The Burning Land

'Gripping' Guardian 'Pacy and stylish' Jeremy Vine 'It was never meant to be like this.

Author: George Alagiah

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 1786897954

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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'Gripping' Guardian 'Pacy and stylish' Jeremy Vine 'It was never meant to be like this. Sabotage, yes. Propaganda, yes. All of that and more - but not this. Not murder.' South Africa has become a powder keg. Its precious land is being sold off to the highest bidders while the country's corrupt elite pocket the profits. As the dreams and hopes of its people are threatened, frustration turns to violence. With the shocking murder of one of the country's bright young hopes, the fuse is well and truly lit. Conflict mediator Lindi and her childhood friend Kagiso find themselves in the heart of the chaos, fighting to save themselves and their country as events are set in motion that no one - least of all they - can control.

The Burning Land The Last Kingdom Series Book 5

The fifth novel in Bernard Cornwell’s epic and bestselling series on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg.

Author: Bernard Cornwell

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007290012

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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The fifth 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.

The Burning Land

But his journey across the Burning Land promises dangers and temptations possibly too terrible to bear.

Author: Victoria Strauss

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061846961

Category: Fiction

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In the midst of the sacred wastes of the Burning Land -- in a hidden sanctuary called Refuge -- life goes on as usual for the people who have always believed themselves the last of their kind. But Axane, in secret, dreams forbidden visions of a world shehas been taught no longer exists -- and awaits the arrival of a savior ... or destroyer. Returned to power after long years of oppression, the rightful and pious rulers of the realm of Arsace have chosen Gyalo as their emissary, entrusting the young Shaper with finding a lost society of renegade mages and returning them to the fold. But his journey across the Burning Land promises dangers and temptations possibly too terrible to bear. And a shocking secret is waiting to be uncovered in Refuge, one that could reveal the true nature of the world ... and ignite a holy war without end.

The Saxon Tales Collection Books 5 8

This ebook collection includes The Burning Land, Death of Kings, The Pagan Lord, and The Empty Throne.

Author: Bernard Cornwell

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062386859

Category: Fiction

Page:

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A collection of the fifth through eighth installments of Bernard Cornwell’s bestselling series chronicling the epic saga of the making of England, "like Game of Thrones, but real" (The Observer, London)—the basis for The Last Kingdom, the hit television series. This ebook collection includes The Burning Land, Death of Kings, The Pagan Lord, and The Empty Throne.

The Last Kingdom Series Books 4 6 Sword Song The Burning Land Death of Kings The Last Kingdom Series

Start the epic journey today. This is the books 4, 5 and 6 in the epic and bestselling series that has gripped millions. A hero will be forged from this broken land. As seen on Netflix and BBC around the world.

Author: Bernard Cornwell

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007532539

Category: Fiction

Page: 1150

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Bernard Cornwell’s bestselling novels on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg.This is The Last Kingdom Series books 4-6.

The Burning Land

This novel, the fifth in the magnificent series of England's history tells of the final assaults on Alfred's Wessex, that Wessex survived to become England is because men like Uhtred defeated an enemy feared throughout Christendom.

Author: Bernard Cornwell

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781408460023

Category: Great Britain

Page: 437

View: 342

"In the last years of the ninth century, King Alfred of Wessex is in failing health, and his heir is an untested youth. The Danes, who have failed so many times to conquer Wessex, smell opportunity! First comes Harald Bloodhair, a savage warrior leading a Viking horde, who is encouraged to cruelty by his woman, Skade. But Alfred still has the services of Uhtred, his unwilling warlord, who leads Harald into a trap and, at Farnham in Surrey, inflicts one of the greatest defeats the Vikings were ever to suffer. This novel, the fifth in the magnificent series of England's history tells of the final assaults on Alfred's Wessex, that Wessex survived to become England is because men like Uhtred defeated an enemy feared throughout Christendom."-- Publisher description.

The Burning Land

after they were free, for she knew that if they discovered her intent, one or both of
them would insist on accompanying her, and she could not bear the thought of
forcing them into the Burning Land again. She wasted no time, therefore, ...

Author: Victoria Strauss

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497697565

Category: Fiction

Page: 556

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In a hidden desert sanctuary, the sorcerer-priest of a reborn faith uncovers dark truths about his world and its masters in the first book of Victoria Strauss’s fantasy masterwork, the Way of Ârata A realm long held in the iron grasp of godless tyrants, Arsace is finally free to worship its beloved, once-outlawed deity, Ârata. But decades of cruelty and oppression have left their mark—evidenced not only by the desecrated Âratist temples throughout the holy city of Baushpar but by the widespread mistrust and suspicion that has lately fallen on the Shapers, the powerful mages whose magic is beholden to no religious or government institution. Both a Shaper and a deeply devout priest, Gyalo Amdo Samchen has embarked on a great mission into the sacred Burning Land to rescue the renegades who, years before, fled into the desert to escape the city’s madness—among them the Dreamer Axane, who dares not reveal her forbidden visions of a world beyond. But shocking truths await Gyalo in the hidden sanctuary of Refuge—and what he learns there of his quest, his land, its leaders, and its faith will cause him to question everything he fervently believes while providing the terrible spark that could ignite the war to end all wars. In a magnificent feat of world building, Victoria Strauss has created a unique, vividly imagined land, society, and religious culture while spinning a riveting tale of duty, revelation, destiny, and magic that places her in the top ranks of contemporary fantasists.

