The new novel in Bernard Cornwell’s number one bestselling series The Warrior Chronicles, on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg.
In the battle for power, there can be only one ruler.
England is fractured, torn apart more by internal fighting than the threat of Viking invasion. The ruler of Mercia is dying, leaving no legitimate heir. His wife is a formidable fighter and great leader, but no woman has ever ruled over an English kingdom. And she is without her strongest warrior and champion, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. So the scene is set for an explosive battle between elders and warriors for an empty throne.
The vacant throne leaves a dangerous opportunity for the rival West Saxons to seize Mercia. But Edward of Wessex is distracted by the succession of his own throne, with two heirs claiming the right to be West Saxon king. And while the kingdoms are in disarray, the Vikings, this time coming from the west, will go on the rampage once more.
The very future of England hangs in the balance. A hero is needed, a hero who can destroy the threat to Mercia, a hero who will ultimately decide the fate of a nation…
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Praise for Bernard Cornwell:
‘THE EMPTY THRONE is Cornwell’s best Uhtred tale yet’ THE TIMES
‘An effortlessly engaging ride’ MAIL ON SUNDAY
‘The best battle scenes of any writer I’ve ever read, past or present. Cornwell really makes history come alive’ George R.R. Martin
‘Cornwell is always in full command of his material’ SUNDAY TIMES
‘Like GAME OF THRONES, but real’ Observer
‘Tense, powerful, compulsive’ THE TIMES
‘He’s called a master storyteller. Really he’s cleverer than that’ TELEGRAPH
‘Nobody in the world does this better than Cornwell’ Lee ChildAbout the Author:
Bernard Cornwell was born in London, raised in Essex and now lives in the USA. In addition to the Sharpe series, he is the author of the Arthurian series, the Warlord Chronicles; the Starbuck Chronicles on the American Civil War; Stonehenge; Gallows Thief; the Grail Quest series; and his new series, set during the reign of King Alfred. His latest novel is Azincourt.
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Book Description Harper Collins, 2014. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First (1st) Edition. Book is Unread . Front/Back: New. Spine: New . Printing: 1 . Year: 2014. Bookseller Inventory # 1217
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 2014. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0007504160
Book Description Harper-collins Publishers, 2014. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110007504160