Sword Song (The Last Kingdom Series, Book 4)

Author: Bernard Cornwell

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007279655

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 4317

BBC2’s major TV series THE LAST KINGDOM is based on Bernard Cornwell’s bestselling novels on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. SWORD SONG is the fourth book in the series. Season 2 of the epic TV series premiers this March.

Sword Song

Author: Bernard Cornwell

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007219733

Category: Fiction

Page: 314

View: 7534

Uhtred has been made Governor of London while Alfred, building fortified towns to hold Wesssex, pushes into Mercia.

Lords of the North

A Novel

Author: Bernard Cornwell

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061801895

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 3274

The third installment of Bernard Cornwell’s bestselling series chronicling the epic saga of the making of England, “like Game of Thrones, but real” (The Observer, London)—the basis for The Last Kingdom, the hit television series coming to Netflix in Fall 2016. After achieving victory at King Alfred’s side, Uhtred of Bebbanburg is returning to his home in the North, finally free of his allegiance to the King—or so he believes. An encounter with a vicious slave trader introduces Uhtred to Guthred, the self-proclaimed King of Northumbria. Curious about Guthred’s astounding claim, Uhtred follows him north. But he soon discovers fate has another incredible surprise in store, and begins an unexpected journey that climaxes in the midnight siege of a city thought impregnable—a dangerous seige that results in the forging of England. Lords of the North is Bernard Cornwell’s finest work yet—a breathtaking adventure, but it also tells the story of the creation of English identity, as the English and Danes begin to become one people, appropriating each other’s languages and, thrillingly, fighting side-by-side.

The Pale Horseman

A Novel

Author: Bernard Cornwell

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061801917

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 7537

The second installment of Bernard Cornwell’s bestselling series chronicling the epic saga of the making of England, “like Game of Thrones, but real” (The Observer, London)—the basis for The Last Kingdom, the hit television series coming to Netflix in Fall 2016. This is the exciting—yet little known—story of the making of England in the 9th and 10th centuries, the years in which King Alfred the Great, his son and grandson defeated the Danish Vikings who had invaded and occupied three of England’s four kingdoms. At the end of The Last Kingdom, The Danes had been defeated at Cynuit, but the triumph of the English is not fated to last long. The Danish Vikings quickly invade and occupy three of England’s four kingdoms—and all that remains of the once proud country is a small piece of marshland, where Alfred and his family live with a few soldiers and retainers, including Uhtred, the dispossessed English nobleman who was raised by the Danes. Uhtred has always been a Dane at heart, and has always believed that given the chance, he would fight for the men who raised him and taught him the Viking ways. But when Iseult, a powerful sorceress, enters Uhtred’s life, he is forced to consider feelings he’s never confronted before—and Uhtred discovers, in his moment of greatest peril, a new-found loyalty and love for his native country and ruler.

The Burning Land

A Novel

Author: Bernard Cornwell

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061966095

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 8258

The fifth installment of Bernard Cornwell’s bestselling Saxon Tales chronicling the epic saga of the making of England, “like Game of Thrones, but real” (The Observer, London)—the basis for The Last Kingdom, the hit television series coming to Netflix in Fall 2016. 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. But fate has different plans . . . 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.

