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The Burning Land by Bernard Cornwell


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Also by Bernard Cornwell:

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The Empty Throne, January 2015
The Pagan Lord, January 2014
1356, September 2013
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Death of Kings, January 2012
The Fort, October 2010
The Burning Land, January 2010
Agincourt, February 2009
Sword Song, February 2008
Lords of the North, February 2007
Sharpe's Fury, September 2006
The Pale Horseman, January 2006
The Last Kingdom, February 2005
The Bloody Ground:, September 2001
Sharpe's Rifles, February 2001
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The Burning Land
Bernard Cornwell

Saxon Tales #5
January 2010
On Sale: January 19, 2010
Featuring: King Alfred of Wessex; Uhtred; Ragnar
352 pages
ISBN: 0060888741
EAN: 9780060888749
Kindle: B0033V4SE2
Hardcover / e-Book
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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.

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