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by Tom Sellwood,Bernard Cornwell

eBook Lords of the North (Saxon Chronicles, 3) download ISBN: 0792747291
Author: Tom Sellwood,Bernard Cornwell
Publisher: BBC Audio (2007)
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Lords of the North book.

Lords of the North book. The Saxon Stories by. Bernard Cornwell (Goodreads Author). It is one of the best historical fiction stories I have ever read and it is the perfect example of how to write engaging historical fiction series that never get boring or predictable!

The Saxon Stories (also known as Saxon Tales/Saxon Chronicles in the US and The Warrior Chronicles and most recently as The Last Kingdom series) is a historical novel series written by Bernard Cornwell about the history of Anglo-Saxon England in the.

The Saxon Stories (also known as Saxon Tales/Saxon Chronicles in the US and The Warrior Chronicles and most recently as The Last Kingdom series) is a historical novel series written by Bernard Cornwell about the history of Anglo-Saxon England in the ninth and tenth centuries. The protagonist of the series is Uhtred of Bebbanburg, born to a Saxon lord in Northumbria, but captured and adopted by the Danes.

Bernard Cornwell (Author), Tom Sellwood (Narrator), HarperAudio (Publisher) & 0 more. I highly recommend Lords of the North and his work in the Sharpe series, the Grail Quest series and the Saxon tales series. As always, I recommend you start with the first book and read through. This is hours of inexpensive entertainment.

Lords of the North is Bernard Cornwell's finest work yet-a breathtaking adventure, but it also tells the story of the creation . Lords of the North is the third book in the Saxon Stories and Cornwell promises that more - perhaps many more - are in the offing

Lords of the North is the third book in the Saxon Stories and Cornwell promises that more - perhaps many more - are in the offing. As is almost obligatory, let me acknowldge that I am a big Cornwell fan - I've read many of the Sharpe books, part of the Grail series and all three of the Saxon Stories.

Saxon - 3 ). Bernard Cornwell. 878, Cornwell's splendid third Saxon novel (after The Pale Horseman and The Last Kingdom) chronicles the adventures of 21-year-old Saxon warrior Uhtred of Bebbanburg, who believes "my swords could win me the whole world. Uhtred, who despite his Danish upbringing supported King Alfred of Wessex in the fight against the Danes in The Pale Horseman, helps free Guthred, an enslaved Dane, who proclaims himself king of Northumbria.

Home Bernard Cornwell The Lords of the North. The Warrior Chronicles. The lords of the north, . The spelling of place names in Anglo Saxon England was an uncertain business, with no consistency and no agreement even about the name itself. Thus London was variously rendered as Lundonia, Lundenberg, Lundenne, Lundene, Lundenwic, Lundenceaster and Lundres.

Narrated by Tom Sellwood.

Comments: (7)
Globus
I'm on my third series by Cornwell. This is my favorite, which truly surprises me since I'm not really into this era for historical fiction. It's surprising but completely understandable simply because this is some fine writing. The characters are complex and believable as is the plot. The characters and the plot are well thought out and well written so that I experience total immersion in the story. Cornwell has certainly suspended my disbelief. One of the most annoying aspects of serial historical novels is the determined retelling of past events the characters have lived in previous stories. I know you know what I mean. Somehow I guess authors feel the necessity to engage in this type of storytelling. Cornwell has found the correct balance of retelling where it makes sense and is useful to the current story in this series. Cornwell is rapidly becoming my favorite historical novel author. I highly recommend Lords of the North and his work in the Sharpe series, the Grail Quest series and the Saxon tales series. As always, I recommend you start with the first book and read through. This is hours of inexpensive entertainment.
Aedem
I started reading Cornwell after watching "The Last Kingdom" on Netflix. Apparently I've been living a sheltered life, because I haven't read any Cornwell before - but "The Warrior" or "The Saxon" chronicles, depending on what continent you're on, are just one great read after another.

This is book three in the series, and we've got Uhtred, with the loyal Hild, in Northumbria, all ready to take vengeance for the wrongs that were done to him in book one, and seeking his missing sister. But, not surprisingly, many an adventure will occur first - new wrongs, an unforeseen betrayal that takes him far away from his goal, new loyalties, and always new battles.

I love the well-articulated stress between Christianity and traditional Danish beliefs that permeates the series. Cornwell also does an excellent job of bringing up the violence and ignorance endemic of the times. You get an exceptional contemporary history lesson as well as a well-written story that's difficult to put down.
Buzalas
As I had mentioned on my prior reviews, the TV series had piqued my interest to read the book, because most adaptations would delete the long details of storytelling and change the script. I wanted to find out if there was more to Uthred’s background rather than the fast-forward version on TV. I had learned that Aethelred (Alfred’s daughter’s betrothed) was Uthred’s cousin and Hild (the nun) was his lover after Iseult died. Also, Gisela (Guthred’s sister) was kind of a fortuneteller, and she had foreseen the life she would have with Uthred and the types of children they would bear together. ????

Well, this third installment entailed how Uthred defiantly disobeyed Alfred’s edict and the consequences he would deal for his action. Like a petulant child, he travelled to North to regain his entitlement as the rightful King of Bebanburg, but of course, The Three Fates had already weaved his fate in a path that he would always be tangled in inexorable mishaps between the Danes and Christianity. A very tough road to tread on, but his hardships defined him as a great warrior.
anneli
Absolutely Brilliant

Love love this series, I can't get enough. Ulthred and Ragnar are my heroes. I was totally glued to the book from Ulthreds enslavement to the all the battles in the end. I even got emotional at the end when Ragnar got his revenge and reunited with his sister. Just Wow! What a powerful moment. I loved all the Viking bantering and was mind blown with the actions of the Christian Monks, sorry to say it but I was happy that two of them got what they deserved - death. I believe this book really depicts how Christianity was really like when it began to spread or should I say how it was forced upon everyone. Yeah, it turned my stomach at their ignorance.

I highly recommend this book and I have become a big fan of this Author. I can't wait to read the other books in this series.
Dordred
This epic series of books is a delight for fans of historical fiction. The author introduces you to the fictional character of Uhtred (Ragnarrson) of Bebbanburg in Book 1 ("The Last Kingdom") as he narrates the story of his life, loves, losses, battles, boon times and hardships, which runs through all of the volumes. Uhtred alternately gives his allegiance to The Danes and King Alfred. It is a wonderful way to learn about what life was like during the later Ninth Century and the vision of King Alfred the Great to defeat the Danes and Vikings and create a united England from various smaller kingdoms (Wessex, Mercia, etc.). As the stories unfold, you learn a great deal about the lives and beliefs of the people living during those times. Most people alive then were very much subject to being, left homeless, uprooted and/or outright slain or sold into slavery in the aftermath of the many battles that were fought during those years. They were also subject to famines due to both weather and depredation by the different armed forces. There was also the issue of a still fairly new Christianity versus the Pagan gods (Wodin/Odin) and the attempt to convert non-believers to Christianity, which was very important to King Alfred. Although each of Cornwell's Saxon Chronicles volumes can be read as a stand-alone book, I would highly recommend the complete series. I am presently reading the 4th volume, "Sword Song", and look forward to reading the remaining books in the series.