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The fifth installment of Bernard Cornwell's New York Times bestselling Saxon Tales 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 television series.

At the end of the ninth century, King Alfred of Wessex is in ill health; his heir, an untested youth. His enemy, the Danes, having failed to conquer Wessex, now see their chance for victory. Led by the sword of savage warrior Harald Bloodhair, the Viking hordes attack. But Uhtred, Alfred's reluctant warlord, proves his worth, outwitting Harald and handing the Vikings one of their greatest defeats.

For Uhtred, the sweetness of victory is soon overshadowed by tragedy. Breaking with Alfred, he joins the Vikings, swearing never again to serve the Saxon king. Instead, he will reclaim his ancestral fortress on the Northumbrian coast. Allied with his old friend Ragnar-and his old foe Haesten-he aims to invade and conquer Wessex itself. But fate has different plans . . .

In The Burning Land, Bernard Cornwell, -the reigning king of historical fiction- (USA Today), delivers a rousing saga of Anglo-Saxon England-an irresistible new chapter in his thrilling Saxon Tales, the epic story of the birth of England and the legendary king who made it possible.

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The latest in the bestselling Alfred series from number one historical novelist, Bernard Cornwell.

In the last years of the ninth century, King Alfred of Wessex is in failing health, and his heir is an untested youth. The Danes, who have failed so many times to conquer Wessex, smell opportunity…

First comes Harald Bloodhair, a savage warrior leading a Viking horde, who is encouraged to cruelty by his woman, Skade. But Alfred still has the services of Uhtred, his unwilling warlord, who leads Harald into a trap and, at Farnham in Surrey, inflicts one of the greatest defeats the Vikings were ever to suffer.

This novel, the fifth in the magnificent series of England's history tells of the final assaults on Alfred's Wessex, that Wessex survived to become England is because men like Uhtred defeated an enemy feared throughout Christendom.

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The paperback. Pub Date: 2010 08 Pages: 368 Publisher: Harper Perennial In a Clash of heroes of the kingdom is born at the end of the ninth century with King Alfred of Wessex in ill health and his heir still an untested youth . it falls to Alfred's reluctant warlord Uhtred to outwit and outbattle the invading enemy Danes. led by the sword of savage warrior Harald Bloodhair. But the sweetness of Uhtred's victory is soured by tragedy. forcing him to eak with the Saxon king. Joining the Vikings . allied with his old friend Ragnar-and his old foe Haesten-Uhtred devises a strategy to invade and conquer Wessex itself. But fate has very different plans. Bernard Cornwell's The Burning Land is an irresistible new chapter in his epic story of the birth of England and the legendary king who made it possible.

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