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Warriors of the Storm Audiobook

Warriors of the Storm: The Last Kingdom Series, Book 9

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Publisher's Summary

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.

Uhtred of Bebbanburg, the kingdoms' greatest warrior, controls Northern Mercia from the strongly fortified city of Chester. But forces are rising up against him. Northmen allied to the Irish, led by the fierce warrior Ragnall Ivarson, are soon joined by the Northumbrians, and their strength could prove overwhelming. Despite the gathering threat, both Edward and Æthelflaed are reluctant to move out of the safety of their fortifications.

But with Uhtred's own daughter married to Ivarson's brother, who can be trusted?

In the struggle between family and loyalty, between personal ambition and political commitment, there will be no easy path. But a man with a warrior's courage may be able to find it. Such a man is Uhtred,and this may be his finest hour.

©2015 Bernard Cornwell (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

What the Critics Say

"A tense, powerful and compulsive story." (The Times)

"Strong narrative, vigourous action and striking characterisation, Cornwell remains king of the territory he has staked out as his own." (Sunday Times)

"Blood, divided loyalties and thundering battles." (The Times)

"A violent, absorbing historical saga, deeply researched and thoroughly imagined." (Washington Post)

"The best battle scenes of any writer I've ever read, past or present. Cornwell really makes history come alive." (George R. R. Martin)

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    David O Connor 04/04/2016
    David O Connor 04/04/2016 Member Since 2017
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    "average story."

    the narrator has changed how he pronounces some of the characters names which is pretty annoying. The story was OK nothing really to intriguing unlike the earlier stories in this series.i think Bernard Cornwell is circling with this character. He needs to decide what he is doing with him soon.

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    Ian Jackson Leighton Buzzard 17/06/2017
    Ian Jackson Leighton Buzzard 17/06/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Unmistakably Cornwell"

    Good story line with some amusing diversions, such as little Mus, but final battle seemed a little less believable than usual.

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    MR W Daly 31/05/2017
    MR W Daly 31/05/2017 Member Since 2010
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    "The best so far"

    Fast paced, great narration, solid well worked story line. A book you can listen to again and again. Can not wait for the next instalment.


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    Tricia Cassel-Gerard 14/05/2017

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    "The Irish are coming"

    Great sub plot lines in this the 9th book in the Saxon Chronicles. Finan's past is revealed and Stiorra's Norse husband adds colour. Gruesome and intricate the story unfolds with our hero Uhtred, whilst aging, has recovered much of his fighting skill and energy. As we near the end of the series all is now ready for the conquest of Bebbanburgh.

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    Barty 08/05/2017
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    "Yet another stunning book in the series."

    I loved this book, Utred/Bernard does it again, enjoyed every minute. just about to download the next one.

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    Kelly 14/03/2017
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    "great story telling"

    i love this series of books. really well narrated and the story has a really solid core running through out thw 9 books. The characters are well developed. the only critisim is that there is some level of predicability and repeatability as the series has progressed but still a great listen.

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    "What a great series. "

    A great example of quality of work in this series of books but this means that there is only one more book to go.

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    Kuleshov 25/01/2017
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    "Another great yarn."
    What did you like most about Warriors of the Storm?

    The world he creates. The preposterous, vivid melodrama.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Warriors of the Storm?

    Finan challenging an entire army.


    What does Matt Bates bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Great characterisation.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Against the odds the Pagan saves his Christian Queen.


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    Neil 04/12/2016
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    "Great new episode"

    Good continuation to the series and looking forward to next instalment of this epic journey.

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    another fantatic historical story line. it builds a climax to an ending that is cleverly written.

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    "Entertaining"

    I like Matt Bates' work. He's top-notch performing this series. Cornwell should continue this series using the protagonist's soon as a new hero. Very enjoyable.

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