The Flame Bearer

Version: Unabridged
Author: Bernard Cornwell
Narrator: [No Narrators Added]
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Historical Fiction, Action & Adventure
Publisher: HarperAudio
Published In: November 2016
# of Units: 9 CDs
Length: 1 hour
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The next installment of Bernard Cornwell s bestselling series chronicling the epic saga of the making of England, "like Game of Thrones, but real" (Observer, London) the basis for The Last Kingdom, the hit television series coming to Netflix in Fall 2016.

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. Northumbria s Viking ruler, Sigtryggr, and Mercia s Saxon Queen Aethelflaed have agreed a truce. And so England s greatest warrior, Uhtred of Bebbanburg, at last has the chance to take back the home his traitorous uncle stole from him so many years ago and which his scheming cousin still occupies.

But fate is inexorable and the enemies Uhtred has made and the oaths he has sworn combine to distract him from his dream of recapturing Bebbanburg.New enemies enter into the fight for England s kingdoms: the redoubtable Constantin of Scotland seizes an opportunity for conquest and leads his armies south.Britain s precarious peace threatens to turn into a war of annihilation.

But Uhtred is determined that nothing, neither the new enemies nor the old foes who combine against him, will keep him from his birth right. He is the Lord of Bebbanburg, but he will need all the skills he has learned in a lifetime of war to make his dream come true. The latest chapter in Bernard Cornwell s "violent, absorbing historical saga," The Flame Bearer confirms Bernard Cornwell s title as "perhaps the greatest writer of historical adventure novels today"

Reviews (2)

Written by Brian D. on September 15th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This series is my all time favorite series. As expected, the 10th book was awesome, just like the first nine books. If u enjoy Lord Uhtred's adventures of past, you'll not be disappointed. Alot happens in this book... I don't want to spoil anything for anyone here, so just check it out for yourself.

Written by Michael C on April 5th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I loved this book and this entire series! If you have any desire to learn more about Norse history and methodology this is a great way to start along that path while listening to one of the great authors of our time. Buy this book and this series now!

Author Details

Author Details

Cornwell, Bernard

Bernard Cornwell is the author of the acclaimed "New York Times" bestseller "Agincourt"; the bestselling Saxon Tales, which include "The Last Kingdom", "The Pale Horseman", "Lords of the North", and "Sword Song"; and the Richard Sharpe novels, among many others. He lives with his wife on Cape Cod.