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The Burning Land: A Novel (Saxon Tales) (original 2009; edition 2010)

by Bernard Cornwell

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TitleThe Burning Land: A Novel (Saxon Tales)
AuthorBernard Cornwell
TagsFiction, Medieval 
CollectionsYour library, To read
ReviewIn book 5 of the Saxon Chronicles, our hero, Uhtred of Northumbria, is once again manipulated to do the bidding of Alfred the Great. Now an ancient man close to death (he is "well over 40"), Alfred is conspiring to obtain Uhtred's oath to serve his son, Edward, who he hopes will succeed him as king. Uhtred, still upset with himself for swearing an oath to Alfred in the first place, avoids this, but Alfred uses a back-door, Edwards sister, Aethelflaed, who Uhtred had sworn to protect.

In the midst of this political maneuvering of fealty, the Danes once again are getting ambitious, this time a chieftain called Haeston attempts to divide the strength of Wessex by enticing Northumbrian Danes to attack as well. A curious character in the form of a Frisian beauty named Skade, meanwhile, is playing her own games of treachery, self-interest, and proves as capable as any marauder when it comes to committing atrocities.
Publication date2010
PublicationHarper Paperbacks (2010), Edition: Reissue, Paperback, 368 pages
ISBN0060888768 / 9780060888763
Number of volumes1
Number of copies1
Dimensions7.8 x 5.2 x 1.1 inches
Weight0.6 pounds
LC ClassificationPR6053.O75B87
Primary languageEnglish
SummaryThe Burning Land: A Novel (Saxon Tales) by Bernard Cornwell (2010)
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