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The Flame Bearer by Bernard Cornwell

‘The Flame Bearer’ is the 10th novel in Bernard Cornwell’s Saxons Stories series (the name of the series has changed several times). I didn’t enjoy the previous few novels in the series very much, but this novel was back to … Continue reading

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Warriors of the Storm by Bernard Cornwell

‘Warriors of the Storm’ is the 9th novel in Bernard Cornwell’s Saxon Stories series featuring Uhtred of Bebbanburg and bringing to life the history of the creation of England around the 10th century. After finding the previous novel in the … Continue reading

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The Empty Throne by Bernard Cornwell

‘The Empty Throne’ is the 8th book in Bernard Cornwell’s Saxon Stories series about the making of England. While each of the books in the series presents essential pieces of real history (mixed in with Uhtred’s story), I can’t help … Continue reading

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The Pagan Lord by Bernard Cornwell

‘The Pagan Lord’ is book 7 in Bernard Cornwell’s Saxon Stories which spin a story around the creation of England in the 800s and 900. The priests have got hold of Uhtred’s oldest son and turned him into a priest. … Continue reading

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1356 by Bernard Cornwell

After the three books of the Grail Quest – ‘Harlequin/The Archers Tale’, ‘Vagabond’, and ‘Heretic’, I thought that we’d seen the last of Thomas Hookton. So, I was thrilled when Bernard Cornwell released a new novel featuring Hookton and many … Continue reading

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The Burning Land by Bernard Cornwell

The Burning Land is the 5th book in Bernard Cornwell’s exceptionally good Saxon Stories. The series presents the life of the Warlord Uhtred of Bebbanburg and the fight by the Saxons late in the 9th century to keep the Danes … Continue reading

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Sword Song by Bernard Cornwell

Sword Song is the 4th book in Bernard Cornwell’s Saxon Stories, and is set in 885. Wessex, ruled by King Alfred the Great remains relatively peaceful but Mercia to its north is split between the Saxons and the Danes. King … Continue reading

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Lords of the North by Bernard Cornwell

The Lords of the North is the 3rd book in Bernard Cornwell’s Saxon Stories and finds Uhtred mostly in the North of England in Northumbria. At the end of book 2 – ‘The Pale Horseman’, Lord Uhtred of Bebbanburg was … Continue reading

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The Pale Horseman by Bernard Cornwell

The Pale Horseman is the second book in Bernard Cornwell’s Saxon Stories which currently extends to six books with more to come. It follows on from book 1 ‘The Last Kingdom’. At the end of the first book, Uhtred of … Continue reading

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The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell

The Last Kingdom is the first book in Bernard Cornwell’s Saxon Stories (which currently contains six books with more to come). This book tells the story of the early life of Uhtred of Bebbanburg. Uhtred was born Osbert, the second … Continue reading

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