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Sword of Kings

by Bernard Cornwell

Part of the The Last Kingdom Series Series

Sword of Kings Synopsis

An oath of loyalty. Two warring kings. A destiny he didn't choose... England is in turmoil as Vikings and Saxons battle for territory. Rumours build about the fatal sickness of the King, and the country awaits an heir. A violent clash at sea forces the warrior lord Uhtred to lead his men from his Northumbrian fortress to London and plunge into the eye of the storm. For two kings claim the empty throne, and a new kingdom cannot be born without bloodshed. Uhtred's sword will leave one king dead and the other victorious. But sometimes it is hard to know the will of the gods... 'Nobody in the world does this better than Cornwell' LEE CHILD

Sword of Kings Press Reviews

Praise for Sword of Kings: 'Cornwell's skill [is] in ageing his warrior-hero, who now creaks as he fights and is haunted by those he has loved and lost' The Times 'The master still adding to his wonderful Saxon Chronicles' Sunday Times Magazine 'Legendary ... excellent storytelling, as ever' Sunday Sport Praise for Bernard Cornwell: 'Strong narrative, vigourous action and striking characterisation, Cornwell remains king of the territory he has staked out as his own' SUNDAY TIMES 'Like Game of Thrones, but real' OBSERVER 'Blood, divided loyalties and thundering battles' THE TIMES 'A violent, absorbing historical saga, deeply researched and thoroughly imagined' WASHINGTON POST 'The best battle scenes of any writer I've ever read, past or present. Cornwell really makes history come alive' George R.R. Martin 'Cornwell draws a fascinating picture of England as it might have been before anything like England existed' THE TIMES 'He's called a master storyteller. Really he's cleverer than that' TELEGRAPH 'A reminder of just how good a writer he is' SUNDAY TIMES 'Nobody in the world does this better than Cornwell' Lee Child

Book Information

ISBN: 9780008336769
Publication date: 17th October 2019
Author: Bernard Cornwell
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: CD-Audio
Categories: Historical fiction, Adventure,

About Bernard Cornwell

Bernard Cornwell was born in London, raised in Essex and worked for the BBC for eleven years before meeting Judy, his American wife. Denied an American work permit he wrote a novel instead and has been writing ever since. He and Judy divide their time between Cape Cod and Charleston, South Carolina.

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