Bernard Cornwell - Author

About the Author

Born in Essex in 1944 Bernard Cornwell was adopted at the age of six weeks by two members of a strict fundamentalist sect called the Peculiar People. He grew up in a household that forbade alcohol, cigarettes, dances, television, conventional medicine and toy guns. Not surprisingly, he developed a fascination for military adventure. As a teenager he devoured CS Forester’s Hornblower novels and tried to enlist three times. Poor eyesight put paid to his dream, instead he went to university to read theology. On graduating, he became a teacher, then joined BBC’s Nationwide, working his way up the ladder to become head of current affairs at BBC Northern Ireland, then editor of Thames News. In 1979, his life changed when he fell in love with an American.

"Judy couldn’t live here, so I gave up my job and moved to the US. I couldn’t get a green card, and for 18 months the only thing I could do was write novels." The result was his first book about 19th century hero, Richard Sharpe, Sharpe’s Eagle.

In addition to the hugely successful Sharpe novels, Bernard Cornwell is the author of the Starbuck Chronicles, the Warlord trilogy, the Grail Quest series, the Alfred series and standalone battle books Azincourt and The Fort.

Bernard Cornwell owns houses in Cape Cod and Florida and two boats. Every year he takes two months off from his writing and spends most of his time on his 24 foot Cornish crabber, Royalist.

Featured books by Bernard Cornwell

Fools and Mortals

Fools and Mortals

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/04/2018

`With all the vivid history that is his trademark, Bernard Cornwell transports the readers to the playhouses, backstreets and palaces of Shakespeare's London with added depth and compassion' Philippa Gregory In the heart of Elizabethan England, young Richard Shakespeare dreams of a glittering career in the London playhouses, dominated by his older brother, William. But as a penniless actor with a silver tongue, Richard's onetime gratitude begins to sour, as does his family loyalty. So it is that Richard falls under suspicion when a priceless manuscript goes missing, forcing him into a high-stakes game of duplicity and betrayal, and through the darkest alleyways of the city. In this richly portrayed tour de force, Fools and Mortals takes you among the streets and palaces, scandals and rivalries, and lets you stand side-by-side with the men and women of Bernard Cornwell's masterful Elizabethan London.

The Flame Bearer

The Flame Bearer

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/04/2017

From the day it was stolen from me I had dreamed of recapturing Bebbanburg. The great fort was built on a rock that was almost an island, it was massive, it could only be approached on land by a single narrow track - and it was mine. Britain is in a state of uneasy peace. Northumbria's Viking ruler, Sigtryggr, and Mercia's Saxon Queen Aethelflaed have agreed a truce. And so England's greatest warrior, Uhtred of Bebbanburg, at last has the chance to take back the home his traitorous uncle stole from him so many years ago - and which his scheming cousin still occupies. But fate is inexorable and the enemies Uhtred has made and the oaths he has sworn combine to distract him from his dream of recapturing Bebbanburg. New enemies enter into the fight for England's kingdoms: the redoubtable Constantin of Scotland seizes an opportunity for conquest and leads his armies south.

Waterloo The History of Four Days, Three Armies and Three Battles

Waterloo The History of Four Days, Three Armies and Three Battles

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/05/2015

'Some battles change nothing. Waterloo changed almost everything.' On the 18th June, 1815 the armies of France, Britain and Prussia descended upon a quiet valley south of Brussels. In the previous three days the French army had beaten the British at Quatre-Bras and the Prussians at Ligny. The Allies were in retreat. The blood-soaked battle of Waterloo would become a landmark in European history, to be examined over and again, not least because until the evening of the 18th, the French army was close to prevailing on the battlefield. Now, brought to life by the celebrated novelist Bernard Cornwell, this is the chronicle of the four days leading up to the actual battle and a thrilling hour-by-hour account of that fateful day. In his first work of non-fiction, Cornwell combines his storytelling skills with a meticulously researched history to give a riveting account of every dramatic moment, from Napoleon's escape from Elba to the smoke and gore of the battlefields. Through letters and diaries he also sheds new light on the private thoughts of Napoleon and the Duke of Wellington, as well as the ordinary officers and soldiers. Published to coincide with the bicentenary in 2015, Waterloo is a tense and gripping story of heroism and tragedy - and of the final battle that determined the fate of Europe.

The Empty Throne

The Empty Throne

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/04/2015

The new novel in Bernard Cornwell's number one bestselling series The Warrior Chronicles, on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. In the battle for power, there can be only one ruler. England is fractured, torn apart more by internal fighting than the threat of Viking invasion. The ruler of Mercia is dying, leaving no legitimate heir. His wife is a formidable fighter and great leader, but no woman has ever ruled over an English kingdom. And she is without her strongest warrior and champion, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. So the scene is set for an explosive battle between elders and warriors for an empty throne. The vacant throne leaves a dangerous opportunity for the rival West Saxons to seize Mercia. But Edward of Wessex is distracted by the succession of his own throne, with two heirs claiming the right to be West Saxon king. And while the kingdoms are in disarray, the Vikings, this time coming from the west, will go on the rampage once more. The very future of England hangs in the balance. A hero is needed, a hero who can destroy the threat to Mercia, a hero who will ultimately decide the fate of a nation...

The Empty Throne

The Empty Throne

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/10/2014

The new novel in Bernard Cornwell's number one bestselling series The Warrior Chronicles, on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. The forces of Wessex and Mercia have united against the Danes, but instability and the threat of Viking raids still hang heavy over Britain's kingdoms. For Aethelred, Lord of the Mercians, is dying, leaving no heir and the stage is set for rivals to fight for the throne. Uhtred of Bebbanburg, Mercia's greatest warrior, has always supported Athelflaed to be Mercia's next ruler, but will the aristocracy ever accept a woman as their leader? Even one who is Aethelred's widow and sister to the king of Wessex? As the Mercians squabble and the West Saxons try to annex their country, new enemies appear on the northern frontier. The Saxons desperately need strong leadership, but instead they are fighting for an empty throne and threatening to undo the unity and strength they have fought so hard to achieve. Bernard Cornwell's new novel is an outstanding tale of a country torn apart by invasions and dynastic strife, from a master storyteller.

Harlequin

Harlequin

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/05/2009

A 2012 World Book Night selection. In the fourteenth century the English were just beginning to discover their national identity, and one of the strongest elements of this was the overwhelming success in battle of the English bowmen. England's archers crossed the Channel to lay a country to waste. Thomas of Hookton was one of those archers. When his village is sacked by French raiders, he escapes from his father's ambition to become a wild youth who delights in the opportunities which war offers -- for fighting, for revenge and for friendship. But Thomas is hounded by his conscience. He has made a promise to God to retrieve a relic stolen in the raid from Hookton's church. The search for the relic leads him into a world where lovers become enemies, enemies become friends and always, somewhere beyond the horizon that is smeared with the smoke of fires set by the rampaging English army, a terrible enemy awaits him. That enemy would harness the power of Christendom's greatest relic -- the grail itself. In this, the first book of a new series, Thomas begins the quest that will lead him through the fields of France, until at last the two armies face each other on a hillside near the village of Crecy.

Other books by Bernard Cornwell

The Empty Throne

The Empty Throne

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/04/2015

The new novel in Bernard Cornwell's number one bestselling series The Warrior Chronicles, on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. In the battle for power, there can be only one ruler. England is fractured, torn apart more by internal fighting than the threat of Viking invasion. The ruler of Mercia is dying, leaving no legitimate heir. His wife is a formidable fighter and great leader, but no woman has ever ruled over an English kingdom. And she is without her strongest warrior and champion, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. So the scene is set for an explosive battle between elders and warriors for an empty throne. The vacant throne leaves a dangerous opportunity for the rival West Saxons to seize Mercia. But Edward of Wessex is distracted by the succession of his own throne, with two heirs claiming the right to be West Saxon king. And while the kingdoms are in disarray, the Vikings, this time coming from the west, will go on the rampage once more. The very future of England hangs in the balance. A hero is needed, a hero who can destroy the threat to Mercia, a hero who will ultimately decide the fate of a nation...

War of the Wolf

War of the Wolf

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/10/2018

At the fortress of the eagles, three kings will fight ... Uhtred of Bebbanburg has won back his ancestral home but, threatened from all sides by enemies both old and new, he doesn't have long to enjoy the victory. In Mercia, rebellion is in the air as King Edward tries to seize control. In Wessex, rival parties scramble to settle on the identity of the next king. And across the country invading Norsemen continue their relentless incursion, ever hungry for land. Uhtred - a legendary warrior, admired and sought as an ally, feared as an adversary - finds himself once again torn between his two heritages: fighting on what he considers the wrong side, cursed by misfortune and tragedy and facing one of his most formidable enemies. Only the most astute cunning, the greatest loyalty and the most spectacular courage can save him. For decades, Uhtred has stood at the intersection between Pagan and Christian, between Saxon and Viking, between the old world he was born into and the new world being forged around him. But as the winds of change gather pace, the pressure on Uhtred as father, as politician and as warrior grows as never before.

War of the Wolf

War of the Wolf

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 04/10/2018

At the fortress of the eagles, three kings will fight ... Uhtred of Bebbanburg has won back his ancestral home but, threatened from all sides by enemies both old and new, he doesn't have long to enjoy the victory. In Mercia, rebellion is in the air as King Edward tries to seize control. In Wessex, rival parties scramble to settle on the identity of the next king. And across the country invading Norsemen continue their relentless incursion, ever hungry for land. Uhtred - a legendary warrior, admired and sought as an ally, feared as an adversary - finds himself once again torn between his two heritages: fighting on what he considers the wrong side, cursed by misfortune and tragedy and facing one of his most formidable enemies. Only the most astute cunning, the greatest loyalty and the most spectacular courage can save him. For decades, Uhtred has stood at the intersection between Pagan and Christian, between Saxon and Viking, between the old world he was born into and the new world being forged around him. But as the winds of change gather pace, the pressure on Uhtred as father, as politician and as warrior grows as never before.

War of the Wolf

War of the Wolf

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/10/2018

At the fortress of the eagles, three kings will fight... Uhtred of Bebbanburg has won back his ancestral home but, threatened from all sides by enemies both old and new, he doesn't have long to enjoy the victory. In Mercia, rebellion is in the air as King Edward tries to seize control. In Wessex, rival parties scramble to settle on the identity of the next king. And across the country invading Norsemen continue their relentless incursion, ever hungry for land. Uhtred - a legendary warrior, admired and sought as an ally, feared as an adversary - finds himself once again torn between his two heritages: fighting on what he considers the wrong side, cursed by misfortune and tragedy and facing one of his most formidable enemies. Only the most astute cunning, the greatest loyalty and the most spectacular courage can save him. For decades, Uhtred has stood at the intersection between Pagan and Christian, between Saxon and Viking, between the old world he was born into and the new world being forged around him. But as the winds of change gather pace, the pressure on Uhtred as father, as politician and as warrior grows as never before.

Fools and Mortals

Fools and Mortals

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/04/2018

`With all the vivid history that is his trademark, Bernard Cornwell transports the readers to the playhouses, backstreets and palaces of Shakespeare's London with added depth and compassion' Philippa Gregory In the heart of Elizabethan England, young Richard Shakespeare dreams of a glittering career in the London playhouses, dominated by his older brother, William. But as a penniless actor with a silver tongue, Richard's onetime gratitude begins to sour, as does his family loyalty. So it is that Richard falls under suspicion when a priceless manuscript goes missing, forcing him into a high-stakes game of duplicity and betrayal, and through the darkest alleyways of the city. In this richly portrayed tour de force, Fools and Mortals takes you among the streets and palaces, scandals and rivalries, and lets you stand side-by-side with the men and women of Bernard Cornwell's masterful Elizabethan London.

Sharpe's Devil Napoleon and South America, 1820-1821

Sharpe's Devil Napoleon and South America, 1820-1821

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/08/2018

Richard Sharpe, asked to help an old friend, meets, at last, the greatest enemy. Five years after the Battle of Waterloo, Sharpe's peaceful retirement in Normandy is shattered. An old friend, Don Blas Vivar, is missing in Chile, reported dead at rebel hands - a report his wife refuses to believe. She appeals to Sharpe to find out the truth. Sharpe, along with Patrick Harper, find themselves bound for Chile via St. Helena, where they have a fateful meeting with the fallen Emperor Napoleon. Convinced that they are on their way to collect a corpse, neither man can imagine that dangers that await them in Chile... Soldier, hero, rogue - Sharpe is the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles whose green jacket he proudly wears.

Narren und Sterbliche

Narren und Sterbliche

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 24/07/2018

Der Winter 1595 ist kalt, das merkt auch die Truppe von William Shakespeare. Halbseidenes Gesindel sind diese Schauspieler, immer verfolgt von Obrigkeit und Geistlichkeit. Aber die Konigin liebt das Theater. Zur Hochzeit einer hohen Adeligen soll die Truppe eine neue Komodie auf die Buhne bringen: , "e;Der Sommernachtstraum"e;. Auch Shakespeares junger Bruder Richard spielt mit, dabei sind sich die beiden gar nicht grun. Dann geschieht eine Katastrophe: Eine feindliche Truppe lasst das Stuck stehlen. Aber Richard wei, wie die Urauffuhrung zu retten ist: Er wird das Stuck zuruckstehlen und damit William dazu bringen, ihn endlich als Bruder zu akzeptieren, ihm endlich eine mannliche Rolle zu geben - und dann fehlt ihm zum Gluck nur die Hand der schonen Sylvia...

1356

1356

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 18/07/2018

Stoletnyaya vojna v samom razgare. Anglijskie garnizony stoyat v Normandii, Bretani i Akvitanii; korol' shotlandskij, soyuznik francuzov, tomitsya v londonskom Tauehre; CHernyj princ - EHduard Uehl'skij - opustoshaet yug Francii, kotoraya "e;pohozha na krupnogo olenya, terzaemogo ohotnich'imi sobakami"e;. CHtoby slomit' vragov okonchatel'no, EHduard zatevaet opustoshitel'nyj nabeg cherez samoe serdce Francii, ostavlyaya za soboj sozhzhennye fermy, razrushennye mel'nicy, goroda v ruinah i istreblennyj skot. Graf Nortgempton prikazyvaet svoemu vassalu po prozvishchu Bastard prisoedinit'sya k vojskam princa EHduarda, no prezhde otyskat' sokrovishche temnyh vladyk - mech Malis. Po utverzhdeniyu chernyh monahov, ehto mogushchestvennaya relikviya, obladanie kotoroj sulit pobedu v bitve. A bitva predstoit velikaya - v sentyabre 1356 goda prevoskhodyashchie sily protivnika ustraivayut anglijskoj armii lovushku bliz goroda Puat'e... Bastardom nazyvaet sebya ne kto inoj, kak Tomas iz Huktona, geroj romanov "e;Arlekin"e;, "e;Skitalec"e;, "e;Eretik"e;. "e;1356. Velikaya bitva"e; prodolzhaet ehtu blestyashchuyu trilogiyu, prinadlezhashchuyu peru Bernarda Kornuehlla - neprevzojdennogo mastera literaturnyh rekonstrukcij, vozrozhdayushchih pered glazami chitatelej nravy i batal'nye sceny Srednevekov'ya. Vpervye na russkom yazyke!

A Crowning Mercy

A Crowning Mercy

Author: Bernard Cornwell, Susan Kells Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/06/2018

In a country at war, a secret inheritance reveals a dark conspiracy ... On a sunlit afternoon in seventeenth-century Dorset, a young girl falls in love with a stranger. But when her Puritan brother tries to force her into an unbearable marriage she flees, taking with her only the gift left to her by her unknown father, a gold pendant sealed by an engraving of an axe, and the words: St Matthew. One of four intricately wrought seals - each holding a secret within - it can, when combined with the other three, bring great wealth and power. This power is her true inheritance - but it's a perilous legacy others will kill for ...

Fallen Angels

Fallen Angels

Author: Bernard Cornwell, Susan Kells Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/06/2018

A lost legacy puts one of England's great families in mortal peril ... Lazen Castle, home to the much-envied Lazender family, is a house under siege. The heir is abroad, pursuing his own adventures, so the family estates fall under the control of his sister, Campion. Meanwhile, The Fallen Angels, a powerful and dangerous secret society in Europe, need the Lazender fortune to bring their rebellion to England. Surrounded by deceit, Campion draws ever closer to a subtle trap that has been laid for her, her only hope being Gypsy - her brother's aloof horse-master, whose loyalties have always been uncertain. In this powerful blend of passion, adventure and intrigue, the second chronicle of the great Lazender family comes to life.

Pagan Lord

Pagan Lord

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 10/05/2018

Posle konchiny korolya Al'freda Velikogo v Britanii nastupil mir - ves'ma uslovnyj i neprochnyj, ved' strana razdelena popolam. Voinstvennoe plemya danov po-prezhnemu pretenduet na yug ostrova, a saksy hotyat prisvoit' severnye zemli. I vot predvoditel' danov Knut Dlinnyj Mech narushaet granicu. S kakoj cel'yu? Ego otryad nemnogochislen, i ehtot risk kazhetsya neopravdannym. Tem vremenem Utred Bebbanburgskij, proslavlennyj polkovodec, nekogda srazhavshijsya na storone Al'freda Velikogo, sovershaet neprostitel'nyj postupok, za kotoryj ego predayut anafeme, i stanovitsya izgoem. Vprochem, umudrennyj opytom Utred nikogda ne zhdal blagodarnosti ot sil'nyh mira sego. On snaryazhaet korabl' i plyvet v Nortumbriyu, chtoby s pomoshch'yu hitroumnogo plana vernut' svoi vladeniya - nepristupnuyu krepost' Bebbanburg. YUzhnaya Britaniya ostaetsya bez nadezhnogo zashchitnika i prevrashchaetsya v placdarm. Predstoit zhestokoe srazhenie mezhdu danami i saksami, i ot ego iskhoda budet zaviset', kakoe nazvanie poluchit v vekah ehta obil'no politaya krov'yu zemlya... Sed'moj roman iz cikla "e;Saksonskie hroniki"e;. Vpervye na russkom yazyke!

Fools and Mortals

Fools and Mortals

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/04/2018

A dramatic new departure for international bestselling author Bernard Cornwell, FOOLS AND MORTALS takes us into the heart of the Elizabethan era, long one of his favourite periods of British history. `With all the vivid history that is his trademark, Bernard Cornwell transports the readers to the playhouses, backstreets and palaces of Shakespeare's London with added depth and compassion' Philippa Gregory In the heart of Elizabethan England, young Richard Shakespeare dreams of a glittering career in the London playhouses, dominated by his older brother, William. But as a penniless actor with a silver tongue, Richard's onetime gratitude begins to sour, as does his family loyalty. So it is that Richard falls under suspicion when a priceless manuscript goes missing, forcing him into a high-stakes game of duplicity and betrayal, and through the darkest alleyways of the city. In this richly portrayed tour de force, Fools and Mortals takes you among the streets and palaces, scandals and rivalries, and lets you stand side-by-side with the men and women of Bernard Cornwell's masterful Elizabethan London.

Death of Kings

Death of Kings

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 21/03/2018

Lord Utred Bebbanburgskij vsyu zhizn' srazhalsya za svoego korolya Al'freda, hotya i ne dozhdalsya dostojnoj nagrady za svoyu doblest'. On hranit klyatvu vernosti, dannuyu korolyu, no ne hochet prisyagat' ego nasledniku, princu EHduardu, slishkom slabomu, chtoby uderzhat' vlast'. Na smertnom odre Al'fred prosit Utreda predstavlyat' ego interesy na peregovorah ob ob"e;edinenii strany. Esli vse hristiane Britanii ob"e;edinyatsya, to, kogda molodoj EHduard unasleduet koronu, ego tron budet nadezhno zashchishchen. Vsya strana s sodroganiem zhdet smerti svoego pravitelya, ved' na britanskie zemli pretenduyut mnogie, v tom chisle varvary s severa. Utred dolzhen prinyat' neprostoe reshenie, kotoroe navsegda izmenit ego zhizn' i hod istorii: vzyat' v ruki mech ili slozhit' oruzhie, i pust' mechta Al'freda o edinom korolevstve umret vmeste s nim... SHestoj roman iz cikla "e;Saksonskie hroniki"e;.

Agincourt

Agincourt

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 16/03/2018

Bitva pri Azenkure - odin iz povorotnyh momentov v hode Stoletnej vojny mezhdu Angliej i Franciej. Iznurennaya dolgim pohodom, golodom i boleznyami anglijskaya armiya po men'shej mere v pyat' raz ustupala chislennost'yu protivniku. Francuzy tverdo namerevalis' ostanovit' vojsko Genriha V na podhodah k Kale i prevoskhodstvom sil istrebit' zahvatchikov. No iskhod srazheniya byl nepredskazuem - pobedy voistinu dostigayutsya ne chislom, a umeniem. V centre neravnoj skhvatki okazyvaetsya prostoj anglijskij luchnik Nikolas Huk, gotovyj srazhat'sya za svoego korolya do poslednego. Tol'ko blagodarya voinskomu iskusstvu, discipline i lichnoj doblesti takih soldat dobyvayutsya samye blestyashchie pobedy v istorii. EHtot zahvatyvayushchij roman o vojne - velikolepnaya literaturnaya rekonstrukciya, odno iz luchshih tvorenij Bernarda Kornuehlla, avtora priznannyh mirovyh bestsellerov cikla "e;Saksonskie hroniki"e;, romanov o strelke Richarde SHarpe i mnogih drugih knig.

Excalibur

Excalibur

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 26/01/2018

Temnye veka v Britanii. Haos vot-vot ohvatit territorii, podvlastnye Arturu. Ego vlast' oslablena myatezhom Lanselota i predatel'stvom Gvinevery. No Artur vse eshche vladeet EHkskaliburom, odnim iz tridcati Sokrovishch Britanii - mechom, dayushchim vlast'. I poehtomu Artur, prezrev prevratnosti sud'by, brosaet vyzov svoim vragam. "e;EHkskalibur"e; - zhestkoe realisticheskoe povestvovanie o rannem Srednevekov'e, napisannoe odnim iz luchshih avtorov sovremennogo istoricheskogo romana Bernardom Kornuehllom. Zaklyuchitel'naya kniga iz trilogii o legendarnom korole-polkovodce Arture, proniknutaya duhom podlinnoj Istorii.

Rotrocke

Rotrocke

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 15/12/2017

Untertanen und Rebellen. Philadelphia ist im Jahr 1777 eine Stadt im Krieg - nicht nur zwischen amerikanischen und britischen Truppen, sondern auch mit sich selbst. Als die Stadt von den Briten erobert wird, fngt der wahre Kampf erst an. Der junge britische Rekrut Sam Gilpin hat seinen Bruder sterben sehen. Nun muss er sich zwischen dem Eid auf einen fernen Knig und seinem Gewissen entscheiden. Auch im Hause der wohlhabenden Beckets stehen sich Freunde der Freiheit und treue Untertanen erbittert gegenber. Bald wird an einem Ort namens Valley Forge Geschichte geschrieben werden, zwischen Eis und Blut, und ein Land entstehen: Amerika. Ein groer Roman von Bernard Cornwell: ber Krieg und Frieden, Freund und Feind, Feigheit und Heldentum.

Burning Land

Burning Land

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 08/11/2017

Konec IX veka. Angliyu razdirayut mezhdousobicy mestnyh vozhdej, i v ee predely vtorgayutsya datchane. Korol' Al'fred Uehssekskij slishkom slab zdorov'em, chtoby dat' dostojnyj otpor zahvatchikam; naslednik zhe molod i neopyten. Na pomoshch' korolyu prihodit Utred Bebbanburgskij so svoim vojskom i vyigryvaet srazhenie. Vrag poverzhen, no triumf Utreda omrachaet tragediya. On klyanetsya nikogda bol'she ne sluzhit' korone, odnako drugaya klyatva svyazyvaet ego s docher'yu korolya, prekrasnoj EHtel'flehd... Pyatyj roman iz cikla "e;Saksonskie hroniki"e;

Enemy of God

Enemy of God

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 07/11/2017

Velikij korol' Artur, nepobedimyj vozhd' brittov, uspeshno protivostoyal zavoevatelyam-saksam, uchredil rycarskij orden Kruglogo stola, za kotorym vse byli ravny mezhdu soboj. I pust' istoricheskaya pravda pogrebena v toj davnej ehpohe bol'shih peremen, velikogo pereseleniya narodov i stremitel'no zarozhdayushchihsya i ischezayushchih carstv, zavesa proshlogo priotkryvaetsya pered nami siloj pisatel'skogo talanta Bernarda Kornuehlla. Britaniya VI veka. Artur, nezakonnyj syn verhovnogo korolya Utera, dobivaetsya ob"e;edineniya razroznennyh korolevstv brittov, chtoby sovmestnymi usiliyami vygnat' zahvatchikov s rodnoj zemli. Posle pobedy v Lugg-Vejle mechta Artura blizka k voploshcheniyu, no ego plany razrushaet predatel'stvo nepomerno chestolyubivoj zheny Gvinevery i blizkogo druga Lanselota. Odnako duh vozhdya brittov, prozvannogo Vragom Bozh'im, ne tak-to legko slomit'. Vtoroj roman iz trilogii o legendarnom korole-polkovodce Arture, proniknutyj duhom podlinnoj Istorii.

Fools and Mortals

Fools and Mortals

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/10/2017

A dramatic new departure for international bestselling author Bernard Cornwell, FOOLS AND MORTALS takes us into the heart of the Elizabethan era, long one of his favourite periods of British history. In the heart of Elizabethan England, Richard Shakespeare dreams of a glittering career in one of the London playhouses, a world dominated by his older brother, William. But he is a penniless actor, making ends meet through a combination of a beautiful face, petty theft and a silver tongue. Increasingly estranged from his brother as William's star rises, Richard's onetime gratitude is souring and he is sorely tempted to abandon family loyalty. So when a priceless manuscript goes missing, suspicion falls upon Richard, forcing onto a perilous path through a bawdy and frequently brutal London. Entangles in a high-stakes game of duplicity and betrayal which threatens not only his career and potential fortune, but also the lives of his fellow players, Richard has to call on all he has now learned from the brightest stages and the darkest alleyways of the city. To avoid the gallows, he must play the role of a lifetime ... Fools and Mortals is a richly portrayed tour de force with all Bernard Cornwell's hallmark storytelling and a remarkable cast of characters: you walk the streets, explore the palaces, experience the scandals, rivalries and fierce ambitions, and stand side-by-side with the men and women of Elizabethan London.

Fools and Mortals

Fools and Mortals

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 19/10/2017

A dramatic new departure for international bestselling author Bernard Cornwell, FOOLS AND MORTALS takes us into the heart of the Elizabethan era, long one of his favourite periods of British history.'With all the vivid history that is his trademark, Bernard Cornwell transports the readers to the playhouses, backstreets and palaces of Shakespeare's London with added depth and compassion' Philippa GregoryIn the heart of Elizabethan England, young Richard Shakespeare dreams of a glittering career in the London playhouses, dominated by his older brother, William. But as a penniless actor with a silver tongue, Richard's onetime gratitude begins to sour, as does his family loyalty.So it is that Richard falls under suspicion when a priceless manuscript goes missing, forcing him into a high-stakes game of duplicity and betrayal, and through the darkest alleyways of the city.In this richly portrayed tour de force, Fools and Mortals takes you among the streets and palaces, scandals and rivalries, and lets you stand side-by-side with the men and women of Bernard Cornwell's masterful Elizabethan London.

Fools and Mortals

Fools and Mortals

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 19/10/2017

A dramatic new departure for international bestselling author Bernard Cornwell, FOOLS AND MORTALS takes us into the heart of the Elizabethan era, long one of his favourite periods of British history. `With all the vivid history that is his trademark, Bernard Cornwell transports the readers to the playhouses, backstreets and palaces of Shakespeare's London with added depth and compassion' Philippa Gregory In the heart of Elizabethan England, young Richard Shakespeare dreams of a glittering career in the London playhouses, dominated by his older brother, William. But as a penniless actor with a silver tongue, Richard's onetime gratitude begins to sour, as does his family loyalty. So it is that Richard falls under suspicion when a priceless manuscript goes missing, forcing him into a high-stakes game of duplicity and betrayal, and through the darkest alleyways of the city. In this richly portrayed tour de force, Fools and Mortals takes you among the streets and palaces, scandals and rivalries, and lets you stand side-by-side with the men and women of Bernard Cornwell's masterful Elizabethan London.

Casaca roja

Casaca roja

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 09/10/2017

Otono de 1777. Un ao despus de la Declaracin de Independencia americana, Filadelfia, la capital de las colonias rebeldes, que est a punto de ser ocupada por las tropas britnicas del general Howe, es una ciudad en guerra: no solo entre los insurgentes americanos y el ejrcito britnico, sino tambin entre sus propios habitantes; una guerra que divide y desgarra familias y que engendra todo tipo de traiciones. En primera lnea de la batalla, entre las mortferas armas del enemigo y las pualadas de sus propios polticos, estn los casacas rojas. Para un britnico, estos valientes son el martillo que aplastar la incipiente rebelin yanqui. En cambio, para los patriotas americanos, los despreciados "e;espaldas sangrientas"e; son los ladrones de su libertad y los saqueadores de su patrimonio. Sam Gilpin es uno de ellos: ha visto morir a su hermano y ahora debe elegir entre el deber a un rey distante, el llamamiento de su propia conciencia y el verdadero significado de la lealtad. Ese invierno, no solo a travs de los campos de hielo y fuego de Valley Forge, el olor a plvora de Germantown y el tronar de los caones sobre Fort Mifflin, sino tambin en los lujosos salones de Filadelfia, se reescribir la Historia y cambiar la fortuna de rebeldes y patriotas para siempre.

