The 11th 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.
Lord Uhtred of Bebbanburg knows that peace is far from reach. Though he has won the battle for his ancestral home, rebellion looms in Mercia and invading Norsemen appear at every turn.
With the country in turmoil, Uhtred comes face-to-face with King Skoll, a violent Norseman leading an army of úlfheðinn, or wolf warriors, hellbent on seizing a kingdom – and killing any in his path.
Surrounded and outnumbered by new enemies, Uhtred must call on all his skill and courage to survive, and prevent his beloved Northumbria from falling to the Viking hoards.
Praise for WAR OF THE WOLF:
‘Excellent … Cornwell is masterly’ THE TIMES
‘There can surely be no better writer of historical dramas than Bernard Cornwell’ DAILY EXPRESS
‘Brilliantly described … Cornwell’s many fans can only rejoice’ SUNDAY TIMES
‘Tight plotting, vivid action … great’ INDEPENDENT
‘Epic … thrilling’ COMPASS MAGAZINE
Praise for Bernard Cornwell:
'Strong narrative, vigourous action and striking characterisation, Cornwell remains king of the territory he has staked out as his own' SUNDAY TIMES
‘Like Game of Thrones, but real’ OBSERVER
‘A phenomenal storyteller’ DAILY EXPRESS
'Blood, divided loyalties and thundering battles' THE TIMES
'A violent, absorbing historical saga, deeply researched and thoroughly imagined' WASHINGTON POST
‘The best battle scenes of any writer I’ve ever read, past or present. Cornwell really makes history come alive’ George R.R. Martin
‘Cornwell draws a fascinating picture of England as it might have been before anything like England existed’ THE TIMES
‘He’s called a master storyteller. Really he’s cleverer than that’ TELEGRAPH
‘A reminder of just how good a writer he is’ SUNDAY TIMES
‘Nobody in the world does this better than Cornwell’ Lee Child
About the author
Bernard Cornwell was born in London, raised in Essex and
worked for the BBC for eleven years before meeting Judy, his
American wife. Denied an American work permit he wrote a
novel instead and has been writing ever since. He and Judy
divide their time between Cape Cod and Charleston, South
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Travel back to 10th-century England and experience the exciting political intrigue and bloody battles that are the hallmark of Bernard Cornwell’s Last Kingdom series. Eleven books into the epic, War of the Wolf follows Uhtred, a well-travelled warrior lord dealing with the invading Norse and with infighting in his homeland. Cornwell’s dense plot is lightened by Uhtred’s cunning, often-sardonic narration. If you haven’t read any of the other books (or watched Netflix’s sumptuous The Last Kingdom), don’t worry: You can start with this instalment. Just be advised you’ll probably want to pick up more from the series once you’re done!