Stonehenge go inside Kindle It really has me baffled that some people don t like this book I found it enthralling and captivating There was something about Bernard Cornwell s version of these
Stonehenge go inside Kindle It really has me baffled that some people don't like this book. I found it enthralling and captivating.There was something about Bernard Cornwell's version of these bronze age people and their mystical and monolithic Stonehenge, that captured my imagination and I felt stirred by both them and their pristine, unpolluted environment.They were innocent and gullible, ignorant and sweet, yes, even at their deadliest or maddest. They are unblemished by a modern world. Their existence is aligned in every way with nature and the elements. Everything was an omen or an augury. If a bird lit from a tree, they watched it to see where it headed, if a swan lifts from the waterway into the sky, they stop to watch it's direction in hopes of anticipating the future. They wear 'sea monsters' teeth on sinew around their necks, and dress their ring ditches with animal and human skulls to ward off people and spirits alike. They are a deep and cerebral people.While this life may sound restrictive to you and I, everything has a meaning and a meaning in everything, I think it was beautiful to read about and I felt more connected to pre history than I have ever been before. And all this due to the wizened hand of a master author? I had some trepidation going into this book because of the mixed reviews on Goodreads, but I should have known Cornwell would not let me down, he hasn't yet after all, why should he now?Reading this book was an experience for me and I wish I had not put it off for as long as I had.Thankyou Bernard Cornwell.. Four thousand years ago, a stranger s death at the Old Temple of Ratharryn and his ominous gift of gold precipitates the building of what for centuries to come will be known as one of mankind s most singular and remarkable achievements Bernard Cornwell s epic novel Stonehenge catapults us into a powerful and vibrant world of ritual and sacrifice at once timeless and whoFour thousand years ago, a stranger s death at the Old Temple of Ratharryn and his ominous gift of gold precipitates the building of what for centuries to come will be known as one of mankind s most singular and remarkable achievements Bernard Cornwell s epic novel Stonehenge catapults us into a powerful and vibrant world of ritual and sacrifice at once timeless and wholly original a tale of patricide, betrayal, and murder of bloody brotherly rivalry and of the never ending quest for power, wealth, and spiritual fulfillment.Three brothers deadly rivals are uneasily united in their quest to create a temple to their gods There is Lengar, the eldest, a ruthless warrior intent on replacing his father as chief of the tribe of Ratharryn Camaban, his bastard brother, a sorcerer whose religious fervor inspires the plan for Stonehenge and Saban, the youngest, through whose expertise the temple will finally be completed Divided by blood but united precariously by a shared vision, the brothers begin erecting their mighty ring of granite, aligning towering stones to the movement of the heavenly bodies, and raising arches to appease and unite their gods Caught between the zealousness of his ambitious brothers, Saban becomes the true leader of his people, a peacemaker who will live to see the temple built in the name of salvation and regeneration.Bernard Cornwell, long admired for his rousing narrative and meticulous historical imaginings, has here delivered his masterpiece, the most compelling and powerful human drama of its kind since Ken Follett s Pillars of the Earth and Edward Rutherford s Sarum His re creation of civilization as it might have been in 2000 B.C at once amplifies the mystery of his subject and makes the world of Stonehenge come alive as never before.. A viral Books Stonehenge The key to being a successful historical fiction author is the ability to open a window into the place and era in which you write. Bernard Cornwell does this seamlessly. Cornwell tells a completely imagined story revolving around mystical Stonehenge that made me believe the events could have actually taken place in the distant past. Within the “Historical Notes” section at the back of the book, he even states that the names for the gods and goddesses were completely made up, yet everything felt authentic.What a story! Though I rated this one 5 stars, I will say that the story builds slowly, but the pay-off at the end was worth it. Much of this book details how pre-Bronze Age people actually managed to move and shape the massive stones that made Stonehenge … so if that kind of detail bores you, then this one probably isn’t for you ... in which case I'd recommend you go kick some rocks. Though it dealt with a completely different era and story, Stonehenge reminded me of Ken Follett’s Pillars of the Earth, which I also loved. If you enjoyed Pillars, then I would bet that you would enjoy this as well.Stonehenge was an interesting glimpse into a sparsely covered period of historical fiction. Like the gods upon the great temple’s completion, I am pleased with this momentous effort.
Stonehenge HISTORY Feb , Stonehenge Today For centuries, historians and archaeologists have puzzled over the many mysteries of Stonehenge, the prehistoric monument that took Neolithic builders an estimated , years to Stonehenge History, Location, Map, Facts Britannica Sep , Stonehenge, prehistoric stone circle monument, cemetery, and archaeological site located on Salisbury Plain, about miles km north of Salisbury, Wiltshire, England It was built in six stages between and bce, during the transition from the Neolithic Period New Stone Age to the Bronze Age. Stonehenge English Heritage Uncover the story of Stonehenge Take in the unforgettable atmosphere of this World Heritage Site and best known prehistoric monument in Europe, visit our world class exhibition to discover how the Stonehenge builders worked and walk amongst the Stonehenge National Geographic Stonehenge in southern England ranks among the world s most iconic archaeological sites and one of its greatest enigmas The megalithic circle on Salisbury Plain inspires awe and fascination but Stonehenge A new prehistoric circle has been discovered Jun , London CNN A huge, previously undiscovered prehistoric monument has been unearthed just a stone s throw from Stonehenge Archaeologists working in Durrington, southwest England found evidence of Stonehenge Where Did the Stones Come From Who Built Jul , Stonehenge is both a profound mystery and an important site for scholarly research Chemical matching puts the stones source about miles away in a well known quarry site Scientists have solved