The Warlord Chronicles

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,330 ratings

The Winter King Summary

Uther, the High King of Britain, has died, leaving the infant Mordred as his only heir. His uncle, the loyal and gifted warlord Arthur, now rules as caretaker for a country which has fallen into chaos - threats emerge from within the British kingdoms while vicious Saxon armies stand ready to invade.

Uther, the High King of Britain, has died, leaving the infant Mordred as his only heir. His uncle, the loyal and gifted warlord Arthur, now rules as caretaker for a country which has fallen into chaos - threats emerge from within the British kingdoms while vicious Saxon armies stand ready to invade.

As he struggles to unite Britain and hold back the Saxon enemy, Arthur is embroiled in a doomed romance with beautiful Guinevere.

©1995 Bernard Cornwell (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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  • Book 1

    • The Winter King

    • The Warlord Chronicles, Book 1
    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 19 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 532
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 482
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 486

    Uther, the High King of Britain, has died, leaving the infant Mordred as his only heir. His uncle, the loyal and gifted warlord Arthur, now rules as caretaker for a country which has fallen into chaos - threats emerge from within the British kingdoms while vicious Saxon armies stand ready to invade. Uther, the High King of Britain, has died, leaving the infant Mordred as his only heir. His uncle, the loyal and gifted warlord Arthur, now rules as caretaker for a country which has fallen into chaos - threats emerge from within the British kingdoms while vicious Saxon armies stand ready to invade.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Simply Brilliant

    • By Matt on 29-08-14

    Regular price: £16.99

  • Book 2

    • Enemy of God

    • The Warlord Chronicles, Book 2
    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 18 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 407
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 368
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 366

    The continuing story of Arthur, the second in a trilogy which began with The Winter King. The novels bring Arthur and his world to vivid life. A man battling for his vision of the future in a brutal age, dragged down by suspicions and magics of the past, surrounded by intrigue, dependent on his skill at war and genius for leadership.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best of the trilogy.

    • By Steven A. McKay on 02-02-15

    Regular price: £16.99

  • Book 3

    • Excalibur

    • The Warlord Chronicles, Book 3
    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 18 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 391
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 364
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 362

    A story of love, war, loyalty and betrayal, Excalibur begins with the failure of Lancelot's rebellion and the ruin of Arthur's marriage to Guinevere. The Saxons, sensing the disunity of the Britons, seize the chance to destroy Arthur. The climax of the war comes with the legendary triumph at Mount Badon, and Arthur`s great victory. But the promises he made then come back to haunt him after the years of peace and glory.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • "Now Complete"

    • By Lee on 10-04-15

    Regular price: £16.99