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Publication Order of The Warrior Chronicles / Saxon Stories Books

The Last Kingdom (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pale Horseman (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lords of the North (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sword Song (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Burning Land (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death of Kings (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pagan Lord (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Empty Throne (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Warriors of the Storm (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Flame Bearer (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
War of the Wolf (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sword of Kings (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
War Lord (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Uhtred’s Feast (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Bernard Cornwell, born on 23 February 1944 is an author of chronological novels. He is best for his novels based on Napoleonic combat rifleman Richard Sharpe that were personalized into a series of Sharpe television films. Bernard Cornwell’s father was a Canadian aviator and his mother was a member of the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force. As a point of fact, Bernard Cornwell was adopted as well as brought up in Thundersley, Essex, by Wiggin’s family, who were members of the weird people. Bernard Cornwell attended the Monkton Combe School and later at the University of London and after graduating he worked as a teacher.

The Saxon Tales are an enduring historical book series written by the chronological novelist Bernard Cornwell regarding ninth as well as tenth Century Britain. The central character of the series is Uhtred of Bebbanburg, intuitive to a Saxon aristocrat in Northumbria but confined as well as adopted by the Danes. It is evident that the story takes place at some point in the Danish incursions of Britain as soon as all but one of the English kingdoms is subjugated. The Christian name of the character comes from the past Uhtred of Bebbanburg, Cornwell was moved down from this family long ago. The past story centers on the appearance of England as a state on the atoll of Britain from the figment of the imagination and proceedings of Alfred, later in olden times named ‘the Great’. Alfred the King of Wessex unenthusiastically recognizes that he cannot constrain the attackers from the island, subsequent to his defeat at Wilton, and is enforced to make tranquility with them. His successors unite what Alfred begins.

The series is habitually compared to The Warlord Archives, not only the correspondences between the two central characters, but also in the resemblance between the foreign irritation in the shape of the Danes in The Saxon narratives as well as the Saxons in The Warlord Chronicles. As a point of fact, Alfred also resembles Arthur in his operation as the solitary man to hoard his kingdom from an inevitable threat. Since he is the main character, Uhtred of Bebbanburg is an old man who is influential in terms of telling tales of events that took consign decades earlier, preliminary from his childhood as well going on, his story interlinking with the tale of the British Isles at the last part of the ninth Century. He sprinkles the description with often-acerbic remarks regarding the actions as well as the characters that he describes. It is prominent that the Saxon-born Uhtred, baptized as a Christian three times, has a very decisive view of the Christian belief all over the entire progression. However, he took a pledge to provide Alfred, he keeps his compassion to the Danes, their approach of life as well as their gods. For instance, this offers the reader an impartial picture of the variance of the era, as soon as it was in no way a conviction in view of the fact that there would be an England as well an Angle-land as a replacement of a “Daneland” as the southern and central parts of the island of Britain.

Cornwell’s best-known books feature the adventures of Richard Sharpe, an English soldier during the Napoleonic Wars. The first 11 books of the Sharpe series beginning in chronological order with Sharpe’s Rifles and ending with Sharpe’s Waterloo published in the US as Waterloo detail the Sharpe’s adventures in various Peninsular War campaigns over the path from 6–7 years. Consequently, Cornwell writes a prequel quintet Sharpe’s Tiger, the Sharpe’s Victory, Sharpe’s Fortress, Sharpe’s Trafalgar as well as Sharpe’s Prey depicting Sharpe’s explorations under Wellington’s control in India. This included his hard-won endorsement to the bureaucrat corps, his revisit to Britain and his influx in the 95th Rifles, and a sequel, Sharpe’s Devil, set six years after the closing stages of the wars. He also wrote the Sharpe’s Battle, a novel “inserted” into his previous continuity, taking place during the Battle of Fuentes de Onoro. Cornwell stated in the remarks in the last part of the book in the Sharpe series that he was at first uncertain about the casting of Sean Bean for the television adaptations. However, the doubts did not last and he was afterward so delighted that he dedicated Sharpe’s Battle to him and has admitted that he subtly changed the writing of the character to align with the Bean’s portrayal, as now he “could not imagine Sharpe as anyone else”. One of Cornwell’s early misgivings about Bean was that he did not actually resemble the black-haired Sharpe he described in earlier books, but as mentioned above, thought Bean understood and acted the part rightly. From then on, he ceased from mentioning Sharpe’s hair color. Since 2003, he has written further “missing adventures” set during the “classic” Peninsular War era.

The Grail Quest novels

These series compacts with a mid-14th Century search for the Holy Grail during the Hundred Years’ War. An English archer, Thomas of Hookton, becomes drawn into the expedition by the actions of a mercenary soldier called “The Harlequin”, who murders Thomas’ family in his own fanatical search for the Grail. Cornwell was planned at one point to write more books about the main character Thomas of Hookton and said that abruptly after finishing Heretic he had “… Started another Thomas of Hookton book, and then stopped it – mainly because I felt that his story ended in Heretic and I was just trying to get too much from him. This doesn’t mean I won’t pick the idea up again for a moment in the future.” He returned to the character in 2012.

The Saxon Stories

Cornwell’s most recent series spotlights on the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of, Wessex, England during the 9th-century reign of Alfred the Great, his stern opposition to the Danes and his strength of mind to unite England as one country. According to Cornwell’s replies on his website official statement board, the series will not be a trilogy like his medieval works, but will have three or four more follow-ups, he says “I am not sure how many there will be perhaps seven. Maybe eight His 8th book in the sequence was published in 2014 and further investigates the changes after Alfred’s death. Cornwell affirmed on his website that the ninth book in the series would be released in the fall.

In conclusion, Cornwell’s suspenseful story series is modern mysteries, all with nautical themes. He is a traditional sailor and enjoys sailing his Cornish Crabber inaugurated Royalist. According to Cornwell’s website, there may be no additions to the series, Bernard Cornwell says; “I enjoyed writing the thrillers, but suspect I am more contented writing historical novels”. He is always enchanted when people want more of the marine books he wrote.

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