The Burning Land - The Last Kingdom Series 5 (Paperback)Bernard Cornwell (author)
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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.
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.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 280 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 30 mm
Praise for The Burning Land:
`Cornwell draws a fascinating picture of England as it might have been before anything like England existed'
Praise for AZINCOURT:
'This is a magnificent and gory work' Daily Mail
'The historical blockbuster of the year' Evening Standard
`If Bernard Cornwell was born to write one book, this is it. No other historical novelist has acquired such a mastery of the minutiae of warfare in centuries past.' Daily Telegraph
`A runaway success' Observer
Praise for Bernard Cornwell:
`The characterisation, as ever, is excellent...And one can only admire the little touches that bring the period to life. He can also claim to be a true poet of both the horror and the glory of war.' Sunday Telegraph
This is typical Cornwell, meticulously researched, massive in scope, brilliant in execution'. News of the World
`He's called a master story-teller. Really he's cleverer than that.' Telegraph
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An excellent story of betrayal, loyalty and war. The fifth book in the Saxon Series and what else is there to say other than that the story continues, and I am completely hooked. In this book Uhtred returns North... More
“The Burning Land”
“5th book in an excellent series”
Another good entry in this excellent series!
Make sure you start from the first book (The Last Kingdom) and read them in order.
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