This Thing of Darkness by Harry Thompson

The Burning Land by Bernard Cornwell

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The latest in the bestselling Alfred series from number one historical novelist, Bernard Cornwell.In the last years of the ninth century, King Alfred of Wessex is in failing health, and his heir is an untested youth. The Danes, who have failed so many times to conquer Wessex, smell opportunity'?irst comes Harald Bloodhair, a savage warrior leading a Viking horde, who is encouraged to cruelty by his woman, Skade. But Alfred still has the services of Uhtred, his unwilling warlord, who leads Harald into a trap and, at Farnham in Surrey, inflicts one of the greatest defeats the Vikings were ever to suffer.This novel, the fifth in the magnificent series of England's history tells of the final assaults on Alfred's Wessex, that Wessex survived to become England is because men like Uhtred defeated an enemy feared throughout Christendom. This 2010 HarperCollins Publishers Limited Paperback is in Good condition.

ISBN: 9780007219766 SKU: 1316012 Note: Any image shown is from a stock photo and is not the actual book.