The Burning Land (Alfred the Great 5) Book

The latest in the bestselling Alfred series from number one historical novelist Bernard Cornwell. In the last years of the ninth century King Alfred of Wessex is in failing health and his heir is an untested youth. The Danes who have failed so many times to conquer Wessex smell opportunity...First comes Harald Bloodhair a savage warrior leading a Viking horde who is encouraged to cruelty by his woman Skade. But Alfred still has the services of Uhtred his unwilling warlord who leads Harald into a trap and at Farnham in Surrey inflicts one of the greatest defeats the Vikings were ever to suffer. This novel the fifth in the magnificent series of England's history tells of the final assaults on Alfred's Wessex that Wessex survived to become England is because men like Uhtred defeated an enemy feared throughout Christendom.Read More

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    Towards the end of the ninth century, King Alfred of Wessex is in failing health, and his heir is an untested youth. After so many failures to conquer Wessex, the Danes smell an opportunity. First comes Harald Bloodhair, a savage viking warrior encouraged by his woman, Skade. But Alfred still has the services of Uhtred, an unwilling warlord who leads Harald into a trap in Farnham, Surrey and inflicts one of the greatest defeats the vikings have ever had to suffer. The fifth entry into Bernard Cornwell's magnificent Alfred series, Burning Land tells of the final assaults on the kingdom of Wessex.

  • 0007219768
  • 9780007219766
  • Bernard Cornwell
  • 27 May 2010
  • Harper
  • Paperback (Book)
  • 488

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