Unter Segeln

Unter Segeln

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 22/09/2017

Paul Shanahan ist ein Schurke und liebt das Abenteuer. Wenn jemand funf Millionen Dollar in Gold an den Behorden vorbeischmuggeln kann, dann er, und zwar auf seinem Schiff, der "e;Rebel Lady"e;. Aber mit dem Gold, das eine Organisation aus dem Nahen Osten fur einen Waffendeal benotigt, hat er seine eigenen Plane: Schon lange traumt er von einem gepflegten Ruhestand auf Cape Cod. Daraus jedoch wird nichts, wenig spater ist ihm die halbe Welt auf den Fersen: seine Auftraggeber, die IRA, die CIA - und das ist nicht alles, denn im Rumpf seines Schiffes liegt nicht nur Gold verborgen ...

Sturmbucht

Sturmbucht

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 18/08/2017

Der Morgen dammert auf den Bahamas, als Nick Breakspear und seine Freundin Ellen von Bord der "e;Wavebreaker"e; aus das Schiff entdecken: die von Kugeln durchsiebten Uberreste der Yacht "e;Hirondelle"e;, vormals unterwegs zur Privatinsel Murder Cay. Der Vorfall wird vertuscht. Wenig spater ubernimmt Nicks Crew den Auftrag, die kokssuchtigen Zwillinge von US-Senator Crownshield auf See clean zu bekommen. Kein einfacher Job: Der Sohn des Senators sabotiert die Reise, wo es nur geht. Bis Bewaffnete seine Schwester und ihn entfuhren und die "e;Wavebreaker"e; versenken - Nick findet sich mitten in einem Drogenkrieg wieder. Als auch noch Ellen verschwindet, sind der Skipper und Senator Crownshield zu allem bereit, um die drei zuruckzubekommen - Nick Breakspear setzt erneut Kurs auf Murder Cay ...

Sea Lord

Sea Lord

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 21/07/2017

Niemals wieder wollte John Rossendale, Earl of Stowey, nach Hause zuruckkehren. Als seine Mutter im Sterben liegt, uberwindet er sich: Er lenkt seine Segelyacht "e;Sunflower"e; gen Devon - zum ersten Mal seit vier Jahren. Dort entbrennt der Streit ums Erbe. Erneut wird John vorgeworfen, vor vier Jahren den einzigen Familienbesitz geklaut zu haben: einen millionenschweren van Gogh. Als er knapp einem Mordanschlag entkommt, macht er sich gemeinsam mit der Kuratorin Jennifer Pallavicini daran, das Gemalde aufzuspuren und den wahren Dieb zu stellen. Doch als Jennifer bei einer Gasexplosion auf seinem Schiff schwer verletzt wird, ubernimmt etwas anderes das Ruder: der Wunsch nach Rache ... Ein neues Segelabenteuer aus der Feder des groen Bestsellerautors Bernard Cornwell.

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Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 13/07/2017

O korole Arture, nepobedimom vozhde brittov, na Tumannom Al'bione bylo slozheno nemalo geroicheskih ballad. On uspeshno protivostoyal zavoevatelyam-saksam, uchredil rycarskij orden Kruglogo stola, za kotorym vse byli ravny mezhdu soboj. Po legende, voinskoj udachej Artur byl obyazan volshebnomu mechu - podarku charodeya Merlina, zhreca kel'tskih druidov... I pust' istoricheskaya pravda pogrebena v toj davnej ehpohe bol'shih peremen, velikogo pereseleniya narodov i stremitel'no zarozhdayushchihsya i ischezayushchih carstv, zavesa proshlogo priotkryvaetsya pered nami siloj pisatel'skogo talanta Bernarda Kornuehlla. YUzhnoj Britanii v VI stoletii grozilo vtorzhenie germanskih varvarov. Artur, nezakonnyj syn verhovnogo korolya, nekogda izgnannyj otcom za more, vozvrashchaetsya na razdiraemuyu mezhdousobicami rodinu, kotoraya pered licom mnogochislennyh vragov nuzhdaetsya v soyuze melkih korolevstv. Ego mozhet skrepit' politicheskij brak Artura s princessoj Kajnvin, no sud'ba rasporyazhaetsya inache... Pervyj roman iz trilogii o legendarnom korole-polkovodce Arture, proniknutyj duhom podlinnoj Istorii.

Hart am Wind

Hart am Wind

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 23/06/2017

Mit einer Kugel im Rucken ist Nick Sandman aus dem Falklandkrieg heimgekehrt. Niemand glaubt, dass er je wieder laufen wird. Doch der Traum, irgendwann erneut die Segel seiner Yacht zu hissen und der Welt davonzufahren, lasst ihn alle Schmerzen vergessen. Um die "e;Sycorax"e; wieder instand setzen zu konnen, willigt der dekorierte Kriegsheld ein, einen Film uber sich drehen zu lassen - von TV-Star Tony Bannister und dessen atherischer Geliebter Angela Westmacott. Aber uber der Vergangenheit des Filmemachers liegt ein finsterer Schatten, und Nick kann nicht aus seiner Haut: Er macht sich daran, Bannisters Geheimnis zu luften, und gerat zwischen die Fronten der Machtigen, in eine Welt aus Intrigen und dunklen Leidenschaften. Zum Gluck wei Nick Sandman nicht nur, wie man segelt, sondern auch, wie man kampft ...

Der Flammentrager

Der Flammentrager

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 22/04/2017

"e;Und mein Speer fuhr in das Drachenauge, und der Schaft bebte, als das Schiff an uns voruberglitt zu den ruhigeren Gewassern des Hafens, der vor dem Sturm geschutzt wurde durch den gewaltigen Felsen, auf dem die Festung stand. Meine Festung. Bebbanburg."e;Viele Jahre hat Uhtred gegen die Dnen und Norweger gekmpft. Inzwischen wird nur noch ein englisches Reich von einem Nordmann regiert, Northumbrien, dessen Knig Uhtreds Schwiegersohn ist. Die Zeit der Kriege scheint vorbei, und Uhtred sieht die Stunde gekommen, endlich Bebbanburg, den Sitz seiner Vorvter, zurckzuerobern. Doch der Frieden gebiert den Wunsch nach Krieg. Bald steht Uhtred drei mchtigen Gegnern gegenber. Da hilft es nicht, nur tapfer in der Schlacht zu sein. Man muss auch klug sein wie eine Schlange.

The Flame Bearer

The Flame Bearer

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/04/2017

The brand new novel in Bernard Cornwell's number one bestselling series on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. BBC2's major TV show THE LAST KINGDOM is based on the first two books in the series. From the day it was stolen from me I had dreamed of recapturing Bebbanburg. The great fort was built on a rock that was almost an island, it was massive, it could only be approached on land by a single narrow track - and it was mine. Britain is in a state of uneasy peace. Northumbria's Viking ruler, Sigtryggr, and Mercia's Saxon Queen Aethelflaed have agreed a truce. And so England's greatest warrior, Uhtred of Bebbanburg, at last has the chance to take back the home his traitorous uncle stole from him so many years ago - and which his scheming cousin still occupies. But fate is inexorable and the enemies Uhtred has made and the oaths he has sworn combine to distract him from his dream of recapturing Bebbanburg. New enemies enter into the fight for England's kingdoms: the redoubtable Constantin of Scotland seizes an opportunity for conquest and leads his armies south. Britain's precarious peace threatens to turn into a war of annihilation. But Uhtred is determined that nothing, neither the new enemies nor the old foes who combine against him, will keep him from his birthright. He is the Lord of Bebbanburg, but he will need all the skills he has learned in a lifetime of war to make his dream come true.

The Flame Bearer

The Flame Bearer

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/04/2017

From the day it was stolen from me I had dreamed of recapturing Bebbanburg. The great fort was built on a rock that was almost an island, it was massive, it could only be approached on land by a single narrow track - and it was mine. Britain is in a state of uneasy peace. Northumbria's Viking ruler, Sigtryggr, and Mercia's Saxon Queen Aethelflaed have agreed a truce. And so England's greatest warrior, Uhtred of Bebbanburg, at last has the chance to take back the home his traitorous uncle stole from him so many years ago - and which his scheming cousin still occupies. But fate is inexorable and the enemies Uhtred has made and the oaths he has sworn combine to distract him from his dream of recapturing Bebbanburg. New enemies enter into the fight for England's kingdoms: the redoubtable Constantin of Scotland seizes an opportunity for conquest and leads his armies south.

Sword Song

Sword Song

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/03/2017

ENGLAND IS BORN. BBC2's major TV series THE LAST KINGDOM is based on Bernard Cornwell's bestselling novels on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. Sword Song is the fourth book in the series. Season 2 of the epic TV series premiers this March. It is 885. England is at peace; the Danes rule the north and King Alfred holds the south. But trouble stirs when a band of Vikings invade London. Uhtred of Bebbanburg, Alfred's greatest warrior, must lead his men to attack the Viking raiders in the south. But his allegiance to the King will be tested in perhaps the most threatening way yet.

The Lords of the North

The Lords of the North

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/03/2017

ENGLAND IS BORN. BBC2's major TV series THE LAST KINGDOM is based on Bernard Cornwell's bestselling novels on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. The Lords of the North is the third book in the series. Season 2 of the epic TV series premiers this March. The year is 878. Uhtred of Bebbanburg, fresh from fighting for Alfred the Great, must journey north with a band of men to avenge his father, who has been cut down by the Danish lord Kjartan, Uhtred's oldest enemy. But the north is a realm of chaos, rebellion and bloody retribution. As he plans his revenge attack, Uhtred is betrayed and ends up on a slave voyage to Iceland. Friends and alliances must unite to free him, and fight once more in the battle for England.

Vagabond

Vagabond

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/03/2017

The eagerly anticipated follow-up to the bestselling Harlequin, this is the second instalment in Bernard Cornwell's GRAIL QUEST series, in a bright and bold repackage. It is 1346. While King Edward III fights in France, England lies exposed to the threat of invasion. Thomas of Hookton, archer and hero of Crecy, finds himself back in the north just as the Scots invade on behalf of their French allies. Thomas is determined to pursue his personal quest: to discover whether a relic he is searching for is the Holy Grail. But once again it is the archers whose skills will be called upon, and who will become the true heroes of the battle.

Heretic

Heretic

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/03/2017

The eagerly anticipated follow-up to the number one bestseller Vagabond, this is the third instalment in Bernard Cornwell's GRAIL QUEST series, in a bright and bold repackage. It is 1347. The Hundred Years War has been suspended. The truce releases English archer Thomas of Hookton to pursue his arch enemy and resume his quest for the most prized relic in Christendom: the Holy Grail. Heading south, Thomas and his men-at-arms begin lightning raids to draw out his enemy. But fate takes an unexpected hand when the plague strikes. What had been a landscape of castles, monasteries, vineyards and villages becomes death's kingdom and the need for the grail, as a sign of God's favour, is more urgent than ever.

Excalibur A Novel of Arthur

Excalibur A Novel of Arthur

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/01/2017

From Bernard Cornwell the creator of the No. 1 bestselling Sharpe novels. Arthur seeks peace, with the aid of his sword Excaliber . . . After rebellions and betrayals by those he believed loved him most, Arthur looks at his most weak. His Saxon enemies decide to strike before he regains his strength, plunging Britain into war. It will require all Arthur's leadership and military cunning to win this last battle. But in this final struggle of the warlord, the intrigues of Mordred, now the adult heir to the throne of Britain, and the dark magic of the priestess Nimue could conspire to bring about Arthur's downfall. Even his trusty blade Excaliber may not be sharp enough to save him . . . Bernard Cornwell concludes The Warlord Chronicles, bringing the Arthurian legend to thrilling new life. 'A powerful and dramatic retelling of the Arthurian legend' Sharon Penman 'Of all the books I have written these are my favourites' Bernard Cornwell

The Winter King A Novel of Arthur

The Winter King A Novel of Arthur

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/01/2017

From Bernard Cornwell, the creator of the No. 1 bestselling Sharpe novels. In the Dark Ages, a legendary warrior arises to unite a divided land . . . Uther, the High King of Britain, is dead. His only heir is the infant Mordred. Yet each of the country's lesser kings seek to claim the crown for themselves. While they squabble and spoil for war, a host of Saxon armies gather, preparing for invasion. But no one has counted on the fearsome warlord Arthur. Handed power by Merlin and pursuing a doomed romance with the beautiful Guinevere, Arthur knows he will struggle to unite the country - let alone hold back the Saxon enemy at the gates. Yet destiny awaits him . . . The first of Bernard Cornwell's Warlord Chronicles, The Winter King is a brilliant retelling of the Arthurian legend, combining myth, history and thrilling battlefield action. 'Of all the books I have written these are my favourites' Bernard Cornwell 'Spellbinding realism' The Times

Enemy of God A Novel of Arthur

Enemy of God A Novel of Arthur

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/01/2017

From Bernard Cornwell, the creator of the No. 1 bestselling Sharpe novels. Arthur has brought a fragile peace to Britain - but it cannot last . . . Uniting the restive British kingdoms behind him, Arthur believes he can now hold back the Saxons threatening the country. Meanwhile, Merlin sets out on a quest to uncover the sacred Treasures of Britain, hoping they will prove decisive in the coming battle. But in a country where the cult of the Christians is spreading, Merlin's quest is divisive. And the ambitions of the rival warlord Lancelot threaten the delicate peace. Could even those closest to Arthur be moved to betray him? In the second book of the Warlord Chronicles, Bernard Cornwell brilliantly retells the Arthurian legend, combining myth, history and thrilling battlefield action. 'Wonderful and haunting' People Magazine 'Of all the books I have written these are my favourites' Bernard Cornwell

Harlequin + Vagabond + Heretic

Harlequin + Vagabond + Heretic

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 16/12/2016

Konflikt mezhdu Angliej i Franciej v XIV veke vylilsya v Stoletnyuyu vojnu, v Evrope svirepstvuyut grabezhi i nasilie. Paskhal'nym utrom 1342 goda v anglijskuyu derevnyu Hukton vryvayutsya arbaletchiki pod predvoditel'stvom cheloveka, kotoryj nosit "e;d'yavol'skoe imya Arlekin, i pohishchayut iz hrama relikviyu - po sluham, ehto ne chto inoe, kak Svyatoj Graal'... Syn pogibshego v skhvatke nastoyatelya, molodoj luchnik Tomas, ne podozrevaya, chto s Arlekinom ego svyazyvayut krovnye uzy, klyanetsya otomstit' za ubityh i vozvratit' propazhu, za kotoroj otpravlyaetsya vo Franciyu. Odnako vlast' prederzhashchie ne namereny ustupat' prostolyudinu svyatynyu - ona mozhet darovat' pobedu v vojne. Skitayas' v poiskah sokrovishcha po nekogda plodorodnym, a nyne vyzhzhennym zemlyam, geroj okazyvaetsya v carstve CHernoj smerti - chumy. On vstupaet v skhvatku s religioznymi fanatikami, spasaya ot kostra krasavicu ZHenev'evu, i tem samym nazhivaet novyh vragov, kotorye ob"e;yavlyayut na nego ohotu... Istoricheskie romany "e;Arlekin, "e;Skitalec, "e;Eretik ob anglijskom luchnike Tomase iz Huktona - v odnom tome.

The Last Kingdom Series

The Last Kingdom Series

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 17/11/2016

The first five books in Bernard Cornwell's No.1 bestselling THE LAST KINGDOM series, a captivating historical fiction series that transports readers to a time when epic heroes rose amidst the tumult and war of the 9th Century. BBC2's major TV show THE LAST KINGDOM is based on the first two books in the series. Bernard Cornwell's captivating historical fiction series, THE LAST KINGDOM, tells the tale of Alfred the Great, his descendants and the enemies they faced at the dawn of England. Against their lives Bernard Cornwell has woven a story of divided loyalties, reluctant love and desperate heroism. In Uhtred, he has created one of his most captivating and heroic characters. The series follows Uhtred from his childhood - an English boy, growing up among Danes with increasingly conflicting loyalties - to his adulthood as he becomes one of the greatest warriors of England, fighting epic battles and navigating the ever-shifting landscape of England. BBC2's major TV show THE LAST KINGDOM is based on the first two books in the series. The box set includes: The Last Kingdom The Pale Horseman The Lords of the North Sword Song The Burning Land

The Last Kingdom Series

The Last Kingdom Series

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/11/2016

BBC2's major TV series THE LAST KINGDOM is based on Bernard Cornwell's No. 1 bestselling novels on the making of England and the fate of his remarkable hero, Uhtred. These are the first two books in this captivating historical fiction series that transports readers to a time when epic heroes rose amidst the tumult and war of the 9th Century. The Last Kingdom and The Pale Horseman are the first two books in Bernard Cornwell's No. 1 bestselling historical fiction series, THE LAST KINGDOM, which tells the tale of Alfred the Great, his descendants and the enemies they faced. Against their lives Bernard Cornwell has woven a story of divided loyalties, reluctant love and desperate heroism. In Uhtred, he has created one of his most captivating and heroic characters. BBC2's major TV show THE LAST KINGDOM is based on the first two books in the series. The box set includes: The Last Kingdom The Pale Horseman

Das letzte Konigreich / Der weie Reiter

Das letzte Konigreich / Der weie Reiter

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 21/10/2016

Das letzte KonigreichNordengland im Jahre 866: Mit zehn Jahren erlebt der Frstensohn Uhtred den Einfall der Wikinger. Sein ungestmer Mut in der Schlacht beeindruckt den Anfhrer der Dnen so sehr, dass er Uhtred verschont und als Ziehkind aufnimmt. Mit den Jahren wird der Junge fast einer von ihnen. Nach Raub- und Eroberungszgen voller Blut und Gewalt droht auch Wessex, das letzte der fnf angelschsischen Knigreiche, an die Eroberer zu fallen. Doch da wechselt Uhtred wieder die Seiten. Der weie ReiterEnde des 9. Jahrhunderts haben die dnischen Eroberer alle fnf englischen Knigreiche unterjocht. Das gesamte Land der Angelsachsen ist in der Gewalt der Invasoren - mit Ausnahme eines kleinen Sumpfgebietes. Hier hlt sich Knig Alfred von Wessex mit wenigen Getreuen versteckt. Uhtred, Krieger in Alfreds Diensten, kennt die bermacht des dnischen Heeres genau. Dennoch will Alfred eine letzte, entscheidende Schlacht fhren. Der fromme Knig setzt dabei auf Gottes Hilfe, Uhtred hingegen vertraut lieber seinem kampferprobten Schwert. ber eines aber sind sich die beiden ungleichen Verbndeten vollkommen einig: Eine Niederlage wre der Untergang Englands.

The Flame Bearer

The Flame Bearer

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 06/10/2016

The brand new novel in Bernard Cornwell's number one bestselling series on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. BBC2's major TV show THE LAST KINGDOM is based on the first two books in the series. From the day it was stolen from me I had dreamed of recapturing Bebbanburg. The great fort was built on a rock that was almost an island, it was massive, it could only be approached on land by a single narrow track - and it was mine. Britain is in a state of uneasy peace. Northumbria's Viking ruler, Sigtryggr, and Mercia's Saxon Queen Aethelflaed have agreed a truce. And so England's greatest warrior, Uhtred of Bebbanburg, at last has the chance to take back the home his traitorous uncle stole from him so many years ago - and which his scheming cousin still occupies. But fate is inexorable and the enemies Uhtred has made and the oaths he has sworn combine to distract him from his dream of recapturing Bebbanburg. New enemies enter into the fight for England's kingdoms: the redoubtable Constantin of Scotland seizes an opportunity for conquest and leads his armies south. Britain's precarious peace threatens to turn into a war of annihilation. But Uhtred is determined that nothing, neither the new enemies nor the old foes who combine against him, will keep him from his birthright. He is the Lord of Bebbanburg, but he will need all the skills he has learned in a lifetime of war to make his dream come true.

Flame Bearer (The Last Kingdom Series, Book 10)

Flame Bearer (The Last Kingdom Series, Book 10)

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 06/10/2016

The brand new novel in Bernard Cornwell's number one bestselling series on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg.BBC2's major TV show THE LAST KINGDOM is based on the first two books in the series.From the day it was stolen from me I had dreamed of recapturing Bebbanburg. The great fort was built on a rock that was almost an island, it was massive, it could only be approached on land by a single narrow track - and it was mine.Britain is in a state of uneasy peace. Northumbria's Viking ruler, Sigtryggr, and Mercia's Saxon Queen Aethelflaed have agreed a truce. And so England's greatest warrior, Uhtred of Bebbanburg, at last has the chance to take back the home his traitorous uncle stole from him so many years ago - and which his scheming cousin still occupies.But fate is inexorable and the enemies Uhtred has made and the oaths he has sworn combine to distract him from his dream of recapturing Bebbanburg. New enemies enter into the fight for England's kingdoms: the redoubtable Constantin of Scotland seizes an opportunity for conquest and leads his armies south. Britain's precarious peace threatens to turn into a war of annihilation.But Uhtred is determined that nothing, neither the new enemies nor the old foes who combine against him, will keep him from his birthright. He is the Lord of Bebbanburg, but he will need all the skills he has learned in a lifetime of war to make his dream come true.

Lords of the North. Sword Song

Lords of the North. Sword Song

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 04/10/2016

EHto istoriya o tekh vremenah, kogda datskie vikingi postavili pod somnenie samo sushchestvovanie Britanii, kogda vse anglijskie korolevstva okazalis' na volosok ot gibeli. I tol'ko korol' Al'fred, edinstvennyj pravitel' v istorii Anglii, nazvannyj Velikim, byl nameren otstoyat' nezavisimost' rodnogo Uehsseksa i ostrova v celom. Geroj romana Utred, v mladenchestve pohishchennyj datchanami i vospitannyj imi kak viking, pochitayushchij severnyh bogov, povzroslev, vynuzhden reshat', na ch'ej storone srazhat'sya. Zashchishchat' li svoyu istinnuyu rodinu ili vstat' na storonu zavoevatelej? On dolzhen sdelat' ehtot vybor sam, ne rasschityvaya na to, chto vse uzhe predopredeleno sud'boj. V knigu voshli dva romana iz cikla "e;Saksonskie hroniki

Warriors of the Storm

Warriors of the Storm

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 05/09/2016

The new novel in Bernard Cornwell's number one bestselling series on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. BBC2's major Autumn 2015 TV show THE LAST KINGDOM is based on the first two books in the series. A fragile peace is about to be broken... King Alfred's son Edward and formidable daughter, AEthelflaed, rule Wessex, Mercia and East Anglia. But all around the restless Northmen, eyeing the rich lands and wealthy churches, are mounting raids. Uhtred of Bebbanburg, the kingdoms' greatest warrior, controls northern Mercia from the strongly fortified city of Chester. But forces are rising up against him. Northmen allied to the Irish, led by the fierce warrior Ragnall Ivarson, are soon joined by the Northumbrians, and their strength could prove overwhelming. Despite the gathering threat, both Edward and AEthelflaed are reluctant to move out of the safety of their fortifications. But with Uhtred's own daughter married to Ivarson's brother, who can be trusted? In the struggle between family and loyalty, between personal ambition and political commitment, there will be no easy path. But a man with a warrior's courage may be able to find it. Such a man is Uhtred,and this may be his finest hour.

Kiralyok alkonya

Kiralyok alkonya

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2016

Uhtredet, a nagy harcost arra kenyszeritik, hogy kezdjen beketargyalasokat a danokkal, akik ily modon csapdat allitanak neki. A kiraly tanacsadoi nem biznak benne, a danok a halalat ohajtjak, egyetlen szovetsegeset, Ethelflaedet, Alfred lanyat klastromba zarjak. Uhtrednek latnia kell, hogy mikozben a kiralyt korulvevo papok a beke es a hitterites politikajat hirdetik, Wessex ellensegei minden nappal erosebbe valnak. A kozel harminc esztendeje uralkodo Nagy Alfrednak allitolag mar csak napjai vannak hatra, mikozben egy eszaki varazslono megjovendoli Uhtrednek het kiraly halalat, es asszonyoket, akiket szeret. Amint Alfred meghal, ellensegei es vetelytarsai egymas torkanak esnek, igy Wessex vedtelenne valik a hatarain gyulekezo vikingek elott. A tet pedig nem kisebb, mint az alfredi orokseg es az egesz angol nemzet tulelese. A nagyszabasu tortenelmi sorozat, az Angolszasz historiak hatodik resze olyan idokbe repit bennunket, amikor a becsulet es a huseg, az onfelaldozas es a hosiesseg volt a hirnev es egyben az orok elet zaloga. Cornwell megmutatja, mifele erok formaltak az angol nemzet karakteret: kereszteny lelkiseg es pogany termeszetesseg csak egyutt volt kepes letrehozni egy uj nemzetet. A Kiralyok alkonya lenyugozo tortenet arrol, hogyan szuletett meg - s kis hijan hogyan veszett oda - mindaz, amit ma Anglia neven ismerunk.

Die dunklen Krieger

Die dunklen Krieger

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 21/05/2016

Da war Feuer in der Nacht. Feuer, das den Himmel versengte und die Sterne verblassen lie. Feuer, dessen dichter Rauch uber das Land zwischen den Flussen quoll. Ein brchiger Friede herrscht in den Reichen der Angelsachsen. Mercien im Norden wird nun von thelfld regiert, Tochter des verstorbenen Knigs Alfred: eine Frau, geboren zum Herrschen. An der Nordgrenze des Landes hat sie ihren erfahrensten Kriegsherrn installiert, Uhtred ist sein Name. Und aus dem Norden kommt auch der Feind, ein mchtiges Heer aus Iren und Nordmnnern, angefhrt vom furchtbaren Ragnall Ivarson. Ragnall hat einen Bruder, mit dem Uhtred sich in der Vergangenheit schon gemessen hat, den er als Krieger achtet - und den seine Tochter zum Mann genommen hat. Bald kommt Zweifel auf im Reiche Mercien, woran Uhtred sich am Ende mehr gebunden fhlen wird: an Treueid oder Blutsverwandtschaft. Der neunte Band von Bernard Cornwells Wikingersaga: geliebt, verfilmt, ein Welterfolg.

THE LAST KINGDOM.THE PALE HORSEMAN

THE LAST KINGDOM.THE PALE HORSEMAN

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 18/04/2016

EHto istoriya o tekh vremenah, kogda datskie vikingi postavili pod somnenie samo sushchestvovanie Britanii, kogda vse anglijskie korolevstva okazalis' na volosok ot gibeli. I tol'ko korol' Al'fred, edinstvennyj pravitel' v istorii Anglii, nazvannyj Velikim, byl nameren otstoyat' nezavisimost' ostrova. Geroj romana Utred, v mladenchestve pohishchennyj datchanami i vospitannyj imi kak viking, pochitayushchij severnyh bogov, povzroslev, vynuzhden reshat', na ch'ej storone on budet srazhat'sya. Zashchishchat' li svoyu istinnuyu rodinu ili vstat' na storonu zavoevatelej? On dolzhen sdelat' ehtot vybor sam, ne nadeyas', chto sud'ba pravit vsem. V knigu voshli dva romana iz cikla "e;Saksonskie hroniki

Starbuck: Der Kampfer

Starbuck: Der Kampfer

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 27/11/2015

"e;Der beste aus der Reihe von Cornwells Burgerkriegsromanen ... Die Kakophonie des Totens uberwaltigt den Leser."e; (Daily Mail)Im Sptsommer 1862 hat sich das Kriegsglck gewendet: Nun marschieren die Armeen der Sdstaaten in den Norden ein. Nate Starbuck ist mit dabei, doch immer noch schlgt ihm Misstrauen entgegen. Man hat ihm das Kommando ber ein Strafbataillon bertragen: Eine gottverlorene Truppe, angefhrt von Offizieren, die ihren neuen Vorgesetzten offen ablehnen. Starbucks Bataillon zieht in den Norden, Sharpsburg an dem kleinen Flsschen Antietam entgegen. Vor ihnen liegt das blutigste Schlachtfeld des gesamten Brgerkriegs Der vierte Band von Bernard Cornwells groem Epos ber den Amerikanischen Brgerkrieg.

The Last Kingdom

The Last Kingdom

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 08/10/2015

BBC2's major Autumn 2015 TV series THE LAST KINGDOM is based on Bernard Cornwell's bestselling novels on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. The Last Kingdom is the first book in the series. Uhtred is an English boy, born into the aristocracy of ninth-century Northumbria. Orphaned at ten, he is captured and adopted by a Dane and taught the Viking ways. Yet Uhtred's fate is indissolubly bound up with Alfred, King of Wessex, who rules over the only English kingdom to survive the Danish assault. The struggle between the English and the Danes and the strife between christianity and paganism is the background to Uhtred's growing up. He is left uncertain of his loyalties but a slaughter in a winter dawn propels him to the English side and he will become a man just as the Danes launch their fiercest attack yet on Alfred's kingdom. Marriage ties him further still to the West Saxon cause but when his wife and child vanish in the chaos of the Danish invasion, Uhtred is driven to face the greatest of the Viking chieftains in a battle beside the sea. There, in the horror of the shield-wall, he discovers his true allegiance. The Last Kingdom, like most of Bernard Cornwell's books, is firmly based on true history. It is the first novel of a series that will tell the tale of Alfred the Great and his descendants and of the enemies they faced, Viking warriors like Ivar the Boneless and his feared brother, Ubba. Against their lives Bernard Cornwell has woven a story of divided loyalties, reluctant love and desperate heroism. In Uhtred, he has created one of his most interesting and heroic characters and in The Last Kingdom one of his most powerful and passionate novels.

