Bernard Cornwell

1 The Last Kingdom

Author : Bernard Cornwell
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  History  Military 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2009-03-17
Description :  The first installment of Bernard Cornwell’s 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 BBC America television series.<br /><br />This is the exciting—yet little known—story of the making of England in the 9th and 10th centuries, the years in which King Alfred the Great, his son and grandson defeated the Danish Vikings who had invaded and occupied three of England’s four kingdoms.<br /><br />The story is seen through the eyes of Uhtred, a dispossessed nobleman, who is captured as a child by the Danes and then raised by them so that, by the time the Northmen begin their assault on Wessex (Alfred’s kingdom and the last territory in English hands) Uhtred almost thinks of himself as a Dane. He certainly has no love for Alfred, whom he considers a pious weakling and no match for Viking savagery, yet when Alfred unexpectedly defeats the Danes and the Danes themselves turn on Uhtred, he is finally forced to choose sides. By now he is a young man, in love, trained to fight and ready to take his place in the dreaded shield wall. Above all, though, he wishes to recover his father’s land, the enchanting fort of Bebbanburg by the wild northern sea.<br /><br />This thrilling adventure—based on existing records of Bernard Cornwell’s ancestors—depicts a time when law and order were ripped violently apart by a pagan assault on Christian England, an assault that came very close to destroying England.

2 The Pagan Lord

Author : Bernard Cornwell
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Action & Adventure 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2014-01-07
Description :  Bernard Cornwell—"the most prolific and successful historical novelist in the world today" (Wall Street Journal)—returns to his Saxon Tales saga with the epic story of divided loyalties, bloody battles, and the struggle to unite Britain.<br /><br />At the onset of the tenth century, England is in turmoil. Alfred the Great is dead and his son Edward reigns as king. Wessex survives but peace cannot hold: the Danes in the north, led by Viking Cnut Longsword, stand ready to invade and will never rest until the emerald crown is theirs.<br /><br />Uhtred, once Alfred's great warrior but now out of favor with the new king, must lead a band of outcasts north to recapture his old family home, the impregnable Northumbrian fortress Bebbanburg.<br /><br />Loyalties will be divided and men will fall as each Saxon kingdom is drawn into the bloodiest battle yet with the Danes—a war that will decide the fate of every king, and the entire English nation.<br /><br />With The Pagan Lord, New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell, "the reigning king of historical fiction" (USA Today), continues his magnificent epic of the making of England during the Middle Ages, vividly bringing to life the uneasy alliances, violent combat, and deadly intrigue that gave birth to the British nation.

3 Death of Kings

Author : Bernard Cornwell
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Action & Adventure 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2012-01-17
Description :  The latest chapter in the epic saga of the making of England, magnificently brought to life by "the reigning king of historical fiction" (USA Today), Bernard Cornwell.<br /><br />As the ninth century wanes, Alfred the Great lies dying, his lifelong goal of a unified England in peril, his kingdom on the brink of chaos. Though his son, Edward, has been named his successor, there are other Saxon claimants to the throne—as well as ambitious pagan Vikings to the north. Torn between his vows to Alfred and the desire to reclaim his long-lost ancestral lands in the north, Uhtred, Saxon-born and Viking-raised, remains the king's warrior but has sworn no oath to the crown prince. Now he must make a momentous decision that will forever transform his life and the course of history: to take up arms—and Alfred's mantle—or lay down his sword and let his liege's dream of a unified kingdom die along with him.

4 The Empty Throne

Author : Bernard Cornwell
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Action & Adventure 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  2015-01-06
Description :  This eighth entry in New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell's epic Saxon Tales series brings to life the harrowing and turbulent tale of a nation torn apart by sectarian and religious strife, a political struggle dominated by dynastic rivalries, and the remarkable strength that elevates some characters above their time.<br /><br />&#xa0;“My name is Uhtred. I am the son of Uhtred, who was the son of Uhtred . . .”<br /><br />Britain, early tenth century AD: a time of change. There are new raids by the Vikings from Ireland, and turmoil among the Saxons over the leadership of Mercia. A younger generation is taking over.<br /><br />Æthelred, the ruler of Mercia, is dying, leaving no legitimate heir. The West Saxons want their king, but Uhtred has long supported Æthelflaed, sister to King Edward of Wessex and widow of Æthelred. Widely loved and respected, Æthelflaed has all the makings of a leader—but could Saxon warriors ever accept a woman as their ruler? The stage is set for rivals to fight for the empty throne.<br /><br />Uhtred is still suffering from the wounds he received in battle. To recover his strength he needs to find the sword that caused the injury, but lost amid the battle’s blood and mud, how could it be traced and who among the Vikings or Saxons might be holding it?<br /><br />In the end it is one champion, one hero, who will destroy the new Viking threat to Mercia and ultimately decide the fate of England.<br /><br />With this eighth entry in the epic Saxon Tales series, we are reminded once again why New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell is “the most prolific and successful historical novelist in the world today” (Wall Street Journal).

