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The Resource The burning land : a novel, Bernard Cornwell

The burning land : a novel, Bernard Cornwell

Label
The burning land : a novel
Title
The burning land
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Bernard Cornwell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Danes of East Anglia and the Vikings of Northumbria are plotting the conquest of all Britain. When King Alfred's daughter pleads with Uhtred for help, he cannot refuse her request. In a desperate gamble, he takes command of a demoralized Mercian army, leading them in an unforgettable battle on a blood-soaked field beside the Thames
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Summary
In the last years of the ninth century, King Alfred of Wessex is in failing health, and his heir is an untested youth. The Danes, who have failed so many times to conquer Wessex, smell opportunity. First comes Harald Bloodhair, a savage warrior leading a Viking horde, who is encouraged to cruelty by his woman, Skade. But Alfred still has the services of Uhtred, his unwilling warlord, who leads Harald into a trap and, at Farnham in Surrey, inflicts one of the greatest defeats the Vikings were ever to suffer. This novel tells of the final assaults on Alfred's Wessex, that Wessex survived to become England is because men like Uhtred defeated an enemy feared throughout Christendom.
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
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Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
823.92
Illustrations
  • maps
  • genealogical tables
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6053.O75
LC item number
B87 2010
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Saxon tales
Series volume
0005
Target audience
adult
Label
The burning land : a novel, Bernard Cornwell
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: Great Britain : HarperCollins, 2009
Control code
5103681
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xiv, 336 p.
Isbn
9780060888749
Other physical details
maps, geneal. table
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn419855346
  • (OCoLC)419855346
Label
The burning land : a novel, Bernard Cornwell
Publication
Note
Originally published: Great Britain : HarperCollins, 2009
Control code
5103681
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xiv, 336 p.
Isbn
9780060888749
Other physical details
maps, geneal. table
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn419855346
  • (OCoLC)419855346

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