The flame bearer : a novel

by Cornwell, Bernard,

Format: Large Print 2016
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The tenth 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.

Britain is in a state of uneasy peace. Northumbria's Viking ruler, Sigtryggr, and Mercia's Saxon Queen Aethelflaed have agreed a truce. And so England's 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 conspire to distract him from his dream of recapturing his home. New enemies enter into the fight for England's kingdoms: the redoubtable Constantin of Scotland seizes an opportunity for conquest and leads his armies south. Britain's precarious peace threatens to turn into a war of annihilation. Yet Uhtred is determined that nothing--neither the new adversaries nor the old foes who combine against him--will keep him from his birthright.

"Historical novels stand or fall on detail, and Mr. Cornwell writes as if he has been to ninth-century Wessex and back."

--Wall Street Journal

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Cornwell's latest entry in the rousing Saxon Tales series, following Warriors of the Storm (2016), will not disappoint devoted fans who can't read enough about the adventures of Uhtred of Bebbanburg. This time around, an older, wiser, and more reflective Uhtred stands front and center. Battered but never defeated, he is still determined to recapture Bebbanburg, the ancestral home wrested away by his uncle and now in the possession of his cousin. The kingdom that would be England is still partitioned, with various factions holding court in Wessex, East Anglia, and Mercia. Uhtred, as always, is focused on Northumbria, but he must outwit and outfight Danes, Norsemen, and Scots in order to reclaim his birthright. Old friends, enemies, and family members populate the pages, providing familiar touchstones as a well-seasoned Uhtred battles his way ever closer to achieving his ultimate goal.--Flanagan, Margaret Copyright 2016 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 Vikings -- Fiction.
Kings and rulers -- Succession -- Fiction.
Great Britain -- History -- Anglo-Saxon period, 449-1066 -- Fiction.
Northumbria (Kingdom) -- History -- Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Publisher New York, NY :HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,2016
Edition First HarperLuxe edition.
Language English
Description xv, 456 pages (large print) : map ; 23 cm.
ISBN 9780062562845
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