5 The Pale Horseman

Author : Bernard Cornwell
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Action & Adventure 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2009-10-13
Description :  Uhtred is a Saxon, cheated of his inheritance and adrift in a world of fire, sword, and treachery. He has to make a choice: whether to fight for the Vikings, who raised him, or for King Alfred the Great of Wessex, who dislikes him.<br /><br />In the late ninth century, Wessex is the last English kingdom. The rest have fallen to the Danish Vikings, a story told in The Last Kingdom, the New York Times bestselling novel in which Uhtred's tale began. Now the Vikings want to finish England. They assemble the Great Army, whose one ambition is to conquer Wessex. A dispossessed young nobleman, married to a woman who hails from Wessex, Uhtred has little love for either, though for King Alfred he has none at all. Yet fate, as Uhtred learns, has its own imperatives, and when the Vikings attack out of a wintry darkness to shatter the last English kingdom, Uhtred finds himself at Alfred's side.<br /><br />Bernard Cornwell's The Pale Horseman, like The Last Kingdom, is rooted in the real history of Anglo-Saxon England. It tells the astonishing and true story of how Alfred, forced to become a fugitive in a few square miles of swampland, fights his enemies against overwhelming odds. The king is a pious Christian, while Uhtred is a pagan. Alfred is a sickly scholar, while Uhtred is an arrogant warrior. Yet the two forge an uneasy alliance that will lead them out of the marshes to the stark hilltop where the last remaining Saxon army will fight for the very existence of England.<br /><br />Enthralling as both a historical and personal story, The Pale Horseman is a novel of divided loyalties and desperate heroism, featuring a cast of fully realized characters, from a king in despair to a beguiling British sorceress. And always, beyond the spearmen and the swordsmen are the folk who suffer as the tides of war sweep over their farmlands. From Bernard Cornwell, the New York Times bestselling author whom the Washington Post calls "perhaps the greatest writer of historical adventure novels today," The Pale Horseman is yet another masterpiece of historical and battle fiction that gives life to one of the most important and exciting epochs in the history of the English people and culture.

6 Lords of the North

Author : Bernard Cornwell
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Action & Adventure 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2009-10-13
Description :  The year is 878. Uhtred, the dispossessed son of a Northumbrian lord, has helped the Saxons of Wessex defeat the invading Danes. Now, finally free of his allegiance to the victorious, ungrateful King Alfred, he is heading home to rescue his stepsister, a prisoner of Kjartan the Cruel in the formidable Danish stronghold of Dunholm. Uhtred's best hope is his sword, Serpent-Breath, for his only allies are Hild, a West Saxon nun fleeing her calling, and Guthred, a slave who believes himself king. Rebellion, chaos, fear, and betrayal await them in the north, forcing Uhtred to turn once more, reluctantly, to the liege he formerly served in battle and blood: Alfred the Great.

7 The Burning Land

Author : Bernard Cornwell
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2010-03-02
Description :  In a clash of heroes, the kingdom is born.<br /><br />At the end of the ninth century, King Alfred of Wessex is in ill health; his heir, an untested youth. His enemy, the Danes, having failed to conquer Wessex, now see their chance for victory. Led by the sword of savage warrior Harald Bloodhair, the Viking hordes attack. But Uhtred, Alfred's reluctant warlord, proves his worth, outwitting Harald and handing the Vikings one of their greatest defeats. <br /><br />For Uhtred, the sweetness of victory is soon overshadowed by tragedy. Breaking with Alfred, he joins the Vikings, swearing never again to serve the Saxon king. Instead, he will reclaim his ancestral fortress on the Northumbrian coast. Allied with his old friend Ragnar—and his old foe Haesten—he aims to invade and conquer Wessex itself.<br /><br />Yet fate has different plans. The Danes of East Anglia and the Vikings of Northumbria are plotting the conquest of all Britain. When Alfred's daughter pleads with Uhtred for help, he cannot refuse her request. In a desperate gamble, he takes command of a demoralized Mercian army, leading them in an unforgettable battle on a blood-soaked field beside the Thames.<br /><br />In The Burning Land, Bernard Cornwell, "the reigning king of historical fiction" (USA Today), delivers a rousing saga of Anglo-Saxon England—an irresistible new chapter in his thrilling Saxon Tales, the epic story of the birth of England and the legendary king who made it possible.

8 1356

Author : Bernard Cornwell
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Action & Adventure 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2013-01-08
Description :  Bernard Cornwell, the "master of martial fiction" (Booklist), brings Thomas of Hookton from the popular Grail Quest series into a new adventure in 1356, a thrilling stand-alone novel. On September 19, 1356, a heavily outnumbered English army faced off against the French in the historic Battle of Poitiers. In 1356, Cornwell resurrects this dramatic and bloody struggle—one that would turn out to be the most decisive and improbable victory of the Hundred Years’ War, a clash where the underdog English not only the captured the strategic site of Poitiers, but the French King John II as well. In the vein of Cornwell’s bestselling Agincourt, 1356 is an action-packed story of danger and conquest, rich with military strategy and remarkable characters—both villainous and heroic—transporting readers to the front lines of war while painting a vivid picture of courage, treachery, and combat.

