Tag Archives: Saxon Chronicles

Sword Song

Sword Song: The Battle for London© 2008 Bernard Cornwell314 pages When King Alfred assumed the throne of Wessex, his fragile nation stood alone against the rest of England, subdued and ruled by the Danes.  Through  Alfred’s able administration and his … Continue reading

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Lords of the North

Lords of the North© 2007 Bernard Cornwell317 pages “Where the tides of fortune take us, no man can know.” “They’re tricky, those tides…” (Sisko and Gowron, “By Inferno’s Light“. Deep Space Nine.) Only months ago, Uthred Ragnarson followed Alfred, the defeated … Continue reading

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The Pale Horseman

The Pale Horseman© 2006 Bernard Cornwell349 pages Only the small kingdom of Wessex stands between the Danes and total control of England, and few are convinced that the sickly King Alfred is a man capable of leading the Saxons to … Continue reading

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The Last Kingdom

The Last Kingdom© 2005 Bernard Cornwell333 pages My name is Uhtred. I am the son of Uhtred, who was the son of Uhtred and his father was also called Uhtred.[…]   I look at those parchments, which are deeds saying … Continue reading

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