The Flame Bearer

The Last Kingdom Series Book 10

Britain is in a state of uneasy peace. The truce between the Vikings and Saxons has brought opportunity to England’s greatest warrior, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. At last he has the chance to retake the home stolen from him so many years ago – and which his scheming cousin still occupies.

Author: Bernard Cornwell
Publisher: HarperCollins

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From the day it was stolen from me I had dreamed of recapturing Bebbanburg. The great fort was built on a rock that was almost an island, it was massive, it could only be approached on land by a single narrow track – and it was mine.

Britain is in a state of uneasy peace. The truce between the Vikings and Saxons has brought opportunity to England’s greatest warrior, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. At last he has the chance to retake the home stolen from him so many years ago – and which his scheming cousin still occupies.

Uhtred has made many enemies and sworn many oaths that could distract him from his ambition. New opponents join old foes and enter into the fight for England’s kingdoms. Constantin of Scotland seizes an opportunity for conquest and leads his armies south. Britain’s precarious peace threatens to turn into a war of desolation.

But Uhtred is determined that this time nothing will stand in his way. For he is the lord of Bebbanburg and will marshal the lessons of a lifetime of war to reclaim his birthright…

“This is the best series Cornwall has written in an impressive career, and The Flame Bearer, which is as clever as it is bloody, holds its own.”

“He’s called a master storyteller. Really he’s cleverer than that.” Telegraph

“Nobody in the world does this better than Cornwell.” Lee Child

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