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Lords of the North - (Last Kingdom (Formerly Saxon Tales)) by Bernard Cornwell (Paperback)

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  • The third installment of Bernard Cornwell's New York Times 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.The year is 878.
  • Author(s): Bernard Cornwell
  • 352 Pages
  • Fiction + Literature Genres, Historical
  • Series Name: Last Kingdom (Formerly Saxon Tales)

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About the Book



Cornwells third and most dramatic volume in the Saxon Chronicles is the story of the creation of modern England, as the English and the Danes become one people by sharing language and fighting side by side.



Book Synopsis



The third installment of Bernard Cornwell's New York Times 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.

The year is 878. Uhtred, the dispossessed son of a Northumbrian lord, has helped the Saxons of Wessex defeat the invading Danes. Now, finally free of his allegiance to the victorious, ungrateful King Alfred, he is heading home to rescue his stepsister, a prisoner of Kjartan the Cruel in the formidable Danish stronghold of Dunholm. Uhtred's best hope is his sword, Serpent-Breath, for his only allies are Hild, a West Saxon nun fleeing her calling, and Guthred, a slave who believes himself king. Rebellion, chaos, fear, and betrayal await them in the north, forcing Uhtred to turn once more, reluctantly, to the liege he formerly served in battle and blood: Alfred the Great.



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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 BBC America television series.

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.



Review Quotes




"Glorious." -- Entertainment Weekly

"Splendid...Cornwell...breathes life into ancient history with disarming ease, peppering it with humor and even innocence." -- Publishers Weekly

"So soaked with blood and testosterone that it reads like a sword-and-sorcery fantasy, parlaying flamboyant violence and never-ending conflict into simple, unruly fun....There are bawdy insults and simmering feuds, betrayals and a woman worthy of Uhtred's love. And a fine promise from Cornwell: Uhtred's wars are not over." -- Arizona Republic

"Uhtred's adventures are thrilling to read. It is not necessary to have read the previous books in the series, as each is self-sustaining. The creation of the world of the ninth century by Cornwell is extraordinary. His attention to detail is wonderful. There is not a moment of this book that anyone who loves to read about personal armed combat and conquest will find boring." -- Roanoke Times

"Excellent sport... from the expert." -- Kirkus, starred review

"Rousing...Of course, all plotlines lead to combat, and Cornwell does not disappoint as Uhtred and his beloved Danish foster brother Ragnar engage their sworn enemy, Kjartan the Cruel, in one final, horrible battle." -- Booklist

"For readers who find contentment in reading historical novels featuring clanking swords and battlefield carnage, Bernard Cornwell should be at the very top of your list...The Saxon Chronicles is very possibly his best...Wildy exciting...Cornwell keeps the pace crackling." -- USA Today


Dimensions (Overall): 8.02 Inches (H) x 5.34 Inches (W) x .9 Inches (D)
Weight: .67 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 352
Series Title: Last Kingdom (Formerly Saxon Tales)
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Historical
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
Theme: Ancient
Format: Paperback
Author: Bernard Cornwell
Language: English
Street Date: January 2, 2008
TCIN: 11472213
UPC: 9780061149047
Item Number (DPCI): 248-04-1684
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.9 inches length x 5.34 inches width x 8.02 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.67 pounds
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