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 online game of Thrones, yet actual” (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 sick well-being; his inheritor, an untested early life. His enemy, the Danes, having didn't triumph over Wessex, now see their likelihood for victory. Led by way of 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 every of their maximum defeats.

For Uhtred, the wonder of victory is quickly overshadowed by way 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 Allied along with his outdated buddy Ragnar-and his previous foe Haesten-he goals to invade and overcome Wessex itself.  yet destiny has diverse plans . . .

In The Burning Land, Bernard Cornwell, “the reigning king of old fiction” (USA Today), offers 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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