The Last Kingdom (The Last Kingdom Series, Book 1)

Paperback | November 10, 2015

byBernard Cornwell

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ENGLAND IS BORN.BBC2's major Autumn 2015 TV series THE LAST KINGDOM is based on Bernard Cornwell's bestselling novels on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. The Last Kingdom is the first book in the series.BORN SAXON. RAISED VIKING. IS UHTRED THE HERO THE LAST KINGDOM NEEDS?In a land torn apart by conflict, an orphan boy has come of age. Raised by the Vikings, deadly enemies of his own Saxon people, Uhtred is a fierce and skilled warrior who kneels to no-one.Alfred - Saxon, king, man of god - fights to hold the throne of the only land still resisting the pagan northerners.Uhtred and Alfred's fates are tangled, saoked in blood and blackened b the flames of war. Together they will change history.

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ENGLAND IS BORN.BBC2's major Autumn 2015 TV series THE LAST KINGDOM is based on Bernard Cornwell's bestselling novels on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. The Last Kingdom is the first book in the series.BORN SAXON. RAISED VIKING. IS UHTRED THE HERO THE LAST KINGDOM NEEDS?In a land torn apart b...

Bernard Cornwell worked for BBC Television for seven years, mostly as a producer on the Nationwide programme, before taking charge of the Current Affairs department in Northern Ireland. In 1978 he became editor of Thames Television's Thames at Six. Married to an American, he now lives in the United States.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pagesPublished:November 10, 2015Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0008139474

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Warrior Chronicles Good fiction based on historic fact. Plenty if action if a little bloodthirsty. Definitely worth a read but perhaps not in one continuous session.
Date published: 2015-07-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing Love these books. Cornwell never fails to entertain and keep me sucked into his books. Now onto the rest of the series.
Date published: 2015-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A superb read!! Bernard Cornwell has in these chronicles, woven an exciting series of interlinked stories based on the Saxon times in England and the making of the country. I enjoy history and although these books are fiction they are written in such a way as to give you a more-than potted history of the times. A thoroughly good read, highly recommended!!!
Date published: 2015-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Warrior Chronicles Great battles and intrigue! Another of Cornwell's best.
Date published: 2014-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Warrior Chronicles Incredible series, historically teaching, epic and awe-inspiring. The birth of England through the eyes of a warrior.
Date published: 2014-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Warrior Chronicles Great historical drama based on the Anglo-Saxon chronicle
Date published: 2013-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Great series, cannot wait for more swathing and killing in book number 7 due next month!!!
Date published: 2013-08-13

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'Nobody in the world does this better' LEE CHILD'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 a virtuoso of historical fiction' Sunday Telegraph'Bloodiness, betrayal, bravery and honour' Sunday Express'Cornwell is a literary miracle' Daily Mail'Masterly' Observer