The Resource Sword song, Bernard Cornwell

Sword song, Bernard Cornwell

Label
Sword song
Title
Sword song
Statement of responsibility
Bernard Cornwell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The year is 885 and England is at peace, divided between the Danish kingdom to the North and the Saxon kingdom of Wessex in the south. Uhtred, the dispossessed son of a Northumbrian lord, warrior by instinct, Viking by nature, appears to have settled down. He has land, a wife, two children and a duty given to him by Alfred to hold the frontier on the Thames. But trouble stirs, a dead man has risen and new Vikings have arrived to occupy London. Their dream is to conquer Wessex, and to do it they need Uhtred's help. Alfred has other ideas. He wants Uhtred to expel the Viking raiders from London. It is a dangerous time and Uhtred must decide how much his oath binds him to the king. Other storm clouds are gathering. Alfred's daughter is now married, but a cruel twist of fate means that her very existence becomes a threat to Alfred's kingdom. It is Uhtred, half Saxon, half Dane, whose uncertain loyalties must now decide England's whole future. Sword Song tells the story of the making of England and is based on true events. It is a gripping story of love, deceit, and violence, set in an England of tremendous turmoil and strife, yet one galvanised by a small flicker of hope that Alfred, the great king of Wessex, may prove a force that lasts. Uhtred, his greatest warrior, has become his sword, a man feared and respected the length and breadth of the land, his Lord of War. The fourth in the bestselling Alfred series from number one historical novelist, Bernard Cornwell. Our hero, Uhtred, has been made Governor of London. This story is mostly set in London and covers Alfred's building of fortified towns to hold Wessex and his push into Mercia
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Cataloging source
UKM
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
Series statement
  • Saxon chronicles
  • The Saxon Stories
  • Warrior chronicles
  • Last kingdom
Series volume
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
Sword song, Bernard Cornwell
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Sword song, Bernard Cornwell
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
467618
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Dimensions
25 cm.
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Extent
318 pages
Isbn
9780007219711
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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Note
Kotui multi-version record.
Other control number
2710951
System control number
  • (Sirsi) NP467618
  • (OCoLC)123796905
  • 11351831
  • (Uk)013730110

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