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Lords of the North (Saxon Tales)

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From Bernard Cornwell, the undisputed master of historical fiction, hailed as the direct heir to Patrick O'Brien,* comes the third volume in the exhilarating Saxon Chronicles: the story of the birth of England as the Saxons struggle to repel the Danish invaders.

The year is 878, and as Lords of the North begins, the Saxons of Wessex, under King Alfred, have defeated the Danes to keep their kingdom free. Uhtred, the dispossessed son of a Northumbrian lord, helped Alfred win that victory, but now he is disgusted by Alfred's lack of generosity. Uhtred flees Wessex, going north to search for his stepsister, who was taken prisoner by Kjartan the Cruel, a Danish lord who lurks in the formidable stronghold of Dunholm.

Uhtred arrives in the north to discover rebellion, chaos, and fear. His only ally is Hild, a West Saxon nun fleeing her calling, and his best hope is his sword, Serpent-Breath, with which he has made a notable reputation as a warrior. He needs other partners if he is to attack Dunholm, and chooses Guthred, a seemingly deluded slave who believes he is a king. Together they cross the Pennines, where fanatical Christians and beleaguered Danes have formed a desperate alliance to confront the terrible Viking lords who rule Northumbria.

Instead of victory Uhtred finds betrayal. But he also discovers love and redemption as he is forced to turn once again to his reluctant ally, Alfred the Great. It is Alfred who sees opportunity in Northumbria's chaos, and Alfred who looses Uhtred and his stepbrother, Ragnar, onto Dunholm, the invincible fortress on its great spur of rock. A breathtaking adventure, Lords of the North is also the story of the creation of England, asthe English and Danes fight against each other, but also find common cause and create a common language. In the end they will become one people, but as Uhtred will discover, their union is forged through the white heat of battle.

* The Economist

Synopsis:

The year is 878. Uhtred, the dispossessed son of a Northumbrian lord, has helped the Saxons of Wessex defeat the invading Danes. Now, finally free of his allegiance to the victorious, ungrateful King Alfred, he is heading home to rescue his stepsister, a prisoner of Kjartan the Cruel in the formidable Danish stronghold of Dunholm. Uhtred's best hope is his sword, Serpent-Breath, for his only allies are Hild, a West Saxon nun fleeing her calling, and Guthred, a slave who believes himself king. Rebellion, chaos, fear, and betrayal await them in the north, forcing Uhtred to turn once more, reluctantly, to the liege he formerly served in battle and blood: Alfred the Great.

About the Author

Bernard Cornwell is the New York Timesbestselling author of The Fort, Agincourt, the Saxon Tales, the Richard Sharpe series, and many other novels. He lives with his wife on Cape Cod.

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ppat96825, January 2, 2011 (view all comments by ppat96825)
Cornwell is wonderfully interesting. He has placed a wholly believable fictional character into a real historical situation - the creation of the Danelaw in England in the late 9th century. The fighting is excellent, but the actual spelling of place names from the period, and the use of details in food, ceremonial performance, weapons, male-female relations, and the role of the Church in the period of Alfred the Great is wonderful. I recommend this book to any historical fiction fan.
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Sharon Skinner, June 1, 2008 (view all comments by Sharon Skinner)
Uhtred's journey continues to fascinate and entertain me. I highly recommend the books in this series.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780061149047
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Cornwell, Bernard
Author:
by Bernard Cornwell
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
War & Military
Subject:
Sagas
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
History
Subject:
Vikings
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
Saxon Tales
Publication Date:
20080102
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.02x5.34x.90 in. .67 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The year is 878. Uhtred, the dispossessed son of a Northumbrian lord, has helped the Saxons of Wessex defeat the invading Danes. Now, finally free of his allegiance to the victorious, ungrateful King Alfred, he is heading home to rescue his stepsister, a prisoner of Kjartan the Cruel in the formidable Danish stronghold of Dunholm. Uhtred's best hope is his sword, Serpent-Breath, for his only allies are Hild, a West Saxon nun fleeing her calling, and Guthred, a slave who believes himself king. Rebellion, chaos, fear, and betrayal await them in the north, forcing Uhtred to turn once more, reluctantly, to the liege he formerly served in battle and blood: Alfred the Great.
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