Sword Song

Sword Song

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 08/10/2015

The fourth in the bestselling Alfred series from number one historical novelist, Bernard Cornwell. The year is 885, and England is at peace, divided between the Danish kingdom to the north and Alfred's kingdom of Wessex in the south. But trouble stirs, a dead man has risen and new Vikings have arrived to occupy London. It is a dangerous time, and it falls to Uhtred, half Saxon, half Dane, a man feared and respected the length and breadth of Britain, to expel the Viking raiders and take control of London for Alfred. His uncertain loyalties must now decide England's future. A gripping tale of love, rivalry and violence, Sword Song tells the story of England's making.

The Lords of the North

The Lords of the North

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 08/10/2015

Enter a world where bloody battles, and heroic deeds combine in the historic struggle to unite Britain in the face of a common enemy. The third instalment in Bernard Cornwell's King Alfred series, follows on from the outstanding previous novels The Last Kingdom and The Pale Horseman. The year is 878 and the Vikings have been thrown out of Wessex. Uhtred, fresh from fighting for Alfred in the battle to free Wessex, travels north to seek revenge for his father's death, killed in a bloody raid by Uhtred's old enemy, renegade Danish lord, Kjartan. While Kjartan lurks in his formidable stronghold of Dunholm, the north is overrun by chaos, rebellion and fear. Together with a small band of warriors, Uhtred plans his attack on his enemy, revenge fuelling his anger, resolute on bloody retribution. But, he finds himself betrayed and ends up on a desperate slave voyage to Iceland. Rescued by a remarkable alliance of old friends and enemies, he and his allies, together with Alfred the Great, are free to fight once more in a battle for power, glory and honour. `The Lords of the North' is a tale of England's making, a powerful story of betrayal, struggle and romance, set in an England torn apart by turmoil and upheaval.

The Pale Horseman

The Pale Horseman

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 08/10/2015

Continuing the outstanding success of The Last Kingdom, The Pale Horseman is the second installment of Bernard Cornwell's fantastic series, following the fate of Alfred the Great, and the forging of Britain.A Saxon raised by Vikings. A pagan fighting for a Christian King. The conflict at the heart of a hero will be played out in the fight for England.It is 877. Across the kingdoms of Britain the Danes are gaining strength. Uhtred of Bebbanburg, a pagan warrior, must decide who he will align with: the Vikings who raised him or Alfred, King of the West Saxons.As the Danes make for Wessex and threaten to destroy the kingdom, Uhtred will forge an uneasy alliance with the king, to lead the last remaining Saxon army in a battle that will be a fight for the very existence of England.

Warriors of the Storm (The Last Kingdom Series, Book 9)

Warriors of the Storm (The Last Kingdom Series, Book 9)

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 08/10/2015

The new novel in Bernard Cornwell's number one bestselling series on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg.BBC2's major TV show THE LAST KINGDOM is based on the first two books in the series.A fragile peace is about to be broken...King Alfred's son Edward and formidable daughter, thelflaed, rule Wessex, Mercia and East Anglia. But all around the restless Northmen, eyeing the rich lands and wealthy churches, are mounting raids.Uhtred of Bebbanburg, the kingdoms' greatest warrior, controls northern Mercia from the strongly fortified city of Chester. But forces are rising up against him. Northmen allied to the Irish, led by the fierce warrior Ragnall Ivarson, are soon joined by the Northumbrians, and their strength could prove overwhelming. Despite the gathering threat, both Edward and thelflaed are reluctant to move out of the safety of their fortifications. But with Uhtred's own daughter married to Ivarson's brother, who can be trusted?In the struggle between family and loyalty, between personal ambition and political commitment, there will be no easy path. But a man with a warrior's courage may be able to find it. Such a man is Uhtred,and this may be his finest hour.

Three Great English Victories

Three Great English Victories

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 08/10/2015

On the eve of the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Azincourt comes three classic battle books of The Hundred Years War by the bestselling master of historical fiction, Bernard Cornwell, in one three-book collection for the first time.HARLEQUIN1342. The English, led by Edward III, are laying waste to the French countryside. The archers, the common men, are England's secret weapon. The French know them as Harlequins. Thomas Hookton is one of these archers. But he is also on a personal mission: to avenge his father's death and retrieve a stolen relic. Thomas begins a quest that will lead him to finally where the two armies face each other at Crecy.1356The Hundred Years War rages on and the bloodiest battles are yet to be fought. Across France, towns stand alert to danger. The English army is invading again and the French are hunting them down. Thomas of Hookton, an English archer, is under orders to seek out a lost sword, said to grant certain victory. As the outnumbered English army becomes trapped near the town of Poitiers, Thomas, his men and his sworn enemies will meet in one great and bloody battle.AZINCOURTAzincourt, fought on October 25th 1415, on St Crispin's Day, is one of the best known battles of all time. This is the breathtaking story of this momentous battle and its aftermath. From the varying viewpoints of nobles, peasants, archers, and horsemen, Azincourt skilfully brings to life the hours of relentless fighting, the desperation of an army crippled by disease and the exceptional bravery of the English soldiers.

King Arthur Trilogy

King Arthur Trilogy

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 06/10/2015

It takes a remarkable writer to make an old story as fresh and compelling as the first time we heard it. Bernard Cornwell's Internationally bestselling King Arthur Trilogy tells the mythic saga of King Arthur and is the work of a magnificent storyteller at the height of his powers. THE WINTER KINGThe novel is set in Dark Age Britain in a land where Arthur has been banished and Merlin has disappeared, where a child-king sits unprotected on the throne, where religion vies with magic for the souls of the people. It is to this desperate land that Arthur returns, a man at once utterly human and truly heroic; a man who loves Guinevere more passionately than he should; a man whose life is at once tragic and triumphant.ENEMY OF GODHaving defeated the last holdouts of civil war in southern Britain, Arthur has secured Mordred's throne. But he must still face raging conflicts between the old ways and the new, as well as foes more powerful and more dangerous--because they pose as friends.EXCALIBURThe unforgettable tale of Arthur's final struggles against the Saxons and his last attempts to triumph over a ruined marriage and ravaged dreams as forces both earthly and unearthly threaten everything Arthur stands for. Peopled by princesses and bards, by warriors and magicians, Excalibur is the story of love, war, loyalty, and betrayal.

Last Kingdom Series Books 1 and 2

Last Kingdom Series Books 1 and 2

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 22/09/2015

BBC's major TV series THE LAST KINGDOM is based on Bernard Cornwell's bestselling novels on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. Books 1-2 now available in one eBook collection.The beginning of the tale of Uhtred. Uhtred is born into the aristocracy of 9th Century Northumbria, but orphaned at ten, adopted by a Dane and taught the Viking ways. Yet Uhtred's fate is indissolubly bound up with Alfred, King of Wessex, who rules over the last English kingdom when the Danes have overrun Northumbria, Mercia and East Anglia. So ends The Last Kingdom.The Pale Horseman takes place right afterwards in the fateful year in which the Danes capture Alfred's kingdom and drive him as a fugitive into the marshes of Athelney. It seems that Wessex, and England, are destroyed, but Alfred is determined to make one desperate gamble that might save his kingdom.The Lords of the North sees Uhtred, having helped Alfred secure Wessex an independent Saxon kingdom, returns north to find his stepsister. Instead he discovers chaos, civil war and treachery in Northumbria. He takes the side of Guthred, once a slave and now a man who would be king, and in return expects Guthred's help in capturing Dunholm, the lair of the dark Viking lord, Kjartan.

Last Kingdom Series Books 1-8

Last Kingdom Series Books 1-8

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 22/09/2015

BBC2's major Autumn 2015 TV series THE LAST KINGDOM is based on Bernard Cornwell's bestselling novels on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. The first eight books in the series, now in one complete eBook for the first time.THE LAST KINGDOM, THE PALE HORSEMAN, THE LORDS OF THE NORTH, SWORD SONG, THE BURNING LAND, DEATH OF KINGS, THE PAGAN LORD, THE EMPTY THRONE.Uhtred, born into Saxon aristocracy in ninth-century Northumbria is orphaned at ten. He is captured and adopted by a Dane and taught the Viking ways. Yet Uhtred's fate is indissolubly bound up with Alfred, King of Wessex, who rules over the only English kingdom to survive the Danish assault.The Last Kingdom is an epic series from the master of historical fiction, that tells the tale of Alfred the Great, his descendants, and the Viking enemies they face. The struggle between the English and the Danes and the strife between Christianity and paganism is the background to this outstanding series of how England was made - and very nearly lost.

The Pale Horseman

The Pale Horseman

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/09/2015

ENGLAND IS BORN. BBC2's major TV series THE LAST KINGDOM is based on Bernard Cornwell's bestselling novels on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. The Pale Horseman is the second book in the series. Season 2 of the epic TV series premiers this March. ALONE IN A SEA OF ENEMIES. BOUND TOGETHER BY LOYALTY, BELIEF AND DESPERATION. Wessex, led by the pious King Alfred, is the last Saxon stronghold against the savage strength of the Vikings. Now it is struggling for its very existence. Uhtred, a Saxon raised by Vikings, is no ordinary warrior. As sharp of mind as he is of sword, his lust for life and battle sits badly with Alfred and his priests. But they face dire odds and Uhtred's unique knowledge and fearlessness mean that he may be their only hope in the coming battle ...

The Last Kingdom

The Last Kingdom

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/09/2015

ENGLAND IS BORN. BBC2's major TV series THE LAST KINGDOM is based on Bernard Cornwell's bestselling novels on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. The Last Kingdom is the first book in the series. Season 2 of the epic TV series premiers this March. BORN SAXON. RAISED VIKING. IS UHTRED THE HERO THE LAST KINGDOM NEEDS? In a land torn apart by conflict, an orphan boy has come of age. Raised by the Vikings, deadly enemies of his own Saxon people, Uhtred is a fierce and skilled warrior who kneels to no-one. Alfred - Saxon, king, man of god - fights to hold the throne of the only land still resisting the pagan northerners. Uhtred and Alfred's fates are tangled, saoked in blood and blackened b the flames of war. Together they will change history...

Der leere Thron

Der leere Thron

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 26/06/2015

Auf thelreds Thron ruhte ein kunstvoll verzierter Helm. In fruheren Zeiten trugen Konige keine Krone, immer nur den Helm. Wem war er nun bestimmt?In langen Kmpfen haben die vereinten Heere der Angelsachsen die Dnen zurckgedrngt. Doch die tdliche Gefahr aus dem Norden hngt weiter ber den englischen Knigreichen. Und nun liegt thelred, Herrscher von Mercien, im Sterben. Wie soll sein Land die Unabhngigkeit vom benachbarten Wessex wahren? Im Kampf um die Nachfolge hlt der Krieger Uhtred treu zu thelfld, seiner Herrin und heimlichen Geliebten, thelreds Weib. Aber werden die fhrenden Mnner des Reiches eine Frau auf dem mercischen Thron akzeptieren - und sei sie noch so halsstarrig und so tapfer wie diese?"e;Der ideen- und erfolgreichste Autor historischer Romane, den die Welt zurzeit kennt."e; (Wall Street Journal)

Waterloo The History of Four Days, Three Armies and Three Battles

Waterloo The History of Four Days, Three Armies and Three Battles

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/05/2015

'Some battles change nothing. Waterloo changed almost everything.' On the 18th June, 1815 the armies of France, Britain and Prussia descended upon a quiet valley south of Brussels. In the previous three days the French army had beaten the British at Quatre-Bras and the Prussians at Ligny. The Allies were in retreat. The blood-soaked battle of Waterloo would become a landmark in European history, to be examined over and again, not least because until the evening of the 18th, the French army was close to prevailing on the battlefield. Now, brought to life by the celebrated novelist Bernard Cornwell, this is the chronicle of the four days leading up to the actual battle and a thrilling hour-by-hour account of that fateful day. In his first work of non-fiction, Cornwell combines his storytelling skills with a meticulously researched history to give a riveting account of every dramatic moment, from Napoleon's escape from Elba to the smoke and gore of the battlefields. Through letters and diaries he also sheds new light on the private thoughts of Napoleon and the Duke of Wellington, as well as the ordinary officers and soldiers. Published to coincide with the bicentenary in 2015, Waterloo is a tense and gripping story of heroism and tragedy - and of the final battle that determined the fate of Europe.

Waterloo

Waterloo

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 05/05/2015

From the New York Times bestselling author comes the definitive, illustrated history of one of the greatest battles ever foughta riveting nonfiction chronicle published to commemorate the two-hundreth anniversary of Napoleon's last stand.On June 18, 1815, the armies of France, Britain, and Prussia descended upon a quiet valley south of Brussels. In the previous three days, the French army had beaten the Prussians at Ligny and fought the British to a standstill at Quatre-Bras. The Allies were in retreat. The little village north of where they turned to fight the French army was called Waterloo. The blood-soaked battle to which the town gave its name would become a landmark in European history.In his first work of nonfiction, Bernard Cornwell combines his storytelling skills with a meticulously researched history to give a riveting chronicle of every dramatic momentfrom Napoleon's daring escape from Elba to the smoke and gore of the three battlefields and their aftermath. Through quotes from the letters and diaries of Emperor Napoleon, the Duke of Wellington, and the ordinary officers and soldiers, Cornwell brings to life how it actually felt to fight those famous battlesas well as the moments of amazing bravery on both sides that left the outcome hanging in the balance until the bitter end.Published to coincide with the battle's bicentennial in 2015, Waterloo is a tense and gripping story of heroism and tragedyand of the final battle that determined the fate of nineteenth-century Europe.

Waterloo

Waterloo

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 24/04/2015

Die beruhmteste Schlacht der Geschichte - Bernard Cornwell bringt sie uns naher denn je. Platz 1 der Sunday-Times-BestsellerlisteBernard Cornwell kennt man als meisterhaften Erzhler, doch nichts beherrscht er so glnzend wie Schlachtenbeschreibungen. Nun hat er unter Verwendung zahlreicher historischer Quellen - Tagebcher, Briefe, Depeschen, Erinnerungen - ber die wohl berhmteste Schlacht der Neuzeit geschrieben: ein Sachbuch - so spannend wie seine Romane. Napoleon schlgt seine letzte Schlacht: gegen eine Allianz aus Briten, Preuen, Niederlndern. Die mchtigsten Kombattanten aber heien Regen, Schlamm, Hunger. Die Gegner des Korsen begegnen einander mit Misstrauen. Dummheit und Hochmut fhren auf beiden Seiten zu fatalen Entscheidungen, doch am Ende ragen aus den Meeren von Blut und Dreck, aus den Geschichten ber Versagen und Verrat auch solche von Genie und Heldentum hervor. Und der Leser wei, wie furchtbar auch vor dem Zeitalter der industriellen Kriegsfhrung das Tten und Sterben an dem Ort war, den man das Feld der Ehre nennt.

The Empty Throne

The Empty Throne

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/04/2015

The eighth novel in Bernard Cornwell's number one bestselling series on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. In the battle for power, there can be only one ruler. The ruler of Mercia is dying, leaving no apparent heir. His wife is a born leader, but no woman has ever ruled over an English kingdom. And she is without her greatest warrior and champion, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. An empty throne leaves the kingdom exposed to rival West Saxons and to the Vikings, who are on a bloody rampage once more. A hero is needed, a hero who has been in battle all his life, who can destroy the double threat to Mercia. A hero who will ultimately decide the fate of a nation...

Starbuck: Der Gegner

Starbuck: Der Gegner

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 27/02/2015

"e;Der beste Roman uber den Amerikanischen Burgerkrieg"e; (Washington Times)Captain Nate Starbuck mag noch so sehr durch Wagemut in der Schlacht glnzen, sein grter Gegner steht ihm nicht im Feld gegenber. Es ist ein Feind im eigenen Lager. So kmpft Starbuck im glhend heien Sommer 1862 nicht nur gegen die Yankees, die auf die Hauptstadt der Konfderation marschieren, sondern ebenso gegen einen missgnstigen Vorgesetzten, General Washington Faulconer, der seinem besten Mann nichts weniger wnscht als Degradierung - und den Tod. Der dritte Band von Bernard Cornwells groem Epos ber Nathaniel Starbuck.

Waterloo:  The History of Four Days, Three Armies and Three Battles

Waterloo: The History of Four Days, Three Armies and Three Battles

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 23/02/2015

From the New York Times bestselling author comes the definitive, illustrated history of one of the greatest battles ever fought-a riveting nonfiction chronicle published to commemorate the two-hundreth anniversary of Napoleon's last stand. On June 18, 1815, the armies of France, Britain, and Prussia descended upon a quiet valley south of Brussels. In the previous three days, the French army had beaten the Prussians at Ligny and fought the British to a standstill at Quatre-Bras. The Allies were in retreat. The little village north of where they turned to fight the French army was called Waterloo. The blood-soaked battle to which the town gave its name would become a landmark in European history.

Sharpe's Waterloo: The Waterloo Campaign, 15-18 June, 1815 (The Sharpe Series, Book 20)

Sharpe's Waterloo: The Waterloo Campaign, 15-18 June, 1815 (The Sharpe Series, Book 20)

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 29/01/2015

Lieutenant-Colonel Sharpe, sidelined on the Royal staff, magnificently siezes command at the final moment of the great victory.It is 1815. Sharpe is serving on the personal staff of the Prince of Orange, who refuses to listen to Sharpe's reports of an enormous army, led by Napoleon, marching towards them.The Battle of Waterloo commences and it seems as if Sharpe must stand by and watch the grandest scale of military folly. But at the height of battle, as victory seems impossible, Sharpe takes command and the most hard-fought and bloody battle of his career becomes his most magnificent triumph.Soldier, hero, rogue - Sharpe is the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles whose green jacket he proudly wears.

Sharpe's Devil: Napoleon and South America, 1820-1821 (The Sharpe Series, Book 21)

Sharpe's Devil: Napoleon and South America, 1820-1821 (The Sharpe Series, Book 21)

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 29/01/2015

Richard Sharpe, asked to help an old friend, meets, at last, the greatest enemy.Five years after the Battle of Waterloo, Sharpe's peaceful retirement in Normandy is shattered. An old friend, Don Blas Vivar, is missing in Chile, reported dead at rebel hands - a report his wife refuses to believe. She appeals to Sharpe to find out the truth.Sharpe, along with Patrick Harper, find themselves bound for Chile via St. Helena, where they have a fateful meeting with the fallen Emperor Napoleon. Convinced that they are on their way to collect a corpse, neither man can imagine that dangers that await them in Chile...Soldier, hero, rogue - Sharpe is the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles whose green jacket he proudly wears.

Empty Throne

Empty Throne

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 06/01/2015

The eighth installment of Bernard Cornwells bestselling series chronicling the epic saga of the making of England, like Game of Thrones, but real (The Observer, London)the basis for The Last Kingdom, the hit BBC America television series.My name is Uhtred. I am the son of Uhtred, who was the son of Uhtred . . .Britain, early tenth century AD: a time of change. There are new raids by the Vikings from Ireland, and turmoil among the Saxons over the leadership of Mercia. A younger generation is taking over.When thelred, the ruler of Mercia, dies, he leaves no legitimate heir. The West Saxons want their king, but Uhtred has long supported thelflaed, sister to King Edward of Wessex and widow of ethelred. Widely loved and respected, thelflaed has all the makings of a leaderbut can Saxon warriors ever accept a woman as their ruler? The stage is set for rivals to fight for the empty throne.With this eighth entry in the epic Saxon Tales series, we are reminded once again why New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell is the most prolific and successful historical novelist in the world today (Wall Street Journal).

Sharpe's Revenge: The Peace of 1814 (The Sharpe Series, Book 19)

Sharpe's Revenge: The Peace of 1814 (The Sharpe Series, Book 19)

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 25/12/2014

Richard Sharpe triumphs in the last battle of the war, only to find himself in worse peril when charged to recover Napoleon's treasure.It is 1814. There are rumours that Napoleon is dead, or has run away, but Sharpe has one last battle to fight before he can lay down his sword. It is the battle for Toulouse. Little does he know it will be one of the bloodiest conflicts of the war.But Sharpe's war is not only the battle. Accused of stealing Napoleon's treasure, Sharpe must discover the unknown enemy who has tried to frame him - and his revenge is ingenious and devastating.Soldier, hero, rogue - Sharpe is the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles whose green jacket he proudly wears.

Pale Horseman

Pale Horseman

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 02/12/2014

The is the excitingyet little knownstory of the making of England in the 9th and 10th centuries, the years in which King Alfred the Great, his son and grandsom defeated the Danish Vikings who had invaded and occupied three of Englands four kingdoms.At the end of The Last Kingdom, The Danes had been defeated at Cynuit, but the triumph of the English is not fated to last long. The Danish Vikings quickly invade and occupy three of Englands four kingdomsand all that remains of the once proud country is a small piece of marshland, where Alfred and his family live with a few soldiers and retainers, including Uhtred, the dispossessed English nobleman who was raised by Danes. Uhtred has always been a Dane at heart, and has always believed that given the chance, he would fight for the men who raised him and taught him the Viking ways. But when Iseult, a powerful sorceress, enters Uhtreds life, he is forced to consider feelings hes never confronted beforeand Uhtred discovers, in his moment of greatest peril, a newfound loyalty and love for his native country and ruler.The is the excitingyet little knownstory of the making of England in the 9th and 10th centuries, the years in which King Alfred the Great, his son and grandsom defeated the Danish Vikings who had invaded and occupied three of Englands four kingdoms.At the end of The Last Kingdom, The Danes had been defeated at Cynuit, but the triumph of the English is not fated to last long. The Danish Vikings quickly invade and occupy three of Englands four kingdomsand all that remains of the once proud country is a small piece of marshland, where Alfred and his family live with a few soldiers and retainers, including Uhtred, the dispossessed English nobleman who was raised by Danes. Uhtred has always been a Dane at heart, and has always believed that given the chance, he would fight for the men who raised him and taught him the Viking ways. But when Iseult, a powerful sorceress, enters Uhtreds life, he is forced to consider feelings hes never confronted beforeand Uhtred discovers, in his moment of greatest peril, a newfound loyalty and love for his native country and ruler.

Last Kingdom

Last Kingdom

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 02/12/2014

This is the excitingyet little knownstory of the making of England in the 9th and 10th centuries, the years in which King Alfred, his son and grandson defeated the Danish Vikings who had invaded and occupied three of Englands four kingdoms.The story is seen through the eyes of Uhtred, a dispossessed nobleman, who is captured as a child by the Danes and then raised by them so that, by the time the Northmen begin their assault on Wessex, Alfreds kingdom and the last territory in English hands, Uhtred almost thinks of himself as a Dane. He certainly has no love for Alfred, whom he considers a pious weakling and no match for Viking savagery, yet when Alfred unexpectedly defeats the Danes and the Danes themselves turn on Uhtred, he has to decide which side he is on. By now he is a young man, in love, trained to fight and ready to take his place in the dreaded shield wall. Above all, though, he wishes to recover his fathers land, the magical fort of Bebbanburg by the wild northern sea.This thrilling adventurebased on existing records of Bernard Cornwells ancestors, depicts a time when law and order were ripped violently apart by a pagan assault on Christian England, an assault that came very close to destroying England altogether. This is the excitingyet little knownstory of the making of England in the 9th and 10th centuries, the years in which King Alfred, his son and grandson defeated the Danish Vikings who had invaded and occupied three of Englands four kingdoms.

Sword Song

Sword Song

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 02/12/2014

In the exhilarating Saxon Tales series, Bernard Cornwell reimagines one of the most fascinating tales in all of history - the birth of England - and breathes life into the brilliant king who made it possible: Alfred the Great.Alfred of Wessex has survived the Danush invasions, but though he now has an uneasy truce with his enemies, fresh Viking ships are arriving to plunder and enslave the Saxons. Those Vikings must be defeated, and Alfreds first move is to deny them their fortress on the Thames, the decayed Roman city of London. His weapon is Uhtred, a warrior of formidable reputation. But neither Alfreds wisdom, not Uhtreds prowess, might be enough to save Wessex when a Viking lord captures a prize of inestimable value.

Winter King

Winter King

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 02/12/2014

It takes a remarkable writer to make an old story as fresh and compelling as the first time we heard it. With The Winter King, the first volume of his magnificent Warlord Chronicles, Bernard Cornwell finally turns to the story he was born to write: the mythic saga of King Arthur.The tale begins in Dark Age Britain, a land where Arthur has been banished and Merlin has disappeared, where a child-king sits unprotected on the throne, where religion vies with magic for the souls of the people. It is to this desperate land that Arthur returns, a man at once utterly human and truly heroic: a man of honor, loyalty, and amazing valor; a man who loves Guinevere more passionately than he should; a man whose life is at once tragic and triumphant.As Arthur fights to keep a flicker of civilization alive in a barbaric world, Bernard Cornwell makes a familiar tale into a legend all over again.

Bloody Ground (The Starbuck Chronicles, Book 4)

Bloody Ground (The Starbuck Chronicles, Book 4)

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 27/11/2014

The fourth volume of Bernard Cornwell's bestselling series on the American Civil War and featuring rebel Nathaniel Starbuck - a yankee fighting for the Southern cause.It is late summer 1862 and the Confederacy is invading the United States of America.Nate Starbuck, a northern preacher's son fighting for the rebel South, is given command of a punishment battalion - a despised unit of shirkers and cowards. His enemies expect it to be his downfall, as Starbuck must lead this ramshackle unit into a battle that will prove to be the bloodiest of the Civil War.

Battle Flag (The Starbuck Chronicles, Book 3)

Battle Flag (The Starbuck Chronicles, Book 3)

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 27/11/2014

Third volume in the bestselling Starbuck Chronicles. The battle for control of Richmond, the Confederate capital, continues through the hot summer of 1862.Captain Nate Starbuck, yankee fighting for the Southern cause, has to survive and win in the bitter struggle not only against the formidable Northern army but equally in opposition to his own superiors who would like nothing better than to see Nate Starbuck dead and dishonoured.Starbuck's courage is tested to the limit in his desperate manoeuvres to retrieve his own and the Legion's honour in this the thrid narrative of Bernard Cornwell's sweeping epic of the American Civil War.

Copperhead (The Starbuck Chronicles, Book 2)

Copperhead (The Starbuck Chronicles, Book 2)

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 27/11/2014

The second book in Bernard Cornwell's bestselling series on the American Civil War.Nathanial Starbuck is a Copperhead: a northerner fighting for the rebel South in America's Civil War.Expelled from the Faulconer Legion, Starbuck must travel a hard road before he can rejoin his comrades. He must join the shadowy war of betrayal and espionage, where nothing is certain and no one can be trusted. Starbuck's journey will take him through the savage prisons of Richmond, across the blood-sodden battlefields of Virginia, and into the deadly high command of the northern army.

Rebel (The Starbuck Chronicles, Book 1)

Rebel (The Starbuck Chronicles, Book 1)

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 27/11/2014

The first book in Bernard Cornwell's bestselling series on the American Civil War.It is summer 1861. The armies of North and South stand on the brink of America's civil war.Nathanial Starbuck, jilted by his girl and estranged from his family, arrives in the capital of the Confederate South, where he enlists in an elite regiment being raised by rich, eccentric Washington Faulconer.Pledged to the Faulconer Legion, Starbuck becomes a northern boy fighting for the southern cause. But nothing can prepare him for the shocking violence to follow in the war which broke America in two.

Sharpe's Regiment: The Invasion of France, June to November 1813 (The Sharpe Series, Book 17)

Sharpe's Regiment: The Invasion of France, June to November 1813 (The Sharpe Series, Book 17)

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 27/11/2014

Richard Sharpe returns to England to save the regiment.Major Sharpe's men are in mortal danger - not from the French, but from the bureaucrats of Whitehall. Unless reinforcements can be brought from England, the regiment will be disbanded.Determined not to see his regiment die, Sharpe returns to England and uncovers a nest of high-ranking traitors, any of whom could utterly destroy his career with a word. Sharpe is forced into the most desperate gamble of his life - and not even the influence of the Prince Regent may be enough to save him.Soldier, hero, rogue - Sharpe is the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles whose green jacket he proudly wears.

Sharpe's Siege: The Winter Campaign, 1814 (The Sharpe Series, Book 18)

Sharpe's Siege: The Winter Campaign, 1814 (The Sharpe Series, Book 18)

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 27/11/2014

Richard Sharpe, abandoned in enemy territory, has to trust in assistance from a hostile American privateer.The invasion of France is under way and the British Navy has called upon the services of Major Richard Sharpe. He and a small force of riflemen are to capture a fortress and secure a landing on the French coast - one of the most dangerous missions of his career.Through the reckless incompetence of a naval commander, Sharpe finds himself abandoned in the heart of enemy territory, facing overwhelming forces and the very real prospect of defeat. He has no choice but to trust his fortunes to an American privateer - a man who has no love for the British invaders.Soldier, hero, rogue - Sharpe is the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles whose green jacket he proudly wears.

Heretic

Heretic

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 25/11/2014

A sharp, skilled and utterly fearless archer in the army of King Edward III, young Thomas of Hookton has been making his way through France for three years now, fighting fiercely alongside the English troops. But being a soldier in the great Hundred Years War is only a means to an end: Thomas of Hookton is hot on the trails of the man who brutally slaughtered his father and stole his only treasurerumored to be the Holy Grailfrom the ancient church of Hookton. All Europe wants the grail, and though many doubt it even exists, no one would willingly allow an enemy to find Christendom's most precious relic. To seek revenge and reclaim what's rightfully his, Thomas finds himself in a murderous race with the dangerous black rider who keeps cunningly eluding his grasp.In the tradition of Ken Follett and Edward Rutherford, Heretic is the third book in Bernard Cornwell's remarkable new series about the search for the Holy Grail.

