On Sale: November 29, 2016
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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
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
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).
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