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Empty Throne

Empty Throne

Author: Bernard Cornwell
Series: The Warrior Chronicles
$34.99(NZD)  inc GST
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Description

The new novel in Bernard Cornwell's number one bestselling series The Warrior Chronicles, on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. The forces of Wessex and Mercia have united against the Danes, but instability and the threat of Viking raids still hang heavy over Britain's kingdoms. For Aethelred, Lord of the Mercians, is dying, leaving no heir and the stage is set for rivals to fight for the throne. Uhtred of Bebbanburg, Mercia's greatest warrior, has always supported Athelflaed to be Mercia's next ruler, but will the aristocracy ever accept a woman as their leader? Even one who is Aethelred's widow and sister to the king of Wessex? As the Mercians squabble and the West Saxons try to annex their country, new enemies appear on the northern frontier. The Saxons desperately need strong leadership, but instead they are fighting for an empty throne and threatening to undo the unity and strength they have fought so hard to achieve. Bernard Cornwell's new novel is an outstanding tale of a country torn apart by invasions and dynastic strife, from a master storyteller.

Reviews

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

Author description

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.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9780007504176
  • : HarperCollins Publishers
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • : August 2014
  • : 234mm X 153mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : November 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : English
  • : 1114
  • : Paperback
  • : Bernard Cornwell
  • : 400