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    The Burning Land (The Warrior Chronicles) (Paperback) By (author) Bernard Cornwell

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    DescriptionThe 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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    Title
    The Burning Land
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bernard Cornwell
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 488
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 281 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780007219766
    ISBN 10: 0007219768
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.3
    DC22: 823.914
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: FV, FJH
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Libri: ENGL3020, ENGM1012
    BISAC V2.8: FIC002000, FIC014000
    Thema V1.0: FV, FJH
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Imprint name
    Harper
    Publication date
    27 May 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Bernard Cornwell was born in London, raised in Essex, and now lives mainly in the USA with his wife. In addition to the hugely successful Sharpe novels, Bernard Cornwell is the author of the Starbuck Chronicles, the Warlord trilogy, the Grail Quest series and the Alfred series.
    Review quote
    Praise for The Burning Land: 'Cornwell draws a fascinating picture of England as it might have been before anything like England existed' The Times Praise for AZINCOURT: 'This is a magnificent and gory work' Daily Mail 'The historical blockbuster of the year' Evening Standard 'If Bernard Cornwell was born to write one book, this is it. No other historical novelist has acquired such a mastery of the minutiae of warfare in centuries past.' Daily Telegraph 'A runaway success' Observer Praise for Bernard Cornwell: 'The characterisation, as ever, is excellent...And one can only admire the little touches that bring the period to life. He can also claim to be a true poet of both the horror and the glory of war.' Sunday Telegraph This is typical Cornwell, meticulously researched, massive in scope, brilliant in execution'. News of the World 'He's called a master story-teller. Really he's cleverer than that.' Telegraph