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Bernard Cornwell--"the most prolific and successful historical
novelist in the world today" (Wall Street Journal)--returns to his Saxon
Tales saga with the epic story of divided loyalties, bloody battles,
and the struggle to unite Britain.
At the onset of the tenth
century, England is in turmoil. Alfred the Great is dead and his son
Edward reigns as king. Wessex survives but peace cannot hold: the Danes
in the north, led by Viking Cnut Longsword, stand ready to invade and
will never rest until the emerald crown is theirs.
Alfred's great warrior but now out of favor with the new king, must lead
a band of outcasts north to recapture his old family home, the
impregnable Northumbrian fortress Bebbanburg.
Loyalties will be
divided and men will fall as each Saxon kingdom is drawn into the
bloodiest battle yet with the Danes--a war that will decide the fate of
every king, and the entire English nation.
With The Pagan Lord,
New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell, "the reigning king
of historical fiction" (USA Today), continues his magnificent epic of
the making of England during the Middle Ages, vividly bringing to life
the uneasy alliances, violent combat, and deadly intrigue that gave
birth to the British nation.