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By Bernard Cornwell

In a conflict of heroes, the dominion is born. on the finish of the 9th century, King Alfred of Wessex is in ailing future health; his inheritor, an untested early life. His enemy, the Danes, having did not triumph over Wessex, now see their probability for victory. Led via the sword of savage warrior Harald Bloodhair, the Viking hordes assault. yet Uhtred, Alfred's reluctant warlord, proves his worthy, outwitting Harald and handing the Vikings one in all their maximum defeats. For Uhtred, the beauty of victory is quickly overshadowed via tragedy. Breaking with Alfred, he joins the Vikings, swearing by no means back to serve the Saxon king. in its place, he'll reclaim his ancestral citadel at the Northumbrian coast. Allied along with his outdated buddy Ragnar—and his outdated foe Haesten—he goals to invade and triumph over Wessex itself. but destiny has diverse plans. The Danes of East Anglia and the Vikings of Northumbria are plotting the conquest of all Britain. while Alfred's daughter pleads with Uhtred for support, he can't refuse her request. In a determined gamble, he is taking command of a demoralized Mercian military, top them in an unforgettable conflict on a blood-soaked box beside the Thames. within the Burning Land, Bernard Cornwell, "the reigning king of historic fiction" (USA Today), supplies a rousing saga of Anglo-Saxon England—an impossible to resist new bankruptcy in his exciting Saxon stories, the epic tale of the start of britain and the mythical king who made it attainable.

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The va­garies of vic­to­ry and de­feat were too un­pre­dictable, and Arthur hat­ed to see good or­der and care­ful diplo­ma­cy aban­doned to the chances of bat­tle. But diplo­ma­cy and tact would nev­er de­feat the in­vad­ing Sax­ons who were spread­ing west­wards across Britain like ver­min. Arthur dreamed of a well-​or­dered, law­ful­ly gov­erned, peace­ful Britain and the Sax­ons were no part of that dream. ’ I asked him. ’ ‘Name it,’ he said, de­light­ed that I should want some­thing in re­turn for help­ing to give him vic­to­ry.

I want to march with Mer­lin, Lord,’ I said. He did not an­swer for a while. He just stared down at the damp ground where a sword lay with its blade bent al­most dou­ble. Some­where in the dark a man moaned, cried out, then was silent. ‘The Caul­dron,’ Arthur said at last, his voice heavy. ‘Yes, Lord,’ I said. Mer­lin had come to us dur­ing the bat­tle and plead­ed that both sides should aban­don the fight and fol­low him on a quest to find the Caul­dron of Clyddno Ei­ddyn. The Caul­dron was the great­est Trea­sure of Britain, the mag­ical gift of the old Gods, and it had been lost for cen­turies.

I would have wait­ed till dawn had chased the ghouls away be­fore ven­tur­ing away from the pro­tec­tive fire­light. ’ He was nev­er a su­per­sti­tious man, not like the rest of us who craved bless­ings, trea­sured amulets and watched ev­ery mo­ment for omens that might warn against dan­gers. Arthur moved through that spir­it world like a blind man. ‘Come,’ he said, touch­ing my arm again. So we walked in­to the dark. They were not all dead, those things that lay in the mist, for some called piteous­ly for help, but Arthur, nor­mal­ly the kind­est of men, was deaf to the fee­ble cries.

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