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.
Praise for The Flame Bearer:
'This is the best series Cornwall has written in an impressive career, and The Flame Bearer, which is as clever as it is bloody, holds its own.
Praise for Bernard Cornwell:
'Like Game of Thrones, but real'
'Blood, divided loyalties and thundering battles'
'Strong narrative, vigourous action and striking characterisation, Cornwell remains king of the territory he has staked out as his own'
'A violent, absorbing historical saga, deeply researched and thoroughly imagined'
'The best battle scenes of any writer I've ever read, past or present. Cornwell really makes history come alive'
George R.R. Martin
Publication date: 20/04/2017
|Publication date:||20th April 2017|
|Genres:||Action Adventure / Spy, eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction,|
|Categories:||Historical fiction, Adventure,|
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 ...More About Bernard Cornwell