The Burning Land (Large Print / Paperback)

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" Bernard Cornwell] may well be the best historical novelist writing today." --Vince Flynn, author of Extreme Measures

With The Burning Land, New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell returns with the fifth volume of his brilliant Saxon Tales series. This installment continues where Sword Song left off, as King Alfred of Wessex--the only English king ever called "The Great" --again calls on his reluctant warlord Uhtred to defend England from Danish and Viking hordes intent on conquering the island. Cornwell "tells Alfred's story with wit, intelligence, and absolute narrative authority," (Washington Post Book World) and continues in the tradition of his bestseller Agincourt, "a must-read for fans of authentically detailed historical fiction." (Booklist)

Praise For…

“Cornwell, a master of martial fiction, makes history come alive with his rousing battlefield scenes.”
-Margaret Flanagan, Booklist

“Cornwell (Agincourt) has been described as a master of historical fiction, but that may be an understatement. Cornwell makes his subject material come alive. Better, his major protagonist is totally believable and human.”
-Robert Conroy, Library Journal

“Slathered in blood and gore, Saxon warlord Uhtred of Bebbanburg hacks his way through the ninth century in the exciting fifth installment to bestseller Cornwell’s Saxon Tales series. . . . Vivid descriptions of merciless battlefield slaughter, rape, and destruction are artfully related by a masterful storyteller.”
-Publishers Weekly

Product Details
ISBN: 9780060888756
ISBN-10: 006088875X
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: HarperLuxe
Publication Date: January 19th, 2010
Pages: 542
Language: English