The Empty Throne

The Empty Throne
Author: Bernard Cornwell
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-01-06
ISBN: 0062250744
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Empty Throne Book Excerpt:

The eighth installment of Bernard Cornwell’s New York Times 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. Britain, early tenth century AD: a time of change. There are new raids by the Vikings from Ireland and turmoil among the Saxons over the leadership of Mercia. A younger generation is taking over. Æthelred, the ruler of Mercia, is dying, leaving no legitimate heir. The West Saxons want their king, but Uhtred has long supported Æthelflaed, sister to King Edward of Wessex and widow of Æthelred. Widely loved and respected, Æthelflaed has all the makings of a leader—but could Saxon warriors ever accept a woman as their ruler? The stage is set for rivals to fight for the empty throne.

The Saxon Tales Collection Books 5 8

The Saxon Tales Collection  Books  5 8
Author: Bernard Cornwell
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2014-09-16
ISBN: 0062386859
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Saxon Tales Collection Books 5 8 Book Excerpt:

A collection of the fifth through eighth installments 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. This ebook collection includes The Burning Land, Death of Kings, The Pagan Lord, and The Empty Throne.

The Warrior Chronicles 08 The Empty Throne

The Warrior Chronicles 08  The Empty Throne
Author: Bernard Cornwell
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-04
ISBN: 9780007504206
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Warrior Chronicles 08 The Empty Throne Book Excerpt:

The new novel in Bernard Cornwell's number one bestselling series The Warrior Chronicles, on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. In the battle for power, there can be only one ruler. England is fractured, torn apart more by internal fighting than the threat of Viking invasion. The ruler of Mercia is dying, leaving no legitimate heir. His wife is a formidable fighter and great leader, but no woman has ever ruled over an English kingdom. And she is without her strongest warrior and champion, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. So the scene is set for an explosive battle between elders and warriors for an empty throne. The vacant throne leaves a dangerous opportunity for the rival West Saxons to seize Mercia. But Edward of Wessex is distracted by the succession of his own throne, with two heirs claiming the right to be West Saxon king. And while the kingdoms are in disarray, the Vikings, this time coming from the west, will go on the rampage once more. The very future of England hangs in the balance. A hero is needed, a hero who can destroy the threat to Mercia, a hero who will ultimately decide the fate of a nation...

The Last Kingdom tie in

The Last Kingdom tie in
Author: Bernard Cornwell
Publsiher: Harper Paperbacks
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2015-09-22
ISBN: 9780062438621
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Kingdom tie in Book Excerpt:

In the middle years of the ninth century, the fierce Danes stormed onto British soil, hungry for spoils and conquest. Kingdom after kingdom fell to the ruthless invaders until but one realm remained. And suddenly the fate of all England—and the course of history—depended upon one man, one king. New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell’s The Last Kingdom is a rousing epic adventure of courage, treachery, duty, devotion, majesty, love, and battle as seen through the eyes of a young warrior who straddled two worlds. “Historical novels stand or fall on detail, and Mr. Cornwell writes as if he has been to ninth-century Wessex and back.”—WALL STREET JOURNAL

Unti Saxon Tales 12

Unti Saxon Tales  12
Author: Bernard Cornwell
Publsiher: HarperLuxe
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2019-11-26
ISBN: 9780062944771
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unti Saxon Tales 12 Book Excerpt:

The twelfth installment of Bernard Cornwell’s bestselling Saxon Tales series chronicling the epic story of the making of England, “like Game of Thrones, but real” (The Observer, London)—the basis for the hit Netflix series The Last Kingdom. His blood is Saxon His heart is Viking His battleground is England “Perhaps the greatest writer of historical adventure novels today” (Washington Post), Bernard Cornwell has dazzled and entertained readers and critics with his prolific string of page-turning bestsellers. Of all his protagonists, however, none is as beloved as Uhtred of Bebbanburg. In this epic twelfth novel he continues Uhtred’s conquests and challenges, bringing the birth of Britain to glorious life.

