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Publisher Description

The No.1 Sunday Times bestseller

IN THE FINAL RECKONING, CHOOSE YOUR SIDE CAREFULLY…

The epic conclusion to the globally bestselling historical series.

After years fighting to reclaim his rightful home, Uhtred of Bebbanburg has returned to Northumbria. With his loyal band of warriors and a new woman by his side, his household is secure – yet Uhtred is far from safe. Beyond the walls of his impregnable fortress, a battle for power rages.

To the south, King Æthelstan has unified the three kingdoms of Wessex, Mercia and East Anglia – and now eyes a bigger prize. To the north, King Constantine and other Scottish and Irish leaders seek to extend their borders and expand their dominion.

Caught in the eye of the storm is Uhtred. Threatened and bribed by all sides, he faces an impossible choice: stay out of the struggle, risking his freedom, or throw himself into the cauldron of war and the most terrible battle Britain has ever experienced. Only fate can decide the outcome.

The epic story of how England was made concludes in WAR LORD, the magnificent finale to the Last Kingdom series.

Reviews

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

'Blood, divided loyalties and thundering battles' THE TIMES

‘The best battle scenes of any writer I’ve ever read, past or present. Cornwell really makes history come alive’ George R.R. Martin

‘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

‘Cornwell’s skill [is] in ageing his warrior-hero, who now creaks as he fights and is haunted by those he has loved and lost’ THE TIMES

‘The master still adding to his wonderful Saxon Chronicles’ SUNDAY TIMES MAGAZINE

‘Legendary … excellent storytelling, as ever’ SUNDAY SPORT

'A violent, absorbing historical saga, deeply researched and thoroughly imagined' WASHINGTON POST

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
Carolina.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2020
October 15
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
352
Pages
PUBLISHER
HarperCollins
SIZE
3.1
MB

Customer Reviews

korinthias ,

Farewell Uhtred!

Sad to finish War Lord and get to the very end of this great series of books by Bernard Cornwell. It has been great a privilege to journey alongside Uhtred - and indeed Finan and all the other characters in the books. From servants to kings, and from warriors to priests. Cornwell has created a wonderful evocation of the barbarity and beauty of the time. One can’t help feeling that our modern lives, for all their sophistication, lack the depth of experience and immediacy of relationship with the natural world that people in that age would have had - for better, and indeed, for worse. Thank you! Now back to book one...

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