9 Warriors of the Storm

Author : Bernard Cornwell
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Action & Adventure 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2016-01-19
Description :  The ninth installment of Bernard Cornwell’s 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,&#xa0;the hit television series coming to Netflix in Fall 2016.<br /><br />A fragile peace reigns in Wessex, Mercia and East Anglia. King Alfred’s son Edward and formidable daughter, Aethelflaed, rule the kingdoms. But all around the restless Northmen, eyeing the rich lands and wealthy churches, are mounting raids.<br /><br />Uhtred of Bebbanburg, the kingdoms’ greatest warrior, controls northern Mercia from the strongly fortified city of Chester. But forces are gathering against him. Northmen allied to the Irish, led by the fierce warrior Ragnall Ivarson, are soon joined by the Northumbrians, and their strength could prove overwhelming. Despite the gathering threat, both Edward and Aethelflaed are reluctant to move out of the safety of their fortifications. But with Uhtred’s own daughter married to Ivarson’s brother, who can be trusted?<br /><br />In the struggle between family and loyalty, between personal ambition and political commitment, there will be no easy path. But a man with a warrior’s courage may be able to find it. Such a man is Uhtred, and this may be his finest hour.

10 Sword Song

Author : Bernard Cornwell
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2009-10-13
Description :  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—has finally settled down. He has land, a wife, and two children, and a duty given to him by King Alfred to hold the frontier on the Thames. But then trouble stirs: a dead man has risen, and new Vikings have arrived to occupy the decayed Roman city of London. Their dream is to conquer Wessex, and to do it they need Uhtred's help.<br /><br />Alfred has other ideas. He wants Uhtred to expel the Viking raiders from London. Uhtred must weigh his oath to the king against the dangerous turning tide of shifting allegiances and deadly power struggles. And other storm clouds are gathering: Ætheleflæd—Alfred's daughter—is newly married, but by a cruel twist of fate, her very existence now threatens Alfred's kingdom. It is Uhtred—half Saxon, half Dane—whose uncertain loyalties must now decide England's future.<br /><br />A gripping story of love, deceit, and violence, Sword Song is set in an England of tremendous turmoil and strife—yet one galvanized by the hope that Alfred may prove an enduring force. Uhtred, his lord of war and greatest warrior, has become his sword—a man feared and respected the length and breadth of Britain.

11 The Flame Bearer

Author : Bernard Cornwell
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Action & Adventure 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2016-11-29
Description :  The&#xa0;tenth installment of Bernard Cornwell’s&#xa0;New York Times&#xa0;bestselling series chronicling the epic saga of the making of England, “like Game of Thrones, but real” (The Observer, London)—the basis for&#xa0;The Last Kingdom, the hit television series.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />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. <br /><br />&#xa0;“Historical novels stand or fall on detail, and Mr. Cornwell writes as if he has been to ninth-century Wessex and back.”<br />—Wall Street Journal

12 The Archer's Tale

Author : Bernard Cornwell
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Action & Adventure 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2009-03-17
Description :  From New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell, the first book in the Grail Series—the spellbinding tale of a young man, a fearless archer, who sets out wanting to avenge his family's honor and winds up on a quest for the Holy Grail.<br /><br />A brutal raid on the quiet coastal English village of Hookton in 1342 leaves but one survivor: a young archer named Thomas. On this terrible dawn, his purpose becomes clear—to recover a stolen sacred relic and pursue to the ends of the earth the murderous black-clad knight bearing a blue-and-yellow standard, a journey that leads him to the courageous rescue of a beautiful French woman, and sets him on his ultimate quest: the search for the Holy Grail.

13 The Winter King

Author : Bernard Cornwell
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Fantasy  Historical 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  1997-04-15
Description :  It takes a remarkable writer to make an old story as fresh and compelling as the first time we heard it. With <i>The Winter King, </i>the first volume of his magnificent Warlord Chronicles, Bernard Cornwell finally turns to the story he was born to write: the mythic saga of King Arthur.<br /><br />The tale begins in Dark Age Britain, a land where Arthur has been banished and Merlin has disappeared, where a child-king sits unprotected on the throne, where religion vies with magic for the souls of the people. It is to this desperate land that Arthur returns, a man at once utterly human and truly heroic: a man of honor, loyalty, and amazing valor; a man who loves Guinevere more passionately than he should; a man whose life is at once tragic and triumphant. <br /><br />As Arthur fights to keep a flicker of civilization alive in a barbaric world, Bernard Cornwell makes a familiar tale into a legend all over again.

14 Vagabond

Author : Bernard Cornwell
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Action & Adventure 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2009-10-13
Description :  From New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell, the sequel to The Archer's Tale—the spellbinding tale of a young man, a fearless archer, who sets out wanting to avenge his family's honor and winds up on a quest for the Holy Grail.<br /><br />In 1347, a year of conflict and unrest, Thomas of Hookton returns to England to pursue the Holy Grail. Among the flames of the Hundred Years War, a sinister enemy awaits the fabled archer and mercenary soldier: a bloodthirsty Dominican Inquisitor who also seeks Christendom's most holy relic. But neither the horrors of the battlefield nor sadistic torture at the Inquisitor's hands can turn Thomas from his sworn mission. And his thirst for vengeance will never be quenched while the villainous black rider who destroyed everything he loved still lives.<br /><br />"Cornwell writes the best battle scenes of any writer I've read past or present."—George R.R. Martin

15 Heretic

Author : Bernard Cornwell
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Action & Adventure 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2009-10-13
Description :  From New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell, the sequel to The Archer’s Tale and Vagabond—the spellbinding tale of a young man, a fearless archer, who sets out wanting to avenge his family’s honor and winds up on a quest for the Holy Grail.<br /><br />Already a seasoned veteran of King Edward's army, young Thomas of Hookton possesses the fearlessness of a born leader and an uncanny prowess with the longbow. Now, at the head of a small but able band of soldiers, he has been dispatched to capture the castle of Astarac. But more than duty to his liege has brought him to Gascony, home of his forebears and the hated black knight who brutally slew Thomas's father. It is also the last place where the Holy Grail was reported seen. Here, also, a beautiful and innocent, if not pious, woman is to be burned as a heretic. Saving the lady, Genevieve, from her dread fate will brand Thomas an infidel, forcing them to flee together across a landscape of blood and fire. And what looms ahead is a battle to the death that could ultimately shape the future of Christendom.

