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Publisher Description

The first book in the epic and bestselling series that has gripped millions.

A hero will be forged from this broken land.

As seen on Netflix and BBC around the world.

In a land torn apart by conflict, an orphan boy has come of age. Raised by the Vikings, deadly enemies of his own Saxon people, Uhtred is a fierce and skilled warrior who kneels to no-one.

Alfred – Saxon, king, man of god – fights to hold the throne of the only land still resisting the pagan northerners.

Uhtred and Alfred’s fates are tangled, soaked in blood and blackened by the flames of war. Together they will change history.

Reviews

'Cornwell is a virtuoso of historical fiction.' Sunday Telegraph

'Bernard Cornwell is a literary miracle. Year after year, hail, rain, snow, war and political upheavals fail to prevent him from producing the most entertaining and readable historical novels of his generation.' Daily Mail

‘A phenomenal storyteller’ Daily Express

'Cornwell's narration is quite masterly and supremely well-researched.' Observer

About the author

Bernard Cornwell worked for BBC Television for seven years, mostly as a 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. Married to an American, he now lives in the United States.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2009
24 July
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
352
Pages
PUBLISHER
HarperCollins
SELLER
HarperCollins Australia Pty Limited
SIZE
1.8
MB

Customer Reviews

Centenarychick ,

Interesting

Rather gory at times but an interesting historical story nevertheless which keeps readers intrigued with each new development.

Blocka812 ,

Amazing Series

Cannot get enough of this series, have re-read right through atleast three times and still as exciting a read as the first time round. The constant plots, twists and turns make for every book to have a can’t put down storyline.

noelmcc7 ,

Great stuff!

Brilliant. Cornell never lets me down.

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