Arthur Books 2 The Burning Land by Bernard Cornwell PDF

By Bernard Cornwell

ISBN-10: 0060888741

ISBN-13: 9780060888749

In a conflict of heroes, the dominion is born. on the finish of the 9th century, King Alfred of Wessex is in sick health and wellbeing; his inheritor, an untested adolescence. His enemy, the Danes, having didn't triumph over Wessex, now see their probability for victory. Led by way of 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 certainly one of their maximum defeats. For Uhtred, the wonder of victory is quickly overshadowed through tragedy. Breaking with Alfred, he joins the Vikings, swearing by no means back to serve the Saxon king. as an alternative, he'll reclaim his ancestral castle at the Northumbrian coast. Allied along with his previous good friend Ragnar—and his outdated foe Haesten—he goals to invade and triumph over Wessex itself. but destiny has assorted 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, prime them in an unforgettable conflict on a blood-soaked box beside the Thames. within the Burning Land, Bernard Cornwell, "the reigning king of old 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 beginning of britain and the mythical king who made it attainable.

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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.

ENEMY OF GOD Book 2 of The Arthur Books, Warlord Trilogy by Bernard Cornwell St. Martin's Griffin (March 15, 1998) ISBN-10: 0312187149 ISBN-13: 978-0312187149 Pub­lished by MacMil­lan Pub­lish­ers 1997 This is a work of fic­tion. Names, char­ac­ters, places, and in­ci­dents ei­ther are the prod­uct of the au­thor’s imag­ina­tion or are used fic­ti­tious­ly. Any re­sem­blance to ac­tu­al per­sons, liv­ing or dead, events, or lo­cales is en­tire­ly co­in­ci­den­tal. All rights re­served Copy­right © 1997 by Bernard Corn­well Bernard Corn­well as­serts his moral right to be iden­ti­fied as the au­thor of this work.

A white owl flew above me, its stub­by body rush­ing on short wings close to my hel­met’s wolf-​tailed crest. The owl was an omen, but I could not tell whether the omen was good or evil and I was sud­den­ly afraid. Cu­rios­ity had drawn me here, but now I sensed the dan­ger. Mer­lin would not of­fer me my soul’s de­sire for noth­ing, and that meant I was here to make a choice, and it was a choice I sus­pect­ed I would not want to make. In­deed, I feared it so much that I al­most turned back in­to the dark of the trees, but then a pulse on the scar of my left hand held me in place.

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