- Jun 2010
- Colorado Springs (PA at heart)
Which is precisely why it's not as simple as the story being one sided (on either side) - my point is rather that it's more complex than that, because that is what makes a good story with compelling characters.I understand where you are coming from and find it frustrating that so much historical fiction takes a negative view of the early Christian church which really reflects as much our modern day dissatisfaction as historical reality.
However to be fair to Cornwall while he does reproduce the cliché money hungry power grabbing, corrupt church (not totally myth to say the least) he does give several main characters as 'honest and good Christians' and also does show a Danish war leader as equally under the power of his Gods.
Iwpuld have to say loved the series and have read all the books-- and would recommend them both.