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The Flame Bearer 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 exists between Æthelflæd’s Mercia and Northumbria now ruled by Uhtred of Bebbanburg’s son in law SigtryggrUnder the cover of this fragile calm Uhtred must begin his campaign that will end 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 under Uhtred’s old enemy 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 enemies but Uhtred is not the supreme warlord of Britain for nothing Spectacular addition to series I hope Mr Cornwell writes about Uhtred of Bebbanburg „Wyrd bið ful ãræd“ – „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 explain my reasons for loving this series so much Astonishing storytelling skills Bernard Cornwell brought 9th and 10th 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 come 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 every new enemy 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 ever read and it is the perfect example of how to write engaging historical fiction series that never get boring or predictableMoreover I loved author’s note at the end of every book where author explained which parts were based on historical facts and which parts of his novel he made up RECOMMENDED 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 cousin and the uncle's son now holds the fortress and surrounding land If you decide to read this series start with book 1 I did read some out of order but they work better if read in orderI have previously written that I think that the author writes the best battle scenes of anyone in this genre The author still writes vivid battle scenes Uhtred was born a Christian but kidnapped by Norse raiders as a child He adopted Norse ways and Gods He casts a skeptical eye on the Christian gods and practicesOne uote I doubt that I shall ever understand Christianity 'Thou shalt not kill' their priests teach then encourage warriors to give battle against the heathen or even against other Christians if there is a half chance of gaining land slaves or silver Father Beocca had taught me the nailed god's ten commandments but I had long learned that the chief commandment of the Christians was 'Thou shalt make my priests wealthyI read this library book in 2 days Cornwell's books are hard to put down Although I enjoyed this book it didn’t really live up to all my expectations It felt very different from most of the other books So you might be wondering why I gave it 5 stars First and foremost the ending There were two glorious moments that I absolutely loved and they were worth every star And although it’s sad to know my beloved characters are starting to age and that this series is beginning to wind down I love seeing how far they have come view spoilerI can’t believe Uhtred won’t being seeing Aethelflaed again Their short moment together nearly brought me to tears hide spoiler Onto book 10 with a series which must be coming to its conclusion I say that before I started reading this book as some of the later books have been shorter perhaps not so colourful as the opening half dozen of the series perhaps I’m willing it to a conclusion before it goes stale flatPut that thought back into it’s scabbard this taleadventure ranks amongst the best yes its a short read BUT it had me gripped right the way through with it’s absorbing storyline old characters as well as new enemies to vanuish As many wont have picked up the book yet no to tell you except it really is one of his best for me I hope you’ll love it too

  • Hardcover
  • 304 pages
  • The Flame Bearer
  • Bernard Cornwell
  • English
  • 11 January 2015
  • 9780007504213

About the Author: Bernard Cornwell

Cornwell was born in London in 1944 His father was a Canadian airman and his mother who was English a member of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force He was adopted and brought up in Essex by the Wiggins family who were members of the Peculiar People a strict Protestant sect who banned frivolity of all kinds and even medicine After he left them he changed his name to his birth mother's maiden n

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