Death of Kings (The Warrior Chronicles, Book 6) by Bernard CornwellDeath of Kings (The Warrior Chronicles, Book 6) by Bernard Cornwell

Death of Kings (The Warrior Chronicles, Book 6)

byBernard Cornwell

Paperback | August 30, 2013

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The master of historical fiction presents the iconic story of King Alfred and the making of a nation.Alfred, the great king, is said to be dying. Rivals for his succession are poised to tear the kingdom apart. The country Alfred has worked thirty years to build is about to disintegrate.Uhtred, the King's warrior, Viking born but Saxon bred, wants more than anything else to go and fight to reclaim his stolen Northumbrian inheritance. But he knows that if he deserts the King's cause, Alfred's dream - and indeed the very future of the English nation - will very likely vanish.Death of Kings is an outstanding novel by a master storyteller of how England was made - and very nearly lost.
Bernard Cornwell was born in London, raised in Essex, and now lives mainly in the USA with his wife. In addition to the hugely successful Sharpe novels, Bernard Cornwell is the author of Azincourt, The Fort, the Starbuck Chronicles, the Warlord trilogy, the Grail Quest series and his current series, the Warrior Chronicles.
Title:Death of Kings (The Warrior Chronicles, Book 6)Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pagesPublished:August 30, 2013Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0007331800

ISBN - 13:9780007331802

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great series! I love this series! Each book keeps you interested and wanting more. I love the characters and what they bring to each book.
Date published: 2018-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really good historical fiction I haven't read any of the other books in the series, so I can safely say that this novel stands alone quite well. Uhtred is a fascinating character, and I found that the book has a surprising amount of humour.
Date published: 2017-12-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The 6th installment of the Saxon Stories. I expected to love this book just as much as the previous ones, and I did (no surprise there). Uhtred is still poor despite all that he has done to serve King Alfred in fighting off the Danish invaders; all his enemies, Danes and Saxons, want to kill him; the clergymen, the King's advisors, still hate him (it's mutual); and his eldest son wants to be a priest (much to Uhtred's dismay)... just another Uhtred adventure! King Alfred finally acknowledged Uhtred's efforts and rewarded him accordingly. Never thought this was going to happen. In exchange, Uhtred swears fealty to Alfred's son, Edward. It was sad to see Alfred go, but it had to happen, eventually. At least Edward is not as pious as his father... we'll see how long he'll last. I wonder when Uhtred will re-capture Bebbanburg (if he ever will)... Will be picking up the next installment of this series!
Date published: 2016-11-12

Editorial Reviews

Praise for THE BURNING LAND:'Cornwell draws a fascinating picture of England as it might have been before anything like England existed'The TimesPraise for AZINCOURT:'This is a magnificent and gory work' Daily Mail'The historical blockbuster of the year' Evening Standard'If Bernard Cornwell was born to write one book, this is it. No other historical novelist has acquired such a mastery of the minutiae of warfare in centuries past' Daily Telegraph'A runaway success' ObserverPraise for Bernard Cornwell:'The characterisation, as ever, is excellent.And one can only admire the little touches that bring the period to life. He can also claim to be a true poet of both the horror and the glory of war' Sunday TelegraphThis is typical Cornwell, meticulously researched, massive in scope, brilliant in execution' News of the World'He's called a master story-teller. Really he's cleverer than that' Telegraph