Vagabond

Vagabond

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 25/11/2014

1347 is a year of war and unrest. Englands army is fighting in France, and the Scots are invading from the North. Thomas of Hookton, sent back to England to follow an ancient trail to the Holy Grail, becomes embroiled in the fighting at Durham. Here, he meets a new and sinister enemy, a Dominican Inquisitor, who, like all of Europe, is searching for Christendoms most holy relic. It is not certain the grail even exists, but no one wants to let it fall into someone elses hands. And though Thomas may have an advantage in the searchan old notebook left to him by his father seems to offer clues to the whereabouts of the relichis rivals, inspired by a fanatical religious fervor, have their own ways: the torture chamber of the Inquisition. Barely alive, Thomas is able to escapes their clutches, but fate will not let him rest. He is thrust into one of the bloodiest fights of the Hundred Years War, the battle of la Roche-Derrien and, amidst the flames, arrows and butchery of that night he faces his enemies once again.

Harlequin

Harlequin

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 25/11/2014

The first book in Bernard Cornwells bestselling Grail Quest series, in a bright and bold repackage.The year is 1342. The English, led by Edward III, are laying waste to the French countryside. The army may be led by the King, but it is the archers, the common men, who are Englands secret weapon. The French know them as Harlequins.Thomas of Hookton is one of these archers. But he is also on a personal mission: To avenge his fathers death and retrieve a stolen relic. Thomas begins a quest that will lead him through fields smeared with the smoke of fires set by the rampaging English, until at last the two armies face each other on a hillside near the village of Crcy.

Gallows Thief

Gallows Thief

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 18/11/2014

The year is 1820 and England has fought its last victorious battle against the French. Rider Sandman, a hero of Waterloo, has finally returned to London to wed his young bride. But instead of being able to settle down to his fame and glory, he finds himself penniless in a country where unemployment and social unrest are raging high, and where meninnocent or guiltyare hung for the merest of crimes. Thus, when the Home Secretary offers him a job as private investigatorto re-open the case of a death-row candidate accused of murderSandman readily accepts, as much for the money as for a chance to see justice being done in a country gone to ruins. Soon, however, he is up to his elbows in grisly a murder plot that keeps thickening as Sandman makes his way through gentlemans clubs and shady taverns, aristocratic mansions and fashionable painters studios, unerringly determined to rescue the innocent young man from the the rope. But someone doesnt want the truth revealed ...

Enemy of God

Enemy of God

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 18/11/2014

At the end of The Winter King Arthur fought the battle that forces unity on the warring British kingdoms and now he sets out to face the real enemythe English (it is one of the great ironies of the Arthur stories that he should have become an English hero when, if he existed at all, he was a great war-leader who opposed the invading Sais). First, though, Merlin leads a perilous expedition into the mysterious west to retrieve a cauldron, one of the treasures of Britainthis cauldron story is almost certainly the root of the holy grail strand in the Arthur tales. The treasures of Britain, Merlin believes, will bring the old Gods onto the side of the British in their struggle against the Saxons (and the Christians, whom Merlin hates). But the treasures will also set Briton against Britonespecially as Guinevere, now Arthurs wife, wants to make a magic of her own. Chaos was now thick across Britain, for someone had spilt the Cauldrons power and its horror threatened to engulf us all.

Excalibur

Excalibur

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 18/11/2014

With Excalibur Bernard Cornwell draws his Arthurian trilogy to an exciting close that will have listners gripping their headphones.If Arthur existed (and I am quite certain he did) then he was probably the great British war leader who won the battle of Mount Badon. No one knows where it was fought, or how it was fought, but we do know that the battle took place and it was the one great defeat inflicted on the English invaders of Britain. In Excalibur we follow Arthur and Derfel to that enormous struggle and incredible victory. It not only throws the Saxons back, but reunites Arthur and Guinevere. He might hope now to be left alone, to have a time of peace after gaining a great victory, but new enemies arise to destroy all he has achieved. First is Mordred himself, the crippled king who owes everything to Arthur and now tries to kill his benefactor. Mordreds ally is Nimue who has come to hate her mentor, Merlin. And so the story ends as it has always ended, at Camlann . . . and so my lord was gone. And no one has seen him since.

The Empty Throne

The Empty Throne

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 23/10/2014

The eighth novel in Bernard Cornwell's number one bestselling series on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. In the battle for power, there can be only one ruler. England is fractured, torn apart more by internal fighting than the threat of Viking invasion. The ruler of Mercia is dying, leaving no legitimate heir. His wife is a formidable fighter and great leader, but no woman has ever ruled over an English kingdom. And she is without her strongest warrior and champion, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. So the scene is set for an explosive battle between elders and warriors for an empty throne. The vacant throne leaves a dangerous opportunity for the rival West Saxons to seize Mercia. But Edward of Wessex is distracted by the succession of his own throne, with two heirs claiming the right to be West Saxon king. And while the kingdoms are in disarray, the Vikings, this time coming from the west, will go on the rampage once more. The very future of England hangs in the balance. A hero is needed, a hero who can destroy the threat to Mercia, a hero who will ultimately decide the fate of a nation...

Empty Throne (The Last Kingdom Series, Book 8)

Empty Throne (The Last Kingdom Series, Book 8)

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 23/10/2014

The eighth novel in Bernard Cornwell's number one bestselling series on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg.In the battle for power, there can be only one ruler.England is fractured, torn apart more by internal fighting than the threat of Viking invasion. The ruler of Mercia is dying, leaving no legitimate heir. His wife is a formidable fighter and great leader, but no woman has ever ruled over an English kingdom. And she is without her strongest warrior and champion, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. So the scene is set for an explosive battle between elders and warriors for an empty throne.The vacant throne leaves a dangerous opportunity for the rival West Saxons to seize Mercia. But Edward of Wessex is distracted by the succession of his own throne, with two heirs claiming the right to be West Saxon king. And while the kingdoms are in disarray, the Vikings, this time coming from the west, will go on the rampage once more.The very future of England hangs in the balance. A hero is needed, a hero who can destroy the threat to Mercia, a hero who will ultimately decide the fate of a nation...

Sharpe's Enemy: The Defence of Portugal, Christmas 1812 (The Sharpe Series, Book 15)

Sharpe's Enemy: The Defence of Portugal, Christmas 1812 (The Sharpe Series, Book 15)

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 23/10/2014

Major Sharpe, in the bitter winter, must attempt a desperate rescue and face his most implacable enemy.Newly promoted, he is given the task of rescuing a group of well-born women, held hostage high in the mountains by a rabble of deserters. And one of the renegades is Sergeant Hakeswill, Sharpe's bitter enemy.Sharpe has only the support of his own company and the new Rocket Troop - the last word in military incompetence - but he cannot afford to contemplate defeat. For to surrender or to fail would mean the end of the war for the Allied armies...Soldier, hero, rogue - Sharpe is the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles whose green jacket he proudly wears.

Sharpe's Honour: The Vitoria Campaign, February to June 1813 (The Sharpe Series, Book 16)

Sharpe's Honour: The Vitoria Campaign, February to June 1813 (The Sharpe Series, Book 16)

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 23/10/2014

Major Sharpe finds himself a fugitive, hunted by enemy and ally alike.Major Richard Sharpe awaits the opening shots of the army's campaign with grim expectancy. For victory depends on the increasingly fragile alliance between Britain and Spain - an alliance that must be maintained at any cost.Pierre Ducos, the wily French intelligence officer, sees a chance both to destroy the alliance and to achieve a personal revenge on Richard Sharpe. And when the lovely spy, La Marquesa, takes a hand in the game, Sharpe finds himself enmeshed in a web of political intrigue for which his military expertise has left him fatally unprepared.Soldier, hero, rogue - Sharpe is the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles whose green jacket he proudly wears.

Gallows Thief

Gallows Thief

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 25/09/2014

1820s Britain: after the wars with France, when unemployment was high and soldiers could be paid off, when the government was desperately afraid of social unrest, any crime was drastically punished and thousands were hung. But one could petition the King and an investigation might ensue...The man in the dark cell in Newgate Prison was due to hang in a week. He had been found guilty of murdering the aristocrat whose portrait he was painting. He claimed to be innocent - but then the hangman had never hung a guilty man, he said. But even in 1820, the Home Secretary could occasionally use his powers to grant mercy if his investigator found cause and Rider Sandman, once of the First Foot Guards, is given the job.Rider Sandman, a hero of Waterloo, has family debts to repay but when his first steps in the investigations produce a sizeable bribe to look the other way, this only arouses his smouldering anger over the condition of England, a country which he and others in Wellington's army had fought to preserve. Stepping between gentlemen's clubs and taverns, talking to aristocrats, fashionable painters, their models, and their mistresses, dodging professional cut-throats and deceptive swordsmen, Sandman uncovers a conspiracy of silence, a group whose proudest boast was that they would do anything for any one of them.Sandman is a wonderful character, as yet undaunted by the sleazy streets, dank jails or the looming scaffold, and uncorrupted by politicians, sneering gentlemen or frightening bruisers, an investigator in the making and a brilliant, but very different, hero for all Bernard Cornwell fans.

Sharpe's Fury: The Battle of Barrosa, March 1811 (The Sharpe Series, Book 11)

Sharpe's Fury: The Battle of Barrosa, March 1811 (The Sharpe Series, Book 11)

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 25/09/2014

Captain Sharpe has to protect a philandering diplomat and, deserted by his ally, faces the enemy.In the winter of 1811, the war seems lost. Spain has fallen to the French, except for Cadiz, now the Spanish capital and itself under siege. Inside the city walls an intricate diplomatic dance is taking place and Richard Sharpe faces more than one enemy.The small British force is trapped by a French army, and their only hope lies with the outnumbered redcoats outside refusing to admit defeat. There, in the sweltering horror of Barrosa, Sharpe will meet his old enemy Colonel Vandal once again.Soldier, hero, rogue - Sharpe is the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles whose green jacket he proudly wears.

Sharpe's Battle: The Battle of Fuentes de Onoro, May 1811 (The Sharpe Series, Book 12)

Sharpe's Battle: The Battle of Fuentes de Onoro, May 1811 (The Sharpe Series, Book 12)

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 25/09/2014

Richard Sharpe is fighting for his Irish battalion and his own honour through the blood-stained streets of the town.Quartered in a crumbling Portuguese fort, Richard Sharpe and his men are attacked by an elite French unit, led by an old enemy of Sharpe's, and suffer heavy losses.The army's high command blame Sharpe for the disaster and his military career seems to be ruined. His only hope is to redeem himself on the battlefield. So with his honour at stake, against an overwhelming number of French troops, Sharpe leads his men to battle in the narrow streets of Fuentes de Onoro.Soldier, hero, rogue - Sharpe is the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles whose green jacket he proudly wears.

Sharpe's Sword: The Salamanca Campaign, June and July 1812 (The Sharpe Series, Book 14)

Sharpe's Sword: The Salamanca Campaign, June and July 1812 (The Sharpe Series, Book 14)

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 25/09/2014

Richard Sharpe, who alone can recognise the top French spy, is under orders to capture him alive.Richard Sharpe is once again at war. But this time his enemy is just one man - the ruthless Colonel Leroux. Sharpe's mission is to safeguard El Mirador, a spy whose network of agents is vital to British victory.Sharpe is forced into a new world of political and military intrigue. And in unfamiliar surroundings of aristocratic Spanish society, his only guide is La Marquesa - a woman with her own secrets to conceal...Soldier, hero, rogue - Sharpe is the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles whose green jacket he proudly wears.

Sharpe's Company: The Siege of Badajoz, January to April 1812 (The Sharpe Series, Book 13)

Sharpe's Company: The Siege of Badajoz, January to April 1812 (The Sharpe Series, Book 13)

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 25/09/2014

Captain Richard Sharpe has to lead the attack on the terrible fortress.It is a hard winter. For Richard Sharpe it is the worst he can remember. He has lost command to a man who could buy the promotion Sharpe covets. His oldest enemy, the ruthless and indestructible Hakeswill, joins the regiment and he is a man with a mission to ruin Sharpe.But Sharpe is determined to change his luck. The only way - a desperate choice - is to volunteer the Forlorn Hope, to lead the attack on the impregnable fortress town of Badajoz, a road to almost certain death or, just possibly, to heroic glory.Soldier, hero, rogue - Sharpe is the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles whose green jacket he proudly wears.

Saxon Tales Collection: Books #5-8

Saxon Tales Collection: Books #5-8

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 16/09/2014

A collection of the fifth through eighth installments of Bernard Cornwells bestselling series chronicling the epic saga of the making of England, "e;like Game of Thrones, but real"e; (The Observer, London)the basis forThe Last Kingdom, the hit television series.This ebook collection includesThe Burning Land,Death of Kings,The Pagan Lord, andThe Empty Throne.

Sharpe Collection: Books #16-18

Sharpe Collection: Books #16-18

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 16/09/2014

Waterloo The History of Four Days, Three Armies and Three Battles

Waterloo The History of Four Days, Three Armies and Three Battles

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 11/09/2014

The Sunday Times Number 1 Bestseller `A fabulous story, superbly told ... cannot be bettered' Max Hastings `Some battles change nothing. Waterloo changed almost everything.' On the 18th June 1815 the armies of France, Britain and Prussia descended upon a quiet valley south of Brussels. In the previous three days the French army had beaten the British at Quatre-Bras and the Prussians at Ligny. The Allies were in retreat. The blood-soaked battle of Waterloo would become a landmark in European history, to be examined over and again, not least because until the evening of the 18th, the French army was close to prevailing on the battlefield. Now, brought to life by the celebrated novelist Bernard Cornwell, this is the chronicle of the four days leading up to the actual battle and a thrilling hour-by-hour account of that fateful day. In his first work of non-fiction, Cornwell combines his storytelling skills with a meticulously researched history to give a riveting account of every dramatic moment, from Napoleon's escape from Elba to the smoke and gore of the battlefields. Through letters and diaries he also sheds new light on the private thoughts of Napoleon and the Duke of Wellington, as well as the ordinary officers and soldiers. Published to coincide with the bicentenary in 2015, Waterloo is a tense and gripping story of heroism and tragedy - and of the final battle that determined the fate of Europe.

Waterloo

Waterloo

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 11/09/2014

The Sunday Times Number 1 Bestseller `A fabulous story, superbly told ... cannot be bettered' Max Hastings `Some battles change nothing. Waterloo changed almost everything.' On the 18th June 1815 the armies of France, Britain and Prussia descended upon a quiet valley south of Brussels. In the previous three days the French army had beaten the British at Quatre-Bras and the Prussians at Ligny. The Allies were in retreat. The blood-soaked battle of Waterloo would become a landmark in European history, to be examined over and again, not least because until the evening of the 18th, the French army was close to prevailing on the battlefield. Now, brought to life by the celebrated novelist Bernard Cornwell, this is the chronicle of the four days leading up to the actual battle and a thrilling hour-by-hour account of that fateful day. In his first work of non-fiction, Cornwell combines his storytelling skills with a meticulously researched history to give a riveting account of every dramatic moment, from Napoleon's escape from Elba to the smoke and gore of the battlefields. Through letters and diaries he also sheds new light on the private thoughts of Napoleon and the Duke of Wellington, as well as the ordinary officers and soldiers. Published to coincide with the bicentenary in 2015, Waterloo is a tense and gripping story of heroism and tragedy - and of the final battle that determined the fate of Europe.

Crowning Mercy

Crowning Mercy

Author: Bernard Cornwell, Susannah Kells Format: eBook Release Date: 28/08/2014

In a country at war, a secret inheritance reveals a dark conspiracy ... On a sunlit afternoon in seventeenth-century Dorset, a young girl falls in love with a stranger. But when her Puritan brother tries to force her into an unbearable marriage she flees, taking with her only the gift left to her by her unknown father, a gold pendant sealed by an engraving of an axe, and the words: St Matthew. One of four intricately wrought seals - each holding a secret within - it can, when combined with the other three, bring great wealth and power. This power is her true inheritance - but it's a perilous legacy others will kill for ...

Fallen Angels

Fallen Angels

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 28/08/2014

A lost legacy puts one of England's great families in mortal peril ...Lazen Castle, home to the much-envied Lazender family, is a house under siege. The heir is abroad, pursuing his own adventures, so the family estates fall under the control of his sister, Campion. Meanwhile, The Fallen Angels, a powerful and dangerous secret society in Europe, need the Lazender fortune to bring their rebellion to England.Surrounded by deceit, Campion draws ever closer to a subtle trap that has been laid for her, her only hope being Gypsy - her brother's aloof horse-master, whose loyalties have always been uncertain.In this powerful blend of passion, adventure and intrigue, the second chronicle of the great Lazender family comes to life.

Sharpe's Gold: The Destruction of Almeida, August 1810 (The Sharpe Series, Book 9)

Sharpe's Gold: The Destruction of Almeida, August 1810 (The Sharpe Series, Book 9)

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 28/08/2014

Captain Sharpe's task is to recover from a feared guerilla leader the gold Wellington so desperately needs.The enemy he faces strikes terror into the hearts of all around -a renegade guerilla band whose leader has a particular loathing for Sharpe who has stolen his woman.Soldier, hero, rogue - Sharpe is the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles whose green jacket he proudly wears.

Sharpe's Escape: The Bussaco Campaign, 1810 (The Sharpe Series, Book 10)

Sharpe's Escape: The Bussaco Campaign, 1810 (The Sharpe Series, Book 10)

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 28/08/2014

Richard Sharpe, with enemies on every side, survives Marshall Massena's attack and ends at the lines of Torres Vedras.Sharpe's job as Captain of the Light Company is under threat and he has made a new enemy, a Portuguese criminal known as Ferragus. Discarded by his regiment, Sharpe wages a private war against Ferragus - a war fought through the burning, pillaged streets of Coimbra, Portugal's ancient university city.Sharpe's Escape begins on the great, gaunt ridge of Bussaco where a joint British and Portuguese army meets the overwhelming strength of Marshall Massena's crack troops. It finishes at Torres Vedras where the French hopes of occupying Portugal quickly die.Soldier, hero, rogue - Sharpe is the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles whose green jacket he proudly wears.

Waterloo The History of Four Days, Three Armies and Three Battles

Waterloo The History of Four Days, Three Armies and Three Battles

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/08/2014

The Sunday Times Number 1 Bestseller `A fabulous story, superbly told ... cannot be bettered' Max Hastings `Some battles change nothing. Waterloo changed almost everything.' On the 18th June 1815 the armies of France, Britain and Prussia descended upon a quiet valley south of Brussels. In the previous three days the French army had beaten the British at Quatre-Bras and the Prussians at Ligny. The Allies were in retreat. The blood-soaked battle of Waterloo would become a landmark in European history, to be examined over and again, not least because until the evening of the 18th, the French army was close to prevailing on the battlefield. Now, brought to life by the celebrated novelist Bernard Cornwell, this is the chronicle of the four days leading up to the actual battle and a thrilling hour-by-hour account of that fateful day. In his first work of non-fiction, Cornwell combines his storytelling skills with a meticulously researched history to give a riveting account of every dramatic moment, from Napoleon's escape from Elba to the smoke and gore of the battlefields. Through letters and diaries he also sheds new light on the private thoughts of Napoleon and the Duke of Wellington, as well as the ordinary officers and soldiers. Published to coincide with the bicentenary in 2015, Waterloo is a tense and gripping story of heroism and tragedy - and of the final battle that determined the fate of Europe.

Sharpe's Havoc: The Northern Portugal Campaign, Spring 1809 (The Sharpe Series, Book 7)

Sharpe's Havoc: The Northern Portugal Campaign, Spring 1809 (The Sharpe Series, Book 7)

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 21/08/2014

A small British army is stranded when the French invade northern Portugal and Lieutenant Richard Sharpe meets the future Duke of Wellington.Sharpe is stranded behind enemy lines, but he has Patrick Harper, his riflemen and he has the assistance of a young, idealistic Portuguese officer.When he is joined by the future Duke of Wellington they immediately mount a counter-attack and Sharpe, having been the hunted, becomes the hunter once more. Amidst the wreckage of a defeated army, in the storm lashed hills of the Portuguese frontier, Sharpe takes his revenge.Soldier, hero, rogue - Sharpe is the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles whose green jacket he proudly wears.

Saxon Tales Collection: Books #1-4

Saxon Tales Collection: Books #1-4

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 12/08/2014

A collection of the first four installments of Bernard Cornwells bestselling series chronicling the epic saga of the making of England, like Game of Thrones, but real (The Observer, London)the basis for The Last Kingdom, the hit television series.This ebook collection includes The Last Kingdom, The Pale Horseman, Lords of the North, and Sword Song.

Sharpe Collection: Books #12-15

Sharpe Collection: Books #12-15

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 12/08/2014

Sharpe's Rifles: The French Invasion of Galicia, January 1809 (The Sharpe Series, Book 6)

Sharpe's Rifles: The French Invasion of Galicia, January 1809 (The Sharpe Series, Book 6)

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 24/07/2014

Lieutenant Richard Sharpe and a detachment of riflemen join the assault of a strong French force holding the Holy City of Santiago de Compostela.Lieutenant Richard Sharpe and a detachment of Riflemen are cut off from the rest of the army and surrounded. Their only hope of escape is to accept the help of the Spanish, but this assistance comes at a price: to join the assault on the holy city of Santiago de Compostela, held by a strong French force. There is little Sharpe would enjoy more.Soldier, hero, rogue - Sharpe is the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles whose green jacket he proudly wears.

Sharpe's Eagle: The Talavera Campaign, July 1809 (The Sharpe Series, Book 8)

Sharpe's Eagle: The Talavera Campaign, July 1809 (The Sharpe Series, Book 8)

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 24/07/2014

The newly promoted Captain Richard Sharpe clashes with an incompetent colonel, leads his men in the battle of Talavera and earns himself a dangerous enemy.As Sharpe leads his men in to battle, he knows he must fight for the honour of the regiment and his future career.Soldier, hero, rogue - Sharpe is the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles whose green jacket he proudly wears.

1356

1356

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 06/07/2014

Thomas de Hookton, arquero ingles veterano de Crecy y otras batallas, es el lider de una compania de mercenarios que saquea las tierras del sur de Francia. Eduardo, prncipe de Gales, que pasar a la Historia como el Prncipe Negro, est reuniendo un ejrcito para luchar contra los franceses una vez ms. Pero antes de que Thomas y sus hombres puedan unirse al mismo, el conde de Northampton le ordena una misin urgente: encontrar la Malice antes de que lo hagan los franceses, una espada de poder mtico de la que se dice que conduce a la victoria a quien la posee, y que se halla en algn lugar cercano a Poitiers. Pero todos -el grupo de Thomas, sus enemigos y la Malice- sern engullidos por la extraordinaria confrontacin que se prepara entre el poderoso ejrcito francs del rey Juan y el ms reducido contingente ingls, con sus temidos arqueros.

Sharpe's Trafalgar: The Battle of Trafalgar, 21 October 1805 (The Sharpe Series, Book 4)

Sharpe's Trafalgar: The Battle of Trafalgar, 21 October 1805 (The Sharpe Series, Book 4)

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 26/06/2014

Richard Sharpe, travelling home aboard the 'Revenant', meets Admiral Nelson and his fleet, on what was a calm October day off Cape Trafalgar.Soldier, hero, rogue - Sharpe is the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles whose green jacket he proudly wears.

Sharpe's Tiger: The Siege of Seringapatam, 1799 (The Sharpe Series, Book 1)

Sharpe's Tiger: The Siege of Seringapatam, 1799 (The Sharpe Series, Book 1)

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 26/06/2014

Richard Sharpe avoids the tyrannical Sergeant Obadiah Hakeswill and endeavours to rescue a British officer from under the nose of the Tippoo of Mysore.But in fleeing Hakeswill, Sharpe enters the exotic and dangerous world of the Tippoo. An adventure that will require all of his wits just to stay alive, let alone save the British army from catastrophe.Soldier, hero, rogue - Sharpe is the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles whose green jacket he proudly wears.

Sharpe's Triumph: The Battle of Assaye, September 1803 (The Sharpe Series, Book 2)

Sharpe's Triumph: The Battle of Assaye, September 1803 (The Sharpe Series, Book 2)

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 26/06/2014

Sergeant Richard Sharpe witnesses a murderous act of treachery and, with Sir Arthur Wellesley, faces the Mahratta Horde.The paths of treachery all lead to the small village of Assaye. Outnumbered and outgunned, Wellesley, with a diminished British army, plunges his men into the white heat of battle. A battle that will make his reputation, and perhaps Sharpe's too.Soldier, hero, rogue - Sharpe is the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles whose green jacket he proudly wears.

Sharpe's Fortress: The Siege of Gawilghur, December 1803 (The Sharpe Series, Book 3)

Sharpe's Fortress: The Siege of Gawilghur, December 1803 (The Sharpe Series, Book 3)

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 26/06/2014

Ensign Richard Sharpe, newly made an officer, wishes he had stayed a sergeant after he is put in terrible danger by Sergeant Obadiah Hakeswill at the impregnable Gawilghur's ravine.To regain his confidence and his authority, Sharpe will fight as he has never fought before.Soldier, hero, rogue - Sharpe is the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles whose green jacket he proudly wears.

Excalibur (The Warlord Chronicles, Book 3)

Excalibur (The Warlord Chronicles, Book 3)

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 26/06/2014

A story of love, war, loyalty and betrayal, EXCALIBUR begins with the failure of Lancelot's rebellion and the ruin of Arthur's marriage to Guinevere. The Saxons, sensing the disunity of the Britons, seize the chance to destroy Arthur. The climax of the war comes with the legendary triumph at Mount Badon, and Arthur`s great victory.A story of love, war, loyalty and betrayal, EXCALIBUR begins with the failure of Lancelot's rebellion and the ruin of Arthur's marriage to Guinevere. The Saxons, sensing the disunity of the Britons, seize the chance to destroy Arthur. The climax of the war comes with the legendary triumph at Mount Badon, and Arthur`s great victory. But the promises he made then come back to haunt him after the years of peace and glory.

Enemy of God (The Warlord Chronicles, Book 2)

Enemy of God (The Warlord Chronicles, Book 2)

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 26/06/2014

The continuing story of Arthur, the second in a trilogy which began with THE WINTER KING. The novels bring Arthur and his world to vivid life. A man battling for his vision of the future in a brutal age, dragged down by suspicions and magics of the past, surrounded by intrigue, dependent on his skill at war and genius for leadership.The continuing story of Arthur, the second in a trilogy which began with THE WINTER KING. The novels bring Arthur and his world to vivid life. A man battling for his vision of the future in a brutal age, dragged down by suspicions and magics of the past, surrounded by intrigue, dependent on his skill at war and genius for leadership.

Winter King (The Warlord Chronicles, Book 1)

Winter King (The Warlord Chronicles, Book 1)

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 26/06/2014

Uther, the High King of Britain, has died, leaving the infant Mordred as his only heir. His uncle, the loyal and gifted warlord Arthur, now rules as caretaker for a country which has fallen into chaos - threats emerge from within the British kingdoms while vicious Saxon armies stand ready to invade.Uther, the High King of Britain, has died, leaving the infant Mordred as his only heir. His uncle, the loyal and gifted warlord Arthur, now rules as caretaker for a country which has fallen into chaos - threats emerge from within the British kingdoms while vicious Saxon armies stand ready to invade. As he struggles to unite Britain and hold back the Saxon enemy, Arthur is embroiled in a doomed romance with beautiful Guinevere.

Sharpe's Prey: The Expedition to Copenhagen, 1807 (The Sharpe Series, Book 5)

Sharpe's Prey: The Expedition to Copenhagen, 1807 (The Sharpe Series, Book 5)

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 26/06/2014

Richard Sharpe is sent to Copenhagen to deliver a bribe to stop the Danes handing over possession of their battle fleet to the French.It seems very easy. But nothing is easy in a Europe stirred by French ambitions. The Danes possess a battle fleet that could replace every ship the French lost at Trafalgar, and Napoleon's forces are gathering to take it. The British have to stop them, while the Danes insist on remaining neutral.Dragged into a war of spies and brutality, Sharpe finds that he is a sacrificial pawn. But pawns can sometimes change the game, and Sharpe makes his own rules. When he discovers a traitor in his midst, he becomes a hunter in a city besieged by British troops.Soldier, hero, rogue - Sharpe is the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles whose green jacket he proudly wears.

