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    DescriptionThe master of historical fiction presents the iconic story of King Alfred and the making of a nation. As the ninth century wanes, England appears about to be plunged into chaos once more. For the Viking-raised but Saxon-born warrior, Uhtred, whose life seems to shadow the making of England, this presents him with difficult choices. King Alfred is dying and his passing threatens the island of Britain to renewed warfare. Alfred wants his son, Edward, to succeed him but there are other Saxon claimants to the throne as well as ambitious pagan Vikings to the north. Uhtred's loyalty - and his vows - were to Alfred, not to his son, and despite his long years of service to Alfred, he is still not committed to the Saxon cause. His own desire is to reclaim his long lost lands and castle to the north. But the challenge to him, as the king's warrior, is that he knows that he will either be the means of making Alfred's dream of a united and Christian England come to pass or be responsible for condemning it to oblivion. This novel is a dramatic story of the power of tribal commitment and the terrible difficulties of divided loyalties. This is the making of England magnificently brought to life by the master of historical fiction.


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    Title
    Death of Kings
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bernard Cornwell
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 110 mm
    Height: 176 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 222 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780007331819
    ISBN 10: 0007331819
    Classifications

    DC21: 823.914
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.3
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: FV
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Libri: ENGL3020, ENGM1012
    Ingram Subject Code: FH
    BISAC V2.8: FIC032000, FIC002000, FIC014000
    Thema V1.0: FV, FJM
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Imprint name
    Harper
    Publication date
    01 June 2012
    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 Azincourt, The Fort, the Starbuck Chronicles, the Warlord trilogy, the Grail Quest series and his current series, the Warrior Chronicles.
    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