Lords of the North: Book summary and reviews of Lords of the North by Bernard Cornwell

Lords of the North

The Saxon Stories Series

by Bernard Cornwell

Lords of the North
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  • Published in USA  Jan 2007
    592 pages
    Genre: Historical Fiction

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The year is 878, and as Lords of the North begins, the Saxons of Wessex, under King Alfred, have defeated the Danes to keep their kingdom free. Uhtred, the dispossessed son of a Northumbrian lord, helped Alfred win that victory, but now he is disgusted by Alfred's lack of generosity. Uhtred flees Wessex, going north to search for his stepsister, who was taken prisoner by Kjartan the Cruel, a Danish lord who lurks in the formidable stronghold of Dunholm ....

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"Blood, guts, history and horses from the expert. Excellent sport." - Kirkus Reviews.

"Once again, Cornwell proves himself a master of historical fiction, weaving a tale of bloodthirsty warfare, honor, and occasional unexpected moments of laugh-out-loud humor." - Library Journal.

"Cornwell, best known for his Sharpe series breathes life into ancient history with disarming ease, peppering it with humor and even innocence." - PW.

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Bernard Cornwell Author Biography

Bernard Cornwell was born (in 1944) and brought up in Britain, where he worked in the British Broadcasting Centre (BBC), ending up as Head of Current Affairs TV for the BBC in Northern Ireland. While working in Belfast he met Judy, a visiting American, fell in love and moved to the USA with her.

For reasons unknown he was refused a Green Card, so decided to earn his living writing. His first book, 'Sharpe's Eagle', was about a British soldier during the Napoleonic Wars; it was published in the early '80s.

There are now over 20 titles in the Sharpe series.  In addition Cornwell has written a number of other novels, as well as several short stories.  For the full list of books in series order (which is different to the publication ...

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