The Burning Land: A Novel (Saxon Tales)

The Burning Land: A Novel (Saxon Tales)

Bernard Cornwell


The 5th installment of Bernard Cornwell’s bestselling Saxon stories chronicling the epic saga of the making of britain, “like video game of Thrones, yet genuine” (The Observer, London)—the foundation for The final Kingdom, the hit BBC the US tv series.

At the top of the 9th century, King Alfred of Wessex is in in poor health health and wellbeing; his inheritor, an untested formative years. His enemy, the Danes, having didn't triumph over Wessex, now see their likelihood for victory. Led through the sword of savage warrior Harald Bloodhair, the Viking hordes assault. yet Uhtred, Alfred’s reluctant warlord, proves his worthy, outwitting Harald and handing the Vikings one in all their maximum defeats.

For Uhtred, the wonder of victory is quickly overshadowed by means of tragedy. Breaking with Alfred, he joins the Vikings, swearing by no means back to serve the Saxon king. as an alternative, he'll reclaim his ancestral fort at the Northumbrian coast. Allied along with his previous buddy Ragnar-and his outdated foe Haesten-he goals to invade and triumph over Wessex itself.  yet destiny has varied plans . . .

In The Burning Land, Bernard Cornwell, “the reigning king of historic fiction” (USA Today), gives you a rousing saga of Anglo-Saxon England-an impossible to resist new bankruptcy in his exciting Saxon stories, the epic tale of the beginning of britain and the mythical king who made it possible.

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