The Empty Throne
(The Last Kingdom Series Book 8)Author: Bernard Cornwell
Uhtred of Bebbanburg has reputation, riches, warriors, his son at his side and a persistent sword-wound which is slowly killing him.
Yet the pagan lord is on a difficult quest. Several, in fact. He is not only trying to rescue both a royal heir and his own daughter, but must also find the blade which wounded him.
Harder still, Uhtred seeks to put a woman on the throne of a British kingdom – against all tradition. He believes her to be the best hope against the Vikings rampaging in the north. For she is Aethelflaed, defender of Mercia and the woman Uhtred loves…
“Cornwell is always in full command of his material”. Sunday Times
“Like GAME OF THRONES, but real”. Observer
“Tense, powerful, compulsive”. The Times
“So gripping that it rarely stops to catch a breath”. Daily Mail
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