War of the Wolf by Bernard Cornwell audiobook

War of the Wolf: A Novel

By Bernard Cornwell
Read by Matt Bates

HarperAudio, HarperCollins 9780062563170

The Warrior Chronicles / Saxon Tales: Book 11

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781982555122

  • ISBN: 9781982555115

  • ISBN: 9781982555139

Runtime: 13.37 Hours
Category: Fiction/Historical
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

New York Times bestseller

Bernard Cornwell’s epic story of the making of England continues in this eleventh installment in the bestselling Saxon Tales series—"like Game of Thrones, but real" (The Observer)—the basis of the hit Netflix television series The Last Kingdom.

His blood is Saxon His heart is Viking His battleground is England

"Perhaps the greatest writer of historical adventure novels today" (Washington Post), Bernard Cornwell has dazzled and entertained readers and critics with his page-turning bestsellers. Of all his protagonists, however, none is as beloved as Uhtred of Bebbanburg.

And while Uhtred might have regained his family’s fortress, it seems that a peaceful life is not to be – as he is under threat from both an old enemy and a new foe. The old enemy comes from Wessex where a dynastic struggle will determine who will be the next king.  And the new foe is Sköll, a Norseman, whose ambition is to be King of Northumbria and who leads a frightening army of wolf-warriors, men who fight half-crazed in the belief that they are indeed wolves. Uhtred, believing he is cursed, must fend off one enemy while he tries to destroy the other. In this new chapter of the Saxon Tales series—a rousing adventure of courage, treachery, duty, devotion, majesty, love and battle, as seen through the eyes of a warrior straddling two worlds—Uhtred returns to fight once again for the destiny of England.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Bernard Cornwell does the best battle scenes of any writer I’ve ever read, past or present.” George R. R. Martin, #1 New York Times bestselling author, praise for the author
“Our hero is Uhtred, a good-hearted lout with a pleasantly sour disposition; he’s like a ninth-century Han Solo.” Time
“The most prolific and successful historical novelist in the world today…Cornwell writes as if he has been to ninth-century Wessex and back…Much has changed since the ninth century, but some things, and some feelings, are timeless.” Wall Street Journal
“Once again, Cornwell has placed his irascible and cunning hero in the midst of personal and political conflict and provided another exciting story. For those who enjoy their historical fiction told with verve and imagination.” Library Journal
“The prolific Cornwell and his indefatigable protagonist, Uhtred of Bebbanburg, reunite…Expect great demand from both veteran devotees and new fans generated by the popularity of the Netflix TV series, The Last Kingdom.” Booklist
“A rousing, bloodthirsty tale of tumult in early-days Britain…Great entertainment for fans of historical epics.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Bernard Cornwell

Author Bio: Bernard Cornwell

Bernard Cornwell, born in London, worked for the BBC and Thames Television before coming to the United States to write full time. His sweeping historical novels, including the acclaimed Richard Sharpe series and many more, make him a number one bestselling author in the United Kingdom and around the world. He is the author of the acclaimed New York Times bestselling Saxon Tales series, which serves as the basis for the hit television series The Last Kingdom.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 13.37
Audience: Adult
Language: English