The Burning Land - Bernard Cornwell

The Burning Land

By Bernard Cornwell

  • Release Date: 2010-03-02
  • Genre: Historical
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 446 Ratings)


The fifth installment of Bernard Cornwell’s New York Times bestselling Saxon Tales 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.

At the end of the ninth century, with King Alfred of Wessex in ill health and his heir still an untested youth, it falls to Alfred’s reluctant warlord Uhtred to outwit and outbattle the invading enemy Danes, led by the sword of savage warrior Harald Bloodhair. But the sweetness of Uhtred’s victory is soured by tragedy, forcing him to break with the Saxon king. Joining the Vikings, allied with his old friend Ragnar—and his old foe Haesten—Uhtred devises a strategy to invade and conquer Wessex itself. But fate has very different plans.  

Bernard Cornwell’s The Burning Land is an irresistible new chapter in his epic story of the birth of England and the legendary king who made it possible.


  • The Burning Land

    By Xyzasd
    An excellent read and historical novel
  • The Burning Land

    By rowan tree
    A fantastic read by the master story teller. It will captivate you.
  • ?

    By Perpen20
    How was the book published in 2075?
  • A great book

    By Sol1
    Another great book in the Saxon trilogy. I zipped through the book in a very short time. Very hard to put down.