Bernard Cornwell The Last Kingdom Series 10 Books Collection Set
Death of Kings
The master of historical fiction presents the iconic story of King Alfred and the making of a nation. Alfred; the great king; is said to be dying. Rivals for his succession are poised to tear the kingdom apart. The country Alfred has worked thirty years to build is about to disintegrate. Uhtred; the King;s warrior; Viking born but Saxon bred; wants more than anything else to go and fight to reclaim his stolen Northumbrian inheritance. But he knows that if he deserts the King;s cause; Alfred;s dream - and indeed the very future of the English nation - will very likely vanish. Death of Kings is an outstanding novel by a master storyteller of how England was made - and very nearly lost.
Warriors of the Storm
The new novel in Bernard Cornwells number one bestselling series on the making of England and the fate of his great hero; Uhtred of Bebbanburg. BBC2s major TV show THE LAST KINGDOM is based on the first two books in the series. A fragile peace is about to be broken King Alfreds son Edward and formidable daughter; thelflaed; rule Wessex; Mercia and East Anglia. But all around the restless Northmen; eyeing the rich lands and wealthy churches; are mounting raids. Uhtred of Bebbanburg; the kingdoms greatest warrior; controls northern Mercia from the strongly fortified city of Chester. But forces are rising up against him. Northmen allied to the Irish; led by the fierce warrior Ragnall Ivarson; are soon joined by the Northumbrians; and their strength could prove overwhelming. Despite the gathering threat; both Edward and thelflaed are reluctant to move out of the safety of their fortifications. But with Uhtreds own daughter married to Ivarsons brother; who can be trusted? In the struggle between family and loyalty; between personal ambition and political commitment; there will be no easy path. But a man with a warriors courage may be able to find it. Such a man is Uhtred;and this may be his finest hour.
The Pagan Lord
The new novel in Bernard Cornwells number one bestselling series The Warrior Chronicles; on the making of England and the fate of his great hero; Uhtred of Bebbanburg. Alfred the Great is dead and Edward his son reigns as king. Wessex survives but peace cannot hold. The Danes in the north; led by Viking Cnut Longsword; stand ready to invade and will never rest until the emerald crown is theirs. Uhtred; once Alfreds great warrior but now out of favour with the new king; must lead a band of outcasts north to recapture his old family home; that great Northumbrian fortress; Bebbanburg. Loyalties will be divided and men will fall; as every Saxon kingdom is drawn into the bloodiest battle yet with the Danes; a war which will decide the fate of every king; and the entire English nation.
The Empty Throne
The new novel in Bernard Cornwells number one bestselling series The Warrior Chronicles; on the making of England and the fate of his great hero; Uhtred of Bebbanburg. In the battle for power; there can be only one ruler. England is fractured; torn apart more by internal fighting than the threat of Viking invasion. The ruler of Mercia is dying; leaving no legitimate heir. His wife is a formidable fighter and great leader; but no woman has ever ruled over an English kingdom. And she is without her strongest warrior and champion; Uhtred of Bebbanburg. So the scene is set for an explosive battle between elders and warriors for an empty throne.
The Last Kingdom
The first book in a brand new series; The Last Kingdom is set in England during the reign of King Alfred. Uhtred is an English boy; born into the aristocracy of ninth-century Northumbria. Orphaned at ten; he is captured and adopted by a Dane and taught the Viking ways. Yet Uhtred's fate is indissolubly bound up with Alfred; King of Wessex; who rules over the only English kingdom to survive the Danish assault. The struggle between the English and the Danes and the strife between christianity and paganism is the background to Uhtred's growing up. He is left uncertain of his loyalties but a slaughter in a winter dawn propels him to the English side and he will become a man just as the Danes launch their fiercest attack yet on Alfred's kingdom. Marriage ties him further still to the West Saxon cause but when his wife and child vanish in the chaos of the Danish invasion; Uhtred is driven to face the greatest of the Viking chieftains in a battle beside the sea. There; in the horror of the shield-wall; he discovers his true allegiance.
