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Publisher Comments:

From Bernard Cornwell, the undisputed master of historical fiction, comes the third volume in the exhilarating Saxon Chronicles.

The year is 878, and 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 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. Needing other allies he chooses Guthred, a seemingly deluded slave who believes he is a king. Together they cross the Pennines to where a desperate alliance of fanatical Christians and beleaguered Danes form a new army 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.

A breathtaking adventure, Lords of the North is also the story of the creation of modern England, as the English and Danes gradually become one people, adopting each other's languages and fighting side by side.

Performed by Jamie Glover

Synopsis:

"Lords of the North" is Cornwell's third and most dramatic volume in the Saxon Chronicles. A breathtaking adventure, this is the story of the creation of modern England, as the English and the Danes become one people by sharing language and fighting side-by-side. Abridged. 5 CDs.

About the Author

Bernard Cornwell is the author of the acclaimed New York Times bestsellers 1356 and Agincourt; the bestselling Saxon Tales, which include The Last Kingdom, The Pale Horseman, Lords of the North, Sword Song, The Burning Land, Death of Kings, The Pagan Lord, and, most recently, The Empty Throne; and the Richard Sharpe novels, among many others.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061155789
Author:
Cornwell, Bernard
Publisher:
HarperAudio
Read by:
Glover, Jamie
Read:
Glover, Jamie
Author:
Cor
Author:
Glover, Jamie
Author:
nwell, Bernard
Author:
Glover Jamie
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Sagas
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Audio
Abridged:
Y
Series:
Saxon Tales
Series Volume:
3
Publication Date:
20070131
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.78x5.28x.78 in. .33 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , "Lords of the North" is Cornwell's third and most dramatic volume in the Saxon Chronicles. A breathtaking adventure, this is the story of the creation of modern England, as the English and the Danes become one people by sharing language and fighting side-by-side. Abridged. 5 CDs.

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