The Lords of the North

The Lords of the North

A Novel

Book - 2007
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Baker & Taylor
A third volume in a series that began with The Last Kingdom and The Pale Horseman finds Uhtred of Bebbanburg following the self-proclaimed new king of Northumbria to his home, a journey that culminates in a midnight siege of a seemingly impregnable city. 150,000 first printing.

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The third installment of Bernard Cornwell’s bestselling series chronicling the epic saga of the making of England, “like Game of Thrones, but real” (The Observer, London)—the basis for The Last Kingdom, the hit BBC America television series.

After achieving victory at King Alfred’s side, Uhtred of Bebbanburg is returning to his home in the North, finally free of his allegiance to the King—or so he believes. An encounter with a vicious slave trader introduces Uhtred to Guthred, the self-proclaimed King of Northumbria. Curious about Guthred’s astounding claim, Uhtred follows him north. But he soon discovers fate has another incredible surprise in store, and begins an unexpected journey that climaxes in the midnight siege of a city thought impregnable—a dangerous seige that results in the forging of England.

Lords of the North is Bernard Cornwell’s finest work yet—a breathtaking adventure, but it also tells the story of the creation of English identity, as the English and Danes begin to become one people, appropriating each other’s languages and, thrillingly, fighting side-by-side.



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Returning to his northern home, Uhtred of Bebbanburg finds himself caught up in the takeover crusade of a self-proclaimed ruler of Northumbria, a situation that culminates in a midnight siege on a seemingly impregnable city.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollinsPublishers, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780060888626
0060888628
Branch Call Number: FICTION CORNWELL
Characteristics: xvii, 317 p. : map ; 24 cm

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jaybird443
Aug 22, 2016

Very entertaining book. The BBC series is very good too. Not quite as good as Game of Thrones but easier to read.

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Blabbermouth
Jul 24, 2014

I enjoyed lords of the north. I'm enjoying the Saxon series. I'm now loyal to Uthred. May not be the best of the best but it is enjoyable & I'm looking forward number four.

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siharris
Nov 30, 2012

Not Cornwell's best book (nor in my opinion his best series up this point), but I still ended up reading the last third in one session, frantically turning pages to find out who Uthred was going to hack to pieces next, which at the end of the day is what I tend to read Cornwell books for!

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TheIronPaw
Nov 22, 2012

Another of Bernard Cornwell's exciting historical novels with lots of action and history - though for a change Cornwell wasn't closely bound to the details of battles and political events because there is very little known about the area and period of this action. If you have read the first 2 novels of this series you will recognize our arrogant but likeable hero who continues to struggle to overcome the results of his own actions.

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