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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThe next installment of Bernard Cornwell’s bestselling series chronicling the epic saga of the making of England,
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Review: The Flame Bearer The next installment of Bernard Cornwell’s bestselling series chronicling the epic saga of the making of England, “like “Game of Thrones,” but real” (Observer, London)—the basis for “The Last Kingdom,” the hit television series coming to Netflix in Fall 2016. From the day it was stolen from me I had dreamed of recapturing Bebbanburg. The great fort was built on a rock that was almost an island
By far one of the best authors of historical fiction. I have read all his series and collect his hard copies. Bernard Cornwell, Conn Iggulden, Patrick O’Brian, and Mark Twain are my top picks but I still have more books to conquer and more authors to praise.
- Dana Dana
Happy Accident Uhtred rules. I don’t usually read series type books. I picked up the first in this series and look forward to every new book.
- Conrad Schreiber
Fantastic as always Another great chapter to the Saxon Chronicles
- Steven Hagar
Great series! I’ve read all the books of Uhtred. Can’t wait for the next story of how England came to be.
- W. Keith McCoy
The Flame Bearer Treachery and trickery mark the tenth volume in Cornwell’s always exciting “Saxon Tales,” set in tenth-century England. Uhtred Uhtredson has his sights set on his ancestral castle of Bebbanburg, now
The Last Kingdom
The first installment of Bernard Cornwell s bestselling series chronicling the epic saga of the making of England like Game of Thrones but real The Observer London the basis for The Last Kingdom the hit television series coming to Netflix in Fall 2016 This is the exciting yet little known story of the making of England in the 9th and 10th centuries the years in which King Alfred the Great his son and grandson defeated the Danish Vikings who had invaded and occupied three of England s four kingdoms The story is seen through the eyes of Uhtred a dispossessed nobleman who is captured as a child by the Danes and then raised by them so that by the time the Northmen begin their assault on Wessex Alfred s kingdom and the last territory in English hands Uhtred almost thinks of himself as a Dane He certainly has no love for Alfred whom he considers a pious weakling and no match for Viking savagery yet when Alfred unexpectedly defeats the Danes and the Danes themselves turn on Uhtred he is finally forced to choose sides By now he is a young man in love trained to fight and ready to take his place in the dreaded shield wall Above all though he wishes to recover his father s land the enchanting fort of Bebbanburg by the wild northern sea This thrilling adventure based on existing records of Bernard Cornwell s ancestors depicts a time when law and order were ripped violently apart by a pagan assault on Christian England an assault that came very close to destroying England
The Burning Land: A Novel
The fifth installment of Bernard Cornwell s bestselling Saxon Tales chronicling the epic saga of the making of England like Game of Thrones but real The Observer London the basis for The Last Kingdom the hit television series coming to Netflix in Fall 2016 At the end of the ninth century King Alfred of Wessex is in ill health his heir an untested youth His enemy the Danes having failed to conquer Wessex now see their chance for victory Led by the sword of savage warrior Harald Bloodhair the Viking hordes attack But Uhtred Alfred s reluctant warlord proves his worth outwitting Harald and handing the Vikings one of their greatest defeats For Uhtred the sweetness of victory is soon overshadowed by tragedy Breaking with Alfred he joins the Vikings swearing never again to serve the Saxon king Instead he will reclaim his ancestral fortress on the Northumbrian coast Allied with his old friend Ragnar and his old foe Haesten he aims to invade and conquer Wessex itself But fate has different plans In The Burning Land Bernard Cornwell the reigning king of historical fiction USA Today delivers a rousing saga of Anglo Saxon England an irresistible new chapter in his thrilling Saxon Tales the epic story of the birth of England and the legendary king who made it possible
Gallows Thief: A Novel
The year is 1820 Rider Sandman a hero of Waterloo returns to London to wed his fiancée But instead of settling down to fame and glory he finds himself penniless in a country where high unemployment and social unrest rage and where men innocent or guilty are hanged for the merest of crimes When he s offered a job as private investigator to re open the case of a painter due to be hanged for a murder he didn t commit Sandman readily accepts as much for the money as for a chance to see justice done in a country gone to ruins Soon however he s mired in a grisly murder plot that keeps thickening Sandman makes his way through gentlemen s clubs and shady taverns aristocratic mansions and fashionable painters studios determined to rescue the innocent young man from the rope But someone doesn t want the truth revealed
Warriors of the Storm: A Novel
The ninth installment of Bernard Cornwell s bestselling series chronicling the epic saga of the making of England like Game of Thrones but real The Observer London the basis for The Last Kingdom the hit television series coming to Netflix in Fall 2016 A fragile peace reigns in Wessex Mercia and East Anglia King Alfred s son Edward and formidable daughter Aethelflaed rule the kingdoms But all around the restless Northmen eyeing the rich lands and wealthy churches are mounting raids Uhtred of Bebbanburg the kingdoms greatest warrior controls northern Mercia from the strongly fortified city of Chester But forces are gathering against him Northmen allied to the Irish led by the fierce warrior Ragnall Ivarson are soon joined by the Northumbrians and their strength could prove overwhelming Despite the gathering threat both Edward and Aethelflaed are reluctant to move out of the safety of their fortifications But with Uhtred s own daughter married to Ivarson s brother who can be trusted In the struggle between family and loyalty between personal ambition and political commitment there will be no easy path But a man with a warrior s courage may be able to find it Such a man is Uhtred and this may be his finest hour