Death of Kings

A Novel

Author: Bernard Cornwell

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062097113

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 2485

The sixth installment of Bernard Cornwell’s bestselling series chronicling the epic saga of the making of England, “like Game of Thrones, but real” (The Observer, London)—the basis for The Last Kingdom, the hit television series coming to Netflix in Fall 2016. As the ninth century wanes, England is perched once more on the brink of chaos. King Alfred is dying; with his passing, the island of Britain seems doomed to renewed warfare. Alfred wants his son Edward to succeed him, but there are other Saxon claimants to the throne—as well as ambitious pagan Vikings to the north. With the promise of battle looming again, Uhtred, the Viking-raised but Saxon-born warrior, whose life seems to shadow the making of England itself, is torn between competing loyalties. Uhtred’s loyalty, and his vows, are to Alfred—not to his son—and despite long years of service to the old king, Uhtred is still reluctant to commit to Alfred’s cause. His own desire is to reclaim his long lost ancestral lands and castle to the north. As the king’s warrior he is duty-bound, but the king’s reign is nearing its end, and his death will leave a vacuum of power. Uhtred is forced to make a momentous choice: either take up arms—and Alfred’s mantle—to realize his dream of a united and Christian England, or be responsible for condemning it to oblivion. Death of Kings is a harrowing story of the power of tribal commitment and the dilemma of divided loyalties. This is the making of England magnificently brought to life by “the best historical novelist writing today” (Vince Flynn).

The Last Kingdom Series

Books 1-5

Author: Bernard Cornwell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780007219735

Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

View: 7834

HISTORICAL FICTION. The first five books in Bernard Cornwell's No.1 bestselling THE LAST KINGDOM series, a captivating historical fiction series that transports readers to a time when epic heroes rose amidst the tumult and war of the 9th Century. BBC2's major TV show THE LAST KINGDOM is based on the first two books in the series. Bernard Cornwell's captivating historical fiction series, THE LAST KINGDOM, tells the tale of Alfred the Great, his descendants and the enemies they faced at the dawn of England. Against their lives Bernard Cornwell has woven a story of divided loyalties, reluctant love and desperate heroism. In Uhtred, he has created one of his most captivating and heroic characters. The series follows Uhtred from his childhood - an English boy, growing up among Danes with increasingly conflicting loyalties - to his adulthood as he becomes one of the greatest warriors of England, fighting epic battles and navigating the ever-shifting landscape of England.

The Last Kingdom

Author: Bernard Cornwell

Publisher: Harper Perennial

ISBN: 9780060887186

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 7923

In the middle years of the ninth-century, the fierce Danes stormed onto British soil, hungry for spoils and conquest. Kingdom after kingdom fell to the ruthless invaders until but one realm remained. And suddenly the fate of all England—and the course of history—depended upon one man, one king. From New York Times bestselling storyteller Bernard Cornwell comes a rousing epic adventure of courage, treachery, duty, devotion, majesty, love, and battle as seen through the eyes of a young warrior who straddled two worlds.

The Saxon Tales Collection: Books #1-4

The Last Kingdom, The Pale Horseman, Lords of the North, and Sword Song

Author: Bernard Cornwell

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062378546

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 5470

A collection of the first four installments of Bernard Cornwell’s bestselling series chronicling the epic saga of the making of England, “like Game of Thrones, but real” (The Observer, London)—the basis for The Last Kingdom, the hit television series. This ebook collection includes The Last Kingdom, The Pale Horseman, Lords of the North, and Sword Song.

The Empty Throne

A Novel

Author: Bernard Cornwell

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062250744

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 4266

The eighth installment of Bernard Cornwell’s bestselling series chronicling the epic saga of the making of England, “like Game of Thrones, but real” (The Observer, London)—the basis for The Last Kingdom, the hit television series coming to Netflix in Fall 2016. My name is Uhtred. I am the son of Uhtred, who was the son of Uhtred . . .’ Britain, early tenth century AD: a time of change. There are new raids by the Vikings from Ireland, and turmoil among the Saxons over the leadership of Mercia. A younger generation is taking over. When Æthelred, the ruler of Mercia, dies, he leaves no legitimate heir. The West Saxons want their king, but Uhtred has long supported Æthelflaed, sister to King Edward of Wessex and widow of Æethelred. Widely loved and respected, Æthelflaed has all the makings of a leader—but can Saxon warriors ever accept a woman as their ruler? The stage is set for rivals to fight for the empty throne. With this eighth entry in the epic Saxon Tales series, we are reminded once again why New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell is “the most prolific and successful historical novelist in the world today” (Wall Street Journal).

