The empty throne: a novel

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In the battle for power, there can be only one ruler. Britain, early tenth century AD: a time of change. There are new raids by the Vikings from Ireland, and turmoil among the Saxons over the leadership of Mercia. A younger generation is taking over. When Æthelred, the ruler of Mercia, dies, he leaves no legitimate heir. The West Saxons want their king, but Uhtred has long supported Æthelflaed, sister to King Edward of Wessex and widow of Æthelred. Widely loved and respected, Æthelflaed has all the makings of a leader but can Saxon warriors ever accept a woman as their ruler? The stage is set for rivals to fight for the empty throne. Uhtred is still suffering from wounds he received in battle. To recover his strength he needs to find the sword that caused the injury, but, lost amid the battle's blood and mud, how can it be traced, and who among the Vikings or Saxons may be holding it? In the end it is one champion, one hero, who will destroy the new Viking threat to Mercia and ultimately decide the fate of England. With this eighth entry in the epic Saxon Tales series, we are reminded once again why New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell is "the most prolific and successful historical novelist in the world today" (Wall Street Journal).
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display_description Supporting the widow of the dying ruler of 10th-century Mercia in her unconventional fight for leadership, wounded soldier Uhtred searches for his lost sword to regain his strength. "My name is Uhtred. I am the son of Uhtred, who was the son of Uhtred . . ." Britain, early tenth century AD: a time of change. There are new raids by the Vikings from Ireland, and turmoil among the Saxons over the leadership of Mercia. A younger generation is taking over. AEthelred, the ruler of Mercia, is dying, leaving no legitimate heir. The West Saxons want their king, but Uhtred has long supported Athelflaed, sister to King Edward of Wessex and widow of Aethelred. Widely loved and respected, Athelflaed has all the makings of a leader--but could Saxon warriors ever accept a woman as their ruler? The stage is set for rivals to fight for the empty throne. Uhtred is still suffering from the wounds he received in battle. To recover his strength he needs to find the sword that caused the injury, but lost amid the battle's blood and mud, how could it be traced and who among the Vikings or Saxons might be holding it? In the end it is one champion, one hero, who will destroy the new Viking threat to Mercia and ultimately decide the fate of England."--
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subject_facet Alfred, -- King of England, -- 849-899 -- Fiction, Audiobooks, Great Britain -- History -- Alfred, 871-899 -- Fiction, Great Britain -- History -- Anglo-Saxon period, 449-1066 -- Fiction, Historical fiction, American, Historical fiction, English, Large type books, Northumbria (Kingdom) -- History -- Fiction, Saxons -- Fiction, Vikings -- Fiction
title_display The empty throne
title_full The Empty Throne The Warrior Chronicles, Book 8, The empty throne / Bernard Cornwell, The empty throne [sound recording] / Bernard Cornwell, The empty throne [sound recording] : a novel / Bernard Cornwell, The empty throne [text (large print)] : a novel / Bernard Cornwell
title_short The empty throne
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Alfred, Audiobooks, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical fiction, American, Historical fiction, English, History, Large type books, Saxons, Thriller, Vikings