The Last Kingdom Series

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The first book in a brand-new series, The Last Kingdom is set in England during the reign of King Alfred.

Uhtred is an English boy, born into the aristocracy of ninth-century Northumbria. Orphaned at 10, he is captured and adopted by a Dane and taught the Viking ways. Yet Uhtred's fate is indissolubly bound up with Alfred, King of Wessex, who rules over the only English kingdom to survive the Danish assault.

The struggle between the English and the Danes and the strife between christianity and paganism is the background to Uhtred's growing up. He is left uncertain of his loyalties but a slaughter in a winter dawn propels him to the English side and he will become a man just as the Danes launch their fiercest attack yet on Alfred's kingdom. Marriage ties him further still to the West Saxon cause but when his wife and child vanish in the chaos of the Danish invasion, Uhtred is driven to face the greatest of the Viking chieftains in a battle beside the sea. There, in the horror of the shield-wall, he discovers his true allegiance.

The Last Kingdom, like most of Bernard Cornwell's books, is firmly based on true history. It is the first novel of a series that will tell the tale of Alfred the Great and his descendants and of the enemies they faced, Viking warriors like Ivar the Boneless and his feared brother, Ubba. Against their lives Bernard Cornwell has woven a story of divided loyalties, reluctant love, and desperate heroism. In Uhtred, he has created one of his most interesting and heroic characters and in The Last Kingdom one of his most powerful and passionate novels.

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  • Volume 1 de la série

    • The Last Kingdom

    • The Last Kingdom Series, Book 1
    • De : Bernard Cornwell
    • Lu par : Jonathan Keeble
    • Durée : 13 h et 28 min
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    The first book in a brand-new series, The Last Kingdom is set in England during the reign of King Alfred. Uhtred is an English boy, born into the aristocracy of ninth-century Northumbria. Orphaned at 10, he is captured and adopted by a Dane and taught the Viking ways. Yet Uhtred's fate is indissolubly bound up with Alfred, King of Wessex, who rules over the only English kingdom to survive the Danish assault. The struggle between the English and the Danes and the strife between christianity and paganism is the background to Uhtred's growing up.

    Prix : 17,65 €

  • Volume 2 de la série

    • The Pale Horseman

    • The Last Kingdom Series, Book 2
    • De : Bernard Cornwell
    • Lu par : Jonathan Keeble
    • Durée : 14 h et 6 min
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    A Saxon raised by Vikings. A pagan fighting for a Christian King. The conflict at the heart of a hero will be played out in the fight for England. It is 877. Across the kingdoms of Britain the Danes are gaining strength. Uhtred of Bebbanburg, a pagan warrior, must decide who he will align with: the Vikings who raised him or Alfred, King of the West Saxons.

    Prix : 17,65 €

  • Volume 3 de la série

    • The Lords of the North

    • The Last Kingdom Series, Book 3
    • De : Bernard Cornwell
    • Lu par : Jonathan Keeble
    • Durée : 12 h et 43 min
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    Enter a world where bloody battles and heroic deeds combine in the historic struggle to unite Britain in the face of a common enemy. The third instalment in Bernard Cornwell's King Alfred series, follows on from the outstanding previous novels The Last Kingdom and The Pale Horseman. The year is 878 and the Vikings have been thrown out of Wessex. Uhtred, fresh from fighting for Alfred in the battle to free Wessex, travels north to seek revenge for his father's death, killed in a bloody raid by Uhtred's old enemy, renegade Danish lord, Kjartan.

    Prix : 17,65 €

  • Volume 4 de la série

    • Sword Song

    • The Last Kingdom Series, Book 4
    • De : Bernard Cornwell
    • Lu par : Jonathan Keeble
    • Durée : 12 h et 15 min
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    The fourth in the best-selling Alfred series from number-one historical novelist, Bernard Cornwell. The year is 885, and England is at peace, divided between the Danish kingdom to the north and Alfred's kingdom of Wessex in the south. But trouble stirs, a dead man has risen and new Vikings have arrived to occupy London. It is a dangerous time, and it falls to Uhtred, half Saxon, half Dane, a man feared and respected the length and breadth of Britain, to expel the Viking raiders and take control of London for Alfred.

    Prix : 13,28 €

  • Volume 5 de la série

    • The Burning Land

    • The Last Kingdom Series, Book 5
    • De : Bernard Cornwell
    • Lu par : Stephen Perring
    • Durée : 10 h et 57 min
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    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.... First comes Harald Bloodhair, a savage warrior leading a Viking horde. 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.

