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Spectacular addition to series I hope Mr Cornwell writes about Uhtred of Bebbanburg Wyrd bi ful r d Fate is inexorable I had a super long review written for this series but I deleted the document accidentally so let me share with you at least some major points to xplain my reasons for loving this series so much Astonishing storytelling skills Bernard Cornwell Brought 9th And Cornwell brought 9th and century England alive for me Unforgettable narrator Uhtred of Bebbanburg is unapologetic and ruthless yet lovable and admiration worthy character with brilliant military strategic mind He is a true hero Complex and fascinating side CHARACTERS THAT YOU WILL LOVE TO that you will love to back to Constant philosophical battle between paganism and Christianity that depicts given period precisely Well thought out storyline and twists War and fight scenes are chillingly realistic I really felt like I was there with Uhtred fighting very new nemy or being part of countless shield warsAll in all The Warrior ChroniclesSaxon Stories series all 10 available books is spectacular story with spectacular writing It is one of the best historical fiction stories I have A Certain Justice (Adam Dalgliesh, ever read and it is the perfectxample of how to write The Shadow Reader engaging historical fiction series that never get boring or predictableMoreover I loved author s note at thend of very Book Where Author Explained where author xplained parts were based on historical facts and which parts of his novel he made up RECOMMENDED Best not be reading The Flame Bearer Saxon tales 10 without having read Warriors of the Storm 9 and the whole previous saga Because if you do you will be denying yourself the plea. 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 xists between Æthelflæd’s Mercia and Northumbria now ruled by Uht.

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Ere to help Uhtred s cousin the present Lord of Bebbanburg with food and fighters to relieve the siege of Constantin King of the Scots No one can successfully attack the fortress of Bebbanburg but Constantin believes that he can starve them into submission before the following spring Uhtred understands that this means his window of opportunity is very limited If Constantin is successful Uhtred will never be able to reclaim his birthrightLeft virtually free to create this canvas Cornwell gives us a detailed picture of the politics and duplicity of the various factions Scotland East Anglia Wessex Mercia and Northumbria Uhtred is bold and crafty and goes on hunches that are usually but not always correct His reputation often brings fear and anger to his ncounters with other lords All of this creates a true page turner as multiple and overlapping plots play out But what becomes my true delight is the depth with which Cornwell peoples this novel It isn t just the lords and warriors but the boatmen the innkeepers the wives and whores whose presence deepens the whole xperience And for a story so steeped in battle with all its intricacies described there is an abundance of humorous situations that help to fill out the pictureI cannot say much without spoiling one or lements Cornwell s deft plot For those like me who njoy this say much without spoiling one or of Cornwell s deft plot For those like me who njoy this stuff you will not be disappointed Best series read this year by far 4 stars for book 10 in the Saxon Stories In this book Uhtred of Bebbanburg tries again to regain his ancestral home of Bebbanburg stolen from him decades ago by his Uncle Uhtred s cou. Under Uhtred’s old nemy 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 nemies but Uhtred is not the supreme warlord of Britain for nothing. .
The Flame BearerSure that only comes from the intimate knowledge gained in Understanding The Arc Of Life Of Britain S Greatest Fictional the arc of life of Britain s greatest fictional Uhtred of BEBBANBURGA FRAGILE PEACE GOVERNS THE KINGDOMS fragile peace governs the kingdoms Wessex East Anglia under the rule of the late King Alfred s son King Edward and Mercia under his daughter Aethelflaed Utred s son in law Sigtryggr has the kingship of Northumbria the remaining pagan portion of the future England It is this last piece that has Utred for the first time in decades allied with pagans who worship Odin rather than the Saxons who worship the nailed god It Odin rather than the Saxons who worship the nailed god It also raised his hopes of overcoming his cousin and reclaiming Bebbanburg Now at this particular time with so much in the balance there are opportunities for wealth and power that few can resist Will Uhtred prevail Can he do so and keep his oath to Aethelflaed Can he secure Northumbria for his daughter and son in law How much of a chance do the Danes and Norse have against an increasingly powerful Saxon allianceCornwell could be content with continuing to crank out these books knowing that they have a vast readership and a lot of people who The Case for Paleolibertarianism and Realignment on the Right enjoy reading any historical novel in this period of England s development But he is not satisfied to give us a couple hundred pages of battles and intrigue No this may be his best book of the seriesWhy Because it is a crafty story filled with words andvents that illuminate human lives Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling even if some are fictional The tension is there from the start as Uhtred and most of his wolf pack shadow a group of three ships making their way up theast coast of England to Bebbanburg They are th. Red of Bebbanburg’s son in law SigtryggrUnder the cover of this fragile calm Uhtred must begin his campaign that will nd 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. ,