16 Sharpe's Rifles (#1)

Author : Bernard Cornwell
Genre :  Action & Adventure  Books  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  1988-09-08
Description :  <b>Bernard Cornwell</b>'s action-packed series that captures the gritty texture of Napoleonic warfare--now beautifully repackaged<br />It's 1809, and Napoleon's army is sweeping across Spain. Lieutenant Richard Sharpe is newly in command of the demoralized, distrustful men of the 95th Rifles. He must lead them to safety--and the only way of escape is a treacherous trek through the enemy-infested mountains of Spain.

17 Agincourt

Author : Bernard Cornwell
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Action & Adventure 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2009-10-06
Description :  “ is classic Cornwell…[with] attention to historical detail, well-paced action, and descriptive writing that is a pleasure to read.”<br />&#xa0;— Globe<br /><br />Bernard Cornwell, the New York Times bestselling “reigning king of historical fiction” (USA Today), tackles his most thrilling, rich, and enthralling subject yet—the heroic tale of . The epic battle immortalized by William Shakespeare in his classic Henry V is the background for this breathtaking tale of heroism, love, devotion, and duty from the legendary author of the Richard Sharpe novels and the Saxon Tales. This extraordinary adventure will captivate from page one, proving once again and most powerfully, as author Lee Child attests, that “nobody in the world does this stuff better than Cornwell.”

18 Sharpe's Tiger

Author : Bernard Cornwell
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Action & Adventure 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2009-10-13
Description :  From New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell, the first exciting adventure in the world-renowned&#xa0;Sharpe series, chronicling the rise of Richard Sharpe, a Private in His Majesty’s Army at the siege of Seringapatam. <br /><br />“The greatest writer of historical adventures today.” <br />—Washington Post<br /><br />Richard Sharpe. Soldier, hero, rogue—the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles, whose green jacket he proudly wears.

19 Sharpe's Eagle

Author : Bernard Cornwell
Genre :  Action & Adventure  Books  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  1981-04-17
Description :  After the cowardly incompetence of two officers besmirches their name, Captain Richard Sharpe must redeem the regiment by capturing the most valued prize in the French Army—a golden Imperial Eagle, the standard touched by the hand of Napoleon himself.

20 Enemy of God

Author : Bernard Cornwell
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Fantasy  Historical 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  1998-03-15
Description :  With <i>The Winter King</i>, the first volume of his magnificent Warlord Chronicles, Bernard Cornwell established himself as the storyteller who could reinvent the legend of King Arthur for our time.<br /><br />Now with <i>Enemy of God</i>, Cornwell's magical re-creation continues. Having defeated the last holdouts of civil war in southern Britain, Arthur has secured Mordred's throne. But he must still face raging conflicts between the old ways and the new, as well as foes more powerful and more dangerous--because they pose as friends.<br /><br />Brilliantly written and peopled with the familiar faces of legend along with new ones, <i>Enemy of God</i> is an immensely powerful continuation of a modern classic.

21 Waterloo

Author : Bernard Cornwell
Genre :  Military  Books  History  Europe 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2015-05-05
Description :  #1 Bestseller in the U.K.<br /><br />From the New York Times bestselling author and master of martial fiction comes the definitive, illustrated history of one of the greatest battles ever fought—a riveting nonfiction chronicle published to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Napoleon’s last stand.<br /><br />On June 18, 1815 the armies of France, Britain and Prussia descended upon a quiet valley south of Brussels. In the previous three days, the French army had beaten the Prussians at Ligny and fought the British to a standstill at Quatre-Bras. The Allies were in retreat. The little village north of where they turned to fight the French army was called Waterloo. The blood-soaked battle to which it gave its name would become a landmark in European history.<br /><br />In his first work of nonfiction, Bernard Cornwell combines his storytelling skills with a meticulously researched history to give a riveting chronicle of every dramatic moment, from Napoleon’s daring escape from Elba to the smoke and gore of the three battlefields and their aftermath. Through quotes from the letters and diaries of Emperor Napoleon, the Duke of Wellington, and the ordinary officers and soldiers, he brings to life how it actually felt to fight those famous battles—as well as the moments of amazing bravery on both sides that left the actual outcome hanging in the balance until the bitter end.<br /><br />Published to coincide with the battle’s bicentennial in 2015, Waterloo is a tense and gripping story of heroism and tragedy—and of the final battle that determined the fate of nineteenth-century Europe.

22 Sharpe's Gold

Author : Bernard Cornwell
Genre :  Action & Adventure  Books  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  1982-01-29
Description :  With Wellington outnumbered, the bankrupt army's only hope of avoiding, collapse is a hidden cache of Portuguese gold.&#xa0; Only Captain Richard Sharpe is capable of stealing it—and it means turning against his own men.