A Crowning Mercy

A Novel

Author: Bernard Cornwell,Susannah Kells

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061832987

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 7863

The civil war that is tearing England asunder in the year 1643 has not yet touched Dorcas Slythe, a secretly rebellious young Puritan woman living in the countryside south of London. She aches to escape the safe, pious tyranny of her father—and the opportunity appears with the arrival of Toby Lazender, dashing scion of a powerful royalist family, who awakens her to her passionate destiny. Her adventure truly begins with the discovery of an intricately wrought gold seal—one of four that, when joined, will reveal a great secret. Suddenly grave danger lies before her—not from Cromwell's advancing armies, but from relentless enemies who covet the great treasure to which she now holds the key.

Animas, Book Three: Song of the Sword

Author: C. R. Grey

Publisher: Disney Electronic Content

ISBN: 1484776259

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 5611

An ebook exclusive! After her defeat at the Progress Fair, Viviana's determined to return, and this time, she's building an army. With the Dominae strengthening, Tremelo, Bailey, and the rest of their friends work feverishly to develop a device that could overpower Dominance once and for all. But when Tremelo is kidnapped, Bailey must take the lead in the fight to protect the bond. As they prepare for battle, Bailey uncovers a legend: a sword with the power to defeat Viviana is hidden somewhere in the kingdom. On an epic journey across Aldermere in search of the sword, the friends unravel startling secrets about the bond, Bailey's past, and each other. In this thrilling conclusion to the Animas trilogy, Bailey and his friends must risk everything to save the bond they treasure and restore the rightful king to the throne of Aldermere.

Sharpe's Rifles

Richard Sharpe and the French Invasion of Galicia, January 1809

Author: Bernard Cornwell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140294293

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 9455

Stranded in Spain as the British army retreats, distrusted by his men and surrounded by the enemy, Lieutenant Richard Sharpe finds an ally in Spanish cavalryman Blas Vivar, who possesses information that can change the course of the war and help them all escape through the enemy-held mountains of Spain. Reissue.

Stone of Tears

Author: Terry Goodkind

Publisher: RosettaBooks

ISBN: 0795346093

Category: Fiction

Page: 979

View: 8755

With Darken Rahl defeated, Richard and Kahlan head back to the Mud People to be married. As they wait for their wedding day to approach, they discover three Sisters of Light are pursuing Richard, intending to take him back to the Old World to be trained as a Wizard. Additionally, unbeknownst to Richard and Kahlan, the veil has been torn and the Stone of Tears has entered the world. According to prophecy, the only person who has a chance at closing the veil is the one bonded to the blade, the one born true.

The Last Kingdom Series Books 1–8: The Last Kingdom, The Pale Horseman, The Lords of the North, Sword Song, The Burning Land, Death of Kings, The Pagan Lord, The Empty Throne (The Last Kingdom Series)

Author: Bernard Cornwell

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008159653

Category: Fiction

Page: 2366

View: 875

BBC2’s major Autumn 2015 TV series THE LAST KINGDOM is based on Bernard Cornwell’s bestselling novels on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. The first eight books in the series, now in one complete eBook for the first time.

Haroun and the Sea of Stories

Author: Salman Rushdie

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143124773

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 8733

Vowing to return to his father--the city storyteller--his lost gift of speech, Haroun begins a quest that introduces him to a mad bus driver, the Shadow Warriors, and the land of darkness.

Enemy of God

A Novel of Arthur

Author: Bernard Cornwell

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250017386

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

View: 1913

With The Winter King, the first volume of his magnificent Warlord Chronicles, Bernard Cornwell established himself as the storyteller who could reinvent the legend of King Arthur for our time. Now with Enemy of God, Cornwell's magical re-creation continues. Having defeated the last holdouts of civil war in southern Britain, Arthur has secured Mordred's throne. But he must still face raging conflicts between the old ways and the new, as well as foes more powerful and more dangerous--because they pose as friends. Brilliantly written and peopled with the familiar faces of legend along with new ones, Enemy of God is an immensely powerful continuation of a modern classic.