The Flame Bearer - Bernard Cornwell

The Flame Bearer

By Bernard Cornwell

  • Release Date: 2016-11-29
  • Genre: Historical
The Flame Bearer book review score

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 252 Ratings)

The Flame Bearer Bernard Cornwell Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

The tenth installment of Bernard Cornwell’s New York Times 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 television series.

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 conspire to distract him from his dream of recapturing his home. 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. Yet Uhtred is determined that nothing—neither the new adversaries nor the old foes who combine against him—will keep him from his birthright.

 “Historical novels stand or fall on detail, and Mr. Cornwell writes as if he has been to ninth-century Wessex and back.”
—Wall Street Journal

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User reviews about this book

  • Another enthralling tale of Uhtred of Bebbanburg.

    By Ryan7963
    As is my custom, I read it in 3 days. Another great tale, in a line of great tales, by Cornwell. I put the Cornwell and The Saxon Tales right up there with Follett and Pillars of the Earth and sequels. Great read!
  • Well done

    By Volunteer Listener
    This what story-telling —really good story-telling is all about. How sad to see it come to an end. Or has it? I sincerely hope not.
  • The Flame Bearer

    By Armeranus
    Pretty good read, made really unpleasant by the silly conceit in the naming of so many characters. I won't try it again.
  • Another amazing book in the best series ever

    By Troutin
    I wait all year for the next release. As always, he nails it
  • Loved it

    By LisaGG92
    Another great chapter in the Uhtred saga! Please bring on the next!
  • Awesome Novel

    By Chad M. Hutcheson
    Bernard Cornwall is by far my favorite author. I ordered this book from England so that I could read it early and not have to wait for the U.S. release date and I'm glad I spent the extra money to get it early. This book is excellent and Mr. Cornwell's fans are in for a treat.

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