The empty throne a novel

by Cornwell, Bernard,

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In the battle for power, there can be only one ruler.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 thelred, the ruler of Mercia, dies, he leaves no legitimate heir. The West Saxons want their king, but Uhtred has long supported thelflaed, sister to King Edward of Wessex and widow of thelred. Widely loved and respected, thelflaed 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.Uhtred is still suffering from wounds he received in battle. To recover his strength he needs to find the sword that caused the injury, but, lost amid the battle's blood and mud, how can it be traced, and who among the Vikings or Saxons may be holding it?In the end it is one champion, one hero, who will destroy the new Viking threat to Mercia--and ultimately decide the fate of England.With this eighth entry in the epic Saxon Tales series, we are reminded once again why New York TimesWall Street Journal).
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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"
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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 Saxons Fiction
Vikings Fiction
Historical Fiction
Great Britain History Anglo-Saxon period, 449-1066 Fiction.
Mercia (Kingdom) Fiction.
Electronic books.
Historical fiction.
Anglo-Saxon period, 449-1066
Publisher New York :HarperCollins,2015
Edition First U.S. edition.
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
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Description 1 online resource.
ISBN 9780062250742
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