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by Bernard Cornwell

  • ISBN: 000732202X
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  • Author: Bernard Cornwell
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Harper Collins Ome (January 1, 2009)
  • Pages: 488
  • ePub book: 1813 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1827 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8
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But fate has different plans.

view Kindle eBook view Audible audiobook. 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.

Saxon Chronicles - 5 ). Bernard Cornwell. In a clash of heroes, the kingdom is born. Not long ago I was in some monastery. I forget where except that it was in the lands that were once Mercia. I was traveling home with a dozen men, it was a wet winter’s day, and all we needed was shelter, food, and warmth, but the monks behaved as though a band of Norsemen had arrived at their gate. Uhtred of Bebbanburg was within their walls and such is my reputation that they expected me to start slaughtering them.

The Burning Land continues Bernard Cornwell's bloodthirsty, battle-heavy and viciously violent viking saga. England is still broken up into pieces. The Danes are threatening to overrun the land. Saxon King Alfred (later known as Alfred the Great) was holding on to Wessex and holding out hope of one day uniting the entire country under his banner. It is one of the best historical fiction stories I have ever read and it is the perfect example of how to write engaging historical fiction series that never get boring or predictable!

The Burning Land is the fifth historical novel in The Saxon Stories by Bernard Cornwell, published in 2009. The story is set in the 9th-century Anglo-Saxon kingdoms Wessex, Northumbria and Mercia.

The Burning Land is the fifth historical novel in The Saxon Stories by Bernard Cornwell, published in 2009. The first half of Season 3 of the "The Last Kingdom (TV series))" is based on this novel. Uhtred of Bebbanburg wins a victory against Norse raiders for King Alfred. Uhtred goes into exile from Wessex after killing a Christian priest, in reaction to the priest insulting his dead wife, Gisela

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The 12th book of The Last Kingdom series will be published in the UK on 3 Oct 2019 and in the US on 26 November .

The 12th book of The Last Kingdom series will be published in the UK on 3 Oct 2019 and in the US on 26 November 2019. Season Three of The Last Kingdom on Netflix.

The fifth novel in Bernard Cornwell’s epic and bestselling series on the making of England and the fate of his great hero . BBC2’s major Autumn 2015 TV show THE LAST KINGDOM is based on the first two books in the series.

The fifth novel in Bernard Cornwell’s epic and bestselling series on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. To King Alfred he is the ‘lord of battles’. He has gained riches, loyal men and a beloved wife.

In The Burning Land, Bernard Cornwell, "the reigning king of historical fiction" (USA Today) . I enjoy Mr Cornwells books greatly, I have all of them in hardback.

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. If you like the Television series Vikings you will love these books! Проверенная покупка: да Состояние товара: Подержанные.

The Burning Land features a gripping and gritty story as the book’s fictional hero the pagan Uhtred of Bebbanburg reluctantly finds . It is the fifth book in Bernard Cornwell's Saxon Tales series, and starts where Sword Song left off.

The Burning Land features a gripping and gritty story as the book’s fictional hero the pagan Uhtred of Bebbanburg reluctantly finds himself thrown into war once again on behalf of his devout but manipulative king. The Burning Land is a novel based in the century Anglo-Saxon kingdoms Wessex, Northumbria and Mercia. The Burning Land by Bernard Cornwell. Bibliophile Wealth Of My Life.

In a clash of heroes, the kingdom is born.

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 Ragnarâ?”and his old foe Haestenâ?”he aims to invade and conquer Wessex itself.

Yet fate has different plans. The Danes of East Anglia and the Vikings of Northumbria are plotting the conquest of all Britain. When Alfred's daughter pleads with Uhtred for help, he cannot refuse her request. In a desperate gamble, he takes command of a demoralized Mercian army, leading them in an unforgettable battle on a blood-soaked field beside the Thames.

In The Burning Land, Bernard Cornwell, "the reigning king of historical fiction" (USA Today), delivers a rousing saga of Anglo-Saxon Englandâ?”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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Thank goodness I was warned to keep going after the first book. It's slow, and I'm not patient. However, Bernard Cornwell needed Book 1 to establish the people, cultures, and relationships to proceed with clarity. Worth the patience! The action, firmly based on real history, shot into turbo almost immediately! I loved every book. Plus, Cornwell made the immense tangle understandable Thanks to this riveting series, I NOW understand some of tv series (all those Tudor and Viking types, for instance) and nonfiction features better!

Brilliant series! I reread passages in every book just from the pure pleasure of it. Even his battle scenes left me breathless. I read the last book with crushing disappointment. More please?
Vudogal Vudogal
Brilliant!

Another great installment into this series seriously – Just Brilliance. The drama and the war continues as the Danes try to take Wessex or plot to take over all of Britain over and over throughout this series. The only thing we can know for sure is that without Uhtred, Wessex wouldn’t have existed. Which brings the thought into my mind why Uhtred continues to stay loyal to Alfred or Alfred’s daughter. It’s like he is trapped due to his oath keeping morals – UNTIL, Alfred and his monks take it too far with their goading and insulting of Uhtred. Well at least in this story we see some rebellion and I have to say that I would of loved to have read that Uhtred killed every monk in Alfred’s court. Sorry to say but Christianity totally made me sick to my stomach during this time period. I literally wish everyone of them Monks and their stupid ideologies would have been wiped out of existence.

