The Empty Throne (The Last Kingdom Series, Book 8)

Paperback | June 30, 2015

byBernard Cornwell

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The eighth novel in Bernard Cornwell's number one bestselling series on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg.In the battle for power, there can be only one ruler.The ruler of Mercia is dying, leaving no apparent heir. His wife is a born leader, but no woman has ever ruled over an English kingdom. And she is without her greatest warrior and champion, Uhtred of Bebbanburg.An empty throne leaves the kingdom exposed to rival West Saxons and to the Vikings, who are on a bloody rampage once more.A hero is needed, a hero who has been in battle all his life, who can destroy the double threat to Mercia. A hero who will ultimately decide the fate of a nation.

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The eighth novel in Bernard Cornwell's number one bestselling series on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg.In the battle for power, there can be only one ruler.The ruler of Mercia is dying, leaving no apparent heir. His wife is a born leader, but no woman has ever ruled over an English kingdom. A...

Bernard Cornwell was born in London, raised in Essex andworked for the BBC for eleven years before meeting Judy, hisAmerican wife. Denied an American work permit he wrote anovel instead and has been writing ever since. He and Judydivide their time between Cape Cod and Charleston, SouthCarolina.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pagesPublished:June 30, 2015Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0007504209

ISBN - 13:9780007504206

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Praise for Bernard Cornwell:'The best battle scenes of any writer I've ever read, past or present. Cornwell really makes history come alive' George R.R. Martin'Cornwell is always in full command of his material' SUNDAY TIMES'Like GAME OF THRONES, but real' Observer'Tense, powerful, compulsive' THE TIMES'He's called a master storyteller. Really he's cleverer than that' TELEGRAPH'Nobody in the world does this better than Cornwell' Lee Child