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Saxon Chronicles Index

Ten years ago, having just discovered Bernard Cornwell and gone absolutely mad over him, I made it my mission to read everything I could of him. That included a new series called the Saxon Chronicles, following some dude named Uhtred … Continue reading

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War Lord

War Lord© 2020 Bernard Cornwell352 pages As a boy, Uhtred saw his father and brother slain by an invading enemy, an enemy who took his home from him. Unwilling to turn and run, the boy Uhtred attacked these ferocious warlords … Continue reading

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Sword of Kings

Sword of Kings © 2019 Bernard Cornwell 334 pages “Tighten the sail!” I shouted. The trap was sprung, and now the snake would discover how the wolf and the eagle fought.  p. 19 Uhtred of Bebbanburg has been fighting all … Continue reading

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The Flame Bearer

The Flame Bearer© 2016  Bernard Cornwell304 pages The Scots were my enemies. The West Saxons were my enemies. Bebbanburg’s garrison was my enemy. Ieremias was my enemy. Einar the White was my enemy. So fate had better be my friend. … Continue reading

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Warriors of the Storm

Warriors of the Storm© 2016 Bernard Cornwell320 pages “May God strike me dead this moment if I lie!”I drew Serpent-Breath, her blade scraping loud and fast on her scabbard’s throat.“Lord Uhtred!” Æthelflaed called out in alarm. “No!” Uhtred of Bebbanburg is … Continue reading

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Reads to Reels: The Last Kingdom

Bernard Cornwell’s Saxon Stories series begins with a young boy losing his father and brother to a Viking raid.  Incensed, the child attacks them on his own – and as amuses the lord leading the invasion that he adopts the … Continue reading

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The Empty Throne

The Empty Throne© 2015 Bernard Cornwell320 pages Uhtred of Bebbanburg is an impossible man. A Saxon prince raised by Danes,  he  has nonethelessbeen the architect of a great redoubt against them, the defender of Wessex a hundred times over.  A … Continue reading

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The Pagan Lord

The Pagan Lord© 2014 Bernard Cornwell320 pages Uhtred of Bebbanberg is having a bad week. First his hall was burned by an old rival-enemy, Cnut Ranulfson, in retaliation for Uhtred kidnapping his children, which Uhtred did not do. Uhtred of … Continue reading

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Death of Kings

Death of Kings© 2011 Bernard Cornwell325 pages Let us sit upon the ground and tell sad stories of the death of kings… (Richard II, William Shakespeare) Alfred the Great, King of Wessex, lays on his deathbed. Aged and long infirm, … Continue reading

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The Burning Land

The Burning Land© 2009 Bernard Cornwell336 pages “I see all history as being — and this is very simplistic — a contest between puritans and cavaliers, and I’m instinctively on the side of the cavaliers. As far as Uhtred is concerned, the … Continue reading

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