Lords of the North by Bernard Cornwell
(The Saxon Chronicles)

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The third 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.

After achieving victory at King Alfred’s side, Uhtred of Bebbanburg is returning to his home in the North, finally free of his allegiance to the King—or so he believes. An encounter with a vicious slave trader introduces Uhtred to Guthred, the self-proclaimed King of Northumbria. Curious about Guthred’s astounding claim, Uhtred follows him north. But he soon discovers fate has another incredible surprise in store, and begins an unexpected journey that climaxes in the midnight siege of a city thought impregnable—a dangerous seige that results in the forging of England.

Lords of the North is Bernard Cornwell’s finest work yet—a breathtaking adventure, but it also tells the story of the creation of English identity, as the English and Danes begin to become one people, appropriating each other’s languages and, thrillingly, fighting side-by-side.

 

About Bernard Cornwell

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Bernard Cornwell, “the reigning king of historical fiction” (USA Today), is the author of the acclaimed New York Times bestseller Agincourt; the bestselling Saxon Tales, which include The Last Kingdom, The Pale Horseman, Lords of the North, Sword Song, and, most recently, The Burning Land; and the Richard Sharpe novels, among many others. He lives with his wife on Cape Cod.
 
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 403 pages
Genres: History, Action & Adventure, War, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Travel. Fiction

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A historical novelist returns his attention to Saxon savagery.

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But Ivarr tricks Guthred into selling Uhtred into slavery, and for two years, he pulls a trade ship's oar and dreams of the beautiful Gisela, Guthred's sister, and of the slow tortures he'll inflict on Ivarr when they finally meet.

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Lords of the North, the third book in Bernard Cornwell's ongoing saga of King Alfred and ninth-century England — as told by the pagan English warrior Uhtred — is soaked yet again in nasty political intrigue, ripsnorting battles, and pungent blasphemy.

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Lords of the North is the third installment in Bernard Cornwell's gripping historical series that follows the adventures of English born, but Viking raised, Uhtred of Bebbangurg.

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