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The Flame Bearer

by Bernard Cornwell

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With Britain in an uneasy state of peace, Uhtred of Bebbanburg at last has the chance to take back the home his traitorous uncle stole from him so many years ago -- and which his scheming cousin still occupies. But he will need all the skills he has learned in a lifetime of war to make his dream come true. --… (more)
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Another great entry in the series. Cornwell must really do his homework writing this, blending fact and fiction into an excellent blend. ( )
  MrMet | Apr 28, 2023 |
Britain is in a state of uneasy peace. QNorthumbria’s Viking ruler, Sigtryggr (Uhtred’s son-in-law) and Mercian’s Saxon Queen Aethelflaed have agreed upon a truce. Thus, Uhtred seizes an opportunity to seize back his beloved Bebbanburg. ( )
  creighley | Aug 14, 2022 |
Book #10 in the Saxon Stories (The Last Kingdom). This book focuses on the tenuous peace between the Danes, led by Sigtryggr, King Edward (Wessex) and his sister, Lady Aethelflaed (Mercia). Uhtred's first attempt to take back Bebbanburg is not successful, but when he enters disguised, his second attempt is successful. I get the feeling from this book that the "story" is winding down and many sub-plots are being resolved, although there are 4 books remaining. The books are also getting shorter. I'm fortunate that I've been able to get these books from the library either in ebook or audiobook form without no wait, for the most part. My friend tells me there is a Netflix series based on these books. I don't get Netflix, but I may pay to stream it for a month or two to watch this series. I probably will wait till winter to do that, though. 255 pages ( )
  Tess_W | May 10, 2022 |
Time is as inexorable as fate, and we have come to Uhtred's last attempt on Bebbanburg. I shall not tell you how it goes except to say there is a tactical situation of byzantine complexity at the end of the book. Quite fun, as usual and Cornwell's historical note at the end is illuminating. ( )
  DinadansFriend | Mar 4, 2021 |
He's home at last!!! ( )
  aldimartino | Nov 24, 2020 |
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With Britain in an uneasy state of peace, Uhtred of Bebbanburg at last has the chance to take back the home his traitorous uncle stole from him so many years ago -- and which his scheming cousin still occupies. But he will need all the skills he has learned in a lifetime of war to make his dream come true. --

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