The Pagan Lord by Bernard Cornwell

Pagan LordBernard Cornwell’s book The Pagan Lord comes to libraries in paperback this week. If you haven’t read it, The Pagan Lord is the 7th book of the Warrior Chronicles/Saxon Tales on the making of England and the fate of  Uhtred of Bebbanburg. More in the series

Uhtred, once Alfred’s great warrior, 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. It recounts an uneasy peace in Wessex after the death of Alfred the Great is dead whenEdward his son reigns as king.

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.

Bernard Cornwell is the author of the Sharpe series which are all now available ebooks http://leeds.lib.overdrive.com/

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