Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 20 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Preacher. He was so moral that Nate ran away.
|In 'Sharpe's Sword', what is the name of the British spy who is being hunted by the British?||Bernard Cornwell Novels
El Mirador. The spy was the key to the British success in Spain, and it is up to Sharpe to protect them.
|In the Arthur Series, the main character hides something from his superiors at his monastery, what is it?||Bernard Cornwell Novels
a golden brooch. The brooch was given to him by..., it would ruin the book if I told you, but he has to hide it or his superiors would take it from him.
South Essex . He is the commander of the Light Company, and at various other times, he is just an attache.
William Lawford. They were both imprisoned in the dungeons of the Tippoo Sultan, and Lawford taught Sharpe from a single page of the Bile.
Sycorax. The horse was beheaded by a cannonball, but Sharpe never liked horses anyway.
Sycorax. Sycorax was a wicked witch, which would seem like bad luck, but the ship survived many hardships.
|While Ynys Trebes is burning and the Franks pillaging, Derfel rushes to rescue Merlin. But the great Druid refuses to leave until he had found what ancient artefact?||"The Winter King" - Quiz II
The Scroll of Caleddin. According to Merlin, the Scroll of Caleddin contains lost knowledge on how to summon the Gods of Britain using the Thirteen Treasures. The other options - The Sword of Rhydderch, The Ring of Eluned, The Cauldron of Clyddno Eiddyn - are among the Treasures with the sword being the one known popularly as the Excalibur.
|During the two years Derfel and his small band of war-hardened men fight the Franks in Benoic, they adopt their symbol from an insult thrown at them by the disheartened enemy. What is this symbol?||"The Winter King" - Quiz II
The wolf tail. Dervel and his small army (who would later be called the Wolftails) fight the Franks in the dense woods of Benoic. They stalk the enemy for days, howling to inform them of their presence, and attacking them when least expected.
|When Derfel first meets the old Father Celwin in King Ban's library, what is the venerable priest said to be conducting a research on?||"The Winter King" - Quiz II
The wingspan of Angels. Father Celwin, an irritable man with a fancy for cats, is actually the druid Merlin in disguise. He is on his quest to find the Treasures of Britain and bring the old Gods back.
|When Arthur first spots Guinevere in the halls of King Gorfyddyd, she is a landless princess who has taken refuge in Powys. Which ruthless Irish Lord had captured Guinevere's native kingdom of Henis Wyren and driven out the royal family?||"The Winter King" - Quiz II
Diwrnach. The Irish Lord Diwrnach and his Bloodshield warriors were so infamous for their acts of cruelty that men preferred fighting the Saxons to taking them on.
|Owain, the Dumnonian champion, and Cadwy of Isca plan to plunder the settlement of the tin miners from Kernow. Who were they going to disguise themselves as in order to blame the attack on?||"The Winter King" - Quiz II
The Irish Blackshields. Owain and his men paint their shields with pitch to resemble those of the Irish Blackshields. Cadwy and his tribe could not take part in the raid because of the easily recognizable blue tattoos on their faces.
|At the feast after Arthur's victory over Gundleus, Derfel was quick to notice a tall black-haired woman dressed in finery, serving Arthur. He took her to be a princess, but was quickly informed that she was Arthur's slave, given to him by the King of Broceliande. Who was this woman?||"The Winter King" - Quiz II
Ailleann. As Derfel sits entranced by Ailleann, Morfans tells him that she was a slave gifted to Arthur by his brother-in-law. Morfans then goes on to predict (correctly) that it will not be long before Arthur sends her away to 'marry well'.
|After defeating the scant Silurian army outside Caer Cadarn, Arthur thanks a fifteen year old Derfel for risking his life to protect the Edling Mordred and promises him a reward. What is Derfel's reply?||"The Winter King" - Quiz II
That he wanted to become a warrior. Pleased with the reply, Arthur hands Derfel over to Owain, the Dumnonian champion, to teach him the soldier's trade.
|At the beginning of 'The Winter King' Merlin, Lord of Avalon and the most feared and respected druid in all of Britain, has not been spied in the Kingdom for over five years. What does Nimue, his priestess, claim the reason for this absence is?||"The Winter King" - Quiz II
He was on a quest to seek the Knowledge of Britain. Nimue goes on to explain that the Knowledge of Britain involves the Thirteen Treasures which, when gathered, will help to bring back the old Gods who would help them defeat the Saxons.
|When Uther, the High King of Britain, realizes that his end is near and that his successor Mordred's life is in danger, he appoints four guardians for Mordred. They were to raise him and protect the kingdom till he becomes of age. Who among the following people was NOT a guardian of Mordred?||"The Winter King" - Quiz II
Morgan, the priestess. Uther initially has plans only for three guardians, but Morgan, eager to have her brother's exile lifted, suggests Arthur. When some of the other Kings of the Council support Morgan, Uther has no choice but to agree.