Stonehenge A Novel of 2000 Bc

Stonehenge A Novel of 2000 Bc

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/06/2014

Bernard Cornwell's brilliant novel, reissued for fans to find out the story behind the stones. This is the tale of three brothers and of their rivalry that created this great temple. One summer's day, a dying stranger carrying great wealth in gold comes to the settlement of Ratharryn. The three sons of Ratharryn's chief each perceive the great gift in a different way. The eldest, Lengar, the warrior, harnesses his murderous ambition to be a ruler and take great power for his tribe. Camaban becomes a great visionary and feared wise man, and it is his vision that will force the youngest brother, Saban, to create the great temple on the green hill where the gods will appear on earth. Saban' s love for Aurenna, the sun bride whose destiny is to die for the gods, finally brings the rivalries of the brothers to a head. But it is also his skills that will build the vast temple, a place for the gods, certainly, but also a place that will confirm for ever the supreme power of the tribe that built it. Stonehenge is first and foremost a great historical novel. Bernard Cornwell is well known and admired for the realism and imagination with which he brings earlier worlds to life. And here he uses all these skills to recreate the world of primitive Britain and to solve the mysteries of who built Stonehenge, how and why. `A circle of chalk, a ring of stone, and a house of arches to call the far gods home'

Stonehenge

Stonehenge

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 05/06/2014

Bernard Cornwell's brilliant novel, reissued for fans to find out the story behind the stones. This is the tale of three brothers and of their rivalry that created this great temple.One summer's day, a dying stranger carrying great wealth in gold comes to the settlement of Ratharryn.The three sons of Ratharryn's chief each perceive the great gift in a different way. The eldest, Lengar, the warrior, harnesses his murderous ambition to be a ruler and take great power for his tribe. Camaban becomes a great visionary and feared wise man, and it is his vision that will force the youngest brother, Saban, to create the great temple on the green hill where the gods will appear on earth. Saban' s love for Aurenna, the sun bride whose destiny is to die for the gods, finally brings the rivalries of the brothers to a head. But it is also his skills that will build the vast temple, a place for the gods, certainly, but also a place that will confirm for ever the supreme power of the tribe that built it.Stonehenge is first and foremost a great historical novel. Bernard Cornwell is well known and admired for the realism and imagination with which he brings earlier worlds to life. And here he uses all these skills to recreate the world of primitive Britain and to solve the mysteries of who built Stonehenge, how and why.'A circle of chalk, a ring of stone, and a house of arches to call the far gods home'

Der Heidenfurst

Der Heidenfurst

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 02/06/2014

Ein fauler Frieden. Ein boser Krieg. Nur ein Ausgestoener kann England retten. Knig Alfred ist tot und sein Sohn Edward hat den Thron bestiegen. Das Reich scheint gerettet, doch der Frieden ist gefhrdet: Dnenherrscher Cnut Langschwert begehrt nichts mehr als die Smaragdkrone von Wessex. Und im Land selbst schwrt der Verrat. Uhtred kann nicht helfen: Er ist am Hofe Edwards unerwnscht. So beschliet er, mit einer Truppe furchtloser Krieger seinen Familiensitz Bebbanburg von seinem tckischen Onkel lfric zurckzuerobern. Bndnisse und Schwre brechen und viele Mnner mssen sterben, als nacheinander alle schsischen Reiche in die bis dahin blutigste Auseinandersetzung mit den Dnen geraten: in einen Krieg, der ber mehr als einen Thron entscheiden wird und ber das Schicksal Englands. Die erfolgreichste Serie historischer Abenteuerromane, die es berhaupt gibt: "e;Wie Game of Thrones. Nur echt."e; (Observer)"e;Dreckig, gewaltttig und randvoll mit Action hervorragend recherchiert und sehr gut erzhlt."e; (The Times)"e;Eine packende Geschichte, die das angelschsische England zum Leben erweckt."e; (Daily Mail)"e;Cornwell hat sein Material immer fest im Griff. Wie viele seiner Figuren ist er Knig auf dem Land, das er als seines in Besitz genommen hat."e; (Sunday Times)

Sword Song (The Last Kingdom Series, Book 4)

Sword Song (The Last Kingdom Series, Book 4)

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 08/05/2014

The fourth in the bestselling Alfred series from number one historical novelist, Bernard Cornwell.The year is 885, and England is at peace, divided between the Danish kingdom to the north and Alfred's kingdom of Wessex in the south. But trouble stirs, a dead man has risen and new Vikings have arrived to occupy London.It is a dangerous time, and it falls to Uhtred, half Saxon, half Dane, a man feared and respected the length and breadth of Britain, to expel the Viking raiders and take control of London for Alfred. His uncertain loyalties must now decide England's future.A gripping tale of love, rivalry and violence, Sword Song tells the story of England's making.

Lords of the North (The Last Kingdom Series, Book 3)

Lords of the North (The Last Kingdom Series, Book 3)

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2014

Enter a world where bloody battles, and heroic deeds combine in the historic struggle to unite Britain in the face of a common enemy.The third instalment in Bernard Cornwell's King Alfred series, follows on from the outstanding previous novels The Last Kingdom and The Pale Horseman.The year is 878 and the Vikings have been thrown out of Wessex. Uhtred, fresh from fighting for Alfred in the battle to free Wessex, travels north to seek revenge for his father's death, killed in a bloody raid by Uhtred's old enemy, renegade Danish lord, Kjartan.While Kjartan lurks in his formidable stronghold of Dunholm, the north is overrun by chaos, rebellion and fear. Together with a small band of warriors, Uhtred plans his attack on his enemy, revenge fuelling his anger, resolute on bloody retribution. But, he finds himself betrayed and ends up on a desperate slave voyage to Iceland. Rescued by a remarkable alliance of old friends and enemies, he and his allies, together with Alfred the Great, are free to fight once more in a battle for power, glory and honour.'The Lords of the North' is a tale of England's making, a powerful story of betrayal, struggle and romance, set in an England torn apart by turmoil and upheaval.

Pale Horseman (The Last Kingdom Series, Book 2)

Pale Horseman (The Last Kingdom Series, Book 2)

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2014

BBC2's major Autumn 2015 TV series THE LAST KINGDOM is based on Bernard Cornwell's bestselling novels on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. The Pale Horseman is the second book in this masterful series.A Saxon raised by Vikings. A pagan fighting for a Christian King. The conflict at the heart of a hero will be played out in the fight for England.It is 877. Across the kingdoms of Britain the Danes are gaining strength. Uhtred of Bebbanburg, a pagan warrior, must decide who he will align with: the Vikings who raised him or Alfred, King of the West Saxons.As the Danes make for Wessex and threaten to destroy the kingdom, Uhtred will forge an uneasy alliance with the king, to lead the last remaining Saxon army in a battle that will be a fight for the very existence of England.

Last Kingdom (The Last Kingdom Series, Book 1)

Last Kingdom (The Last Kingdom Series, Book 1)

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2014

BBC2's major Autumn 2015 TV series THE LAST KINGDOM is based on Bernard Cornwell's bestselling novels on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. The Last Kingdom is the first book in the series.Uhtred is an English boy, born into the aristocracy of ninth-century Northumbria. Orphaned at ten, he is captured and adopted by a Dane and taught the Viking ways. Yet Uhtred's fate is indissolubly bound up with Alfred, King of Wessex, who rules over the only English kingdom to survive the Danish assault.The struggle between the English and the Danes and the strife between christianity and paganism is the background to Uhtred's growing up. He is left uncertain of his loyalties but a slaughter in a winter dawn propels him to the English side and he will become a man just as the Danes launch their fiercest attack yet on Alfred's kingdom. Marriage ties him further still to the West Saxon cause but when his wife and child vanish in the chaos of the Danish invasion, Uhtred is driven to face the greatest of the Viking chieftains in a battle beside the sea. There, in the horror of the shield-wall, he discovers his true allegiance.The Last Kingdom, like most of Bernard Cornwell's books, is firmly based on true history. It is the first novel of a series that will tell the tale of Alfred the Great and his descendants and of the enemies they faced, Viking warriors like Ivar the Boneless and his feared brother, Ubba. Against their lives Bernard Cornwell has woven a story of divided loyalties, reluctant love and desperate heroism. In Uhtred, he has created one of his most interesting and heroic characters and in The Last Kingdom one of his most powerful and passionate novels.

Heretic (The Grail Quest, Book 3)

Heretic (The Grail Quest, Book 3)

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 27/03/2014

The eagerly anticipated follow-up to the number one bestseller Vagabond, this is the third instalment in Bernard Cornwell's GRAIL QUEST series, in a bright and bold repackage.It is 1347. The Hundred Years War has been suspended. The truce releases English archer Thomas of Hookton to pursue his arch enemy and resume his quest for the most prized relic in Christendom: the Holy Grail. Heading south, Thomas and his men-at-arms begin lightning raids to draw out his enemy.But fate takes an unexpected hand when the plague strikes. What had been a landscape of castles, monasteries, vineyards and villages becomes death's kingdom and the need for the grail, as a sign of God's favour, is more urgent than ever.

Vagabond (The Grail Quest, Book 2)

Vagabond (The Grail Quest, Book 2)

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 27/03/2014

The eagerly anticipated follow-up to the bestselling Harlequin, this is the second instalment in Bernard Cornwell's GRAIL QUEST series, in a bright and bold repackage.It is 1346. While King Edward III fights in France, England lies exposed to the threat of invasion. Thomas of Hookton, archer and hero of Crecy, finds himself back in the north just as the Scots invade on behalf of their French allies.Thomas is determined to pursue his personal quest: to discover whether a relic he is searching for is the Holy Grail. But once again it is the archers whose skills will be called upon, and who will become the true heroes of the battle.

Harlequin (The Grail Quest, Book 1)

Harlequin (The Grail Quest, Book 1)

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 27/03/2014

The first book in Bernard Cornwell's bestselling GRAIL QUEST series, in a bright and bold repackage.The year is 1342. The English, led by Edward III, are laying waste to the French countryside. The army may be led by the King, but it is the archers, the common men, who are England's secret weapon. The French know them as Harlequins.Thomas of Hookton is one of these archers. But he is also on a personal mission: to avenge his father's death and retrieve a stolen relic. Thomas begins a quest that will lead him through fields smeared with the smoke of fires set by the rampaging English, until at last the two armies face each other on a hillside near the village of Crecy.

1356

1356

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 17/01/2014

Thomas of Hookton, bekannt als "e;Der Bastard"e;, ist ein versierter englischer Bogenschutze. Der Hundertjahrige Krieg hat ihn in die Gascogne verschlagen, wo er eine Gruppe von Soldnern anfuhrt. Dort fangt seine Truppe einem widerlichen franzosischen Adeligen die entlaufene Ehefrau wieder ein. Doch als der Mann ihnen den versprochenen Lohn in wertlosen Munzen auszahlt, nimmt Thomas die Frau mit - und schafft sich einen Feind furs Leben. Bertille ist eine atemberaubende Schonheit, die den Mannern in Thomas' Tross den Kopf verdreht. Zur selben Zeit versammelt Edward, Prince of Wales, ein Heer. Bevor Thomas mit ihm fr den Ruhm seines Vaterlandes kmpfen kann, soll er ein geheimnisvolles Schwert finden, das seinen Besitzer unbesiegbar machen soll: La Malice, "e;Die Bosheit"e;. Angeblich gehrte es dem heiligen Petrus, der damit seinen Herrn Jesus Christus verteidigte. Aber nicht nur Thomas, sondern auch andere, zwielichtigere Gestalten machen sich am Vorabend der Schlacht der Englnder gegen die berwltigende franzsische bermacht auf die Jagd nach dem heiligen Schwert. Auch Thomas' Feinde sind unter ihnen

Starbuck: Der Verrater

Starbuck: Der Verrater

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 02/12/2013

Von Helden und Verratern. Auf Seiten der Konfderierten kehrt der gefeierte Kriegsheld Captain Nate Starbuck an die Frontlinien zwischen Nord und Sd zurck. Im Sommer 1862 bewhrt er sich aufs Neue in der Schlacht von Ball's Bluff. Sein alter Widersacher Washington Faulconer neidet ihm indes den Ruhm. Und Faulconer ist nur einer von Nates Gegnern, die alle nicht vergessen haben, dass er aus dem Norden stammt. So ist es nur eine Frage der Zeit, bis gewisse Leute ihn des Verrats an der Sache der Konfderation zeihen. Denn da ist jemand, der Geheimstes an den Feind weitergibt. Nate wird brutal verhrt. Und er erkennt, dass es fr ihn nur einen Ausweg gibt: Er muss wirklich zum Spion werden, zum Spion fr den Sden. Es beginnt eine gefhrliche Odyssee, mitten hinein ins Feindesland. Der zweite Band von Bernard Cornwells groem Epos ber den Amerikanischen Brgerkrieg. "e;Ein Knaller (Mail on Sunday)"e;Erstklassige Lektre von einem Meister des historischen Dramas."e; (Irish Press)"e;Ein toller Leckerbissen fr die vielen Cornwell-Fans."e; (Publishers Weekly)"e;Schonungslos deckt Bernard Cornwell das Grauen des Brgerkriegs auf."e; (Hamburger Abendblatt)

Starbuck Chronicles

Starbuck Chronicles

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 07/11/2013

Bernard Cornwell's bestselling series The Starbuck Chronicles, on the American Civil War, now in one complete eBook for the first time.REBELIt is summer 1861. The armies of North and South stand on the brink of America's civil war. Nathanial Starbuck arrives in the capital of the Confederate South, where he enlists in an elite regiment. He is a northern boy fighting for the southern cause. But nothing can prepare him for the shocking violence to follow in the war which broke America in two.COPPERHEADNathanial Starbuck is a Copperhead: a northerner fighting for the rebel South in America's Civil War. Expelled from the Faulconer Legion, Starbuck must travel a hard road before he can rejoin his comrades. His journey will take him through the savage prisons of Richmond, across the blood-sodden battlefields of Virginia, and into the deadly high command of the northern army.BATTLE FLAGThe epic battle for control of the Confederate capital continues through the hot summer of 1862. It's a battle that Captain Nate Starbuck, a Yankee fighting for the Southern cause, has to survive and win.THE BLOODY GROUNDIt is late summer 1862 and the Confederacy is invading the United States of America.Nate Starbuck, a northern preacher's son fighting for the rebel South, is given command of a punishment battalion - a despised unit of shirkers and cowards. His enemies expect it to be his downfall, as Starbuck must lead this ramshackle unit into a battle that will prove to be the bloodiest of the Civil War.

Rebel

Rebel

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/09/2013

The first book in Bernard Cornwell's bestselling series on the American Civil War. It is summer 1861. The armies of North and South stand on the brink of America's civil war. Nathanial Starbuck, jilted by his girl and estranged from his family, arrives in the capital of the Confederate South, where he enlists in an elite regiment being raised by rich, eccentric Washington Faulconer. Pledged to the Faulconer Legion, Starbuck becomes a northern boy fighting for the southern cause. But nothing can prepare him for the shocking violence to follow in the war which broke America in two.

Copperhead

Copperhead

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/09/2013

The second book in Bernard Cornwell's bestselling series on the American Civil War. Nathanial Starbuck is a Copperhead: a northerner fighting for the rebel South in America's Civil War. Expelled from the Faulconer Legion, Starbuck must travel a hard road before he can rejoin his comrades. He must join the shadowy war of betrayal and espionage, where nothing is certain and no one can be trusted. Starbuck's journey will take him through the savage prisons of Richmond, across the blood-sodden battlefields of Virginia, and into the deadly high command of the northern army.

The Bloody Ground

The Bloody Ground

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/09/2013

The fourth volume of Bernard Cornwell's bestselling series on the American Civil War and featuring rebel Nathaniel Starbuck - a yankee fighting for the Southern cause. It is late summer 1862 and the Confederacy is invading the United States of America. Nate Starbuck, a northern preacher's son fighting for the rebel South, is given command of a punishment battalion - a despised unit of shirkers and cowards. His enemies expect it to be his downfall, as Starbuck must lead this ramshackle unit into a battle that will prove to be the bloodiest of the Civil War.

The Pagan Lord

The Pagan Lord

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 26/09/2013

The seventh novel in Bernard Cornwell's number one bestselling series on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. Alfred the Great is dead and Edward his son reigns as king. Wessex survives but peace cannot hold. The Danes in the north, led by Viking Cnut Longsword, stand ready to invade and will never rest until the emerald crown is theirs. Uhtred, once Alfred's great warrior but now out of favour with the new king, must lead a band of outcasts north to recapture his old family home, that great Northumbrian fortress, Bebbanburg. Loyalties will be divided and men will fall, as every Saxon kingdom is drawn into the bloodiest battle yet with the Danes; a war which will decide the fate of every king, and the entire English nation.

Battle Flag

Battle Flag

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/09/2013

Third volume in the bestselling Starbuck Chronicles. The battle for control of Richmond, the Confederate capital, continues through the hot summer of 1862. Captain Nate Starbuck, yankee fighting for the Southern cause, has to survive and win in the bitter struggle not only against the formidable Northern army but equally in opposition to his own superiors who would like nothing better than to see Nate Starbuck dead and dishonoured. Starbuck's courage is tested to the limit in his desperate manoeuvres to retrieve his own and the Legion's honour in this the thrid narrative of Bernard Cornwell's sweeping epic of the American Civil War.

Pagan Lord (The Last Kingdom Series, Book 7)

Pagan Lord (The Last Kingdom Series, Book 7)

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 26/09/2013

The seventh novel in Bernard Cornwell's number one bestselling series on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg.BBC2's major Autumn 2015 TV show THE LAST KINGDOM is based on the first two books in the series.Alfred the Great is dead and Edward his son reigns as king. Wessex survives but peace cannot hold. The Danes in the north, led by Viking Cnut Longsword, stand ready to invade and will never rest until the emerald crown is theirs.Uhtred, once Alfred's great warrior but now out of favour with the new king, must lead a band of outcasts north to recapture his old family home, that great Northumbrian fortress, Bebbanburg.Loyalties will be divided and men will fall, as every Saxon kingdom is drawn into the bloodiest battle yet with the Danes; a war which will decide the fate of every king, and the entire English nation.

Last Kingdom Series Books 4-6

Last Kingdom Series Books 4-6

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 26/09/2013

Bernard Cornwell's bestselling novels on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg.This is The Last Kingdom Series books 4-6.Five years on since The Lords of the North and Sword Song tells how Alfred's forces evict the Danes from London. Wessex, Alfred's kingdom, has survived the great Viking assaults and now, with Uhtred as a leader, the West Saxon forces begin the campaigns of conquest that will end with a new kingdom called England.The Burning Land takes us to 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. But Alfred still has the services of Uhtred, his unwilling warlord, whom inflicts one of the greatest defeats the Vikings.Death of Kings continues the story of Uhtred, this time through the tumultous years which followed the death of Alfred the Great as two men struggle to inherit the crown of Wessex. Uhtred has to contend with betrayal, treachery and the largest army the Danes have yet assembled to conquer Wessex . . . all brought to a climax in a winter battle fought in the fens of East Anglia.

Last Kingdom Series Books 1-3

Last Kingdom Series Books 1-3

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 15/08/2013

BBC2's major Autumn 2015 TV series THE LAST KINGDOM is based on Bernard Cornwell's bestselling novels on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. This is The Last Kingdom Series Books 1-3.The beginning of the tale of Uhtred. Uhtred is born into the aristocracy of 9th Century Northumbria, but orphaned at ten, adopted by a Dane and taught the Viking ways. Yet Uhtred's fate is indissolubly bound up with Alfred, King of Wessex, who rules over the last English kingdom when the Danes have overrun Northumbria, Mercia and East Anglia. So ends The Last Kingdom.The Pale Horseman takes place right afterwards in the fateful year in which the Danes capture Alfred's kingdom and drive him as a fugitive into the marshes of Athelney. It seems that Wessex, and England, are destroyed, but Alfred is determined to make one desperate gamble that might save his kingdom.The Lords of the North sees Uhtred, having helped Alfred secure Wessex an independent Saxon kingdom, returns north to find his stepsister. Instead he discovers chaos, civil war and treachery in Northumbria. He takes the side of Guthred, once a slave and now a man who would be king, and in return expects Guthred's help in capturing Dunholm, the lair of the dark Viking lord, Kjartan.

Grail Quest Books 1-3

Grail Quest Books 1-3

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 06/06/2013

Bernard Cornwell's bestselling Grail Quest Trilogy in one complete eBook for the first time. Follow the famed archer Thomas of Hookton as he avenges his father's death and retrieves a stolen relic.HARLEQUIN1342. The English, led by Edward III, are laying waste to the French countryside. The archers, the common men, are England's secret weapon. The French know them as Harlequins. Thomas Hookton is one of these archers. But he is also on a personal mission: to avenge his father's death and retrieve a stolen relic. Thomas begins a quest that will lead him to finally where the two armies face each other at Crecy.VAGABOND1346. England lies exposed to the threat of invasion. Thomas of Hookton finds himself back in the north as the Scots invade on behalf of the French. He is determined to pursue his quest: to discover whether a relic he is searching for is the Holy Grail.HERETICThe Hundred Years War has been suspended. The truce release Thomas of Hookton to pursue his arch enemy and resume his quest for the prized relic: the Holy Grail. But fate strikes and the plague grips hold. And the Holy Grail is needed more than ever as a sign of God's favour.

Starbuck: Der Rebell

Starbuck: Der Rebell

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 02/05/2013

Dein Krieg ist nicht gerecht. Doch er macht dich zum Helden. Nathaniel Starbuck ist Sohn eines beraus frommen Pastors aus Boston. Der Vater hasst die Sdstaaten, und er hasst die Snde. Aber Nate liebt die Frauen, und nach einem Skandal wei er keinen Ausweg, als zu seinem Studienfreund Adam nach Virginia zu fliehen. Krieg liegt in der Luft, und beinahe lynchen die braven Brger von Richmond den jungen Mann aus dem Norden als Spion. Gerettet wird Nate von Adams Vater: Washington Faulconer ist ein reicher Mann: Er hat Land und Geld genug, um ein eigenes Regiment aufzustellen. Und Nate wird aus Bewunderung erst Offizier, dann Kriegsheld, am Ende aber zum erbitterten Feind seines Gnners Der Auftakt zu Bernard Cornwells grandiosem Epos aus dem Amerikanischen Brgerkrieg. "e;Ein Bestseller, der ins Ziel trifft."e; (Financial Times)"e;Noch besser als seine bisherigen Bcher."e; (Daily Mail)"e;Was Cornwell wirklich liebt, sind Schlachten Der Leser wird belohnt mit einem Buch, aus dem Pulverdampf erster Gte steigt."e; (Daily Telegraph)"e;Wunderbar. Starbuck ist ein toller Held und die Schlachtenszenen sind mit Meisterschaft prsentiert. Sie tun richtig weh."e; (Kirkus Reviews)"e;Erstklassige Lektre von einem Meister des dramatischen historischen Romans. Nate Starbuck ist auf dem Marsch und auf dem Weg zum Ruhm."e; (Irish Press)

1356

1356

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 08/01/2013

September, 1356. Across France, towns are closing their gates. The crops are burning and the countryside stands alert to danger. The English armyled by the heir to the throne, The Black Princeis set to invade. The French, along with their Scottish allies, are ready to hunt them down. But what if there was a weapon that could decide the outcome of the imminent war? Thomas of Hookton, known as le Batard, has orders to discover the lost sword of Saint Peter, a blade with mystical powers said to grant certain victory to whoever possesses her. The French seek the weapon too, and so Thomas's quest will be thwarted by battle and betrayal, by promises made and oaths broken. As the outnumbered English army becomes trapped near Poitiers, Thomas, his troop of archers and men-at-arms, his enemies, and the fate of the sword all converge in a maelstrom of violence, action, and heroism. Rich in color and characters, in great adventure and thrilling conflict, 1356 is the magnificent tale of how the quest for a holy relic with the power to change history leads to an epic battle.

Last Kingdom Series Books 1-6

Last Kingdom Series Books 1-6

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 06/12/2012

The first six books in Bernard Cornwell's masterful series that tells the iconic story of King Alfred and the making of a nation, in one complete eBook for the first time.BBC2's major Autumn 2015 TV show THE LAST KINGDOM is based on the first two books in the series.THE LAST KINGDOM, THE PALE HORSEMAN, THE LORDS OF THE NORTH, SWORD SONG, THE BURNING LAND, DEATH OF KINGS.Uhtred, born into Saxon aristocracy in ninth-century Northumbria is orphaned at ten. He is captured and adopted by a Dane and taught the Viking ways. Yet Uhtred's fate is indissolubly bound up with Alfred, King of Wessex, who rules over the only English kingdom to survive the Danish assault.The Last Kingdom Series is an epic series from the master of historical fiction, that tells the tale of Alfred the Great, his descendants, and the Viking enemies they face. The struggle between the English and the Danes and the strife between Christianity and paganism is the background to this outstanding series of how England was made - and very nearly lost.

Der Erzfeind

Der Erzfeind

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 22/11/2012

Fur welche Wahrheit, welche Schatze lohnt es sich zu sterben?In einer blutigen Schlacht erobern die Englnder 1347 Calais. Der lange Krieg mit Frankreich scheint beendet. Nur fr Thomas von Hookton gibt es keine Rast. Seine Suche nach dem Heiligen Gral geht weiter. Sie fhrt ihn in die Gascogne, zum Schloss von Astarac, das einst seinen Vorfahren gehrte und heute Guy Vexille, dem Mrder seines Vaters. Genau an diesem Ort ist der Gral zum letzten Mal gesehen worden. Als Thomas das Schloss erreicht, wird er Zeuge einer Tragdie: Eine junge Frau soll als Ketzerin verbrannt werden. Thomas kann sie vor dem Scheiterhaufen bewahren, und sie fliehen, durch ein blutgetrnktes Land, einer Schlacht entgegen, die nicht nur ber Leben und Tod entscheiden wird, sondern auch ber die Zukunft der Christenheit. Der Abschluss der groen Grals-Trilogie.

1356

1356

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 27/09/2012

Go with God and Fight Like the Devil. A fascinating hero and the pursuit of a sword with mythical power - this is the remarkable new novel by Britain's master storyteller, which culminates at the Battle of Poitiers in 1356.The Hundred Years War rages on and the bloodiest battles are yet to be fought. Across France, towns are closing their gates, the crops are burning and the country stands alert to danger. The English army, victorious at the Battle of Crecy and led by the Black Prince, is invading again and the French are hunting them down.Thomas of Hookton, an English archer known as Le Batard, is under orders to seek out the lost sword of St Peter, a weapon said to grant certain victory to whoever possesses her. As the outnumbered English army becomes trapped near the town of Poitiers, Thomas, his men and his sworn enemies meet in an extraordinary confrontation that ignites one of the greatest battles of all time.

1356

1356

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 27/09/2012

Go with God and Fight Like the Devil. A fascinating hero and the pursuit of a sword with mythical power - this is the remarkable new novel by Britain's master storyteller, which culminates at the Battle of Poitiers in 1356.The Hundred Years War rages on and the bloodiest battles are yet to be fought. Across France, towns are closing their gates, the crops are burning and the country stands alert to danger. The English army, victorious at the Battle of Crecy and led by the Black Prince, is invading again and the French are hunting them down.Thomas of Hookton, an English archer known as Le Batard, is under orders to seek out the lost sword of St Peter, a weapon said to grant certain victory to whoever possesses her. As the outnumbered English army becomes trapped near the town of Poitiers, Thomas, his men and his sworn enemies meet in an extraordinary confrontation that ignites one of the greatest battles of all time.

Gallows Thief

Gallows Thief

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 27/09/2012

1820s Britain: after the wars with France, when unemployment was high and soldiers could be paid off, when the government was desperately afraid of social unrest, any crime was drastically punished and thousands were hung. But one could petition the King and an investigation might ensue...The man in the dark cell in Newgate Prison was due to hang in a week. He had been found guilty of murdering the aristocrat whose portrait he was painting. He claimed to be innocent - but then the hangman had never hung a guilty man, he said. But even in 1820, the Home Secretary could occasionally use his powers to grant mercy if his investigator found cause and Captain Hawke, once of the First Foot Guards, is given the job, since justice must be seen to be done as the accused man's mother is seamstress to the Queen.Robert Hawke, a hero of Waterloo, has family debts to repay but when his first steps in the investigations produce a sizeable bribe to look the other way, this only arouses his smouldering anger over the condition of England, a country which he and others in Wellington's army had fought to preserve. Stepping between gentlemen's clubs and taverns, talking to aristocrats, fashionable painters, their models, and their mistresses, dodging professional cut-throats and deceptive swordsmen, Hawke uncovers a conspiracy of silence, a group whose proudest boast was that they would do anything for any one of them.Hawke is a wonderful character, as yet undaunted by the sleazy streets, dank jails or the looming scaffold, and uncorrupted by politicians, sneering gentlemen or frightening bruisers, an investigator in the making and a brilliant, but very different hero for all Bernard Cornwell fans.

Der sterbende Konig

Der sterbende Konig

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 01/09/2012

Der Konig stirbt. Das Reich soll leben. Zum Ende des neunten Jahrhunderts droht England erneut im Chaos zu versinken. Uhtreds Herr, Knig Alfred, ist ein todkranker Mann. Krieg liegt in der Luft. Alfred will, dass sein Sohn Edward ihm auf dem Thron folgt. Doch die Krone begehren viele, Sachsen und heidnische Wikingerfrsten. Ist es fr den Krieger Uhtred nun an der Zeit, das ihm geraubte Land im Norden wiederzuerobern? Nein. Denn auch wenn ihn kein Eid an den schwachen Knigssohn bindet: Uhtred wird nicht zusehen, wie Alfreds Traum von einem starken England in Blut und Brand versinkt. "e;Von allen lebenden und toten Autoren, die ich je gelesen habe, schreibt Bernard Cornwell die besten Schlachtszenen."e; (George R.R. Martin)

Sharpe's Regiment The Invasion of France, June to November 1813

Sharpe's Regiment The Invasion of France, June to November 1813

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/06/2012

Richard Sharpe returns to England to save the regiment. Major Sharpe's men are in mortal danger - not from the French, but from the bureaucrats of Whitehall. Unless reinforcements can be brought from England, the regiment will be disbanded. Determined not to see his regiment die, Sharpe returns to England and uncovers a nest of high-ranking traitors, any of whom could utterly destroy his career with a word. Sharpe is forced into the most desperate gamble of his life - and not even the influence of the Prince Regent may be enough to save him. Soldier, hero, rogue - Sharpe is the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles whose green jacket he proudly wears.

Sharpe's Honour The Vitoria Campaign, February to June 1813

Sharpe's Honour The Vitoria Campaign, February to June 1813

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/06/2012

Major Sharpe finds himself a fugitive, hunted by enemy and ally alike. Major Richard Sharpe awaits the opening shots of the army's campaign with grim expectancy. For victory depends on the increasingly fragile alliance between Britain and Spain - an alliance that must be maintained at any cost. Pierre Ducos, the wily French intelligence officer, sees a chance both to destroy the alliance and to achieve a personal revenge on Richard Sharpe. And when the lovely spy, La Marquesa, takes a hand in the game, Sharpe finds himself enmeshed in a web of political intrigue for which his military expertise has left him fatally unprepared. Soldier, hero, rogue - Sharpe is the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles whose green jacket he proudly wears.