23 Excalibur

Author : Bernard Cornwell
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Fantasy  Historical 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  1999-07-16
Description :  In <i>The Winter King </i>and <i>Enemy of God </i>Bernard Cornwell demonstrated his astonishing ability to make the oft-told legend of King Arthur fresh and new for our time. Now, in this riveting final volume of The Warlord Chronicles, Cornwell tells the unforgettable tale of Arthur's final struggles against the Saxons and his last attempts to triumph over a ruined marriage and ravaged dreams. <br /><br />This is the tale not only of a broken love remade, but also of forces both earthly and unearthly that threaten everything Arthur stands for. Peopled by princesses and bards, by warriors and magicians, <i>Excalibur </i>is the story of love, war, loyalty, and betrayal-the work of a magnificent storyteller at the height of his powers.

24 Sharpe's Fortress

Author : Bernard Cornwell
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Action & Adventure 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2009-10-13
Description :  "The greatest writer of historical adventures today." <br />—Washington Post<br /><br />Critically acclaimed, perennial New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell (Agincourt, The Fort, the Saxon Tales) makes real history come alive in his breathtaking historical fiction. Praised as "the direct heir to Patrick O'Brian" (Agincourt, The Fort), Cornwell has brilliantly captured the fury, chaos, and excitement of battle as few writers have ever done—perhaps most vividly in his phenomenally popular novels following the illustrious military career of British Army officer Richard Sharpe during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. In Sharpe's Fortress, Ensign Sharpe's adventures in India reach a grand finale at the Siege of Gawilghur during the Maharatta War in December 1803, as Cornwell's hero uncovers a foul treason and seeks a righteous revenge. Perhaps the San Francisco Chronicle said it best: "If only all history lessons could be as vibrant."

25 Sharpe's Trafalgar

Author : Bernard Cornwell
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Action & Adventure 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2009-03-17
Description :  "The greatest writer of historical adventures today." <br />—Washington Post<br /><br />Critically acclaimed, perennial New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell (Agincourt, The Fort, the Saxon Tales) makes real history come alive in his breathtaking historical fiction. Praised as "the direct heir to Patrick O'Brian" (Agincourt, The Fort), Cornwell has brilliantly captured the fury, chaos, and excitement of battle as few writers have ever done—perhaps most vividly in his phenomenally popular novels following the illustrious military career of British Army officer Richard Sharpe during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Chronicling Sharpe's involvement in the famous Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, Sharpe's Trafalgar finds the young ensign captive on a French warship and in gravest peril on the eve of the one of the most spectacular naval confrontations in history. Perhaps the San Francisco Chronicle said it best: "If only all history lessons could be as vibrant."

26 Sharpe's Company

Author : Bernard Cornwell
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Action & Adventure 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  1982-06-17
Description :  To stem the Napoleonic tide, Sharpe must capture a fortress—where his wife and infant daughter are trapped—while protecting himself from a fellow officer determined to destroy him.

27 Sharpe's Sword

Author : Bernard Cornwell
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Action & Adventure 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  1983-06-13
Description :  The greatest threat to Wellington's Salamanca Campaign is not Napoleon's Army but France's deadliest assassin.&#xa0; He's already failed to kill Captain Richard Sharpe once.&#xa0; Now, he's getting a second chance.

28 Sharpe's Enemy (#6)

Author : Bernard Cornwell
Genre :  Action & Adventure  Books  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  1984-03-26
Description :  A band of renegades led by Sharpe's vicious enemy, Obadiah Hakeswill, holds a group of British and French women hostage on a strategic mountain pass. Outnumbered and attacked from two sides, Sharpe must hold his ground or die in the attempt.

29 Sharpe's Triumph

Author : Bernard Cornwell
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Action & Adventure 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2009-03-17
Description :  From New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell, the second installment in the world-renowned&#xa0;Sharpe series, chronicling the rise of Richard Sharpe, a Private in His Majesty’s Army at the siege of Seringapatam.<br /><br />"The greatest writer of historical adventures today." <br />—Washington Post<br /><br />Richard Sharpe. Soldier, hero, rogue—the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles, whose green jacket he proudly wears.

30 Sharpe's Regiment (#8)

Author : Bernard Cornwell
Genre :  Action & Adventure  Books  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  1986-07-18
Description :  "Apart from the rousing battle scenes, the author is as his best in evoking a long-gone era through clever detail."--<i>The New York Times Book Review<br /></i><br /> A corrupt political enemy is determined to disband the South Essex Regiment -- and to destroy Major Richard Sharpe. <br /><br /> Sharpe returns to England and discovers an illegal recruiting ring that sells soldiers like cattle to other divisions. The ringleaders know Sharpe is on their trail, and they try to kill him at every turn. But Sharpe is fighting for his command, and as he moves from the dark slums of London to the highest courts of political power, Sharpe will risk charges of treason and death for a final chance at revenge. <br /><br /> "A ripping yarn."--<i>The Washington Post<br /></i><br /> "Consistently exciting . . . these are wonderful novels."--Stephen King

31 Sharpe's Siege (#9)

Author : Bernard Cornwell
Genre :  Action & Adventure  Books  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  1987-04-29
Description :  Sharpe's mission has seemed simple: capture a small unguarded French coastal fort, cripple Napoleon's supply lines, and retreat across the sea. But behind the lines, Sharpe's old enemy, Pierre Ducos, awaits Sharpe's arrival with a battalion of French soldiers and a vicious commanding general who keeps the scalps of his dead enemies as trophies.<br /><br />Outmaneuvered by Ducos's treachery and abandoned by his own navy, Sharpe has only two choices: to escape with the aid of the charming, unscrupulous American mercenary, Cornelius Killick, or die.

