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*A brand new companion to the Last Kingdom series, Uhtred’s Feast, is available to pre-order now* The fifth novel in Bernard Cornwell’s epic and bestselling series on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. As seen on Netflix and BBC around the world. To King Alfred he is the ‘lord of battles’. He has gained riches, loyal men and a beloved wife. But Uhtred is dogged by betrayal and tragedy. The ailing Alfred presses Uhtred to swear loyalty to his son and heir Edward, preventing the warrior lord from taking vengeance on those who stole his home at Bebbanburg. Now Uthred will once again defend the Christian kingdom – in a battle which could smash the growing power of the deadly Danes. In so doing he meets a woman more dangerous than any warlord. A killer, a schemer with a dark power over men’s hearts: Skade. Uhtred of Bebbanburg’s mind is as sharp as his sword. A thorn in the side of the priests and nobles who shape his fate, this Saxon raised by Vikings is torn between the life he loves and those he has sworn to serve.Read More

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    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.

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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.

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    The Burning Land : Paperback : HarperCollins Publishers : 9780007219766 : 0007219768 : 12 Dec 2011 : The fifth novel in Bernard Cornwell's epic and bestselling series on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. BBC2's major Autumn 2015 TV show THE LAST KINGDOM is based on the first two books in the series.

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