Sharpe's Waterloo The Waterloo Campaign, 15-18 June, 1815

Sharpe's Waterloo The Waterloo Campaign, 15-18 June, 1815

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/06/2012

Lieutenant-Colonel Sharpe, sidelined on the Royal staff, magnificently siezes command at the final moment of the great victory. It is 1815. Sharpe is serving on the personal staff of the Prince of Orange, who refuses to listen to Sharpe's reports of an enormous army, led by Napoleon, marching towards them. The Battle of Waterloo commences and it seems as if Sharpe must stand by and watch the grandest scale of military folly. But at the height of battle, as victory seems impossible, Sharpe takes command and the most hard-fought and bloody battle of his career becomes his most magnificent triumph. Soldier, hero, rogue - Sharpe is the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles whose green jacket he proudly wears.

Sharpe's Siege The Winter Campaign, 1814

Sharpe's Siege The Winter Campaign, 1814

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/06/2012

Richard Sharpe, abandoned in enemy territory, has to trust in assistance from a hostile American privateer. The invasion of France is under way and the British Navy has called upon the services of Major Richard Sharpe. He and a small force of riflemen are to capture a fortress and secure a landing on the French coast - one of the most dangerous missions of his career. Through the reckless incompetence of a naval commander, Sharpe finds himself abandoned in the heart of enemy territory, facing overwhelming forces and the very real prospect of defeat. He has no choice but to trust his fortunes to an American privateer - a man who has no love for the British invaders. Soldier, hero, rogue - Sharpe is the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles whose green jacket he proudly wears.

Sharpe's Revenge The Peace of 1814

Sharpe's Revenge The Peace of 1814

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/06/2012

Richard Sharpe triumphs in the last battle of the war, only to find himself in worse peril when charged to recover Napoleon's treasure. It is 1814. There are rumours that Napoleon is dead, or has run away, but Sharpe has one last battle to fight before he can lay down his sword. It is the battle for Toulouse. Little does he know it will be one of the bloodiest conflicts of the war. But Sharpe's war is not only the battle. Accused of stealing Napoleon's treasure, Sharpe must discover the unknown enemy who has tried to frame him - and his revenge is ingenious and devastating. Soldier, hero, rogue - Sharpe is the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles whose green jacket he proudly wears.

Harlequin (The Grail Quest, Book 1)

Harlequin (The Grail Quest, Book 1)

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 24/05/2012

The first in an epic new series, introducing a splendid hero, against the background of Europe in the Hundred Years' War.In the fourteenth century the English were just beginning to discover their national identity, and one of the strongest elements of this was the overwhelming success in battle of the English bowmen.England's archers crossed the Channel to lay a country to waste. Thomas of Hookton was one of those archers. When his village is sacked by French raiders, he escapes from his father's ambition to become a wild youth who delights in the opportunities which war offers - for fighting, for revenge and for friendship.But Thomas is hounded by his conscience. He has made a promise to God to retrieve a relic stolen in the raid from Hookton's church. The search for the relic leads him into a world where lovers become enemies, enemies become friends and always, somewhere beyond the horizon that is smeared with the smoke of fires set by the rampaging English army, a terrible enemy awaits him.That enemy would harness the power of Christendom's greatest relic - the grail itself. In this, the first book of a new series, Thomas begins the quest that will lead him through the fields of France, until at last the two armies face each other on a hillside near the village of Crecy.

Der Wanderer

Der Wanderer

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 02/05/2012

Todlicher Kampf um den Heiligen GralMitten im Hundertjhrigen Krieg erhlt Thomas von Hookton einen Auftrag vom englischen Knig: Er soll den Heiligen Gral suchen. Der letzte Besitzer war angeblich sein Vater - das Geheimnis um die Reliquie ist auch das seiner eigenen Familie. Die Suche fhrt Thomas durch Schlachten und Kriegsgetmmel, bis er erneut auf seinen Erzfeind trifft, den schwarzen Ritter. Der Kampf kann beginnen ... "e;Das Buch ist randvoll mit tollen Figuren und aufregenden Szenen und besttigt ein weiteres Mal Cornwells Ruf als Meister des historischen Romans."e; (Daily Mail)"e;Das ist spektakulr und verdammt gut: Krieg und Folter, Liebe, Lust und Verlust."e; (The Times)

Der Bogenschutze

Der Bogenschutze

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 09/03/2012

"e;Das ist spektakular und verdammt gut: Krieg und Folter, Liebe, Lust und Verlust."e; (The Times)Am Ostermorgen 1342 wird ein englisches Kstendorf von vier franzsischen Schiffen berfallen, angefhrt von einem geheimnisvollen schwarzen Ritter, der sich "e;Harlekin"e; nennt. Schnell brennt der ganze Ort, und aus der Kirche wird ein Schatz gestohlen: eine alte Lanze, sie soll Sankt Georg gehrt haben, dem Schutzheiligen der englischen Knige. Als einer der wenigen berlebt der Sohn des Pfarrers, der ihm im Sterben verrt: Der Mann in Schwarz ist ein Verwandter. Thomas schwrt, den Frevel zu rchen. Doch er ahnt nicht, wie sehr sein Schicksal mit dem des Harlekins verbunden ist und wie gefhrlich seine Reise wird. Denn der Feind scheint die mchtigste Waffe des Christentums zu besitzen: den Heiligen Gral. Der Auftakt einer groen Mittelalter-Trilogie vom Meister des historischen Romans. "e;Das Buch ist randvoll mit tollen Figuren und aufregenden Szenen und besttigt ein weiteres Mal Cornwells Ruf als Meister des historischen Romans."e; (Daily Mail)

Sharpe's Escape The Bussaco Campaign, 1810

Sharpe's Escape The Bussaco Campaign, 1810

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2012

Richard Sharpe, with enemies on every side, survives Marshall Massena's attack and ends at the lines of Torres Vedras. Sharpe's job as Captain of the Light Company is under threat and he has made a new enemy, a Portuguese criminal known as Ferragus. Discarded by his regiment, Sharpe wages a private war against Ferragus - a war fought through the burning, pillaged streets of Coimbra, Portugal's ancient university city. Sharpe's Escape begins on the great, gaunt ridge of Bussaco where a joint British and Portuguese army meets the overwhelming strength of Marshall Massena's crack troops. It finishes at Torres Vedras where the French hopes of occupying Portugal quickly die. Soldier, hero, rogue - Sharpe is the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles whose green jacket he proudly wears.

Sharpe's Enemy The Defence of Portugal, Christmas 1812

Sharpe's Enemy The Defence of Portugal, Christmas 1812

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2012

Major Sharpe, in the bitter winter, must attempt a desperate rescue and face his most implacable enemy. Newly promoted, he is given the task of rescuing a group of well-born women, held hostage high in the mountains by a rabble of deserters. And one of the renegades is Sergeant Hakeswill, Sharpe's bitter enemy. Sharpe has only the support of his own company and the new Rocket Troop - the last word in military incompetence - but he cannot afford to contemplate defeat. For to surrender or to fail would mean the end of the war for the Allied armies... Soldier, hero, rogue - Sharpe is the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles whose green jacket he proudly wears.

Sharpe's Fury The Battle of Barrosa, March 1811

Sharpe's Fury The Battle of Barrosa, March 1811

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2012

Captain Sharpe has to protect a philandering diplomat and, deserted by his ally, faces the enemy. In the winter of 1811, the war seems lost. Spain has fallen to the French, except for Cadiz, now the Spanish capital and itself under siege. Inside the city walls an intricate diplomatic dance is taking place and Richard Sharpe faces more than one enemy. The small British force is trapped by a French army, and their only hope lies with the outnumbered redcoats outside refusing to admit defeat. There, in the sweltering horror of Barrosa, Sharpe will meet his old enemy Colonel Vandal once again. Soldier, hero, rogue - Sharpe is the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles whose green jacket he proudly wears.

Sharpe's Company The Siege of Badajoz, January to April 1812

Sharpe's Company The Siege of Badajoz, January to April 1812

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2012

Captain Richard Sharpe has to lead the attack on the terrible fortress. It is a hard winter. For Richard Sharpe it is the worst he can remember. He has lost command to a man who could buy the promotion Sharpe covets. His oldest enemy, the ruthless and indestructible Hakeswill, joins the regiment and he is a man with a mission to ruin Sharpe. But Sharpe is determined to change his luck. The only way - a desperate choice - is to volunteer the Forlorn Hope, to lead the attack on the impregnable fortress town of Badajoz, a road to almost certain death or, just possibly, to heroic glory. Soldier, hero, rogue - Sharpe is the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles whose green jacket he proudly wears.

Sharpe's Battle The Battle of Fuentes De OnOro, May 1811

Sharpe's Battle The Battle of Fuentes De OnOro, May 1811

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2012

Richard Sharpe is fighting for his Irish battalion and his own honour through the blood-stained streets of the town. Quartered in a crumbling Portuguese fort, Richard Sharpe and his men are attacked by an elite French unit, led by an old enemy of Sharpe's, and suffer heavy losses. The army's high command blame Sharpe for the disaster and his military career seems to be ruined. His only hope is to redeem himself on the battlefield. So with his honour at stake, against an overwhelming number of French troops, Sharpe leads his men to battle in the narrow streets of Fuentes de Onoro. Soldier, hero, rogue - Sharpe is the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles whose green jacket he proudly wears.

Sharpe's Sword The Salamanca Campaign, June and July 1812

Sharpe's Sword The Salamanca Campaign, June and July 1812

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2012

Richard Sharpe, who alone can recognise the top French spy, is under orders to capture him alive.Richard Sharpe is once again at war. But this time his enemy is just one man - the ruthless Colonel Leroux. Sharpe's mission is to safeguard El Mirador, a spy whose network of agents is vital to British victory.Sharpe is forced into a new world of political and military intrigue. And in unfamiliar surroundings of aristocratic Spanish society, his only guide is La Marquesa - a woman with her own secrets to conceal...Soldier, hero, rogue - Sharpe is the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles whose green jacket he proudly wears.

Sharpe's Gold The Destruction of Almeida, August 1810

Sharpe's Gold The Destruction of Almeida, August 1810

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2012

Captain Sharpe's task is to recover from a feared guerilla leader the gold Wellington so desperately needs. The enemy he faces strikes terror into the hearts of all around -a renegade guerilla band whose leader has a particular loathing for Sharpe who has stolen his woman. Soldier, hero, rogue - Sharpe is the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles whose green jacket he proudly wears.

Sharpe 3-Book Collection 5

Sharpe 3-Book Collection 5

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 23/02/2012

Three classic Richard Sharpe adventuresRichard Sharpe and the Siege of Badajoz, January to April 1812It is a hard winter. For Richard Sharpe it is the worst he can remember. He has lost command to a man who could buy the promotion Sharpe covets. His oldest enemy, the ruthless and indestructible Hakeswill, joins the regiment and he is a man with a mission to ruin Sharpe.Richard Sharpe and the Salamanca Campaign, June and July 1812Sharpe is once again at war. But this time his enemy is just one man - the ruthless Colonel Leroux. Sharpe's mission is to safeguard El Mirador, a spy whose network of agents is vital to British victory.Richard Sharpe and the Defence of Portugal, Christmas 1812Newly promoted, Major Richard Sharpe is given the task of rescuing a group of well-born women, held hostage high in the mountains by a rabble of deserters. And one of the renegades is Sergeant Hakeswill, Sharpe's bitter enemy.

Death of Kings

Death of Kings

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 17/01/2012

The sixth installment of Bernard Cornwells bestselling series chronicling the epic saga of the making of England, like Game of Thrones, but real (The Observer, London)the basis for The Last Kingdom, the hit BBC America television series.As the ninth century wanes, England is perched once more on the brink of chaos. King Alfred is dying; with his passing, the island of Britain seems doomed to renewed warfare. Alfred wants his son Edward to succeed him, but there are other Saxon claimants to the throneas well as ambitious pagan Vikings to the north.With the promise of battle looming again, Uhtred, the Viking-raised but Saxon-born warrior, whose life seems to shadow the making of England itself, is torn between competing loyalties. Uhtreds loyalty, and his vows, are to Alfrednot to his sonand despite long years of service to the old king, Uhtred is still reluctant to commit to Alfreds cause. His own desire is to reclaim his long lost ancestral lands and castle to the north. As the kings warrior he is duty-bound, but the kings reign is nearing its end, and his death will leave a vacuum of power. Uhtred is forced to make a momentous choice: either take up armsand Alfreds mantleto realize his dream of a united and Christian England, or be responsible for condemning it to oblivion.Death of Kings is a harrowing story of the power of tribal commitment and the dilemma of divided loyalties. This is the making of England magnificently brought to life by the best historical novelist writing today (Vince Flynn).

Sharpe's Christmas

Sharpe's Christmas

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 15/12/2011

A Richard Sharpe short story, featuring scenes of action and adventure at Christmas.'You'll like Irati,' Colonel Hogan said. 'It's a nothing place, Richard. Hovels and misery, that's all it is and all it ever will be, but that's where you're going for Christmas.'Sharpe was sent to Irati because maybe the French were going there. The garrison planned to march at Christmas in the hope that their enemies would be too bloated with beef and wine to fight, but Hogan had got wind of their plans and was now setting his snares on the only two routes that the escaping French could use. One, the eastern road, was by far the easier route, for it entered France through a low pass, and Hogan guessed it was that route that the French would choose. But there was a second road, a tight, hard, steep road, and that had to be blocked as well and so the Prince of Wales's Own Volunteers, Sharpe's regiment, would climb into the hills and spend their Christmas at a place of hovels and misery called Irati.Soldier, hero, rogue - Sharpe is the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles whose green jacket he proudly wears.

Sharpe 3-Book Collection 1: Sharpe's Tiger, Sharpe's Triumph, Sharpe's Fortress

Sharpe 3-Book Collection 1: Sharpe's Tiger, Sharpe's Triumph, Sharpe's Fortress

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 15/11/2011

Three classic Richard Sharpe adventures.Richard Sharpe and the Siege of Seringapatam, 1799When a senior British officer is captured by the Tippoo of Mysore's forces, Sharpe is offered a chance to attempt a rescue, which in turn offers an escape from the tyrannical Sergeant Obadiah Hakeswill.Richard Sharpe and the battle of Assaye, September 1803Sergeant Richard Sharpe witnesses a murderous act of treachery by an English officer who has defected from the East India Company to join the Mahratta Confederation. In the hunt for the renegade Englishman, Sharpe penetrates deep into enemy territory where he is followed relentlessly by his worst enemy, Sergeant Obadiah Hakeswill.Richard Sharpe and the Siege of Gawilghur, December 1803Sir Arthur Wellesley's army is closing on the retreating Mahrattas in western India. Marching with the British is Ensign Richard Sharpe, newly made an officer, wishing he had stayed a sergeant.

Death of Kings (The Last Kingdom Series, Book 6)

Death of Kings (The Last Kingdom Series, Book 6)

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

The 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.

Das Fort

Das Fort

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 16/09/2011

Gerade drei Jahre ist die amerikanische Unabhangigkeitserklarung alt, doch der Kampf um die Freiheit ist noch lange nicht gewonnen. Uberall im jungen Staat versuchen die britischen Rotrocke Aufstande niederzuschlagen, um das Land zuruckzuerobern. In Penobscot Bay bauen sie eine kleine, aber fr die Verteidigung von Massachusetts strategisch wichtige Garnison. Siebenhundert "e;rote Teufel"e; und drei Kriegsschaluppen beschtzen sie. Es ist eine Kriegserklrung an die Amerikaner. Die schicken eine riesige Flotte und laufen mit mehr als vierzig hochgersteten Schiffen in die Penobscot Bay ein. Doch der Angriff ist schlecht geplant. Keiner der Rebellen versteht etwas vom Krieg, keiner hat die charakterliche Strke, eine Armee zu fhren. Bald verlieren sich die Kommandanten in Missverstndnissen und Kleinkriegen. Nur ein einziger Mann hat echten Kampfgeist - ausgerechnet ein ehemaliger Lehrer. Doch was kann ein Einzelner gegen die Entschlossenheit der Briten ausrichten?

Sharpe's Trafalgar The Battle of Trafalgar, 21 October 1805

Sharpe's Trafalgar The Battle of Trafalgar, 21 October 1805

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/09/2011

Richard Sharpe, travelling home aboard the `Revenant', meets Admiral Nelson and his fleet, on what was a calm October day off Cape Trafalgar. Soldier, hero, rogue - Sharpe is the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles whose green jacket he proudly wears.

Sharpe's Eagle The Talavera Campaign, July 1809

Sharpe's Eagle The Talavera Campaign, July 1809

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/09/2011

The newly promoted Captain Richard Sharpe clashes with an incompetent colonel, leads his men in the battle of Talavera and earns himself a dangerous enemy. As Sharpe leads his men in to battle, he knows he must fight for the honour of the regiment and his future career. Soldier, hero, rogue - Sharpe is the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles whose green jacket he proudly wears.

Sharpe's Prey The Expedition to Copenhagen, 1807

Sharpe's Prey The Expedition to Copenhagen, 1807

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/09/2011

Richard Sharpe is sent to Copenhagen to deliver a bribe to stop the Danes handing over possession of their battle fleet to the French. It seems very easy. But nothing is easy in a Europe stirred by French ambitions. The Danes possess a battle fleet that could replace every ship the French lost at Trafalgar, and Napoleon's forces are gathering to take it. The British have to stop them, while the Danes insist on remaining neutral. Dragged into a war of spies and brutality, Sharpe finds that he is a sacrificial pawn. But pawns can sometimes change the game, and Sharpe makes his own rules. When he discovers a traitor in his midst, he becomes a hunter in a city besieged by British troops. Soldier, hero, rogue - Sharpe is the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles whose green jacket he proudly wears.

Sharpe's Havoc The Northern Portugal Campaign, Spring 1809

Sharpe's Havoc The Northern Portugal Campaign, Spring 1809

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/09/2011

A small British army is stranded when the French invade northern Portugal and Lieutenant Richard Sharpe meets the future Duke of Wellington. Sharpe is stranded behind enemy lines, but he has Patrick Harper, his riflemen and he has the assistance of a young, idealistic Portuguese officer. When he is joined by the future Duke of Wellington they immediately mount a counter-attack and Sharpe, having been the hunted, becomes the hunter once more. Amidst the wreckage of a defeated army, in the storm lashed hills of the Portuguese frontier, Sharpe takes his revenge. Soldier, hero, rogue - Sharpe is the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles whose green jacket he proudly wears.

Sharpe's Triumph The Battle of Assaye, September 1803

Sharpe's Triumph The Battle of Assaye, September 1803

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/09/2011

Sergeant Richard Sharpe witnesses a murderous act of treachery and, with Sir Arthur Wellesley, faces the Mahratta Horde. The paths of treachery all lead to the small village of Assaye. Outnumbered and outgunned, Wellesley, with a diminished British army, plunges his men into the white heat of battle. A battle that will make his reputation, and perhaps Sharpe's too. Soldier, hero, rogue - Sharpe is the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles whose green jacket he proudly wears.

Sharpe's Fortress The Siege of Gawilghur, December 1803

Sharpe's Fortress The Siege of Gawilghur, December 1803

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/09/2011

Ensign Richard Sharpe, newly made an officer, wishes he had stayed a sergeant after he is put in terrible danger by Sergeant Obadiah Hakeswill at the impregnable Gawilghur's ravine. To regain his confidence and his authority, Sharpe will fight as he has never fought before. Soldier, hero, rogue - Sharpe is the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles whose green jacket he proudly wears.

Sea Lord

Sea Lord

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/07/2011

Johnny Rossendale has spent the last four years on the seas, away from the titled family he despises. But now he must turn his sailing cutter, the Sunflower, around and sail to Devon, where his mother lies dying. When Johnny makes landfall, though, he finds that his return is eagerly anticipated by some very sinister foes. After an attempt on his life, he realises that someone thinks a missing painting that belongs to the family is in his hands - and, worse, they are prepared to go to any lengths to get hold of it. But as Earl of Stowey, Johnny has eight centuries of robber-baron blood pumping through his veins. He won't let the family fortune fall into the hands of others without a fight . . .

Scoundrel

Scoundrel

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/07/2011

Paul Shanahan - part-time surveyor, erstwhile IRA arms dealer and sometime suspected CIA agent - is a full-time scoundrel. But he's the perfect man if you need an illicit operation done - and done well.So when five million dollars' worth of gold smuggled out of occupied Kuwait needs to get from Morocco to Miami by boat with no questions asked, Paul Shanahan is the name on everyone's lips.Except this time, Paul has other, more personal plans for the money. But first he must outwit the IRA, the CIA, British Intelligence and Palestinian terrorist Il Hayaween in order to prove how big a scoundrel he really is . . .

Wildtrack

Wildtrack

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/07/2011

In muddy waters, even heroes drown Trouble at sea for an ex-war hero ... His father in prison for fraud, his ex-wife bleeding him dry and his spine shattered by a bullet, Falklands war hero Nick Sandman, VC, has no money and no prospects. Only his boat - Sycorax -and his dream of sailing her away from his troubles is keeping him alive. But Sycorax is as crippled as Nick. To rebuild his wrecked and stranded dream, Nick is forced into a devil's bargain with egomaniacal TV star Tony Bannister. Bannister is the owner of Wildtrack, an ocean racer, and he wants Nick to be part of the crew that will sail the ship to victory. Bannister, though, has made some powerful enemies who are out for revenge, leaving Nick caught in the middle. Can he keep Wildtrack and his dreams of escape aboard Sycorax afloat?

Crackdown

Crackdown

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/07/2011

Honour and drugs don't always mix in the Caribbean . . . Nick Breakspear thinks he's opted for the easy life, but acting as nursemaid for the idle rich aboard the luxury yacht Wavebreaker in the Bahamas does have its downside. Especially when you come across a bullet-ridden boat not far from the infamous drug baron's hideaway island of Murder Cay. Most people would turn a blind eye. But Nick Breakspear isn't most people. Before long, Nick and the crew of Wavebreaker find themselves caught in the middle of a drug war between two equally matched and just as deadly forces. And neither side is taking prisoners . . .

Stormchild

Stormchild

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/07/2011

Tim Blackburn's wife died in a ball of flame in the Channel, victim of a mystery bomber. His son had died years earlier in Northern Ireland, killed in a terrorist attack. And his daughter Nicole had vanished in the North Pacific after joing an outlawed organisation called Genesis dedicated to saving the planet, by violence if necessary. The police think Nicole might have been involved in the death of her mother, but Tim won't believe it. And he means to prove it. With nothing else to live for, Tim goes in search of Nicole in his yacht Stormchild. He hopes to rescue her from the clutches of Genesis. But where would a secretive organization of ruthless environmentalists hide? And even if he does find Nicole, will he be a welcome visitor?

Redcoat

Redcoat

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/05/2011

From THE BESTSELLING author Bernard Cornwell comes Redcoat . . . Philadelphia in 1777 is a city at war - not just between American troops and the British army, but within itself. For an occupied city throws together loyalist and patriot, soldier and civilian, man and woman; divides families and breeds treachery. Here ruthless Captain Kit Vane and beautiful Martha Crowl, passionate patriot Caroline and her idealist young lover Jonathon, unscrupulous Ezra Woollard and the brutal Sergeant Scammell, forge and break shifting allegiances that drive them to dangerous lengths. And caught between them Private Sam Gilpin, seduced into war by a dare and a red coat, must learn the bitter lessons of love, loss and the real meaning of loyalty.

Sharpe's Company

Sharpe's Company

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 23/05/2011

In an age of heroes and death before dishonor, one man stands above the rest. It is January 1812. Captain Richard Sharpe has one mission: to thwart Napoleon's dreams of an empire. To accomplish that goal, Sharpe and the fighting men of the Light Company must seize the fortress of Badajoz, which looms on the border of Portugal and Spain. To lead an assault on its thick, sheer walls and battlements is suicide, yet Sharpe has no choice, for the stakes have suddenly become personal. Inside the walls are his wife and daughter, and only he can save them. Outside is the misshapen, vengeance-crazed Sergeant Obadiah Hakeswill, a man determined to kill Sharpe. Sharpe knows that in the heat of battle, only the cold steel of his battered sword and the ruthless bloodlust of a soldier at war will protect him from the danger of both sides.

Sharpe's Sword

Sharpe's Sword

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 10/05/2011

The greatest threat to Wellington's Salamanca Campaign is not Napoleon's Army but France's deadliest assassin. He's already failed to kill Captain Richard Sharpe once. Now he's getting a second chance. Colonel Leroux is killing Britain's most valuable spies, and it's up to Richard Sharpe to stop him. Thrust into the unfamiliar world of political and military intrigue, Sharpe must tangle with La Marquesa, a beguiling, extraordinarily beautiful woman whose embrace is as calculating as it is passionate. As she leads him through a maze of secrecy, cunning, and deception, Sharpe relentlessly pursues Leroux, determined to exact his revenge with the cold steel of his sword.

Sharpe's Honor

Sharpe's Honor

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 10/05/2011

It is a perfect plot for Napoleon: stop Wellington's forces in Spain and destroy Major Richard Sharpe. Major Richard Sharpe awaits the opening shots of the army's new campaign with grim expectancy. Victory depends on the increasingly fragile alliance between Britain and Spain-an alliance that must be maintained at any cost. Unfortunately, things are about to get complicated for the Sharpe. An unfinished duel, a midnight murder, and the treachery of a beautiful prostitute lead to the imprisonment of Sharpe. The pawn in a plot conceived by his archenemy, Pierre Ducos, Sharpe is condemned to die as an assassin. Caught in a web of political intrigue for which his military experience has left him fatally unprepared, Sharpe becomes a fugitive-a man hunted by both ally and enemy alike.

Sharpe's Eagle

Sharpe's Eagle

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 09/05/2011

Here is one of those rare novels that completely transports the reader to an unforgettable time and place in history. At Talavera in July of 1809, Captain Richard Sharpe, bold, professional, and ruthless, prepares to lead his men against the armies of Napoleon in what will be the bloodiest battle of the war. Sharpe has earned his captaincy, but there are others, such as the foppish Lieutenant Gibbons and his uncle, Colonel Henry Simmerson, who have bought their commissions despite their incompetence. After their cowardly loss of the regiment's colors, their resentment toward the upstart Sharpe turns to treachery, and Sharpe must battle his way through sword fights and bloody warfare to redeem the honor of his regiment. His goal is to capture the most valued prize in the French Army-a golden Imperial Eagle, the standard touched by the hand of Napoleon himself.

Sharpe's Enemy

Sharpe's Enemy

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 09/05/2011

Only one man stands between Napoleon's army and a British defeat-Major Richard Sharpe. A band of renegades led by Sharpe's vicious mortal enemy, Obadiah Hakeswill, holds a group of British and French women hostage in a strategic mountain pass. Newly promoted, Major Sharpe is given the task of rescuing them. On the other side of the pass, Napoleon's Grande Armee seeks to smash through and crush the British army in Portugal. Sharpe has only the support of his own company and the new Rocket Troop-the last word in military incompetence-but he cannot afford to contemplate defeat. To surrender or fail would mean the end of the war for the Allied armies. Outnumbered and attacked from two sides, Sharpe must hold his ground or die in the attempt.

Sharpe's Regiment

Sharpe's Regiment

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 05/05/2011

In this installment of the bestselling historical fiction series featuring Major Richard Sharpe, a corrupt political enemy is determined to disband the South Essex Regiment-and to destroy Sharpe's life. After reluctantly returning to England in order to march into France with his regiment, Sharpe discovers an illegal recruiting ring that sells soldiers like cattle to other divisions. The ringleaders know Sharpe is on their trail, and they try to kill him at every turn, determined to bring his regiment to the ground. But Sharpe is fighting for his command, and as he moves from the dark slums of London to the highest courts of political power, Sharpe will risk charges of treason and death for a final chance at revenge. Not even the influence of the Prince Regent can protect Sharpe as he undertakes the most desperate gamble of his career.

Stonehenge

Stonehenge

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 01/02/2011

"e;Stonehenge ist ein Meisterwerk."e; (The Times)Um die Macht in Ratharryn zu erlangen, wendet sich Lengar, der Krieger, gegen den eigenen Vater und raubt dem Bruder die Frau. Doch Clanfhrer wird sein jngster Bruder, Saban der Baumeister, bis Verrat ihn zum Sklaven macht. Blutige, langjhrige Kriege berziehen das Volk von Ratharryn. Doch dann hat der Seher Camaban, der mittlere Bruder, eine Vision: Frieden ist nur mglich, wenn ein gewaltiger Steinkreis erbaut wird - eine neue Heimstatt fr die Gtter: Stonehenge. Eine groe Saga um Bruderzwist, Machtgier und Liebe - und die faszinierende Geschichte eines der eindrcklichsten Bauwerke, die jemals von Menschenhand geschaffen wurden. "e;Bernard Cornwell taucht in die Vorgeschichte ein und versucht sich an einer Antwort auf die Frage, von wem und warum Stonehenge erbaut wurde. Ergebnis ist ein meisterhaft erzhltes Epos, voller starker Figuren, Drama, Farbe, Tempo, Hhepunkte."e; (Times Literary Supplement)"e;Eine reiche Mischung aus blutigem Konflikt, politischen und religisen Wirren. Was fr ein hervorragender Schriftsteller Bernard Cornwell geworden ist."e; (The Economist)

Fort

Fort

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 30/09/2010

'Captivate, kill or destroy the whole force of the enemy' was the order given to the American soldiers.THE FORT is the blistering new novel from worldwide bestseller Bernard Cornwell.Summer 1779.Seven hundred and fifty British soldiers and three small ships of the Royal Navy. Their orders: to build a fort above a harbour to create a base from which to control the New England seaboard.Forty-one American ships and over nine hundred men. Their orders: to expel the British.The battle that followed was a classic example of how the best-laid plans can be disrupted by personality and politics, and of how warfare can bring out both the best and worst in men. It is a timeless tale of men at war, written by a master storyteller.

