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The Burning Land : Saxon Chronicles Series : Book 5 - Bernard Cornwell

The Burning Land

Saxon Chronicles Series : Book 5

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Published: 14th September 2010
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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.

About the Author

Bernard Cornwell is the author of the acclaimed Richard Sharpe series, set during the Napoleonic Wars; the Nathaniel Starbuck Chronicles, about American Civil War; the Warlord Trilogy, about Arthurian England; and, most recently, Stonehenge 2000 B.C.: A Novel and The Archer's Tale.

Bernard Cornwell worked for BBC TV for seven years, mostly as producer on the Nationwide programme, before taking charge of the Current Affairs department in Northern Ireland. In 1978 he became editor of Thames Television's Thames at Six. Mr. Cornwell lives with his wife on Cape Cod.

"Slathered in blood and gore, Saxon warlord Uhtred of Bebbanburg hacks his way through the ninth century in the exciting fifth installment to bestseller Cornwell's Saxon Tales series. . . . Vivid descriptions of merciless battlefield slaughter, rape, and destruction are artfully related by a masterful storyteller."--Publishers Weekly "Cornwell (Agincourt) has been described as a master of historical fiction, but that may be an understatement. Cornwell makes his subject material come alive. Better, his major protagonist is totally believable and human."--Robert Conroy, Library Journal "Cornwell, a master of martial fiction, makes history come alive with his rousing battlefield scenes."--Margaret Flanagan, Booklist Cornwell, a master of martial fiction, makes history come alive with his rousing battlefield scenes. --Margaret Flanagan, Booklist" Cornwell (Agincourt) has been described as a master of historical fiction, but that may be an understatement. Cornwell makes his subject material come alive. Better, his major protagonist is totally believable and human. --Robert Conroy, Library Journal" Slathered in blood and gore, Saxon warlord Uhtred of Bebbanburg hacks his way through the ninth century in the exciting fifth installment to bestseller Cornwell s Saxon Tales series. . . . Vivid descriptions of merciless battlefield slaughter, rape, and destruction are artfully related by a masterful storyteller. --Publishers Weekly" -Cornwell, a master of martial fiction, makes history come alive with his rousing battlefield scenes.---Margaret Flanagan, Booklist -Cornwell (Agincourt) has been described as a master of historical fiction, but that may be an understatement. Cornwell makes his subject material come alive. Better, his major protagonist is totally believable and human.---Robert Conroy, Library Journal -Slathered in blood and gore, Saxon warlord Uhtred of Bebbanburg hacks his way through the ninth century in the exciting fifth installment to bestseller Cornwell's Saxon Tales series. . . . Vivid descriptions of merciless battlefield slaughter, rape, and destruction are artfully related by a masterful storyteller.---Publishers Weekly

ISBN: 9780060888763
ISBN-10: 0060888768
Series: Saxon Tales (Paperback)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 345
Published: 14th September 2010
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.2 x 13.5  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.29