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3.99995618693574 out of 53.99995618693574 out of 53.99995618693574 out of 53.99995618693574 out of 53.99995618693574 out of 5 4.00 (7,532 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bernard Cornwell Narrator: Tom Sellwood Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Warrior Chronicles / Saxon Stories Release Date:
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From Bernard Cornwell, the undisputed master of historical fiction, comes the third volume in the exhilarating Saxon Chronicles.

The year is 878, and the Saxons of Wessex, under King Alfred, have defeated the Danes to keep their kingdom free. Uhtred, the dispossessed son of a Northumbrian lord, helped Alfred win that victory, but now he is disgusted by Alfred’s lack of generosity. Uhtred flees Wessex, going north to search for his stepsister in the formidable stronghold of Dunholm.

Uhtred arrives in the north to discover rebellion, chaos, and fear. His only ally is Hild, a West Saxon nun fleeing her calling, and his best hope is his sword. Needing other allies, he chooses Guthred, a seemingly deluded slave who believes he is a king. Together they cross the Pennines to where a desperate alliance of fanatical Christians and beleaguered Danes form a new army to confront the terrible Viking lords who rule Northumbria. Instead of victory Uhtred finds betrayal. But he also discovers love and redemption as he is forced to turn once again to his reluctant ally, Alfred the Great.

A breathtaking adventure, Lords of the North is also the story of the creation of modern England, as the English and Danes gradually become one people, adopting each other’s languages and fighting side by side.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Cornwell…breathes life into ancient history with disarming ease, peppering it with humor and even innocence.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Jamie Glover authentically captures the atmosphere of the era of the Saxon Chronicles with seemingly effortless narration in this historical fiction.”


  • “Filled with plenty of action, betrayal, and bloodshed, along with a healthy dose of religion and superstition…Historical fiction lovers and those who want a good old-fashioned action tale should enjoy this book.”

    School Library Journal

  • “All plotlines lead to combat, and Cornwell does not disappoint.”


Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Oleg Bogatyrevich | 2/18/2014

    " This book failed to capture my interest and I could not be bothered to finish it. I'm done with this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by JT | 2/16/2014

    " Continued Excellence. I'm glad to see there will be another installment to this series!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Max F | 2/13/2014

    " Great book, third in the series...better than the last and as good as the first. Very entertaining, indeed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rhonda | 2/12/2014

    " Third in the series. Love this series "

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