The Lords of the North

The Lords of the North

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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.
Publisher: London : HarperCollinsPublishers, 2016.
ISBN: 9780007219704
Branch Call Number: FIC Cornw
Characteristics: 383 pages : map ; 20 cm.

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jaybird443
Aug 22, 2016

Very entertaining book. The BBC series is very good too. Not quite as good as Game of Thrones but easier to read.

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Blabbermouth
Jul 24, 2014

I enjoyed lords of the north. I'm enjoying the Saxon series. I'm now loyal to Uthred. May not be the best of the best but it is enjoyable & I'm looking forward number four.

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siharris
Nov 30, 2012

Not Cornwell's best book (nor in my opinion his best series up this point), but I still ended up reading the last third in one session, frantically turning pages to find out who Uthred was going to hack to pieces next, which at the end of the day is what I tend to read Cornwell books for!

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TheIronPaw
Nov 22, 2012

Another of Bernard Cornwell's exciting historical novels with lots of action and history - though for a change Cornwell wasn't closely bound to the details of battles and political events because there is very little known about the area and period of this action. If you have read the first 2 novels of this series you will recognize our arrogant but likeable hero who continues to struggle to overcome the results of his own actions.

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