War Lord - Bernard Cornwell

War Lord

By Bernard Cornwell

  • Release Date: 2020-11-24
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4.5
From 391 Ratings



“I gulped it right down. Excellent, as always. . . . Cornwell brings battles to life like no one else.” –George R.R. Martin, Author of Game of Thrones

The final installment in Bernard Cornwell’s bestselling Saxon Tales series, chronicling the epic story of the making of England—the basis for The Last Kingdom, the hit Netflix series.


The epic conclusion to the globally bestselling historical series.

England is under attack. Chaos reigns. Northumbria, the last kingdom, is threatened by armies from all sides, by land and sea – and only one man stands in their way. Torn between loyalty and sworn oaths, the warrior king Lord Uhtred of Bebbanburg faces his greatest ever battle – and prepares for his ultimate fate…

“Perhaps the greatest writer of historical adventure novels today” (Washington Post), Bernard Cornwell has dazzled and entertained readers and critics with his prolific string of page-turning bestsellers. Of all his protagonists, however, none is as beloved as Uhtred of Bebbanburg, and this thrilling historical novel continues the saga of his adventures and the turbulent early years of England.


  • A Tradition Lost

    By RoiMor
    At the turning of each year, it was my quiet gift to myself -- Uhtred, the history, the heroics and the writing gift of BC. Today, after the last page and the fitting end, I told my wife that I had lost yet something else in 2020 and read her the last paragraph. She never knew the journey and pleasure of the thousand pages that led to it and perhaps didn't understand why I read it aloud. So I did not tell her that with slight editing to reflect a belief that the nailed God triumphed, it would be a fine epitaph for any man's life. Sail on Mr. Cornwell tell us another "story of all stories". KRM Washington, D.C. 2020
  • His Final Bow

    By pkgoode
    Uhtred’s story concludes with a flourish in one of the best entries of the series. The mayhem takes a back seat to intrigue as Uhtred and Finan match wits with three kings to protect Bebbanburgh and emerge triumphant at the historically climactic Battle of Brunanburh. Along the way, Uhtred looks back on his warrior past with pride and regret, and seeks reconciliation with his Christian son. Dedicated to Alexander Dreymon.