The empty throne : a novel

by Cornwell, Bernard,

Format: Large Print 2015
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
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Crafton Public Library Adult - Fiction Large Print LP F CORNWALL 2015 CRAFTON 1/15
Location  Crafton Public Library
Collection  Adult - Fiction Large Print
Call Number  LP F CORNWALL 2015 CRAFTON 1/15
Jefferson Hills Public Library Large Print LP FIC COR
Location  Jefferson Hills Public Library
Collection  Large Print
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Shaler North Hills Library Large Print LARGE PRINT CORNWELL
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Large Print

The eighth 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.

My name is Uhtred. I am the son of Uhtred, who was the son of Uhtred . . .'

Britain, early tenth century AD: a time of change. There are new raids by the Vikings from Ireland, and turmoil among the Saxons over the leadership of Mercia. A younger generation is taking over.

When Æthelred, the ruler of Mercia, dies, he leaves no legitimate heir. The West Saxons want their king, but Uhtred has long supported Æthelflaed, sister to King Edward of Wessex and widow of Æethelred. Widely loved and respected, Æthelflaed has all the makings of a leader--but can Saxon warriors ever accept a woman as their ruler? The stage is set for rivals to fight for the empty throne.

With this eighth entry in the epic Saxon Tales series, we are reminded once again why New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell is "the most prolific and successful historical novelist in the world today" (Wall Street Journal).

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Cornwell continues his excellent Saxon Tales stories with an all-new installment chronicling the exploits of Uhtred of Bebbanburg as England teeters on the precipice of either unification or destruction. The eighth installment in this saga features a hero who has aged considerably, relying more and more on experience and cunning rather than physical prowess. Though the battle scenes still resonate, it is definitely time for a more refined political strategy as Aethelred, king of Mercia, dies and a power vacuum is waiting to be filled. Though Uhtred champions Aethelflaed, the king's widow, there are several adversaries who covet the Saxon throne. In addition, those pesky Vikings are still lurking about, and Uhtred must recover the sword that caused him cataclysmic injury in his last battle in order to fully regain his strength. Mysticism, history, brutality, muck, and mire combine to splendid effect in this compelling fictional version of the birth of a great nation.--Flanagan, Margaret Copyright 2014 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Cornwell, Bernard. Last kingdom.
#1 - The Last Kingdom
#2 - The Pale horseman
#3 - Lords of the north
#4 - Sword song
#5 - The Burning land
#6 - Death of kings
#7 - The Pagan lord
#8 - The Empty throne
#9 - Warriors of the storm
#10 - The Flame bearer
#11 - War of the wolf
#12 - Sword of kings
#13 - War lord
Subjects Alfred, -- King of England, -- 849-899 -- Fiction.
Large type books.
Great Britain -- History -- Anglo-Saxon period, 449-1066 -- Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Publisher New York, NY :Harper Luxe, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers,2015
Edition First HarperLuxe edition.
Language English
Notes "Published in Great Britain in 2014 by HarperCollins Publishers"--Title page verso.
"Larger print"--Page 4 of cover.
Description xv, 472 pages (large print) : map ; 23 cm.
ISBN 9780062370341
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