Warriors of the storm a novel

by Cornwell, Bernard,

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The ninth installment in the New York Times bestselling Saxon Tales, the epic saga of the making of England, magnificently brought to life by "the reigning king of historical fiction" (USA Today). A fragile peace reigns in Wessex, Mercia and East Anglia. King Alfred's son Edward and formidable daughter, Aethelflaed, rule the kingdoms. But all around the restless Northmen, eyeing the rich lands and wealthy churches, are mounting raids.Uhtred of Bebbanburg, the kingdoms' greatest warrior, controls northern Mercia from the strongly fortified city of Chester. But forces are gathering against him. Northmen allied to the Irish, led by the fierce warrior Ragnall Ivarson, are soon joined by the Northumbrians, and their strength could prove overwhelming. Despite the gathering threat, both Edward and Aethelflaed are reluctant to move out of the safety of their fortifications. But with Uhtred's own daughter married to Ivarson's brother, who can be trusted? In the struggle between family and loyalty, between personal ambition and political commitment, there will be no easy path. But a man with a warrior's courage may be able to find it. Such a man is Uhtred, and this may be his finest hour.
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Booklist Review: "Cornwell (The Empty Throne, 2015) continues his epic rendering of the long and brutal path toward the unification of Britain, in appropriately bloody fashion. As in the previous eight installments of the Saxon Tales, the indomitable Uhtred of Bebbanburg narrates as he moves from one spectacular battle to the next. Though the late King Alfred's son, Edward, rules Wessex and East Anglia, and his daughter, Aethelflaed, holds a tenuous grip on Mercia, with Uhtred's assistance in the north, the Vikings are not content with the status quo. When Uhtred's old enemy, Ragnall the Cruel, cobbles together a formidable coalition of Vikings, Irishmen, and Northumbrians, Uhtred, despite his somewhat divided loyalties, reacts to the threat of invasion in order to preserve the Saxon strongholds. Though this is a Cornwell novel and, therefore, the combat scenes are paramount, the tangled politics and social mores of the day are intricately interwoven into the plot, placing the frenzied action firmly into historical context.--Flanagan, Margaret Copyright 2015 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Cornwell, Bernard. Last kingdom. book 9.
#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
Ethelfled, -918 Fiction
Saxons Fiction
Historical Fiction
Mercia (Kingdom) Fiction.
Great Britain History Alfred, 871-899 Fiction.
Great Britain History Anglo-Saxon period, 449-1066 Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Alfred, 871-899
Anglo-Saxon period, 449-1066
Publisher New York :HarperCollins,2016
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Bates, Matt (Actor), narrator.
OverDrive, Inc.
Participants/Performers Read by Matt Bates.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
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Description 1 audio file : digital.
ISBN 9780062443854
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