32 Waterloo (#11)

Author : Bernard Cornwell
Genre :  Action & Adventure  Books  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  1990-06-11
Description :  <b>June 1815: The Duke of Wellington, the Prince of Orange, and Napoleon will meet on the battlefield--and decide the fate of Europe</b><br /><br />With the emperor Napoleon at its head, an enormous French army is marching toward Brussels. The British and their allies are also converging on Brussels--in preparation for a grand society ball. It is up to Richard Sharpe to convince the Prince of Orange, the inexperienced commander of Wellington's Dutch troops, to act before it is too late. But Sharpe's warning cannot stop the tide of battle, and the British suffer heavy losses on the road to Waterloo.<br /><br />Wellington has few reserves of men and ammunition; the Prussian army has not arrived; and the French advance wields tremendous firepower and determination. Victory seems impossible.

33 Sharpe's Honor (#7)

Author : Bernard Cornwell
Genre :  Action & Adventure  Books  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  1985-05-21
Description :  An unfinished duel, a midnight murder, and the treachery of a beautiful prostitute lead to the imprisonment of Sharpe. Caught in a web of political intrigue for which his military experience has left him fatally unprepared, Sharpe becomes a fugitive--a man hunted by both ally and enemy alike.

34 Sharpe's Revenge (#10)

Author : Bernard Cornwell
Genre :  Action & Adventure  Books  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  1989-05-18
Description :  <b>When his honor and reputation are at stake, Sharpe seeks revenge--at any cost</b><br /><br />It is 1814, and the defeat of Napoleon seems imminent--if the well-protected city of Toulouse can be conquered. For Richard Sharpe, the battle turns out to be one of the&#xa0;bloodiest of the Peninsula Wars, and he must&#xa0;draw on his last reserves of strength to lead his troops to victory.<br /><br />But before Sharpe&#xa0;can lay down his sword, he must fight a different sort of battle. Accused of stealing Napoleon's personal treasure, Sharpe escapes from a British military court and embarks on the battle of his life--armed only with the unflinching resolve to protect his honor.

35 Sharpe's Havoc

Author : Bernard Cornwell
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Action & Adventure 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2009-03-17
Description :  Lieutenant Richard Sharpe finds himself fighting the ruthless armies of Napoleon Bonaparte as they try to bring the whole of the Iberian Peninsula under their control. Napoleon is advancing fast through northern Portugal, and no one knows whether the small contingent of British troops stationed in Lisbon will stay to fight or sail back to England. Sharpe, however, does not have a choice: He and his squad of riflemen are on the lookout for the missing daughter of an English wine shipper when the French onslaught begins and the city of Oporto becomes a setting for carnage and disaster.<br /><br />Stranded behind enemy lines, Sharpe returns to his mission to find Kate Savage. Sharpe's position on enemy grounds is precarious, and his search is further complicated by a mysterious and threatening Englishman, Colonel Christopher, who has his own ideas on how the French can be driven from Portugal.

36 Sharpe's Escape

Author : Bernard Cornwell
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Action & Adventure 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2009-10-13
Description :  From New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell, the tenth installment in the world-renowned&#xa0;Sharpe series, chronicling the rise of Richard Sharpe, a Private in His Majesty’s Army at the siege of Seringapatam. <br /><br />Sharpe’s job as Captain of the Light Company is under threat and he has made a new enemy, a Portuguese criminal known as Ferragus. Discarded by his regiment, Sharpe wages a private war against Ferragus – a war fought through the burning, pillaged streets of Coimbra, Portugal’s ancient university city.<br /><br />Sharpe’s Escape begins on the great, gaunt ridge of Bussaco where a joint British and Portuguese army meets the overwhelming strength of Marshall Massena’s crack troops. It finishes at Torres Vedras where the French hopes of occupying Portugal quickly die.

37 Sharpe's Prey

Author : Bernard Cornwell
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Action & Adventure 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2009-10-13
Description :  "The greatest writer of historical adventures today." <br />—Washington Post<br /><br />Critically acclaimed, perennial New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell (Agincourt, The Fort, the Saxon Tales) makes real history come alive in his breathtaking historical fiction. Praised as "the direct heir to Patrick O'Brian" (Agincourt, The Fort), Cornwell has brilliantly captured the fury, chaos, and excitement of battle as few writers have ever done—perhaps most vividly in his phenomenally popular novels following the illustrious military career of British Army officer Richard Sharpe during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. In Sharpe's Prey, Sharpe must prove his mettle once again after performing courageously on Wellesley's battlefields in India and the Iberian Peninsula, as he undertakes a secret mission to Copenhagen, Denmark in 1807 to prevent a resurgent Napoleon from capturing the Danish fleet. Perhaps the San Francisco Chronicle said it best: "If only all history lessons could be as vibrant."