Fort

Fort

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 28/09/2010

The most prolific and successful historical novelist in the world today. Wall Street JournalReaders who havent discovered Bernard Cornwell dont know what they are missing. New York Times bestselling author Vince FlynnFrom the New York Times bestselling author of Agincourt, the Saxon Tales, and the beloved Richard Sharpe series, Bernard Cornwells The Fort plunges prow-first into the largest naval clash of the Revolutionary War. Fans of the Nathaniel Starbuck Chronicles and The Burning Land will thrill to Cornwells triumphant return to American historical fiction in this gripping story of courage, strength and patriotism.

The Burning Land

The Burning Land

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/05/2010

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. BBC2's major Autumn 2015 TV show THE LAST KINGDOM is based on the first two books in the series. To King Alfred he is the `lord of battles'. He has gained riches, loyal men and a beloved wife. But Uhtred is dogged by betrayal and tragedy. The ailing Alfred presses Uhtred to swear loyalty to his son and heir Edward, preventing the warrior lord from taking vengeance on those who stole his home at Bebbanburg. Now Uthred will once again defend the Christian kingdom - in a battle which could smash the growing power of the deadly Danes. In so doing he meets a woman more dangerous than any warlord. A killer, a schemer with a dark power over men's hearts: Skade. Uhtred of Bebbanburg's mind is as sharp as his sword. A thorn in the side of the priests and nobles who shape his fate, this Saxon raised by Vikings is torn between the life he loves and those he has sworn to serve.

Das brennende Land

Das brennende Land

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 03/05/2010

Was ist das starkste Heer gegen den Hass einer Frau?Eine tdliche Gefahr bedroht Wessex: Harald Bluthaar. Nur Uhtred erkennt den Schwachpunkt des mchtigen Feindes. Es ist eine Frau, Skade, die Hure und Zauberin, der der Dnenherrscher gnzlich verfallen ist. Als Uhtred sie in seiner Gewalt hat, ist eine der groen Schlachten der englischen Geschichte schon gewonnen. Skade verflucht ihn, doch Uhtred fhlt sich unbesiegbar. Bis ihn die Nachricht ereilt, dass seine geliebte Frau Gisela im Kindbett gestorben ist. Und ber das Land zieht wieder Rauch von brennenden Drfern

Arthurs letzter Schwur

Arthurs letzter Schwur

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 27/04/2010

Blut ist der Gotter Lohn. Arthurs Friedensherrschaft neigt sich dem Ende zu, es droht der Untergang der keltischen Reiche. Um die feindlichen Heere abwehren zu knnen, fordert die Priesterin Nimue ein hohes Opfer. Aber Arthur weigert sich, seinen eigenen Sohn hinzugeben. Mit Merlins Hilfe gelingt ihm das Unmgliche, der Sieg ber die Sachsen. Doch lngst schwelt die Glut im eigenen Land: Mordred, der Krppelknig, hasst seinen Vormund seit langem. Und in der Nacht, in der die Toten auf Erden wandeln, macht sich Nimue daran, mit Feuer und mit Blut die alten Gtter wieder einzusetzen. Der letzte Band von Bernard Cornwells groer Artus-Trilogie.

Der Winterkonig

Der Winterkonig

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 31/03/2010

Winter uber AvalonBritannien zum Ende des fnften Jahrhunderts: Die Tage der groen Dunkelheit sind angebrochen. Lngst ist die Erinnerung an das Rmische Imperium verblasst, und die heidnischen Gtter weichen vor dem erstarkenden Christentum zurck. ber das Meer dringen die Heere der Sachsen auf die Insel. Eine tdliche Gefahr, denn die Bndnisse zwischen den keltischen Knigreichen sind zu zerbrechlich, um dem Ansturm der Feinde auf Dauer standzuhalten. Als der Groknig Uther Pendragon stirbt und sein Nachfolger noch ein hilfloses Kind ist, gibt es nur einen Mann, der den Thron halten kann: Uthers Bastardsohn, sein Name ist Arthur Mit "e;Der Winterknig"e;, dem Auftakt einer Romantrilogie um die sagenhaften Ritter der Tafelrunde, hat sich Bernard Cornwell in das Dunkel der Zeit zwischen Antike und Frhmittelalter begeben. Obwohl Knig Arthur, der wohl bekannteste Sagenheld des Mittelalters, historisch nicht belegbar ist, gelingt es Cornwell in diesen Romanen, den Zauber des Mythos zu erhalten und doch eine historisch glaubwrdige und dabei ungeheuer spannende Geschichte voller Gewalt und Leidenschaft zu erzhlen. "e;Cornwell ist auf dem Hhepunkt seines Knnens: Eindrucksvoll gelingt es ihm, hochintelligent und mit historischer Przision eine lngst vergessene Epoche zu strahlendem Leben zu erwecken."e; (New York Times)

Enemy of God

Enemy of God

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 30/03/2010

With the Winter King, the first volume of his magnificent Warlord

Winter King

Winter King

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 30/03/2010

It takes a remarkable writer to make an old story as fresh and compelling as the first time we heard it. With The Winter King, the first volume of his magnificent Warlord Chronicles, Bernard Cornwell finally turns to the story he was born to write: the mythic saga of King Arthur.The tale begins in Dark Age Britain, a land where Arthur has been banished and Merlin has disappeared, where a child-king sits unprotected on the throne, where religion vies with magic for the souls of the people. It is to this desperate land that Arthur returns, a man at once utterly human and truly heroic: a man of honor, loyalty, and amazing valor; a man who loves Guinevere more passionately than he should; a man whose life is at once tragic and triumphant. As Arthur fights to keep a flicker of civilization alive in a barbaric world, Bernard Cornwell makes a familiar tale into a legend all over again.

Excalibur

Excalibur

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 30/03/2010

In The Winter King and Enemy of God Bernard Cornwell demonstrated his astonishing ability to make the oft-told legend of King Arthur fresh and new for our time. Now, in this riveting final volume of The Warlord Chronicles, Cornwell tells the unforgettable tale of Arthur's final struggles against the Saxons and his last attempts to triumph over a ruined marriage and ravaged dreams. This is the tale not only of a broken love remade, but also of forces both earthly and unearthly that threaten everything Arthur stands for. Peopled by princesses and bards, by warriors and magicians, Excalibur is the story of love, war, loyalty, and betrayal-the work of a magnificent storyteller at the height of his powers.

Winter King

Winter King

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 04/02/2010

Uther, the High King of Britain, has died, leaving the infant Mordred as his only heir. His uncle, the loyal and gifted warlord Arthur, now rules as caretaker for a country which has fallen into chaos - threats emerge from within the British kingdoms while vicious Saxon armies stand ready to invade. Uther, the High King of Britain, has died, leaving the infant Mordred as his only heir. His uncle, the loyal and gifted warlord Arthur, now rules as caretaker for a country which has fallen into chaos - threats emerge from within the British kingdoms while vicious Saxon armies stand ready to invade. As he struggles to unite Britain and hold back the Saxon enemy, Arthur is embroiled in a doomed romance with beautiful Guinevere.

Excalibur

Excalibur

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 04/02/2010

A story of love, war, loyalty and betrayal, EXCALIBUR begins with the failure of Lancelot's rebellion and the ruin of Arthur's marriage to Guinevere. The Saxons, sensing the disunity of the Britons, seize the chance to destroy Arthur. The climax of the war comes with the legendary triumph at Mount Badon, and Arthur`s great victory. A story of love, war, loyalty and betrayal, EXCALIBUR begins with the failure of Lancelot's rebellion and the ruin of Arthur's marriage to Guinevere. The Saxons, sensing the disunity of the Britons, seize the chance to destroy Arthur. The climax of the war comes with the legendary triumph at Mount Badon, and Arthur`s great victory. But the promises he made then come back to haunt him after the years of peace and glory.

Enemy of God

Enemy of God

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 04/02/2010

The continuing story of Arthur, the second in a trilogy which began with THE WINTER KING. The novels bring Arthur and his world to vivid life. A man battling for his vision of the future in a brutal age, dragged down by suspicions and magics of the past, surrounded by intrigue, dependent on his skill at war and genius for leadership. The continuing story of Arthur, the second in a trilogy which began with THE WINTER KING. The novels bring Arthur and his world to vivid life. A man battling for his vision of the future in a brutal age, dragged down by suspicions and magics of the past, surrounded by intrigue, dependent on his skill at war and genius for leadership.

Burning Land

Burning Land

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 19/01/2010

The fifth installment of Bernard Cornwells bestselling Saxon Tales chronicling the epic saga of the making of England, like Game of Thrones, but real (The Observer, London)the basis for The Last Kingdom, the hit BBC America television series.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, Alfreds 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 Ragnar-and his old foe Haesten-he aims to invade and conquer Wessex itself. 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.

Sharpe's Gold

Sharpe's Gold

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 19/01/2010

Wellington must call on the only man brave and ruthless enough to win at any cost-Richard Sharpe. Only a year after its stunning victory at Talavera in July of 1809, Wellington's Peninsular army-vastly outnumbered, its coffers empty-is on the brink of collapse. The Spanish government has fallen, and the last Spanish armies have been crushed by the French. But Wellington has one hope left: in the dangerous Portuguese hills lies a fortune in gold, enough gold perhaps to turn the Peninsular War around. And he knows of one fighting man capable of stealing it: Captain Richard Sharpe of the South Essex Regiment. Sharpe embarks on a secret mission that pits him against the French army; El Catolico, the fanatical Spanish guerrilla leader; and El Catolico's lover, the beautiful but deadly Teresa. This fifth novel in the bestselling historical fiction series takes the charismatic Richard Sharpe all the way from Talavera to the glory of Waterloo, on a mission that is unlike any form of warfare he has known in his long and embattled career as a soldier fighting his way up through the ranks. But Sharpe is determined to succeed-even if it means turning against his own side.

Der Schattenfurst

Der Schattenfurst

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 16/11/2009

Kampf der Konigreiche, Spiel der GotterNach der groen, beraus blutigen Schlacht von Lugg Vale hat Arthur endlich die zerstrittenen Stmme Britanniens im Kampf gegen die germanischen Eindringlinge vom Festland geeint. Die Erfllung seines groen Traums von Gerechtigkeit und Ordnung in Britannien scheint greifbar nahe. Aber etwas hat der Kriegsherr ber seinen khnen Visionen vergessen - die alten Gtter. Nur einer entsinnt sich noch ihrer grausamen Herrschaft ber das Menschengeschlecht: Merlin, der Druide, der Schattenfrst. Der zweite Band von Bernard Cornwells groer Artus-Trilogie. "e;Seit Marion Zimmer Bradley hat keiner die Geschichte von Arthur poetischer, aufregender und schner nacherzhlt."e; (Bild am Sonntag)

The Warlord Trilogy The Winter King / Enemy of God / Excalibur

The Warlord Trilogy The Winter King / Enemy of God / Excalibur

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/11/2009

More fantastic adventure tales written by Bernard Cornwell. This collection contains `Excalibur', `WinterKing' and `Enemy of God'.A triology containing Excalibur, Winter King and Enemy of God.ExcaliburThe third novel in the Warlords Chronicle, Excalibur: A Novel of Arthur immerses the reader in the Britain of the Dark Ages. Merlin, the greatest of the Druids, believes that the ancient gods are deserting Britain, and that the invading Saxons can't be defeated without the gods' help. Mordred reigns with a brutal hand, and Arthur sees his dreams of peace evaporate. The author provides exciting descriptions of swordplay and battles, interspersed with somewhat gruesome depictions of ordinary life in those days-greasy, waist-length beards serving as napkins, lambs bloodily sacrificed before festivals, and rampant lice.Winter KingCornwell really is one of the nation's most impressive authors. And whether he's writing a maritime thriller or a napoleonic war novel, he never disapoints. The Winter King see's the beginning of the Warlord Chronicles, quite possibly the best series he's written, and follows the story of Derfel, through childhood, into Arthur's service and in the following books, through war and into his old age.Enemy of GodEnemy of God is the second book in The Warlord Chronicles series by Bernard Cornwell. The trilogy tells the legend of Arthur seen through the eyes of his follower Derfel Cadarn.

Das Zeichen des Sieges

Das Zeichen des Sieges

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 05/10/2009

England, Anfang des 15. Jahrhunderts. Der junge Nicholas Hook, Sohn eines mittellosen Schafers, hat eine auerordentliche Gabe: Jeder Pfeil, den er abschiet, trifft sein Ziel. Um der Armut seiner Heimat zu entkommen, tritt er der Armee seines Konigs Henry V. bei, die sich zum Kampf gegen die Franzosen rustet. Doch das Soldatenleben ist hart und gefahrlich. Als vor Harfleur die Ruhr ausbricht, sterben die Krieger wie die Fliegen. Nick uberlebt mit knapper Not - mit Hilfe der schonen Melisande, die ihm beweist, dass nicht alle Franzosen Feinde sind. Schlielich bereitet sich Henry V. auf die letzte Schlacht vor. Bei Azincourt stehen nur noch 6000 Englnder einer berwltigenden bermacht von 30 000 franzsischen Rittern gegenber - eine aussichtslose Lage. Doch die Angreifer lassen einen unaufhrlichen Pfeilehagel auf ihre Feinde niederprasseln. Und auf dem schlammigen Acker in der Nhe der franzsischen Kanalkste wird Nick Zeuge eines Wunders ...

Das letzte Konigreich

Das letzte Konigreich

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 05/10/2009

Mit den Drachenbooten kommt der Tod. "e;Und dann sah ich sie. Prchtige Langschiffe. Schwerelos schienen sie auf dem Wasser zu schweben, ihre Ruder teilten die Wellen. Die geschwungenen, hoch aufragenden Vorder- und Hintersteven waren mit vergoldeten Schlangen und Drachen geschmckt, und mir kam es an diesem fernen Sommertag so vor, als tanzten die drei Schiffe im Takt der auf- und niederschwingenden Ruder bers Meer."e;Nordengland, im Jahre 866: Mit zehn Jahren erlebt der Frstensohn Uhtred den Einfall der Wikinger. Sein ungestmer Mut in der Schlacht beeindruckt den Anfhrer der Dnen so sehr, dass er Uhtred verschont und als Ziehkind aufnimmt. Mit den Jahren wird der Junge fast einer von ihnen. Nach Raub- und Eroberungszgen voller Blut und Gewalt droht auch Wessex, das letzte der fnf angelschsischen Knigreiche, an die Eroberer zu fallen. Doch da wechselt Uhtred wieder die Seiten Vielleicht der grte Autor historischer Abenteuergeschichten, den die Gegenwart kennt."e; (Washington Post)"e;Das England des neunten Jahrhunderts und der Meister zupackenden Geschichtenerzhlens - diese Kombination ist einfach himmlisch!"e; (Telegraph)

Der weie Reiter

Der weie Reiter

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 05/10/2009

"e;Und ich sah ein weies Pferd, und des Reiters Name hie Tod."e;"e;Sie waren wie ein dunkler Fleck in der Landschaft. Sie zogen durch grne Felder, Reihe um Reihe von Reitern, und es schien, als entstiegen sie dem Schattenreich, wie sie langsam ins Licht der Sonne vorrckten. Speerspitzen, Helme und Rstungen glitzerten, unzhlige Male brachen sich die Sonnenstrahlen und schossen Lichtblitze, denn immer mehr Mnner tauchten aus der wolkenverhangenen Zone auf."e;Ende des 9. Jahrhunderts haben die dnischen Eroberer alle fnf englischen Knigreiche unterjocht. Das gesamte Land der Angelsachsen ist in der Gewalt der Invasoren - mit Ausnahme eines kleinen Sumpfgebietes. Hier hlt sich Knig Alfred von Wessex mit wenigen Getreuen versteckt. Uhtred, Krieger in Alfreds Diensten, kennt die bermacht des dnischen Heeres genau. Dennoch will Alfred eine letzte, entscheidende Schlacht fhren. Der fromme Knig setzt dabei auf Gottes Hilfe, Uhtred hingegen vertraut lieber seinem kampferprobten Schwert. ber eines aber sind sich die beiden ungleichen Verbndeten vollkommen einig: Eine Niederlage wre der Untergang Englands. Die Fortsetzung des Weltbestsellers "e;Das letzte Knigreich"e;: "e;Wieder eine absolute Spitzenleistung vom Meister des Fachs."e; (Booklist)"e;Unterhaltung auf hchstem Niveau, packend und informativ zugleich."e; (Washington Post)

Die Herren des Nordens

Die Herren des Nordens

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 05/10/2009

Mein Schwert kann mir die ganze Welt erobern. "e;Ich sah eine goldene Zukunft vor mir, wenn ich erst einmal das Knigreich fr Guthred gesichert htte. Aber ich hatte die Boshaftigkeit der drei Spinnerinnen vergessen, die am Fue der Weltenesche unser Schicksal weben."e;Uhtred, der Krieger, hat in der Schlacht von Ethandun das letzte englische Knigreich gerettet. Nun kehrt er zurck in seine vom Krieg erschtterte Heimat. Tritt ein in den Dienst Knig Guthreds von Northumbrien, den er selbst aus dnischer Gefangenschaft befreit hat. Doch sein neuer Herr verrt ihn. An die Ruder eines Sklavenschiffs gekettet, beginnt fr Uhtred eine Reise ins Ungewisse. Wird er je wieder englischen Boden betreten?"e;Bernard Cornwell ist ein literarisches Wunder. Jahr fr Jahr lsst er sich weder von Hagel, Regen, Schnee noch Krieg und Aufruhr davon abhalten, die unterhaltsamsten und lesenswertesten historischen Romane seiner Generation zu schreiben."e; (Daily Mail)"e;Cornwells neuer Roman ist meisterhaft erzhlt und uerst gut recherchiert."e; (Observer)"e;Ein glnzender dritter Teil."e; (Publishers Weekly)

Schwertgesang

Schwertgesang

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 05/10/2009

Bernard Cornwell, geboren 1944, machte nach dem Studium Karriere bei der BBC, doch nach Ubersiedlung in die USA - seine Frau ist Amerikanerin - war ihm die Arbeit im Journalismus mangels Green Card verwehrt. Und so entschloss er sich, einem langgehegten Wunsch nachzugehen, dem Schreiben. Im englischen Sprachraum gilt er seit langem als unangefochtener Konig des historischen Romans. Seine Werke wurden in uber 20 Sprachen ubersetzt - Gesamtauflage: mehr als 20 Millionen. Auch sein neuer Zyklus historischer Romane aus der Zeit Alfreds des Groen eroberte in Grobritannien und den USA die Bestsellerlisten im Sturm. Weitere Verffentlichungen:Die Uhtred-Saga:1. Das letzte Knigreich2. Der weie Reiter3. Die Herren des Nordens4. SchwertgesangDie Artus-Chroniken:1. Der Winterknig2. Der Schattenfrst3. Arthurs letzter SchwurWeitere:Das Zeichen des Sieges

The Burning Land

The Burning Land

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/10/2009

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. BBC2's major Autumn 2015 TV show THE LAST KINGDOM is based on the first two books in the series. 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.

Burning Land (The Last Kingdom Series, Book 5)

Burning Land (The Last Kingdom Series, Book 5)

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2009

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.BBC2's major Autumn 2015 TV show THE LAST KINGDOM is based on the first two books in the series.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.

Azincourt

Azincourt

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/06/2009

An extraordinary and dramatic depiction of the legendary battle of Agincourt from the number one historical novelist Azincourt, fought on October 25th 1415, St Crispin's Day, is one of England's best-known battles, in part through the brilliant depiction of it in Shakespeare's Henry V, in part because it was a brilliant and unexpected English victory and in part because it was the first battle won by the use of the longbow - a weapon developed by the English which enabled them to dominate the European battlefields for the rest of the century. Bernard Cornwell's Azincourt is a vivid, breathtaking and meticulously well-researched account of this momentous battle and its aftermath. From the varying viewpoints of nobles, peasants, archers, and horsemen, Azincourt skilfully brings to life the hours of relentless fighting, the desperation of an army crippled by disease and the exceptional bravery of the English soldiers.

Harlequin

Harlequin

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/05/2009

A 2012 World Book Night selection. In the fourteenth century the English were just beginning to discover their national identity, and one of the strongest elements of this was the overwhelming success in battle of the English bowmen. England's archers crossed the Channel to lay a country to waste. Thomas of Hookton was one of those archers. When his village is sacked by French raiders, he escapes from his father's ambition to become a wild youth who delights in the opportunities which war offers -- for fighting, for revenge and for friendship. But Thomas is hounded by his conscience. He has made a promise to God to retrieve a relic stolen in the raid from Hookton's church. The search for the relic leads him into a world where lovers become enemies, enemies become friends and always, somewhere beyond the horizon that is smeared with the smoke of fires set by the rampaging English army, a terrible enemy awaits him. That enemy would harness the power of Christendom's greatest relic -- the grail itself. In this, the first book of a new series, Thomas begins the quest that will lead him through the fields of France, until at last the two armies face each other on a hillside near the village of Crecy.

Azincourt

Azincourt

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 28/05/2009

An extraordinary and dramatic depiction of the legendary battle of Agincourt from the number one historical novelistAgincourt, fought on October 25th 1415, St Crispin's Day, is one of England's best-known battles, in part through the brilliant depiction of it in Shakespeare's Henry V, in part because it was a brilliant and unexpected English victory and in part because it was the first battle won by the use of the longbow - a weapon developed by the English which enabled them to dominate the European battlefields for the rest of the century.Bernard Cornwell's Azincourt is a vivid, breathtaking and meticulously well-researched account of this momentous battle and its aftermath. From the varying viewpoints of nobles, peasants, archers, and horsemen, Azincourt skilfully brings to life the hours of relentless fighting, the desperation of an army crippled by disease and the exceptional bravery of the English soldiers.

Agincourt

Agincourt

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 20/01/2009

Agincourt is classic Cornwell[with] attention to historical detail, well-paced action, and descriptive writing that is a pleasure to read.Boston GlobeBernard Cornwell, the New York Times bestselling reigning king of historical fiction (USA Today), tackles his most thrilling, rich, and enthralling subject yetthe heroic tale of Agincourt. The epic battle immortalized by William Shakespeare in his classic Henry V is the background for this breathtaking tale of heroism, love, devotion, and duty from the legendary author of the Richard Sharpe novels and the Saxon Tales. This extraordinary adventure will captivate from page one, proving once again and most powerfully, as author Lee Child attests, that nobody in the world does this stuff better than Cornwell.

Azincourt

Azincourt

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2008

A unique novel, looking at one the greatest battles, a battle that was a turning point in history, from many points of view, by a master storyteller.Bernard Cornwell has been thinking about this subject for years. He has long wanted to write a book about a single battle, the events that lead up to it, the actual days in the battle and the aftermath from multiple viewpoints.Agincourt, fought on October 25th 1415, on St Crispin's Day, is one of the best known battles, in part through the brilliant depiction of it in Shakespeare's Henry V, in part because it was a brilliant and unexpected English victory and in part because it was the first battle won by the use of the longbow. This was a weapon developed in this form only by the English - parishes were forced to train boys from as young as eight daily - and enabled them to dominate the European battlefields for the rest of the century.Lively historical characters abound on all sides but in Bernard Cornwell's hands the fictional characters, horsemen, archers, nobles, peasants are authentic and vivid, and the hour by hour view of the battle is dramatic and gripping.

Sword Song

Sword Song

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/05/2008

The fourth novel in Bernard Cornwell's epic and bestselling series on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. BBC2's major Autumn 2015 TV show THE LAST KINGDOM is based on the first two books in the series. To serve a king or become one? Uhtred - warrior, pagan, scourge of the Vikings - faces a hard choice. Despite being offered a crown of his own, Uhtred is a man of his word. And he gave it to King Alfred of Wessex, who dreams of an England free from Vikings. So when the king orders him to take London from the Danes and hand it to his foolish son-in-law Aethelred, Uhtred agrees despite his concerns. For Aethelred's wife is the king's spirited daughter Aethelflaed and her fate is entwined with Uhtred's. And fate will not be denied ... Uhtred of Bebbanburg's mind is as sharp as his sword. A thorn in the side of the priests and nobles who shape his fate, this Saxon raised by Vikings is torn between the life he loves and those he has sworn to serve.

Sword Song

Sword Song

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 22/01/2008

The fourth installment of Bernard Cornwells bestselling series chronicling the epic saga of the making of England, like Game of Thrones, but real (The Observer, London)the basis for The Last Kingdom, the hit BBC America television series.The year is 885, and England is at peace, divided between the Danish kingdom to the north and the Saxon kingdom of Wessex in the south. Uhtred, the dispossessed son of a Northumbrian lordwarrior by instinct, Viking by naturehas finally settled down. He has land, a wife and two children, and a duty given to him by King Alfred to hold the frontier on the Thames. But then trouble stirs: a dead man has risen, and new Vikings have arrived to occupy the decayed Roman city of London. Their dream is to conquer Wessex, and to do it they need Uhtreds help.Alfred has other ideas. He wants Uhtred to expel the Viking raiders from London. Uhtred must weigh his oath to the king against the dangerous turning tide of shifting allegiances and deadly power struggles. And other storm clouds are gathering: Alfreds daughter is newly married, but by a cruel twist of fate, her very existence now threatens Alfreds kingdom. It is Uhtredhalf Saxon, half Danewhose uncertain loyalties must now decide Englands future.Sword Song is Cornwells finest work yetvivid with period detail, this breathtaking adventure throroughly reimagines one of the most fascinating tales in all of historythe birth of Englandand breathes life into the brilliant king who made it possible: Alfred the Great.

Sword Song (The Last Kingdom Series, Book 4)

Sword Song (The Last Kingdom Series, Book 4)

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2007

The fourth in the bestselling Alfred series from number one historical novelist, Bernard Cornwell.The year is 885, and England is at peace, divided between the Danish kingdom to the north and Alfred's kingdom of Wessex in the south. But trouble stirs, a dead man has risen and new Vikings have arrived to occupy London.It is a dangerous time, and it falls to Uhtred, half Saxon, half Dane, a man feared and respected the length and breadth of Britain, to expel the Viking raiders and take control of London for Alfred. His uncertain loyalties must now decide England's future.A gripping tale of love, rivalry and violence, Sword Song tells the story of England's making.

Sharpe's Fury: The Battle of Barrosa, March 1811 (The Sharpe Series, Book 11)

Sharpe's Fury: The Battle of Barrosa, March 1811 (The Sharpe Series, Book 11)

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 05/02/2007

The audiobook of the long-awaited twenty-first novel in the number one bestselling series featuring Richard Sharpe.In the winter of 1811 the war seemed lost. All Spain has fallen to the French, except for Cadiz which is now the Spanish capital and is under siege. Wellington and his British army are in Portugal, waiting for spring to spark the war to life again.Richard Sharpe and his company are part of a small expeditionary force sent to break a bridge across the River Guadiana. What begins as a brilliant piece of soldiering turns into disaster, thanks to the brutal savagery of the French Colonel Vandal who is leading his battalion to join the siege of Cadiz. Sharpe extricates a handful of men from the debacle and is driven south into the threatened city.There, in Cadiz, he discovers more than one enemy. Many Spaniards doubt Britain's motives and believe their future would be brighter if they made peace with the French, and one of them, a baleful priest, secures a powerful weapon to break the British alliance. He will use a beautiful whore and the letters she received from a wealthy man. The priest will use blackmail, and Sharpe must defeat him in a sinister war of knife and treachery in the dark alleys of the city.Yet the alliance will only survive if the French siege can be lifted. An allied army marches from the city to take on the more powerful French and, once again, a brilliant piece of soldiering turns to disaster, this time because the Spanish refuse to fight. A small British force is trapped by a French army, and the only hope now lies with the outnumbered redcoats who, on a hill beside the sea, refuse to admit defeat. And there, in the sweltering horror of Barossa, Sharpe finds Colonel Vandal again.Sharpe's Fury is based on the real events of the winter of 1811 that led to the extraordinary victory of Barossa, the battle which saw the British capture the first French eagle of the Napoleonic Wars.

Lords of the North

Lords of the North

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 23/01/2007

The third installment of Bernard Cornwells bestselling series chronicling the epic saga of the making of England, like Game of Thrones, but real (The Observer, London)the basis for The Last Kingdom, the hit BBC America television series.After achieving victory at King Alfreds side, Uhtred of Bebbanburg is returning to his home in the North, finally free of his allegiance to the Kingor so he believes. An encounter with a vicious slave trader introduces Uhtred to Guthred, the self-proclaimed King of Northumbria. Curious about Guthreds astounding claim, Uhtred follows him north. But he soon discovers fate has another incredible surprise in store, and begins an unexpected journey that climaxes in the midnight siege of a city thought impregnablea dangerous seige that results in the forging of England.Lords of the North is Bernard Cornwells finest work yeta breathtaking adventure, but it also tells the story of the creation of English identity, as the English and Danes begin to become one people, appropriating each others languages and, thrillingly, fighting side-by-side.

