Lords of the North

Lords of the North

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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 installment 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 fueling 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.
Publisher: New York :, Harper,, [2017]
Edition: Tie-in
Copyright Date: ©2006
ISBN: 9780062673381
0062673386
Branch Call Number: FICTION Cornwell 2006
Characteristics: xiii, 332 pages : map ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: Last kingdom, book 3

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jaybird443
Aug 22, 2016

Very entertaining book. The BBC series is very good too. Not quite as good as Game of Thrones but easier to read.

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Blabbermouth
Jul 24, 2014

I enjoyed lords of the north. I'm enjoying the Saxon series. I'm now loyal to Uthred. May not be the best of the best but it is enjoyable & I'm looking forward number four.

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siharris
Nov 30, 2012

Not Cornwell's best book (nor in my opinion his best series up this point), but I still ended up reading the last third in one session, frantically turning pages to find out who Uthred was going to hack to pieces next, which at the end of the day is what I tend to read Cornwell books for!

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TheIronPaw
Nov 22, 2012

Another of Bernard Cornwell's exciting historical novels with lots of action and history - though for a change Cornwell wasn't closely bound to the details of battles and political events because there is very little known about the area and period of this action. If you have read the first 2 novels of this series you will recognize our arrogant but likeable hero who continues to struggle to overcome the results of his own actions.

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