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The Burning Land (The Last Kingdom Series, Book 5)

Book 5, The Warrior Chronicles

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Description

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.

Reviews

Praise for The Burning Land:

‘Cornwell draws a fascinating picture of England as it might have been before anything like England existed’
The Times

Praise for AZINCOURT:

'This is a magnificent and gory work' Daily Mail

'The historical blockbuster of the year' Evening Standard

‘If Bernard Cornwell was born to write one book, this is it. No other historical novelist has acquired such a mastery of the minutiae of warfare in centuries past.’ Daily Telegraph

‘A runaway success’ Observer

Praise for Bernard Cornwell:

‘The characterisation, as ever, is excellent…And one can only admire the little touches that bring the period to life. He can also claim to be a true poet of both the horror and the glory of war.’ Sunday Telegraph

This is typical Cornwell, meticulously researched, massive in scope, brilliant in execution’. News of the World

‘He’s called a master story-teller. Really he’s cleverer than that.’ Telegraph

About the author

Bernard Cornwell was born in London, raised in Essex, and now lives mainly in the USA with his wife. In addition to the hugely successful Sharpe novels, Bernard Cornwell is the author of the Starbuck Chronicles, the Warlord trilogy, the Grail Quest series and the Alfred series.

Customer Reviews

Outrageous

This book is £4.99 in Waterstones.
The publishers need to go bust, get shut down, and replaced by someone who has a clue.

Robbery

£13.99 for this is daylight robbery, at least Dick Turpin wore a mask when he was robbing you, publishers are a greedy bunch of %^****

The Burning Land

It is remarkable that the publishers as so stupid. They don't have to print the book, nor pay for the paper, nor ship it to shops or have to pay the shop's margin! Yet they have the arrogance to think they can charge the same or a higher price than the shop. When are they going to enter the modern digital age and price more intelligently.
I really like Cornwall's books but him allowing this does him no credit at all.
John

The Burning Land (The Last Kingdom Series, Book 5)
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  • £6.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Historical
  • Published: 01 October 2009
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Print Length: 366 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 5, The Warrior Chronicles
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