Lords of the North

Lords of the North

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 23/01/2007

The third installment of Bernard Cornwells bestselling series chronicling the epic saga of the making of England, like Game of Thrones, but real (The Observer, London)the basis for The Last Kingdom, the hit BBC America television series.After achieving victory at King Alfreds side, Uhtred of Bebbanburg is returning to his home in the North, finally free of his allegiance to the Kingor so he believes. An encounter with a vicious slave trader introduces Uhtred to Guthred, the self-proclaimed King of Northumbria. Curious about Guthreds astounding claim, Uhtred follows him north. But he soon discovers fate has another incredible surprise in store, and begins an unexpected journey that climaxes in the midnight siege of a city thought impregnablea dangerous seige that results in the forging of England.Lords of the North is Bernard Cornwells finest work yeta breathtaking adventure, but it also tells the story of the creation of English identity, as the English and Danes begin to become one people, appropriating each others languages and, thrillingly, fighting side-by-side.

Sharpe's Fury

Sharpe's Fury

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 03/10/2006

The year is 1811 and the French appear to have won their war in Portugal and Spain, with Spain fallen to the invader except for the sea-wrapped city of Cadiz. Captain Richard Sharpe has no business being in Cadiz, but an attack on a French held bridge goes disastrously wrong and Sharpe finds himself in a city under French siege and political rivalry. Some Spaniards believe their country's future would he best served by forging a friendship with Napoleon's France, and their cause is helped when some letters, written to a whore by the British ambassador, fall into their possession. They resort to blackmail, and Sharpe is released into the alleys of Cadiz to find the whore and retrieve the letters.Yet defeating the blackmailers will not save the city. That is up to the charismatic Scotsman, Sir Thomas Graham, who takes a small British army to attack the French siege lines. The attack goes horribly wrong, Sir Thomas's outnumbered army is trapped, and Richard Sharpe finds himself embroiled in one of the most desperate infantry struggles ever to have been fought. In a bloody and stirring battle, Sharpe and the English get their revenge and their victory, but at a terrible cost. A triumph of both historical and battle fiction, Sharpe's Fury will sweep both old and new Sharpe fans into their hero's incredible adventures.Performed by Paul McGann

Lords of the North (The Last Kingdom Series, Book 3)

Lords of the North (The Last Kingdom Series, Book 3)

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 05/06/2006

The third instalment in Bernard Cornwell's King Alfred series, following on from the outstanding previous novels The Last Kingdom and The Pale Horseman, both of which were top ten bestsellers.The year is 878 and Wessex is free from the Vikings.Uhtred, the dispossessed son of a Northumbrian lord, helped Alfred win that victory, but now he is disgusted by Alfred's lack of generosity and repelled by the king's insistent piety. He flees Wessex, going back north to seek revenge for the killing of his foster father and to rescue his stepsister, captured in the same raid. He needs to find his old enemy, Kjartan, a renegade 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, with which he has made a formidable reputation as a warrior. He will need the assistance of other warriors if he is to attack Dunholm and he finds Guthred, a slave who believes he is a king. He takes him across 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.'The Lords of the North' is a powerful story of betrayal, romance and struggle, set in an England of turmoil, upheaval and glory. Uhtred, a Northumbrian raised as a Viking, a man without lands, a warrior without a country, has become a splendid heroic figure.

Pale Horseman

Pale Horseman

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 31/01/2006

The second installment of Bernard Cornwells bestselling series chronicling the epic saga of the making of England, like Game of Thrones, but real (The Observer, London)the basis for The Last Kingdom, the hit BBC America television series.This is the excitingyet little knownstory of the making of England in the 9th and 10th centuries, the years in which King Alfred the Great, his son and grandson defeated the Danish Vikings who had invaded and occupied three of Englands four kingdoms.At the end of The Last Kingdom, The Danes had been defeated at Cynuit, but the triumph of the English is not fated to last long. The Danish Vikings quickly invade and occupy three of Englands four kingdomsand all that remains of the once proud country is a small piece of marshland, where Alfred and his family live with a few soldiers and retainers, including Uhtred, the dispossessed English nobleman who was raised by the Danes. Uhtred has always been a Dane at heart, and has always believed that given the chance, he would fight for the men who raised him and taught him the Viking ways. But when Iseult, a powerful sorceress, enters Uhtreds life, he is forced to consider feelings hes never confronted beforeand Uhtred discovers, in his moment of greatest peril, a new-found loyalty and love for his native country and ruler.

Pale Horseman (The Last Kingdom Series, Book 2)

Pale Horseman (The Last Kingdom Series, Book 2)

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 03/10/2005

Continuing the outstanding success of The Last Kingdom, The Pale Horseman is the second installment of Bernard Cornwell's fantastic series, following the fate of Alfred the Great ,and the forging of BritainIt is the lowest time for the Saxons. Defeated comprehensively by the Vikings who now occupy most of England, Alfred and his very small group of surviving followers retreat to the trackless marshlands of Somerset. There, forced to move restlessly to escape betrayal or detection, using the marsh mists for cover, they travel by small boats from one island refuge to another, hoping that they can regroup and find some more strength and support.Only Uhtred remains resolute. Determined to discover the enemy's strategies, he draws once again on his Viking upbringing, and attempts to enter the Viking camps. His plan is to become accepted enough by their leaders to be able to sit in their councils and uncover their plans. But once there, the attractions of his many friends among the Vikings coupled with his disillusion with the Saxons' leadership and anger at Alfred's criticism of his own conduct, draws him back again to his allegiance to the Vikings, aided by his passion for one of them, the shadow queen of the title.

Sharpe's Devil

Sharpe's Devil

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 25/06/2005

An honored veteran of the Napoleonic Wars, Lieutenant Colonel Richard Sharpe has become a peaceful farmer following Waterloo. But he comes out of retirement to undertake a perilous mission to find his old friend Don Blas Vivar, Captain-General of the Spanish colony of Chile, who vanished without a trace half a world away. With intrepid Irishman Patrick Harper at his side, Sharpe journeys to Chile, a land seething with corruption and revolt. But when fortune delivers him into the hands of Lord Cochrane, the legendary rebel genius, the real battle erupts. On land and at sea, Sharpe faces impossible odds in a time when tyranny rules, injustice abounds, and Napoleon lurks on the horizon, itching to rekindle the world in a blaze of war.

Sharpe's Battle

Sharpe's Battle

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 21/06/2005

In the spring of 1811, as one of the most bitter battles of the Peninsular War is about to commence, the hopes of all of Britain are turned toward Spain, where victory will be won or lost. A skilled leader and proven hero, Colonel Richard Sharpe has taken charge of a ragtag Irish battalion from the king of Spain's household guard. Poorly equipped and untrained, they are easily ambushed by an elite French unit commanded by Sharpe's deadly enemy, Brigadier General Guy Loup. Sharpe and Loup have tangled before, and now the fighting wolf means to exact his revenge. But something goes terribly wrong in their bloody skirmish, and Sharpe is faced with the ruin of his career and reputation. Stripped of all but his honor, spirit, and courage, Sharpe must lead his men to glory on the bloody streets of Spain to redeem himself in the eyes of his country-or die trying.

Bloody Ground

Bloody Ground

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 21/06/2005

The fourth book in The Starbuck Chronicles, The Bloody Ground follows Boston-born Confederate officer Nathaniel Starbuck as the Confederate army under Robert E. Lee invades the North, culminating in the Battle of Antietam Creek. It is only weeks after the Second Manassas in September 1862, and Robert E. Lee takes the war north, where he will be met by "e;Little Mac,"e; General George McClellan, whose northern army far outnumbers and outguns the invading Confederates. In Richmond, Virginia, Starbuck is given command of a punishment battalion, a motley collection of cowards, thieves, deserters, and murderers, officered by men who do not welcome Starbuck's arrival. Setting off to join Lee's army, Starbuck's men reach Harper's Ferry in time to take part in Stonewall Jackson's capture of the Union garrison. From there, it is on to the legendary horror of Sharpsburg beside the Antietam Creek, forever to be remembered as the bloodiest single day of the war. There, in the cornfield, Starbuck and his despised men will have their courage and commitment tested as never before.

Battle Flag

Battle Flag

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 21/06/2005

This is book three in the Starbuck Chronicles, Bernard Cornwell's exciting Civil War novel series. After distinguishing himself at the Battle of Cedar Mountain, Confederate Captain Nate Starbuck is persecuted by his jealous and suspicious brigade commander, the grandiose General Washington Faulconer. Their simmering enmity flares to life at Dead Mary's Ford, where Starbuck must fight the enemy as well as his own commanding officer. The outcome of this vicious fight drastically changes both men's fortunes and propels Starbuck into the ghastly bloodletting of the Second Battle of Manassas, a severe test of his ability to lead men on the very edge of disaster.

Copperhead

Copperhead

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 21/06/2005

The beloved Confederate Captain Nate Starbuck returns to the front lines of the Civil War in this second installment of Bernard Cornwell's acclaimed Nathaniel Starbuck Chronicles. It is the summer of 1862 and the northern army is threatening to capture Richmond, the Confederate capital. Captain Nathaniel Starbuck, born in Boston but a Confederate hero at Manassas, is again in the thick of Civil War action. Bloodied but victorious at the battles of Ball's Bluff and Seven Pines, Nate suddenly finds himself accused of being a Yankee spy. Proving his innocence and finding the real spy will require courage and endurance rarely seen even in the brutal fog of war. Failure could mean the fall of Richmond and a career-ending defeat for Robert E. Lee.

Stonehenge, 2000 B.C.

Stonehenge, 2000 B.C.

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 21/06/2005

Four thousand years ago, a stranger's ominous gift and his death at the Old Temple of Ratharryn would precipitate the building of one of mankind's most remarkable achievements. Cornwell's epic novel, Stonehenge, catapults us into a powerful world of ritual, betrayal, and the never-ending pursuit of power, wealth, and spiritual fulfillment. Three brothers, deadly rivals, are precariously united by a shared vision to create a temple to their gods. Lengar, the eldest, is a ruthless warrior intent on replacing his father as chief of the tribe. Camaban, his bastard brother, is a sorcerer whose religious fervor inspires the plan for Stonehenge. Caught between the zealousness of his ambitious brothers, it is the youngest, the peaceful Saban, who will become the true leader of his people and live to see the temple built in the name of salvation and regeneration.

Rebel

Rebel

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 21/06/2005

Young Nate Starbuck, the son of a famous Boston abolitionist preacher, flees the North after helping a femme fatale steal money she claimed was hers. When Richmond landowner Washington Faulconer snatches him from the grip of a Yankee-hating mob, Nate is both grateful to and awed by his idealistic rescuer. He agrees to join the newly formed Faulconer's Legion-even though it means fighting against his native North. But Nate's dilemma is only one of many within the Legion. Faulconer's own son cannot bring himself to fight, while his daughter's cheating fiance plots for control of the family fortune. As they come together to march into battle, the men of Faulconer's Legion are prepared to start a war, but they aren't ready for how they-and the nation-will be forever changed by the oaths they have sworn for their beloved South.

Sharpe's Rifles

Sharpe's Rifles

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 17/06/2005

When Sharpe rises from the ranks to take command, he finds himself with an unexpected ally in the war against Napoleon. It's 1809, and the powerful French juggernaut is sweeping across Spain. Lieutenant Richard Sharpe is newly in command of the demoralized, distrustful men of the Ninety-fifth Rifles. He must lead them to safety, and the only means of escape is a treacherous trek through the enemy-infested mountains of Spain. Blas Vivar and his band of intrepid Spanish soldiers may prove to be their salvation. But Vivar is transporting a mysterious chest that he claims can shift the tides of war, and the French are determined to get it-no matter what the cost.

Sharpe's Siege

Sharpe's Siege

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 17/06/2005

Trapped with his back to the sea, Major Richard Sharpe and a handful of men must stand against a battalion of French troops. Winter, 1814 - The invasion of France is under way, and the British Navy has called upon the services of Major Richard Sharpe. Sharpe's mission seemed simple: capture a small unguarded French coastal fort, cripple Napoleon's supply lines, and retreat across the sea. But behind the lines, Sharpe's old enemy, Pierre Ducos, awaits Sharpe's arrival with a battalion of French soldiers and a vicious commanding general who keeps the scalps of his dead enemies as trophies. Outmaneuvered by Ducos' treachery and abandoned by his own navy, Sharpe has only two choices: to escape with the aid of the charming, unscrupulous American mercenary, Cornelius Killick, or die.

Sharpe's Triumph

Sharpe's Triumph

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 17/06/2005

Since earning his sergeant's stripes at the bloody siege of Seringapatam, Richard Sharpe has led a peaceful existence. But his easy life meets a brutal end when he is the sole survivor of a murderous attack by a cold-blooded English officer who has defected to join the mercenary forces of the Mahratta confederation in India. Sharpe vows to avenge his comrades, even if he must pursue the turncoat to the ends of the continent. His quest takes him deep into enemy territory, where the accepted rules of engagement have been discarded and ever-shifting loyalties create an environment of dangerous uncertainty. The paths of treachery lead Sharpe's company to join the army of Sir Arthur Wellesley, future Duke of Wellington, to take on the Mahratta horde. Sharpe must survive the carnage to tell the tale of one of the greatest battles of the century.

Sharpe's Tiger

Sharpe's Tiger

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 17/06/2005

In 1799, the British Army is fighting its way through India in an attempt to push the ruthless Tippoo of Mysore from his throne and drive his French allies out. Posing as a deserter, the young and illiterate private Richard Sharpe must penetrate into the Tippoo's city and make contact with a Scottish spy being held prisoner there. Success will mean winning his sergeant stripes; failure, being turned over to the Tippoo's brutal executioners-or his man-eating tigers. Along the way, Sharpe keeps an eye out for beautiful prostitutes, any stray loot he can get his hands on, and the chance to learn his ABCs. But when the furious British assault on the city begins, Sharpe must fight with the fierceness and agility of a tiger himself to foil the Tippoo's well-set trap-and to keep from being killed by his own side.

Last Kingdom (The Last Kingdom Series, Book 1)

Last Kingdom (The Last Kingdom Series, Book 1)

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 15/06/2005

Read by Jamie Glover.BBC2's major Autumn 2015 TV series THE LAST KINGDOM is based on Bernard Cornwell's bestselling novels on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. The Last Kingdom is the first book in the series.The Last Kingdom is set in the England of the ninth and tenth centuries. These were the years when the Danish Vikings had invaded and occupied three of England's four kingdoms, and when King Alfred, his son and grandson fought back and won the freedom of the country again.The story is seen through the eyes of Uhtred, a dispossessed English nobleman. Captured as a child and raised by the Danes, he now finds his allegiances divided. But the one thing he knows is that he wants to recover his father's land, the fort by the wild northern sea that we now know as Bamburgh.Bernard Cornwell is a master of historical fiction and this new series looking with a fresh light at Alfred the Great, his kingdom and his legacy will be as outstanding and as popular as the Grail Quest and the Warlord Chronicles.

Battle Flag (The Starbuck Chronicles, Book 3)

Battle Flag (The Starbuck Chronicles, Book 3)

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 15/06/2005

Third volume in the Starbuck Chronicles. The battle for control of Richmond, the Confederate capital, continues through the hot summer of 1862.Available for the first time as a downloadable audio file.Captain Nate Starbuck, yankee fighting for the Southern cause, has to survive and win with his ragged Company in the bitter struggle not only against the formidable Northern army but equally in opposition to his own superiors who would like nothing better than to see Nate Starbuck dead and dishonoured.Starbuck's courage is tested to the limit in his desperate manoeuvres to retrieve his own and the Legion's honour in this the thrid narrative of Bernard Cornwell's sweeping epic of the American Civil War.

Bloody Ground (The Starbuck Chronicles, Book 4)

Bloody Ground (The Starbuck Chronicles, Book 4)

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 15/06/2005

A superbly exciting novel which vividly captures the horror of the battlefield, The Bloody Ground is the fourth volume in the Starbuck Chronicles.It is late summer 1862 and the Confederacy is invading the United States of America.Nate Starbuck, a northern preacher's son fighting for the rebel South, is given command of a punishment battalion - a despised unit of shirkers and cowards. His enemies expect it to be his downfall, as Starbuck must lead this ramshackle unit into a battle that will prove to be the bloodiest of the Civil War.

Copperhead (The Starbuck Chronicles, Book 2)

Copperhead (The Starbuck Chronicles, Book 2)

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 15/06/2005

The second book in Bernard Cornwell's bestselling series on the American Civil War.Nathanial Starbuck is a Copperhead: a northerner fighting for the rebel South in America's Civil War.Expelled from the Faulconer Legion, Starbuck must travel a hard road before he can rejoin his comrades. He must join the shadowy war of betrayal and espionage, where nothing is certain and no one can be trusted. Starbuck's journey will take him through the savage prisons of Richmond, across the blood-sodden battlefields of Virginia, and into the deadly high command of the northern army.

Rebel (The Starbuck Chronicles, Book 1)

Rebel (The Starbuck Chronicles, Book 1)

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 15/06/2005

The first book in Bernard Cornwell's bestselling series on the American Civil War.It is summer 1861. The armies of North and South stand on the brink of America's civil war.Nathanial Starbuck, jilted by his girl and estranged from his family, arrives in the capital of the Confederate South, where he enlists in an elite regiment being raised by rich, eccentric Washington Faulconer.Pledged to the Faulconer Legion, Starbuck becomes a northern boy fighting for the southern cause. But nothing can prepare him for the shocking violence to follow in the war which broke America in two.

Heretic (The Grail Quest, Book 3)

Heretic (The Grail Quest, Book 3)

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 15/06/2005

The eagerly anticipated follow-up to the number one bestseller Vagabond, this is the third instalment in Bernard Cornwell's Grail Quest series.In 1347 the English capture Calais and the war with France is suspended by a truce.But for Thomas of Hookton, the hero of Harlequin and Vagabond, there is no end to the fighting. He is pursuing the grail, the most sacred of Christendom's relics, and is sent to his ancestral homeland, Gascony, to engineer a confrontation with his deadliest enemy, Guy Vexille.Once in the south country Thomas becomes a raider, leading his archers in savage forays that will draw his enemy to his arrows. But then his fortunes change. Thomas becomes the hunted as his campaign is destroyed by the church. With only one companion, a girl condemned to burn as a heretic, Thomas goes to the valley of Astarac where he believes the grail was once hidden and might still be concealed, and there he plays a deadly game of hide and seek with an overwhelming enemy.Then, just as Thomas succeeds in meeting his enemy face to face, fate intervenes as the deadliest plague in the history of mankind erupts into Europe. What had been a landscape of castles, monasteries, vineyards and villages, becomes death's kingdom and the need for the grail, as a sign of God's favour, is more urgent than ever.

Vagabond (The Grail Quest, Book 2)

Vagabond (The Grail Quest, Book 2)

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 15/06/2005

The second installment in the Grail Quest series, from one of our bestselling authors.In Harlequin, Thomas of Hookton travelled to France as an archer and there discovered a shadowy destiny, which linked him to a family of heretical French lords who sought Christendom's greatest relic: the Holy Grail.Vagabond continues the story of a search that Thomas is reluctant to pursue. He doubts the grail's existence, and he has other promises to keep, promises that take him back to Brittany where a vicious civil war is about to reach its climax. But other folk, far more powerful than Thomas and his friends, fear the rumour of the grail's existence and force Thomas to pursue the relic, while his enemies, faceless and ruthless, fear Thomas's destiny and determine to destroy him. Thomas's allies are few and weak: a hedge priest, a renegade French knight, a Jewish adventurer and a crippled English soldier - but now they must unite and find greater strengths to pierce the mysteries of Christendom.

Sharpe's Tiger

Sharpe's Tiger

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 15/06/2005

The prequel to the series, describing Sharpe's experiences in India.When a senior British officer is captured by the Tippoo of Mysore's forces, Sharpe is offered a chance to attempt a rescue, which in turn offers an escape from the tyrannical Sergeant Obadiah Hakeswill.But in fleeing Hakeswill, Sharpe enters the exotic and dangerous world of the Tippoo. An adventure that will require all of his wits just to stay alive, let alone save the British army from catastrophe.Soldier, hero, rogue - Sharpe is the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles whose green jacket he proudly wears.

Stonehenge

Stonehenge

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 15/06/2005

Bernard Cornwell's new novel, following the enormous success of his Arthurian trilogy (The Winter King, Enemy of God, and Excalibur) is the tale of three brothers and of their rivalry that creates the great temple.One summer's day, a stranger carrying great wealth in gold comes to the settlement of Ratharryn. He dies in the old temple. The people assume that the gold is a gift from the gods. But the mysterious treasure causes great dissension, both without from tribal rivalry, and within.The three sons of Ratharryn's chief each perceive the great gift in a different way. The eldest, Lengar, the warrior, harnesses his murderous ambition to be a ruler and take great power for his tribe. Camaban, the second and an outcast from the tribe, becomes a great visionary and feared wise man, and it is his vision that will force the youngest brother, Saban, to create the great temple on the green hill where the gods will appear on earth.It is Saban who is the builder, the leader and the man of peace. It is his love for a sorceress whose powers rival those of Camaban and for Aurenna, the sun bride whose destiny is to die for the gods, that finally brings the rivalries of the brothers to a head. But it is also his skills that will build the vast temple, a place for the gods certainly but also a place that will confirm for ever the supreme power of the tribe that built it. And in the end, when the temple is complete, Saban must choose between the gods and his family.Stonehenge is Britain's greatest prehistoric monument, a symbol of history; a building, created 4 millenia ago, which still provokes awe and mystery. Stonehenge A novel of 2000 BC is first and foremost a great historical novel. Bernard Cornwell is well known and admired for the realism and imagination with which he brings an earlier world to life. And here he uses all these skills to create the world of primitive Britain and to solve the mysteries of who built Stonehenge and why.`A circle of chalk, a ring of stone, and a house of arches to call the far gods home'

Sharpe's Havoc: The Northern Portugal Campaign, Spring 1809 (The Sharpe Series, Book 7)

Sharpe's Havoc: The Northern Portugal Campaign, Spring 1809 (The Sharpe Series, Book 7)

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 15/06/2005

The latest book in the brilliant, bestselling Sharpe series brings Sharpe to Portugal, and reunites him with Harper.It is 1809 and Lieutenant Sharpe, who belongs to a small British army that has a precarious foothold in Portugal, is sent to look for Kate Savage, the daughter of an English wine shipper. But before he can discover the missing girl, the French onslaught on Portugal begins and the city of Oporto falls.Sharpe is stranded behind enemy lines, but he has Patrick Harper, he has his riflemen and he has the assistance of a young, idealistic Portuguese officer. Together, they have to find the missing girl and extricate themselves from the entanglements cast by Colonel Christopher, a mysterious Englishman who has his own ideas on how the French can be ejected from Portugal. Those ideas are as fantastic as they are dangerous, but the French are rampant, Lisbon is threatened and Christopher sees Sharpe and his riflemen as the only obstacles to his subtle scheme.But there is a newly arrived British commander in Lisbon, Sir Arthur Wellesley, and just when Sharpe and his men seem doomed, Sir Arthur mounts his own counter-attack, an operation that will send the French army reeling back into the northern mountains. Sharpe becomes a hunter instead of the hunted and he will exercise a dreadful revenge on the men who double-crossed him.Sharpe's Havoc is a classic Sharpe story, a return to Portugal in the company of Sergeant Patrick Harper, Captain Hogan and Sharpe's beloved Greenjackets.

Sharpe's Escape: The Bussaco Campaign, 1810 (The Sharpe Series, Book 10)

Sharpe's Escape: The Bussaco Campaign, 1810 (The Sharpe Series, Book 10)

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 15/06/2005

A new instalment in the bestselling Sharpe series.Paul McGann brings the drama and action alive.Sharpe's Escape takes place in the summer of 1810, once again in the Peninsular War. The French are mounting their third and most dangerous invasion of Portugal. Captain Richard Sharpe with his company of redcoats and riflemen meets the invaders on the gaunt ridge of Bussaco. But there, despite a stunning British victory, the French are not stopped and the army have to fall back.Sharpe has made enemies among the Portuguese and during the retreat through Coimbra, he and Sergeant Harper are lured into a trap designed to kill them. With the help of an Englishwoman, Sharpe survives, but is cut off from the army. He has to rejoin his regiment if the command is not to fall to the ambitious Lieutenant Slinbsby. At the Lines of Torres Vedras, the vast defences built to stop the French before Lisbon, Sharpe confronts his enemies in a climactic battle.Soldier, hero, rogue - Sharpe is the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles whose green jacket he proudly wears.

Sharpe's Gold: The Destruction of Almeida, August 1810 (The Sharpe Series, Book 9)

Sharpe's Gold: The Destruction of Almeida, August 1810 (The Sharpe Series, Book 9)

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 15/06/2005

Richard Sharpe and the Destruction of Almeida, August 1810Available for the first time as a downloadable audio file.Bold, professional and determined, Richard Sharpe embarks on a desperate mission. He must recover the treasure, vital to the success of the war, now hidden behind enemy lines. The gold is in the possession of a powerful guerrilla leader, feared by ally and enemy alike. And he has no love for Sharpe, the man who has stolen his woman.But Sharpe's fiercest battles lie with the British officers, ignorant of his deadly secret and mistrustful of his ruthless methods.

Sharpe's Sword: The Salamanca Campaign, June and July 1812 (The Sharpe Series, Book 14)

Sharpe's Sword: The Salamanca Campaign, June and July 1812 (The Sharpe Series, Book 14)

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 15/06/2005

The bitter rivalry of Richard Sharpe and the ruthless French swordsman Colonel Leroux, brought to life against the vivid canvas of the Peninsula War.Richard Sharpe is once again at war. But this time his enemy is just one man - the ruthless Colonel Leroux. Sharpe's mission is to safeguard El Mirador, a spy whose network of agents is vital to British victory.Sharpe is forced into a new world of political and military intrigue. And in unfamiliar surroundings of aristocratic Spanish society, his only guide is La Marquesa - a woman with her own secrets to conceal...Soldier, hero, rogue - Sharpe is the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles whose green jacket he proudly wears.

Sharpe's Battle: The Battle of Fuentes de Onoro, May 1811 (The Sharpe Series, Book 12)

Sharpe's Battle: The Battle of Fuentes de Onoro, May 1811 (The Sharpe Series, Book 12)

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 15/06/2005

The thirteenth novel in the popular Sharpe series. Once more Sharpe's career is on the line, following a disastrous attack by an elite French unit. To save his honour Sharpe must lead his men to glory in one of the bitterest battles of the Peninsular War.In the spring of 1811, while quartered in the crumbling Portuguese fort of San Isidro, Richard Sharpe and his men are attacked by an elite French unit commanded by the formidable Brigadier Loup, and suffer heavy losses. Sharpe has already clashed once with Loup, and the Frenchman has sworn to have his revenge.After the attack, Sharpe is faced with the ruin of his career and reputation, as the army's high command tries to blame him for the disaster. With thousands of French troops massing at a tiny village nearby, Sharpe's only hope is to redeem himself on the battlefield. To save his honour, Sharpe must lead his men to glory in the narrow streets of Fuentes de Onoro.The Complete Sharpe Collectionwith a new introduction by the author

Sharpe's Devil: Napoleon and South America, 1820-1821 (The Sharpe Series, Book 21)

Sharpe's Devil: Napoleon and South America, 1820-1821 (The Sharpe Series, Book 21)

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 15/06/2005

Taking Richard Sharpe to St Helena and Chile, this is an adventure story in the classic tradition. Read by the star of TV's Sharpe series, Sean Bean.Five years after the Battle of Waterloo, Sharpe's peaceful retirement in Normandy is shattered. An old friend, Don Blas Vivar, is missing in Chile, reported dead at rebel hands - a report his wife refuses to believe. She appeals to Sharpe to find out the truth.So it is that reluctant Sharpe, along with Patrick Harper, find themselves bound for Chile via St. Helena, where they have a fateful meeting with the fallen Emperor Napoleon. Convinced that they are on their way to collect a corpse, neither man can imagine that dangers that await them in Chile...Soldier, hero, rogue - Sharpe is the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles whose green jacket he proudly wears.

Sharpe's Triumph: The Battle of Assaye, September 1803 (The Sharpe Series, Book 2)

Sharpe's Triumph: The Battle of Assaye, September 1803 (The Sharpe Series, Book 2)

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 15/06/2005

The latest of Cornwell's perennially popular Sharpe adventures, returning, like Sharpe's Tiger, to India, and culminating with the battle at Assaye which Wellington considered his greatest victory.Sergeant Richard Sharpe witnesses a murderous act of treachery by an English officer who has defected from the East India Company to join the Mahratta Confederation. In the hunt for the renegade Englishman, Sharpe penetrates deep into enemy territory where he is followed relentlessly by his worst enemy, Sergeant Obadiah Hakeswill.The paths of treachery all lead to the small villiage of Assaye where Sir Arthur Wellesley, with a diminished British army, faces the Mahratta horde. Outnumbered and outgunned, Wellesley plunges his men into the white heat of battle. A battle that will make his reputation, and perhaps Sharpe's too.Soldier, hero, rogue - Sharpe is the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles whose green jacket he proudly wears.

Sharpe's Fortress: The Siege of Gawilghur, December 1803 (The Sharpe Series, Book 3)

Sharpe's Fortress: The Siege of Gawilghur, December 1803 (The Sharpe Series, Book 3)

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 15/06/2005

Sharpe, having just received his commission, faces his toughest battle yet in this return to India, the terrain of the bestselling Sharpe's Tiger.Sir Arthur Wellesley's army is closing on the retreating Mahrattas in western India. Marching with the British is Ensign Richard Sharpe, newly made an officer, wishing he had stayed a sergeant.An act of treachery by Sharpe's old enemy, Sergeant Hakeswill puts him in terrible danger, and leads him to the horror of the