38 Sharpe's Fury

Author : Bernard Cornwell
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Action & Adventure 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2009-10-13
Description :  From New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell, the eleventh installment in the world-renowned&#xa0;Sharpe series, chronicling the rise of Richard Sharpe, a Private in His Majesty’s Army at the siege of Seringapatam. <br /><br />In the winter of 1811, the war seems lost. Spain has fallen to the French, except for Cadiz, now the Spanish capital and itself under siege. Inside the city walls an intricate diplomatic dance is taking place and Richard Sharpe faces more than one enemy.<br /><br />The small British force is trapped by a French army, and their only hope lies with the outnumbered redcoats outside refusing to admit defeat. There, in the sweltering horror of Barrosa, Sharpe will meet his old enemy Colonel Vandal once again.

39 Sharpe's Battle

Author : Bernard Cornwell
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Action & Adventure 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2009-10-13
Description :  From New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell, the twelth installment in the world-renowned&#xa0;Sharpe series, chronicling the rise of Richard Sharpe, a Private in His Majesty’s Army at the siege of Seringapatam. <br /><br />Quartered in a crumbling Portuguese fort, Richard Sharpe and his men are attacked by an elite French unit, led by an old enemy of Sharpe’s, and suffer heavy losses.<br /><br />The army’s high command blame Sharpe for the disaster and his military career seems to be ruined. His only hope is to redeem himself on the battlefield. So with his honour at stake, against an overwhelming number of French troops, Sharpe leads his men to battle in the narrow streets of Fuentes de Oñoro.

40 Rebel

Author : Bernard Cornwell
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2009-10-13
Description :  When Richmond landowner Washington Faulconer snatches young Nate Starbuck from the grip of a Yankee-hating mob, Nate is both grateful and awed by his idealistic rescuer. To repay his generosity, he enlists in the Faulconer legion to fight against his home, the North, and against his abolitionist father. When the regiment joins up, ready to march into the ferocious battle at Buff Run, the men are prepared to start a war . . . but they aren't ready for how they—and the nation—will be forever changed by the oaths they have sworn for their beloved South.

41 Stonehenge

Author : Bernard Cornwell
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2009-10-13
Description :  From New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell, the tale of three brothers and of their rivalry that created the mysterious Stonehenge. <br /><br />One summer’s day, a dying stranger carrying great wealth in gold comes to the settlement of Ratharryn.<br /><br />The three sons of Ratharryn’s chief each perceive the great gift in a different way. The eldest, Lengar, the warrior, harnesses his murderous ambition to be a ruler and take great power for his tribe. Camaban becomes a great visionary and feared wise man, and it is his vision that will force the youngest brother, Saban, to create the great temple on the green hill where the gods will appear on earth. Saban’ s love for Aurenna, the sun bride whose destiny is to die for the gods, finally brings the rivalries of the brothers to a head. But it is also his skills that will build the vast temple, a place for the gods, certainly, but also a place that will confirm for ever the supreme power of the tribe that built it.

42 The Fort

Author : Bernard Cornwell
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Action & Adventure 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2010-09-28
Description :  From New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell—one of the greatest yet little-known skirmishes of the Revolution: the Penobscot Expedition, a battle that would reveal the true character of a legendary Revolutionary hero.<br /><br />This new novel takes place during the very early days of the rebellion, or the War of Independence, in 18th century Massachusetts&#xa0;before Washington and before the organization of a colonial army. A small British fleet with a few soldiers on board had sailed in to be met, to their surprise, with an overwhelming strength of local militia. <br /><br />Cornwell tells the story on both sides of the conflict, based largely on real figures, including of course Paul Revere (famous from the much later poem).<br />

43 Battle Flag

Author : Bernard Cornwell
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2009-03-17
Description :  Distinguished at the Battle of Cedar Mountain, Confederate Captain Nate Starbuck's career is jeopardized once again by the suspicion and hostility of his brigade commander, General Washington Faulconer. The outcome of this vicious fight drastically changes both men's fortunes and propels AX into the ghastly bloodletting at the Second Battle of Manassas.<br /><br />Evocative and historically accurate, Battle Flag continues Bernard Cornwell's powerful series of Nate's adventures on some of the most decisive battlefields of the American Civil War.

44 The Bloody Ground

Author : Bernard Cornwell
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2009-03-17
Description :  In this fourth, final, and rousing installment of Nathaniel Starbuck's Civil War adventures, Nate is given command of a punishment battalion: a motley collection of cowards, thieves, deserters, and murderers. Setting off to Join General Robert E. Lee's army, Starbuck's men reach Harper's Ferry in time to take part in Stonewall Jackson's capture of the Union garrison. From there, the regiment moves on to the legendary horror of Sharpsburg, beside the Antietam Creek, forever to be remembered as the bloodiest single day of the war. There, Starbuck and his troop will have their courage and commitment tested as never before.

