The Empty Throne

The Empty Throne

By Bernard Cornwell

  • Release Date : 2014-10-23
  • Genre : Historical
  • FIle Size : 1.22 MB
Score: 4.5
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The Empty Throne The eighth novel in Bernard Cornwell’s epic and bestselling 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.

In the battle for power, there can be only one ruler.

The ruler of Mercia is dying, leaving no apparent heir. His wife is a born leader, but no woman has ever ruled over an English kingdom. And she is without her greatest warrior and champion, Uhtred of Bebbanburg.

An empty throne leaves the kingdom exposed to rival West Saxons and to the Vikings, who are on a bloody rampage once more.

A hero is needed, a hero who has been in battle all his life, who can destroy the double threat to Mercia. A hero who will ultimately decide the fate of a nation…


Praise for Bernard Cornwell:

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

‘Cornwell is always in full command of his material’ SUNDAY TIMES

‘Like GAME OF THRONES, but real’ Observer

‘Tense, powerful, compulsive’ THE TIMES

‘He’s called a master storyteller. Really he’s cleverer than that’ TELEGRAPH

‘Nobody in the world does this better than Cornwell’ Lee Child

About the author

Bernard Cornwell was born in London, raised in Essex and
worked for the BBC for eleven years before meeting Judy, his
American wife. Denied an American work permit he wrote a
novel instead and has been writing ever since. He and Judy
divide their time between Cape Cod and Charleston, South


  • Price

    By Ronp22
    How on earth is the price of this book 14.99!! At last reduced to a more sensible price.
  • Another fine battle soaked tale

    By Baw bag743
    I enjoyed this latest offering. Well paced, with likeable rogues and thrilling battle scenes. I haven't yet found the series quite captures the magic of the Arthur novels; The Winter King, Enemy of God and Excalibur, but this still well worth a read.
  • Genius battle book

    By R4ng3RUK
    I love a great war story, Igguldon and Scarrow among the very best have learned from this man, great battles brought to life by the master story teller, this book is an absolute classic within the series, I could not stop reading it and have the puffy eyes to prove it due to lack of sleep. From start to end it unfolds from land to sea and from one fight to another, always leaving the reader craving more blood and gore, the ending for me was the best so far in the series, I simply cannot wait for the next one, thank you Bernard, you place me right in the front rank and centre of a shield wall, long live Uhtred and sons.