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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.
Alfred the Great is dead and Edward his son reigns as king. Wessex survives but peace cannot hold. The Danes in the north, led by Viking Cnut Longsword, stand ready to invade and will never rest until the emerald crown is theirs. Uhtred, once Alfred's great warrior but now out of favour with the new king, must lead a band of outcasts north to recapture his old family home, that great Northumbrian fortress, Bebbanburg.Loyalties will be divided and men will fall, as every Saxon kingdom is drawn into the bloodiest battle yet with the Danes; a war which will decide the fate of every king, and the entire English nation.
©2013 Bernard Cornwell (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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"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 draws a fascinating picture of England as it might have been before anything like England existed" ( The Times)
"He's called a master storyteller. Really he's cleverer than that" ( Telegraph)
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3 out of 5 stars
By Jarrod on 18-12-2015

Disappointing narration

Having listened to all the books in the series to date it is disappointing to have had so many changes of narrator, however this reading was particularly bad as both the pronunciation of names of certain characters was different and more disconcerting was the change in 'personality' of several of the key characters.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anneke on 17-11-2017

Great story

Whilst I love listening to the stories it would be good if the pronunciation of names and place names was consistent through all the books.
Look forward to the next one.

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3 out of 5 stars
By James on 14-03-2017

I don't like the new narrator.

I wish for the same narrator for all the books in a series. That consistency of narrator would make the story flow better.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Keith on 05-05-2017

another gem

great writing, great story.. very glad I was introduced to this series.. if you haven't read them, you should...

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4 out of 5 stars
By Andrew Hodgson on 19-05-2016

narrator is still poor against the original

Still disappointed that they got rid of the original narrator, the story is still there but its lost its voice.

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4 out of 5 stars
By shelley on 23-06-2016

great story new, narrator again

The story is good as to be expected but I really wish they hadn't changed the narrator. The narrator at the beginning of the series was amazing and really brought all the characters to life. Then they changed him for a second guy who was good but not as good and we get to the seventh book and it's a new narrator again and to make it even more confusing this guy pronounces the names quite differently making it harder to follow the story. I don't think I'm going to buy the eighth book until they bring back one of the other two guys or I'll just read it.

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8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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