45 War of the Wolf

Author : Bernard Cornwell
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Action & Adventure 
Release Date :  2018-10-02
Description :  Bernard Cornwell’s epic story of the making of England continues in this eleventh installment in the bestselling Saxon Tales series—"like Game of Thrones, but real" (The Observer)—the basis of the hit Netflix television series The Last Kingdom.<br /><br />His blood is Saxon<br />His heart is Viking<br />His battleground is England<br /><br />"Perhaps the greatest writer of historical adventure novels today" (Washington Post), Bernard Cornwell has dazzled and entertained readers and critics with his page-turning bestsellers. Of all his protagonists, however, none is as beloved as Uhtred of Bebbanburg.<br /><br />And while Uhtred might have regained his family’s fortress, it seems that a peaceful life is not to be – as he is under threat from both an old enemy and a new foe. The old enemy comes from Wessex where a dynastic struggle will determine who will be the next king. &#xa0;And the new foe is Sköll, a Norseman, whose ambition is to be King of Northumbria and who leads a frightening army of wolf-warriors, men who fight half-crazed in the belief that they are indeed wolves. Uhtred, believing he is cursed, must fend off one enemy while he tries to destroy the other. In this new chapter of the Saxon Tales series—a rousing adventure of courage, treachery, duty, devotion, majesty, love and battle, as seen through the eyes of a warrior straddling two worlds—Uhtred returns to fight once again for the destiny of England.

46 Fools and Mortals

Author : Bernard Cornwell
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Action & Adventure 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2018-01-09
Description :  New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell makes a dramatic departure with this enthralling, action-packed standalone novel that tells the story of the first production of A Midsummer Night's Dream—as related by William Shakespeare’s estranged younger brother.<br /><br />Lord, what fools these mortals be . . .<br /><br />In the heart of Elizabethan England, Richard Shakespeare dreams of a glittering career in one of the London playhouses, a world dominated by his older brother, William. But he is a penniless actor, making ends meet through a combination of a beautiful face, petty theft and a silver tongue. As William’s star rises, Richard’s onetime gratitude is souring and he is sorely tempted to abandon family loyalty.<br /><br />So when a priceless manuscript goes missing, suspicion falls upon Richard, forcing him onto a perilous path through a bawdy and frequently brutal London.&#xa0;Entangled in a high-stakes game of duplicity and betrayal which threatens not only his career and potential fortune, but also the lives of his fellow players, Richard has to call on all he has now learned from the brightest stages and the darkest alleyways of the city. To avoid the gallows, he must play the part of a lifetime . . . .<br /><br />Showcasing the superb storytelling skill that has won Bernard Cornwell international renown,&#xa0;Fools and Mortals&#xa0;is a richly portrayed tour de force that brings to life a vivid world of intricate stagecraft, fierce competition, and consuming ambition.

47 The Saxon Tales Collection: Books #1-4

Author : Bernard Cornwell
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Action & Adventure 
Price :  $29.99
Release Date :  2014-08-12
Description :  A collection of the first four installments of Bernard Cornwell’s 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.<br /><br />This ebook collection includes The Last Kingdom, The Pale Horseman, Lords of the North, and Sword Song.

48 Scoundrel

Author : Bernard Cornwell
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2009-10-13
Description :  “A gifted storyteller and orchestrator of suspense.”<br />—Philadelphia Inquirer<br /><br />“Bernard Cornwell is to the yachting adventure novel what ex-jockey Dick Francis is to the racetrack thriller.”<br />—Orlando Sentinel<br /><br />The New York Times bestselling author of The Fort, the Saxon Tales, and the immensely popular Richard Sharpe novels, Bernard Cornwell has been called, “perhaps the greatest writer of historical adventure novels today” (Washington Post). He demonstrates another side of his extraordinary storytelling talents with Scoundrel, a contemporary tale of excitement and danger on high and treacherous seas. A gripping tale of an outlaw yacht captain who decides to cross the Irish Republican Army for a $5 million payday only to find himself pursued by intelligence agents, terrorists, and killers across perilous open waters, Scoundrel is a masterful thriller in the Tom Clancy vein—a masterwork of suspense from one of today’s most versatile and accomplished popular novelists.<br />

49 Crackdown

Author : Bernard Cornwell
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2009-10-13
Description :  Paradise is the perfect escape for ex-Marine Nick Breakspear, captain of a charter yacht operation in the Bahamas, until he agrees to pilot a "detox cruise" for the drug-addled grown son and daughter of a powerful U.S. senator. Ambushed far from port, he is helpless to prevent the murder of a crew member by modern-day pirates who sink Nick's yacht before vanishing with the senator's kids. Having barely eluded death, Nick must immediately set sail for disaster once again. For there's a death to be avenged on the dark side of Eden, the senator is demanding that his lost children be found . . . and the woman Nick loves is being held prisoner by killers somewhere on Murder Cay.

50 Stormchild

Author : Bernard Cornwell
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2009-10-13
Description :  “[A] page-turner….Cornwell unleashes danger and violence, from both man and nature.”<br />—Atlanta Journal-Constitution<br /><br />“Bernard Cornwell is to the yachting adventure novel what ex-jockey Dick Francis is to the racetrack thriller.”<br />—Orlando Sentinel<br /><br />The New York Times bestselling author of The Fort, the Saxon Tales, and the immensely popular Richard Sharpe novels, Bernard Cornwell has been called, “perhaps the greatest writer of historical adventure novels today” (Washington Post). He demonstrates another side of his extraordinary storytelling talents with Stormchild, a contemporary tale of danger on the high and treacherous seas. The gripping story of a man who has lost almost everything in his life and now must race across perilous waters aboard his sloop Stormchild in a desperate attempt to rescue his daughter from the clutches of a shadowy cult and its mad leader. As relentlessly exciting as a Tom Clancy thriller, Stormchild is a masterwork of suspense from one of today’s most versatile and accomplished popular novelists.<br />



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