The Burning Land

Burning. Land. That land out there has been burning me as long as I can
remember. All these years I've been getting ready for this moment. I'm going out
there to take hold of it... Raised by struggling Scottish immigrants in the sparsely ...

Author: John Fletcher

Publisher: Momentum

ISBN: 1743342586

Category: Fiction

Page: 654

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That land out there has been burning me as long as I can remember. All these years I've been getting ready for this moment. I'm going out there to take hold of it ... Raised by struggling Scottish immigrants in the sparsely inhabited mountains of the Port Phillip District, Matthew Curtis dreams of the vast unexplored spaces of inland Australia. Defying his stern foster-father, he leaves home — and the warm, grey eyes of Catriona Simmons — at sixteen. His journey takes him first to the brawling life of the goldfields with the beautiful Janice Honeyman, then north into the burning wilderness of the unexplored outback. An engrossing historical saga in the tradition of Evan Green and Wilbur Smith, The Burning Land bursts with life and the passion and daring of Australia's pioneers.

The Burning Land

Author: Emma Drummond

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780440102748

Category: South African War, 1899-1902

Page: 384

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The Burning Land

Author: John Hunter

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780707504438

Category: English fiction

Page: 185

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Ice the Bear and the Burning Land

Author: Valentina Agnesi

Publisher: Skira

ISBN: 9788857245737

Category:

Page: 48

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Ice the polar bear travels to South Africa and Brazil, rescuing an elephant and witnessing terrible destruction in the Amazon This is the second volume in Valentina Agnesi and Zelda Was a Writer's trilogy about the adventures of a polar bear seeking to save his native land from climate disaster. In Ice the Bear and the Burning Land, Ice's journey to the UN must take a detour when the young bear gets a call from South Africa asking for help. Poachers have captured the mother of little Farfallino the Elephant. At the end of this adventure, Ice the Bear sails to Brazil, where, trapped in a terrible fire in the heart of the Amazon forest, he sees with his own eyes the devastating effects of the flames on the lives and habitats of the animals. Once more Ice will do his best to help.

Shore of the Burning Land

A collection of poems by Shady Shakra

Author: Shady Shakra

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781545430231

Category:

Page: 156

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A collection of poems by Shady Shakra

The Burning Land

Author: Barbara Siegel

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780416032024

Category:

Page: 151

View: 671


Sword Song

The fourth installment of Bernard Cornwell’s New York Times bestselling series chronicling the epic saga of the making of England, “like Game of Thrones, but real” (The Observer, London)—the basis for The Last Kingdom, the hit ...

Author: Bernard Cornwell

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061798252

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 758

The fourth installment of Bernard Cornwell’s bestselling series chronicling the epic saga of the making of England, “like Game of Thrones, but real” (The Observer, London)—the basis for The Last Kingdom, the hit television series coming to Netflix in Fall 2016. The year is 885, and England is at peace, divided between the Danish kingdom to the north and the Saxon kingdom of Wessex in the south. Uhtred, the dispossessed son of a Northumbrian lord—warrior by instinct, Viking by nature—has finally settled down. He has land, a wife and two children, and a duty given to him by King Alfred to hold the frontier on the Thames. But then trouble stirs: a dead man has risen, and new Vikings have arrived to occupy the decayed Roman city of London. Their dream is to conquer Wessex, and to do it they need Uhtred’s help. Alfred has other ideas. He wants Uhtred to expel the Viking raiders from London. Uhtred must weigh his oath to the king against the dangerous turning tide of shifting allegiances and deadly power struggles. And other storm clouds are gathering: Alfred’s daughter is newly married, but by a cruel twist of fate, her very existence now threatens Alfred’s kingdom. It is Uhtred—half Saxon, half Dane—whose uncertain loyalties must now decide England’s future. Sword Song is Cornwell’s finest work yet—vivid with period detail, this breathtaking adventure throroughly reimagines one of the most fascinating tales in all of history—the birth of England—and breathes life into the brilliant king who made it possible: Alfred the Great.

The Pale Horseman tie in

This is the exciting—yet little known—story of the making of England in the 9th and 10th centuries, the years in which King Alfred the Great, his son and grandson defeated the Danish Vikings who had invaded and occupied three of ...

