The Burning Land
Publish date: 2009
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
Series: The Warrior Chronicles/Saxon Stories (#5)
I had not read a book in this series in a few years, and I now regret waiting so long. I was sucked right back into the world and actions of Uthred and enjoyed this story very much. Cornwall's ability to mix history with fun adventure and exciting (if not unrealistic) characters is outstanding. L...
“The Burning Land” to piąty tom cyklu na zachodzie zwanego Opowieściami o Saksonach, a u nas zupełnie odwrotnie: Wojnami Wikingów. Bernard Cornwell kontynuuje tu historię życia Uhtreda z Babbenburga, Pana Wojny, dzięki któremu Alfred zwany Wielkim położył podwaliny pod stworzenie państwa zwanego Ang...
I think these stories are amazing! History - or at least historical-fiction - can be so much more impressive than straight fiction.What's even cooler is that you can look up these battles in Wikipedia and validate statistics.
I love this whole series, but I'm ready for Uhtred to finally make his move for his ancestral home. Otherwise, it's just a bunch of bloody (but very enjoyable) hacking through Viking and Saxon warriors, and a change of woman every few books or so. Still, the characters are well-drawn and the period ...
Good solid stuff. This felt a bit shorter than Cornwell's usual, but all the usual characters turned up: a super-neat ship, the fates, Serpent-breath, and so forth. I shall be sorry when this series reaches an end, as it inevitably must.
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