The Pagan Lord

The Pagan Lord
Author: Bernard Cornwell
Publsiher: Harper Paperbacks
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-01-06
ISBN: 9780061969720
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pagan Lord Book Excerpt:

In a clash of heroes, the kingdom is born. At the onset of the tenth century, England is in turmoil. Alfred the Great is dead and Edward, his son, reigns as king. Wessex survives, but peace cannot hold: the Danes in the north, led by Viking Cnut Longsword, stand ready to invade and will not rest until the emerald crown is theirs. Uhtred, once Alfred's great warrior but now out of favor with the new king, must lead a band of outcasts north to recapture his old family home, that great Northumbrian fortress, Bebbanburg. In The Pagan Lord, loyalties will be divided and men will fall, as every Saxon kingdom is drawn into the bloodiest battle yet with the Danes: a war that will decide the fate of every king, and the entire British nation.

Death of Kings

Death of Kings
Author: Bernard Cornwell
Publsiher: Harper
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2012-01-17
ISBN: 9780061969652
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Death of Kings Book Excerpt:

The story of Saxon claimants to the throne during the forming of England at the end of the ninth century continues as Alfred the Great lays dying and the fate of the Angles, Saxons, and Vikings hangs in the balance.

Sword Song

Sword Song
Author: Bernard Cornwell
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2008-01-22
ISBN: 0060888644
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sword Song Book Excerpt:

The year is 885, and England is at peace, divided between the Danish kingdom to the north and the Saxon kingdom of Wessex in the south. Uhtred, the dispossessed son of a Northumbrian lord—warrior by instinct, Viking by nature—has finally settled down. He has land, a wife, and two children, and a duty given to him by King Alfred to hold the frontier on the Thames. But then trouble stirs: a dead man has risen, and new Vikings have arrived to occupy the decayed Roman city of London. Their dream is to conquer Wessex, and to do it they need Uhtred's help. Alfred has other ideas. He wants Uhtred to expel the Viking raiders from London. Uhtred must weigh his oath to the king against the dangerous turning tide of shifting allegiances and deadly power struggles. And other storm clouds are gathering: Ætheleflæd—Alfred's daughter—is newly married, but by a cruel twist of fate, her very existence now threatens Alfred's kingdom. It is Uhtred—half Saxon, half Dane—whose uncertain loyalties must now decide England's future. A gripping story of love, deceit, and violence, Sword Song is set in an England of tremendous turmoil and strife—yet one galvanized by the hope that Alfred may prove an enduring force. Uhtred, his lord of war and greatest warrior, has become his sword—a man feared and respected the length and breadth of Britain.

War of the Wolf

War of the Wolf
Author: Bernard Cornwell
Publsiher: Harper Paperbacks
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2019-10-01
ISBN: 9780062563187
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

War of the Wolf Book Excerpt:

Bernard Cornwell’s epic story of the making of England continues in this eleventh installment in the bestselling Saxon Tales series—"like Game of Thrones, but real" (The Observer)—the basis of the hit Netflix television series The Last Kingdom. His blood is Saxon His heart is Viking His battleground is England "Perhaps the greatest writer of historical adventure novels today" (Washington Post), Bernard Cornwell has dazzled and entertained readers and critics with his page-turning bestsellers. Of all his protagonists, however, none is as beloved as Uhtred of Bebbanburg. And while Uhtred might have regained his family’s fortress, it seems that a peaceful life is not to be – as he is under threat from both an old enemy and a new foe. The old enemy comes from Wessex where a dynastic struggle will determine who will be the next king. And the new foe is Sköll, a Norseman, whose ambition is to be King of Northumbria and who leads a frightening army of wolf-warriors, men who fight half-crazed in the belief that they are indeed wolves. Uhtred, believing he is cursed, must fend off one enemy while he tries to destroy the other. In this new chapter of the Saxon Tales series—a rousing adventure of courage, treachery, duty, devotion, majesty, love and battle, as seen through the eyes of a warrior straddling two worlds—Uhtred returns to fight once again for the destiny of England.

The Last Kingdom

The Last Kingdom
Author: Bernard Cornwell
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 351
Release: 2005-01-25
ISBN: 0060530510
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Kingdom Book Excerpt:

Captured and raised by Danes in the ninth century, dispossessed nobleman Uhtred witnesses the unexpected defeat of his adoptive Viking clan by Alfred of Wessex and longs to recover his father's land. By the author of The Archer's Tale. 125,000 first printing.

The Pagan Lord

The Pagan Lord
Author: Bernard Cornwell
Publsiher: Harper
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2014-01-07
ISBN: 9780061969706
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pagan Lord Book Excerpt:

Bernard Cornwell—"the most prolific and successful historical novelist in the world today" (Wall Street Journal)—returns to his Saxon Tales saga with the epic story of divided loyalties, bloody battles, and the struggle to unite Britain. At the onset of the tenth century, England is in turmoil. Alfred the Great is dead and his son Edward reigns as king. Wessex survives but peace cannot hold: the Danes in the north, led by Viking Cnut Longsword, stand ready to invade and will never rest until the emerald crown is theirs. Uhtred, once Alfred's great warrior but now out of favor with the new king, must lead a band of outcasts north to recapture his old family home, the impregnable Northumbrian fortress Bebbanburg. Loyalties will be divided and men will fall as each Saxon kingdom is drawn into the bloodiest battle yet with the Danes—a war that will decide the fate of every king, and the entire English nation. With The Pagan Lord, New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell, "the reigning king of historical fiction" (USA Today), continues his magnificent epic of the making of England during the Middle Ages, vividly bringing to life the uneasy alliances, violent combat, and deadly intrigue that gave birth to the British nation.

The Saxon Tales Collection Books 1 4

The Saxon Tales Collection  Books  1 4
Author: Bernard Cornwell
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2014-08-12
ISBN: 0062378546
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Saxon Tales Collection Books 1 4 Book Excerpt:

A collection of the first four installments 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. This ebook collection includes The Last Kingdom, The Pale Horseman, Lords of the North, and Sword Song.

Sword Song Tie in

Sword Song Tie in
Author: Bernard Cornwell
Publsiher: Harper Paperbacks
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2017-05-16
ISBN: 9780062673411
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sword Song Tie in Book Excerpt:

New York Times Bestseller The fourth installment of Bernard Cornwell’s New York Times 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 show. The year is 885, and England is at peace, divided between the Danish kingdom to the north and the Saxon kingdom of Wessex in the south. Warrior by instinct and Viking by nature, Uhtred, the dispossessed son of a Northumbrian lord, has land, a wife and children—and a duty to King Alfred to hold the frontier on the Thames. But a dead man has risen, and new Vikings have invaded the decayed Roman city of London with dreams of conquering Wessex...with Uhtred's help. Suddenly forced to weigh his oath to the king against the dangerous turning tide of shifting allegiances and deadly power struggles, Uhtred—Alfred's sharpest sword—must now make the choice that will determine England's future. “Vastly entertaining and slyly wise.... Followers of this excellent series have stuck with Uhtred of Bebbanburg, the dispossessed pagan nobleman in thrall to the professionally Christian Wessexian monarch, through enough battles and perils for a dozen ordinary men.... Consistently fascinating.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred)

The Burning Land LP

The Burning Land LP
Author: Bernard Cornwell
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 564
Release: 2010-01-19
ISBN: 006088875X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Burning Land LP Book Excerpt:

In a clash of heroes, the kingdom is born. 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. Yet fate has different plans. The Danes of East Anglia and the Vikings of Northumbria are plotting the conquest of all Britain. When Alfred's daughter pleads with Uhtred for help, he cannot refuse her request. In a desperate gamble, he takes command of a demoralized Mercian army, leading them in an unforgettable battle on a blood-soaked field beside the Thames. 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.

