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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,717 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bernard Cornwell Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 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 BC at once amplifies the mystery of his subject and makes the world of Stonehenge come alive as never before.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Diane | 2/16/2014

    " Great Book. Realistic prehistory comes to life. Entertaining yet deep on many levels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Emily | 2/13/2014

    " I read this book a long time ago and I remember it starting off pretty slow but of course you've got to give a book a chance. I'm glad I gave this one a chance because now when I look at Stonehenge this story is always in the back of my mind. I like the ideas Mr. Cornwell brings at how those rocks got there. I can't wait to find out all of life's mystery's when I die. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Gustavo Mahler | 2/7/2014

    " Intrigue, betrayal and above all: love. Alchemy perfect for an epic! One of the best novels of Cornwell. :D "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Les | 2/6/2014

    " It was a very good story. The characters were real. We do not know who built Stonehenge, but the author created a very good story of a group of people who might have built it. The author went into detail on how it was probably built which was a very interesting part of the book. There was war and violence in the book as well as romance. There was something for everyone in this book and it is well worth reading. "

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