War lord a novel

by Cornwell, Bernard,

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"After years fighting to reclaim his rightful home, Uhtred of Bebbanburg has returned to Northumbria. With his loyal band of warriors and a new woman by his side, his household is secure {u2013} yet Uhtred is far from safe. Beyond the walls of his impregnable fortress, a battle for power rages. To the south, King Æthelstan has unified the three kingdoms of Wessex, Mercia and East Anglia {u2013} and now eyes a bigger prize. To the north, King Constantine and other Scottish and Irish leaders seek to extend their borders and expand their dominion. Caught in the eye of the storm is Uhtred. Threatened and bribed by all sides, he faces an impossible choice: stay out of the struggle, risking his freedom, or throw himself into the cauldron of war and the most terrible battle Britain has ever experienced. Only fate can decide the outcome. The epic story of how England was made concludes in WAR LORD, the magnificent finale to the Last Kingdom series"--
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Booklist Review: "Cornwell brings his mighty Saxon Tales series to a close with a thirteenth installment, noting in the epilogue: "The story of England's making is not well known, which strikes me as strange." Much has been made of 1066, but it is the Battle of Brunanburh in 937AD which Cornwell adeptly recreates in this epic adventure novel. Lord Uhtred of Bebbanburg helped Alfred the Great unite the kingdoms, and later put his grandson, Æthelstan, on the throne. Now Uhtred is tired; he wants only Bebbanburg and, soon, Valhalla. But Christianity has subsumed the old gods; Northumbria is beset on all sides, and Æthelstan will let nothing stand in the way of a united, Christian Englaland (in Old English.). This is a saga of politics, strategy, and, of course, war. Uhtred is an engaging character, as are the warriors who fight beside him, disparate parties brought together by long-standing loyalties and a desire to forestall chaos. By the end of this absorbing tale, as Uhtred says, "My country was gone. This was now Englaland, born in a welter of killing in a valley of blood.""
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
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Series Cornwell, Bernard. Last kingdom ; bk. 13.
#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 Uhtred, of Bebbanburg (Fictitious character) Fiction
Edward, King of England, -924 Fiction
Alfred, King of England, 849-899 Fiction
Vikings Fiction
Saxons Fiction
Kings and rulers Succession Fiction
Historical Fiction
Northumbria (Kingdom) History Fiction.
Great Britain History Anglo-Saxon period, 449-1066 Anglo-Saxon period 449-1066 Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Action and adventure fiction.
War fiction.
Anglo-Saxon period, 449-1066
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :HarperAudio,2020
Edition Unabridged.
Other Titles Warlord
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Participants/Performers Read by the author.
Bernard Cornwell.
Language English
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Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
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Description 1 audio file : digital.
ISBN 9780063052512
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