VENT HERE: Jesus Freakn’ Christ! The drama and cruelty Uhtred endures will drive the reader crazy. I have a hate for Alfred like you wouldn’t believe. Uhtred loses his wife and Alfred allows a POS Monk to dishonor her with their blasphemy of witchery and hatred of her pagan ways in the Kings Court. After that, I don’t blame Uhtred for going Viking – I just wished he’d killed every one of those idiots before he left.

ANYWAY – LETS GET TO IT:

This amazing story shows the deceit and back stabbing of the Monks, the laziness of the Kings Son-in-law, the dedication from the Kings Daughter towards her father and his kingdom, and the ignorance of the King himself which makes you hate him even more for listening to the Christian Monks. Let’s not forget the explicit blood bath and gory detail of the war with Jarl Haesten and his sorceress Skade who curses Uhtred – brutally but beautifully described.

Here is Uhtred’s description of Jarl Haesten:

“Jarl Haesten,”
"I had saved his life once, which was a bad day’s work, and ever since that day I had been trying to kill him, yet he always managed to slither away. He had escaped me five years before and, since then, I had heard how he had been raiding deep inside Frankia."

I’m not gonna retell the story, no instead I’m gonna share with you some interesting points and admirable statements I found worthy of sharing.

“You can drill a man for a year, practice sword craft and spear skills forever, but he will learn more in just five minutes of battle.”

“I was without a lord. I was outcast. I was free. I was going Viking.”

“Making an oath is like steering a course, but if the winds and tides of fate are too strong, then the steering oar loses its power. So we make oaths, but we are helpless in the face of wyrd.”

“Christianity is a disease that spreads like a plague. We have to stop it.”

“We seek the future. We stare into its fog and hope to see a landmark that will make sense of fate.”

When talking about Alfred, Uhtred’s opinion

“He wanted to improve the world, while I did not believe and never have believed that we can improve the world, just merely survive as it slides into chaos.”

NOTEWORTHY CHARACTERS:
Some of my favorite characters in this series are Osferth (Alfred’s bastard son) and Finan (companion who survived their enslavement together), Ragnar the Fearless, and Rollo. I liked Uhtred’s take on his companions – here is one that describes two of them.

“Osferth had rebelled against that destiny, becoming one of my house-warriors instead. He was not a natural fighter, not like Finan, but he brought a keen intelligence to the business of war, and intelligence is a weapon that has a sharp edge and a long reach.”

Overall, this series is addicting and I couldn’t wait to jump from this book right into the next. I highly recommend reading this series in order. This series definitely gives you a good Viking Fix and highly recommend it to all those Viking lovers.

Excellent Read!
Gardagar Gardagar
The uncertainties of life in 9th century England come alive in this book. There wasn’t much a person could count on except the likelihood of change. That change was typically beyond an individual’s power to control and was often death, destruction, slavery, starvation or worse. You see and feel all of that in The Burning Land. Cornwell is a genius at melding his fiction with history and that genius shows brightly in each of his Saxon Tales books. The Burning Land is another well written, well told story that entertains and enlightens me about historical events. Cornwell’s characters are well developed, multi-dimensional, thinking, feeling human beings, well, except for the fact most of them are fictional. I have enjoyed every book in the series and I highly recommend them. Start at the beginning with the first book though, you won’t be disappointed.
RUsich155 RUsich155
If you love historical fiction, you'll likely not find much to criticize here. If you didn't like the graphic war scenes in Spartacus, The Gladiator, et al., then you probably won't like this book (or series) either. It's a snapshot in the history of the Anglo-Saxon survival against the Viking attacks on English soil. The warrior-hero of the story, Uhtred of Bebbanburg, is and old man now, narrating the events of his youth as he remembers them. It has everything you would expect in a drama of this sort: political intrigue, the enchantments of beautiful women (both good and evil), friendship, loyalty, betrayal, treachery, social and religious conflict.

While the author admittedly grew up in this region and knows it naturally better than I do, I come away greatly impressed with the amount of historical research he would have needed to do to achieve the sense of authenticity that he achieves in the minutest details of his descriptions of the accounts.

As all continuing sagas do, you could add a parenthetical clause at the end: "to be continued". This is book #5 in the series "The Saxon Stories" so it's really just one more chapter in a much larger story, rather than being a complete story by itself. Whether that's a strength or a weakness, I leave for you to decide. If, like me, you find yourself wanting more, you will probably be happy to hear that there is more to come.
Siratius Siratius
Uthred still fights for Alfred who is becoming more frail and sick worrying for his son Edward and who would rule. He does not want his daughter's husband to rule and wants Uthred to pledge and oath to his son. Uthred becomes more powerful as a warrior and lord. People fear him and respect him. He is still a pagan. In this book, he loses his wife Gisela who dies during childbirth and as a result of this suffers pain and problems because one of the monks offended Gisela calling her .....
Uthred fights with Edward and his faithful followers. I do not know how long he can stay as a main hero, though. I think he will have an affair with Alfred's daughter and/or will marry her.