The Flame Bearer (The Last Kingdom #10) - Bernard Cornwell8.28

The brand new novel in Bernard Cornwell’s number one bestselling series on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg.

Britain is at an uneasy peace. After their bloody defeat of Danish-held East Anglia, the West Saxons stand victorious while the Mercians have taken back their land on the border of Northumbria, the last kingdom of Britain still ruled by the pagan northmen. A precarious truce exists between Æthelflæd’s Mercia and Northumbria, now ruled by Uhtred of Bebbanburg’s son-in-law, Sigtryggr.

Under the cover of this fragile calm, Uhtred must begin his campaign that will end with the assault on Bebbanburg, the great fortress that is rightly his and was stolen from him in childhood. But his plans are shattered when the Scots surge down and lay claim to the north of England, as the West Saxons, under Uhtred’s old enemy, Æthelhelm, invade Northumbria from the south. If Uhtred is to succeed in recapturing Bebbanburg he must both defeat Æthelhelm’s forces and drive the Scots away before he can attack the formidable fortress by the sea. He has a small army and many enemies, but Uhtred is not the supreme warlord of Britain for nothing...

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Release date: October 4, 2016
Genres: history, mainstream
Average rating: 8.28/10
Total ratings: 11
Updated: August 21, 2021

The Last Kingdom :: Series

The Last Kingdom is known in the US as The Saxon Tales. Formerly known in the UK as The Warrior Chronicles.

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The Lords of the North (The Last Kingdom #3)8.50
Sword Song (The Last Kingdom #4)8.32
The Burning Land (The Last Kingdom #5)8.56
Death of Kings (The Last Kingdom #6)8.58
The Pagan Lord (The Last Kingdom #7)8.58
The Empty Throne (The Last Kingdom #8)8.88
Warriors of the Storm (The Last Kingdom #9)8.44
The Flame Bearer (The Last Kingdom #10)8.28
War of the Wolf (The Last Kingdom #11)7.90
Sword of Kings (The Last Kingdom #12)8.34
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