The Flame Bearer

The Flame Bearer
Author: Bernard Cornwell
Publsiher: HarperLuxe
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2016-11-29
ISBN: 9780062562845
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Flame Bearer Book Excerpt:

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, it was massive, it could only be approached on land by a single narrow track—and it was mine. Britain is in a state of uneasy peace. Northumbria’s Viking ruler, Sigtryggr, and Mercia’s Saxon Queen Aethelflaed have agreed a truce. And so England’s greatest warrior, Uhtred of Bebbanburg, at last has the chance to take back the home his traitorous uncle stole from him so many years ago—and which his scheming cousin still occupies. But fate is inexorable and the enemies Uhtred has made and the oaths he has sworn combine to distract him from his dream of recapturing Bebbanburg. New enemies enter into the fight for England’s kingdoms: the redoubtable Constantin of Scotland seizes an opportunity for conquest and leads his armies south. Britain’s precarious peace threatens to turn into a war of annihilation. But Uhtred is determined that nothing, neither the new enemies nor the old foes who combine against him, will keep him from his birth right. He is the Lord of Bebbanburg, but he will need all the skills he has learned in a lifetime of war to make his dream come true. The latest chapter in Bernard Cornwell’s "violent, absorbing historical saga," The Flame Bearer confirms Bernard Cornwell’s title as "perhaps the greatest writer of historical adventure novels today" (Washington Post).

Stonehenge

Stonehenge
Author: Bernard Cornwell
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2001-05
ISBN: 9780061091940
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stonehenge Book Excerpt:

The original construction of the ancient English monument forms the backdrop of the story of three men, brothers and rivals--tyrant Lengar, sorcerer Camaban, and Saban, who must reverse the horrors of the past to realize the vision of Stonehenge.

The Burning Land

The Burning Land
Author: Bernard Cornwell
Publsiher: Harper
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2009
ISBN: 9780060888749
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Burning Land Book Excerpt:

After breaking with King Alfred of Wessex and joining the Danes and the Vikings in hopes of reclaiming Bebbanburg, warlord Uhtred switches sides again after Alfred's daughter pleads with him to take command of the Mercian army and protect Britain from being conquered. By the author of the best-selling Agincourt. 200,000 first printing.

The Pale Horseman tie in

The Pale Horseman tie in
Author: Bernard Cornwell
Publsiher: Harper Paperbacks
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2015-09-22
ISBN: 9780062438638
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pale Horseman tie in Book Excerpt:

As the last unvanquished piece of England, Wessex is eyed hungrily by the fearsome Viking conquerors. Uhtred, a dispossessed young nobleman, is tied to the imperiled land by birth and marriage but was raised by the Danish invaders—and he questions where his allegiance must lie. But blood is his destiny, and when the overwhelming Viking horde attacks out of a wintry darkness, Uhtred must put aside all hatred and distrust and stand beside his embattled country’s staunch defender—the fugitive King Alfred. New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell’s The Pale Horseman is a gripping, monumental adventure that gives breathtaking life to one of the most important epochs in English history. “Cornwell’s characters are vividly drawn, betrayals lurk around every corner, the humor is as sharp as the swords, and the action is non-stop.” —NPR

Crackdown

Crackdown
Author: Bernard Cornwell
Publsiher: Harper Perennial
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2008-05-20
ISBN: 9780061438370
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crackdown Book Excerpt:

Paradise is the perfect escape for ex-Marine Nick Breakspear, captain of a charter yacht operation in the Bahamas, until he agrees to pilot a "detox cruise" for the drug-addled grown son and daughter of a powerful U.S. senator. Ambushed far from port, he is helpless to prevent the murder of a crew member by modern-day pirates who sink Nick's yacht before vanishing with the senator's kids. Having barely eluded death, Nick must immediately set sail for disaster once again. For there's a death to be avenged on the dark side of Eden, the senator is demanding that his lost children be found . . . and the woman Nick loves is being held prisoner by killers somewhere on Murder Cay.

Wildtrack

Wildtrack
Author: Bernard Cornwell
Publsiher: Harper Perennial
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2008-05-20
ISBN: 9780061462641
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wildtrack Book Excerpt:

Nick Sandman's spine was shattered by a bullet in the Falklands. He has no money and no prospects, only a dream of sailing far away from his troubles on his boat, Sycorax. But Sycorax is as crippled as he is, and to make her seaworthy again, Nick must strike a devil's bargain with egomaniacal TV star Tony Bannister. Signing on to the crew of Bannister's powerful ocean racer, Wildtrack, Nick is expected to help sail her to victory. But the despised celebrity has made some powerful enemies who will stop at nothing for revenge. . . .