The Empty Throne : The Last Kingdom Series

  • by Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by Matt Bates
  • Series: The Last Kingdom Series
  • 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The new novel in Bernard Cornwell's number-one best-selling series "The Warrior Chronicles", 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.
England is fractured, torn apart more by internal fighting than the threat of Viking invasion. The ruler of Mercia is dying, leaving no legitimate heir. His wife is a formidable fighter and great leader, but no woman has ever ruled over an English kingdom. And she is without her strongest warrior and champion, Uhtred of Bebbanburg.
So the scene is set for an explosive battle between elders and warriors for an empty throne. The vacant throne leaves a dangerous opportunity for the rival West Saxons to seize Mercia. But Edward of Wessex is distracted by the succession of his own throne, with two heirs claiming the right to be West Saxon king. And while the kingdoms are in disarray, the Vikings, this time coming from the west, will go on the rampage once more.
The very future of England hangs in the balance. A hero is needed, a hero who can destroy the threat to Mercia, a hero who will ultimately decide the fate of a nation…

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What the Critics Say

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)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Excellent performance

What did you like most about The Empty Throne?

The story is an excellent continuation in the tale of Uhtred, in particular his progression into old man status.


What was one of the most memorable moments of The Empty Throne?

Actually the beginning where young Uhtred is the focus of the narative


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- john mitchell

great story

i found the story good in the style i expect from B.C...top marks
wish it was longer
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- Paul

Book Details

  • Release Date: 23-10-2014
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited