The Lords Of The North (the Last Kingdom Series, Book 3)

Paperback | July 27, 2010

byBernard Cornwell

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The third novel in Bernard Cornwell's epic and bestselling series on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg.BBC2's major Autumn 2015 TV show THE LAST KINGDOM is based on the first two books in the series.Uhtred wants revenge. He wants the land and castle that is his. He wants his treacherous uncle to pay for taking them.Heading north with his lover, former nun Hild, he finds chaos as the Vikings battle among themselves to consolidate their hold on the region. At the heart of it are men from Uhtred's past - Sven the One-Eyed and Kjartan the Cruel, men of vicious reputation. Still, he has matched such men before.Then Uhtred suffers a betrayal to rival the treachery that deprived him of his birthright. It will leave him trapped with no hope of escape .Uhtred of Bebbanburg's mind is as sharp as his sword. A thorn in the side of the priests and nobles who shape his fate, this Saxon raised by Vikings is torn between the life he loves and the cause he has sworn to serve.

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The third novel in Bernard Cornwell's epic and bestselling series on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg.BBC2's major Autumn 2015 TV show THE LAST KINGDOM is based on the first two books in the series.Uhtred wants revenge. He wants the land and castle that is his. He wants his treacherous uncle to...

Bernard Cornwell was born in London, raised in Essex and worked for the BBC for eleven years before meeting Judy, his American wife. Denied an American work permit he wrote a novel instead and has been writing ever since. He and Judy divide their time between Cape Cod and Charleston, South Carolina.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pagesPublished:July 27, 2010Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0007219709

ISBN - 13:9780007219704

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Story I started the series almost 2 weeks ago and am almost done the third. This is actually my first foray into historical fiction, and am finding it very enjoyable to have a captivating story that is grounded in real history. Recommended.
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favourite so far! I think, so far, this one is my favourite of the whole series -- in other words, it seems to be getting better and better. I thought the part about Thyra's ability to control the wild dogs was a bit.. strange, but it was convenient to keep the story going, I guess. Thyra literally saved Uhtred, Ragnar, Guthred and the rest of their 'army' from getting killed in their attack on the impregnable Dunholm (after Uhtred's plan went awry). It's not a huge issue, but I guess they were all lucky Thyra had that strange power over the dogs. I admit I was a bit confused with all the names and feuds (with Kjartan, Ivarr, and Ælfric), but I managed to catch up. I liked most of the characters, but, obviously, some were more interesting to read about than others. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. This series definitely deserves a re-read.
Date published: 2016-11-18
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 Lords of the north This third book was just as good as the previous ones and held me although it so on to the next one and an sure I I will be as equally enthralled as I was with the others.
Date published: 2015-01-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Lords of the North Enjoyed it very much. Now on to book four.
Date published: 2014-10-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lords of the North Continues the series. A very gripping novel.
Date published: 2014-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Book 3 It was good
Date published: 2014-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read Cornwell at his best, makes you feel you are back in 880 England, you can feel the grime. The great struggle between Saxon and Dane, compounded by Christian against Pagan, is felt through the struggle of individual characters. Driven by revenge, Utred the hero of the book is a cunning, but hapless Saxon Pagan, never to be at rest.
Date published: 2012-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An epic tale continues Bernard Cornwell has a truly magically way of writing. There's no gripping suspense or impassioned romantic scenes and yet it's completely impossible to stop reading. Often, I feel like I am sitting listening to a bard tell a tale. There is a rhythm to the writing, a poetic structure and balance. Not a word is out of place and every sentence draws you deeper in. He has a talent for having neither a hero nor a villain, but many characters that are both good and bad, talented and flawed. And it's still clear who the protagonist is. You are able to view the story from the point of view of every main character. All in all, an excellent book and I can't wait to read the last in the series; Sword Song.
Date published: 2009-08-02

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Praise for 'The Lords of the North':'Beautifully crafted story-telling, complete with splendid set-piece battles and relentless derring-do, so gripping that it rarely stops to catch a breath. It demonstrates once again Cornwell's enormous skill as a historical narrator. He would have graced Alfred's court entertaining the guests with his stories.'Daily Mail'Cornwell takes the spectres of ninth century history and puts flesh back on their bones. Here is Alfred's world restored - impeccably researched and illuminated with the colour and passion of a master storyteller.'Justin Pollard, author of 'Alfred the Great'Praise for Bernard Cornwell:'Bernard Cornwell is a literary miracle. Year after year, hail, rain, snow, war and political upheavals fail to prevent him from producing the most entertaining and readable historical novels of his generation.' Daily Mail'Cornwell's narration is quite masterly and supremely well-researched.' Observer