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)
“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.