An oath of loyalty.
Two warring kings.
A destiny he didn’t choose…
England is in turmoil as Vikings and Saxons battle for territory. Rumours build about the fatal sickness of the King, and the country awaits an heir.
A violent clash at sea forces the warrior lord Uhtred to lead his men from his Northumbrian fortress to London and plunge into the eye of the storm. For two kings claim the empty throne, and a new kingdom cannot be born without bloodshed.
Uhtred’s sword will leave one king dead and the other victorious. But sometimes it is hard to know the will of the gods…
‘Nobody in the world does this better than Cornwell’ LEE CHILD
About the author
Bernard Cornwell was born in London, raised in Essex andworked for the BBC for eleven years before meeting Judy, hisAmerican wife. Denied an American work permit he wrote anovel instead and has been writing ever since. He and Judydivide their time between Cape Cod and Charleston, SouthCarolina.
- Praise for Sword of Kings:
- ‘Cornwell’s skill [is] in ageing his warrior-hero, who now creaks as he fights and is haunted by those he has loved and lost’ The Times
- ‘The master still adding to his wonderful Saxon Chronicles’ Sunday Times Magazine
- ‘Legendary … excellent storytelling, as ever’ Sunday Sport
- Praise for Bernard Cornwell:
- ‘Strong narrative, vigourous action and striking characterisation, Cornwell remains king of the territory he has staked out as his own’ SUNDAY TIMES
- ‘Like Game of Thrones, but real’ OBSERVER
- ‘Blood, divided loyalties and thundering battles’ THE TIMES
- ‘A violent, absorbing historical saga, deeply researched and thoroughly imagined’ WASHINGTON POST
- ‘The best battle scenes of any writer I’ve ever read, past or present. Cornwell really makes history come alive’ George R.R. Martin
- ‘Cornwell draws a fascinating picture of England as it might have been before anything like England existed’ THE TIMES
- ‘He’s called a master storyteller. Really he’s cleverer than that’ TELEGRAPH
- ‘A reminder of just how good a writer he is’ SUNDAY TIMES
- ‘Nobody in the world does this better than Cornwell’ Lee Child