Stonehenge, 2000 B.C

Stonehenge, 2000 B.C

A Novel

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From New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell, the tale of three brothers and of their rivalry that created the mysterious Stonehenge.

One summer's day, a dying stranger carrying great wealth in gold comes to the settlement of Ratharryn.

The three sons of Ratharryn's chief each perceive the great gift in a different way. The eldest, Lengar, the warrior, harnesses his murderous ambition to be a ruler and take great power for his tribe. Camaban becomes a great visionary and feared wise man, and it is his vision that will force the youngest brother, Saban, to create the great temple on the green hill where the gods will appear on earth. Saban' s love for Aurenna, the sun bride whose destiny is to die for the gods, finally brings the rivalries of the brothers to a head. But it is also his skills that will build the vast temple, a place for the gods, certainly, but also a place that will confirm for ever the supreme power of the tribe that built it.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c2000.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780060197001
0060197005
Branch Call Number: FIC COR
Characteristics: 434 p.

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Sep 28, 2017

"Stonehenge" truly deserves to be called epic: in prehistoric Britain, love, fear, and rivalry, bitterly competing religions and tribal politics, revenge and blood feuds all play out over the span of many years. Echoes of creation stories, and Temple-building scriptures, and oral histories, and myths and magic and human sacrifice, provide the backdrop to a tale of bloody struggle between tribes, genders, and ultimately between the god of the sun and goddess of the moon. Cornwell here brings past lives, even lives deep millennia in our collective past, deeply into a sympathetic present tense.

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