 years or so helping my cousin in Florida who's done the genealogy part finding more history about them, which is my love. Then a friend gave us 6 of your books of this series and we're into the 2cd and just love your grasp of it all. If you've never heard of JamesDowAllen and his fabgenealogy, you should Google it, because he also has done a great job. That is not where my cousin got any of her info, but it is very interesting to see his good online display of the genealogy. We belong to the Charlemagne society; do you??? well, thanks again, Marge from Oregon.
Thank you - I shall look up the references. To my shame I've never heard of the Charlemagne Society, so I shall have to investigate that too.
Dear Mr Cornwell, Many thanks for writing such absorbing books.I had (and still do)enjoyed the Sharpe series on the telly,but had not read the books. My first was Azincourt and I was 'Hooked'. I'm now on the Grail Series, however, I read the last book first...but your stories are so well devised that this has not spoiled the the series for me...it must be all the Hooks in the stories. Thanks again for such exciting and interesting books. Trevor.