The Lord of The North
The year is 878 and the Vikings have been thrown out of Wessex. Uhtred; fresh from fighting for Alfred in the battle to free Wessex; travels north to seek revenge for his father's death; killed in a bloody raid by Uhtred's old enemy; renegade Danish lord; Kjartan. While Kjartan lurks in his formidable stronghold of Dunholm; the north is overrun by chaos; rebellion and fear. Together with a small band of warriors; Uhtred plans his attack on his enemy; revenge fuelling his anger; resolute on bloody retribution. But; he finds himself betrayed and ends up on a desperate slave voyage to Iceland. Rescued by a remarkable alliance of old friends and enemies; he and his allies; together with Alfred the Great; are free to fight once more in a battle for power; glory and honour. 'The Lords of the North' is a tale of England's making; a powerful story of betrayal; struggle and romance; set in an England torn apart by turmoil and upheaval.
The fourth in the bestselling Alfred series from number one historical novelist; Bernard Cornwell. The year is 885; and England is at peace; divided between the Danish kingdom to the north and Alfred's kingdom of Wessex in the south. But trouble stirs; a dead man has risen and new Vikings have arrived to occupy London. It is a dangerous time; and it falls to Uhtred; half Saxon; half Dane; a man feared and respected the length and breadth of Britain; to expel the Viking raiders and take control of London for Alfred. His uncertain loyalties must now decide England's future. A gripping tale of love; rivalry and violence; Sword Song tells the story of England's making.
The Burning Land
The latest in the bestselling Alfred series from number one historical novelist; Bernard Cornwell. In the last years of the ninth century; King Alfred of Wessex is in failing health; and his heir is an untested youth. The Danes; who have failed so many times to conquer Wessex; smell opportunity...First comes Harald Bloodhair; a savage warrior leading a Viking horde; who is encouraged to cruelty by his woman; Skade. But Alfred still has the services of Uhtred; his unwilling warlord; who leads Harald into a trap and; at Farnham in Surrey; inflicts one of the greatest defeats the Vikings were ever to suffer. This novel; the fifth in the magnificent series of England's history tells of the final assaults on Alfred's Wessex; that Wessex survived to become England is because men like Uhtred defeated an enemy feared throughout Christendom.
The Pale of Horseman
It is the lowest time for the Saxons. Defeated comprehensively by the Vikings who now occupy most of England; Alfred and his very small group of surviving followers retreat to the trackless marshlands of Somerset. There; forced to move restlessly to escape betrayal or detection; using the marsh mists for cover; they travel by small boats from one island refuge to another; hoping that they can regroup and find some more strength and support. Only Uhtred remains resolute. Determined to discover the enemys strategies; he draws once again on his Viking upbringing; and attempts to enter the Viking camps. His plan is to become accepted by their leaders; and to sit in their councils and uncover their plans. But once there; the attractions of his many friends among the Vikings coupled with his disillusion with the Saxons leadership and anger at Alfreds criticism of his own conduct; draws him back again to his allegiance to the Vikings. The Pale Horseman; an even more powerful and dramatic book than The Last Kingdom; brings both Uhtred and the Saxons dilemmas vividly to life.
The Flame Bearer
The brand new novel in Bernard Cornwells number one bestselling series on the making of England and the fate of his great hero; Uhtred of Bebbanburg. BBC2s major TV show THE LAST KINGDOM is based on the first two books in the series. From the day it was stolen from me I had dreamed of recapturing Bebbanburg. The great fort was built on a rock that was almost an island; it was massive; it could only be approached on land by a single narrow track ' and it was mine. Britain is in a state of uneasy peace. Northumbrias Viking ruler; Sigtryggr; and Mercias Saxon Queen Aethelflaed have agreed a truce. And so Englands greatest warrior; Uhtred of Bebbanburg; at last has the chance to take back the home his traitorous uncle stole from him so many years ago ' and which his scheming cousin still occupies. But fate is inexorable and the enemies Uhtred has made and the oaths he has sworn combine to distract him from his dream of recapturing Bebbanburg. New enemies enter into the fight for Englands kingdoms: the redoubtable Constantin of Scotland seizes an opportunity for conquest and leads his armies south. Britains precarious peace threatens to turn into a war of annihilation. But Uhtred is determined that nothing; neither the new enemies nor the old foes who combine against him; will keep him from his birthright. He is the Lord of Bebbanburg; but he will need all the skills he has learned in a lifetime of war to make his dream come true.
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