    Prix : 13,28 €

  • Volume 6 de la série

    • Death of Kings

    • The Last Kingdom Series, Book 6
    • De : Bernard Cornwell
    • Lu par : Stephen Perring
    • Durée : 10 h et 25 min
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    As the ninth century wanes, England appears about to be plunged into chaos once more. For the Viking-raised but Saxon-born warrior, Uhtred, whose life seems to shadow the making of England, this presents him with difficult choices.King Alfred is dying and his passing threatens the island of Britain to renewed warfare. Alfred wants his son, Edward, to succeed him but there are other Saxon claimants to the throne as well as ambitious pagan Vikings to the north.

    Prix : 13,28 €

  • Volume 7 de la série

    • The Pagan Lord

    • The Last Kingdom Series, Book 7
    • De : Bernard Cornwell
    • Lu par : Matt Bates
    • Durée : 11 h et 40 min
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    The new novel in Bernard Cornwell's number one best-selling series The Warrior Chronicles, on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. Alfred the Great is dead and Edward his son 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.

    Prix : 13,28 €

  • Volume 8 de la série

    • The Empty Throne

    • The Last Kingdom Series, Book 8
    • De : Bernard Cornwell
    • Lu par : Matt Bates
    • Durée : 11 h et 11 min
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    The new novel in Bernard Cornwell's number one bestselling series The Warrior Chronicles, on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. In the battle for power, there can be only one ruler.England is fractured, torn apart more by internal fighting than the threat of Viking invasion. The ruler of Mercia is dying, leaving no legitimate heir. His wife is a formidable fighter and great leader, but no woman has ever ruled over an English kingdom.

    Prix : 13,28 €

    • The Empty Throne

    • A Novel
    • De : Bernard Cornwell
    • Lu par : Matt Bates
    • Durée : 11 h et 11 min
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    Britain, early 10th 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. Æthelred, the ruler of Mercia, is dying, leaving no legitimate heir. The West Saxons want their king, but Uhtred has long supported Athelflaed, sister to King Edward of Wessex and widow of Aethelred. Widely loved and respected, Athelflaed has all the makings of a leader - but can Saxon warriors ever accept a woman as their ruler?

    Prix : 30,49 €

  • Volume 9 de la série

    • Warriors of the Storm

    • The Last Kingdom Series, Book 9
    • De : Bernard Cornwell
    • Lu par : Matt Bates
    • Durée : 12 h et 12 min
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    The new novel in Bernard Cornwell's number-one best-selling series on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. BBC2's major autumn 2015 TV show The Last Kingdom is based on the first two books in the series. A fragile peace is about to be broken.... King Alfred's son, Edward, and formidable daughter, Æthelflaed, rule Wessex, Mercia and East Anglia. But all around the restless Northmen, eyeing the rich lands and wealthy churches, are mounting raids.

    Prix : 15,90 €

    • Warriors of the Storm

    • A Novel
    • De : Bernard Cornwell
    • Lu par : Matt Bates
    • Durée : 12 h et 12 min
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    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. Uhtred of Bebbanburg, the kingdoms' greatest warrior, controls Northern Mercia from the strongly fortified city of Chester.

    Prix : 30,49 €

  • Volume 10 de la série

    • The Flame Bearer

    • The Last Kingdom Series, Book 10
    • De : Bernard Cornwell
    • Lu par : Matt Bates
    • Durée : 10 h et 19 min
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    The brand-new novel in Bernard Cornwell's number one best-selling series on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. BBC2's major TV show The Last Kingdom is based on the first two novels in the series. From the day it was stolen from me, I had dreamed of recapturing Bebbanburg. The great fort was built on a rock that was almost an island; it was massive, it could be approached only on land by a single narrow track - and it was mine.

    Prix : 13,29 €

    • The Flame Bearer

    • Saxon Tales, Book 10
    • De : Bernard Cornwell
    • Lu par : Matt Bates
    • Durée : 10 h et 25 min
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    From the day it was stolen from me, I dreamed of recapturing Bebbanburg. The great fort had been built on a rock that was almost an island. It was massive; it could be approached only on land by a single narrow track; and it was mine. Britain is in a state of uneasy peace. Northumbria's Viking ruler, Sigtryggr, and Mercia's Saxon queen, Aethelflaed, have agreed to 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.

    Prix : 30,49 €