The Empty Throne

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W. F. Howes Limited, Jan 11, 2015 - Civil war - 421 pages
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. The scene is set for an explosive battle between elders and warriors for the empty throne.

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User Review  - rodweston - LibraryThing

Bernard Cornwell brings alive the England in birthing with an irreverent, raucous Saxon who would prefer to be a Dane but is tied by his honor to King Alfred. Read full review

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User Review  - Carl_Alves - LibraryThing

The formation of England is coming to fruition in this tale that features a middle aged Uhtred, slowly recovering from a bad battle wound. His son, Uhtred, and his daughter play a big role in the ... Read full review

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Bernard Cornwell was born in London, England, on February 23, 1944, and came to the United States in 1980. He received a B.A. from the University of London in 1967. Cornwell served as producer of the British Broadcasting Corporation from 1969-1976. After this he was head of current affairs for BBC-TV in Belfast, Northern Ireland. In 1979 he became editor of television news for Thames Television of London. Since 1980 he has been a freelance writer. he lives with his wife on Cape Cod. Cornwell's Sharpe series, adventure stories about a British soldier set in the Peninsula War of 1808-1814, are built on the author's interest in the Duke of Wellington's army. Titles include Sharpe's Rifles, Sharpe's Revenge, Sharpe's Siege, Sharpe's Regiment, and Sharpe's Waterloo. The Last Kingdom series has ten books. Book ten, The Flame Bearer is on the bestsellers list. He has also written other works including Wildtrack, Killer's Wake, Sea Lord, Stormchild, Rebel, Copperhead, and Battle Flag. His title Death of Kings made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2012 and In 2014 his title The Pagan Lord made the list again.

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