Author: Bernard Cornwell

Publisher: Harper Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780062438638

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 250

As the last unvanquished piece of England, Wessex is eyed hungrily by the fearsome Viking conquerors. Uhtred, a dispossessed young nobleman, is tied to the imperiled land by birth and marriage but was raised by the Danish invaders—and he questions where his allegiance must lie. But blood is his destiny, and when the overwhelming Viking horde attacks out of a wintry darkness, Uhtred must put aside all hatred and distrust and stand beside his embattled country’s staunch defender—the fugitive King Alfred. New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell’s The Pale Horseman is a gripping, monumental adventure that gives breathtaking life to one of the most important epochs in English history. “Cornwell’s characters are vividly drawn, betrayals lurk around every corner, the humor is as sharp as the swords, and the action is non-stop.” —NPR

The Last Kingdom Series Books 1 8 The Last Kingdom The Pale Horseman The Lords of the North Sword Song The Burning Land Death of Kings The Pagan Lord The Empty Throne The Last Kingdom Series

The ultimate collection of books 1-8 in the epic and bestselling series that has gripped millions. A hero will be forged from this broken land. As seen on Netflix and BBC around the world.

Author: Bernard Cornwell

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008159653

Category: Fiction

Page: 2366

View: 524

The ultimate collection of books 1-8 in the epic and bestselling series that has gripped millions. A hero will be forged from this broken land. As seen on Netflix and BBC around the world.

The Last Kingdom

This is the exciting—yet little known—story of the making of England in the 9th and 10th centuries, the years in which King Alfred the Great, his son and grandson defeated the Danish Vikings who had invaded and occupied three of ...

Author: Bernard Cornwell

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061760884

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 607

The first installment of Bernard Cornwell’s bestselling series chronicling the epic saga of the making of England, “like Game of Thrones, but real” (The Observer, London)—the basis for The Last Kingdom, the hit television series coming to Netflix in Fall 2016. This is the exciting—yet little known—story of the making of England in the 9th and 10th centuries, the years in which King Alfred the Great, his son and grandson defeated the Danish Vikings who had invaded and occupied three of England’s four kingdoms. The story is seen through the eyes of Uhtred, a dispossessed nobleman, who is captured as a child by the Danes and then raised by them so that, by the time the Northmen begin their assault on Wessex (Alfred’s kingdom and the last territory in English hands) Uhtred almost thinks of himself as a Dane. He certainly has no love for Alfred, whom he considers a pious weakling and no match for Viking savagery, yet when Alfred unexpectedly defeats the Danes and the Danes themselves turn on Uhtred, he is finally forced to choose sides. By now he is a young man, in love, trained to fight and ready to take his place in the dreaded shield wall. Above all, though, he wishes to recover his father’s land, the enchanting fort of Bebbanburg by the wild northern sea. This thrilling adventure—based on existing records of Bernard Cornwell’s ancestors—depicts a time when law and order were ripped violently apart by a pagan assault on Christian England, an assault that came very close to destroying England.

The Saxon Tales Collection Books 1 4

This ebook collection includes The Last Kingdom, The Pale Horseman, Lords of the North, and Sword Song.

Author: Bernard Cornwell

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062378546

Category: Fiction

Page:

View: 987

A collection of the first four installments of Bernard Cornwell’s bestselling series chronicling the epic saga of the making of England, “like Game of Thrones, but real” (The Observer, London)—the basis for The Last Kingdom, the hit television series. This ebook collection includes The Last Kingdom, The Pale Horseman, Lords of the North, and Sword Song.

Lords of the North

The year is 878.

Author: Bernard Cornwell

Publisher: Harper Perennial

ISBN: 9780061149047

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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The year is 878. Uhtred, the dispossessed son of a Northumbrian lord, has helped the Saxons of Wessex defeat the invading Danes. Now, finally free of his allegiance to the victorious, ungrateful King Alfred, he is heading home to rescue his stepsister, a prisoner of Kjartan the Cruel in the formidable Danish stronghold of Dunholm. Uhtred's best hope is his sword, Serpent-Breath, for his only allies are Hild, a West Saxon nun fleeing her calling, and Guthred, a slave who believes himself king. Rebellion, chaos, fear, and betrayal await them in the north, forcing Uhtred to turn once more, reluctantly, to the liege he formerly served in battle and blood: Alfred the Great.

The Pale Horseman

The Pale Horseman is a gripping, monumental adventure that gives breathtaking life to one of the most important epochs in English history—yet another masterwork from New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell.

Author: Bernard Cornwell

Publisher: Harper Perennial

ISBN: 9780061144837

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 475

The last unvanquished piece of England, Wessex is eyed hungrily by the fearsome Viking conquerors. A dispossessed young nobleman, Uhtred is tied to the imperiled land by birth and marriage but was raised by the Danish invaders—and he questions where his allegiance must lie. But blood is his destiny, and when the overwhelming Viking horde attacks out of a wintry darkness, Uhtred must put aside all hatred and distrust and stand beside his embattled country's staunch defender—the fugitive King Alfred. The Pale Horseman is a gripping, monumental adventure that gives breathtaking life to one of the most important epochs in English history—yet another masterwork from New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell.