The Flame Bearer by Bernard Cornwell is the 10th book in the Last Kingdom series set in 10th-century Britain. It is very much centred on Uhtred finally winning back his fortress at Bebbanburg from his despicable cousin.
A relatively short and spoiler-free post about the ninth historical novel in The Last Kingdom series by historical fiction virtuoso Bernard Cornwell.
A short post about the eighth book in Bernard Cornwell’s Last Kingdom series.
Ten years have passed peacefully since Death of Kings in which King Alfred died and his son Edward took up the throne of Wessex…
Seven years is long enough to have totally forgotten you’ve read a book. After reading Death of Kings I did a quick search on this blog and found that I had read the book on holiday back in 2013. Holidays – remember those?
The Burning Land by Bernard Cornwell catches up with Uhtred five years after the events of Sword Song and he is now Alfred’s main man when it comes to commanding men against the Danes for the kingdom of Wessex.
Sword Song by Bernard Cornwell catches up with Uhtred a few years after the events of The Lords of the North. The book is mostly based in the London area and by Cornwell’s own admission is the least historically accurate of The Last Kingdom series so far. But that doesn’t mean it’s any the less enjoyable.
The Lords of the North by Bernard Cornwell as the name implies is largely is set in the north of England, specifically Northumbria of the 9th century, and follows on from Cornwell’s previous book The Pale Horseman.
The Pale Horseman, sequel to The Last Kingdom, sees Uhtred, who we are constantly reminded was born as a Saxon in Northumbria but was raised as a Dane, defying the peace that was negotiated between pious King Alfred and the Danish chieftain Guthrum.
The Last Kingdom is the first book in a series by Bernard Cornwell dedicated to telling the story of the formation of England by Alfred the Great in late 800s.