Bernard Cornwell




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  • Action Adventure

    Oct-2018

    Bernard Cornwell's epic story of the making of England continues in this eleventh installment in the bestselling Saxon Tales series-"like Game of Thrones, but real" (The Observer)-the basis of the hit Netflix television...

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  • Action Adventure

    Jan-2018

    New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell makes a dramatic departure with this enthralling, action-packed standalone novel that tells the story of the first production of A Midsummer Night's Dream -- as related by William Shakespeare’s est...

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  • Action Adventure

    Dec-2016

    The Saxon Chronicles - 10

    Britain is in a state of uneasy peace. Northumbria’s Viking ruler, Sigtryggr, and Mercia’s Saxon Queen Aethelflaed have agreed a truce. And so England’s greatest warrior, Uhtred of Bebbanburg, at last has the chance to take back the home his tr...

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  • Action Adventure

    Jan-2016

    The ninth 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 BBC America television series....

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  • Historical

    Oct-2015

    The Saxon Chronicles - 9

    A fragile peace reigns in Wessex, Mercia and East Anglia. King Alfred's son Edward and formidable daughter, Aethelflaed, rule the kingdoms. But all around the restless Northmen, eyeing the rich lands and wealthy churches, are mounting raids. Uhtre...

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  • Historical

    Jan-2015

    The Saxon Chronicles - 8

    This eighth entry in New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell's epic Saxon Tales series brings to life the harrowing and turbulent tale of a nation torn apart by sectarian and religious strife, a political struggle dominated by dynastic riv...

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  • Historical

    Jan-2014

    The Saxon Chronicles - 7

    New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell returns to his epic Saxon Tales saga with The Pagan Lord, a dramatic story of divided loyalties, bloody battles, and the struggle to unite Britain. At the onset of the tenth century, England is in...

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  • Historical

    Jan-2013

    A thrilling tale of peril and conquest at the Battle of Poitiers. September 1356. All over France, towns are closing their gates. Crops are burning, and through-out the countryside people are on the alert for danger. The English army -- led by the...

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  • Historical

    Jan-2012

    The Saxon Chronicles - 6

    The fate of a new nation rests in the hands of a reluctant warrior in this thrilling sixth volume in the acclaimed New York Times bestselling Saxon Tales series. As the ninth century wanes, Alfred the Great lies dying, his dream of a unified Engla...

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  • Historical

    Oct-2010

    While the major fighting of the war moves to the south in the summer of 1779, a British force of fewer than a thousand Scottish infantry, backed by three sloops-of-war, sails to the desolate and fog-bound coast of New England. Establishing a garrison...

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  • Historical

    Jan-2010

    The Saxon Chronicles - 5

    In a clash of heroes, the kingdom is born. At the end of the ninth century, King Alfred of Wessex is in ill health; his heir, an untested youth. His enemy, the Danes, having failed to conquer Wessex, now see their chance for victory. Led by the sw...

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  • Historical

    Jan-2009

    Young Nicholas Hook is dogged by a cursed past--haunted by what he has failed to do and banished for what he has done. A wanted man in England, he is driven to fight as a mercenary archer in France, where he finds two things he can love: his instinct...

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  • Historical

    Jan-2008

    The Saxon Chronicles - 4

    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. Warrior by instinct and Viking by nature, Uhtred, the dispossessed son of a Northumbrian lord, has land, a wife an...

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  • Historical

    Feb-2007

    The Saxon Chronicles - 3

    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 stepsiste...

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  • Action Adventure

    Sep-2006

    A Richard Sharpe Adventure - 9

    The year is 1811. With the British army penned into a small part of Portugal, and all of Spain except for the coastal city of Cadiz fallen to the invader, the French appear to have won their war. Raised in the gutters of London and taught to fight, C...

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  • Historical

    Jan-2006

    The Saxon Chronicles - 2

    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...

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  • Historical

    Oct-2004

    The Saxon Chronicles - 1

    In the middle years of the ninth century, the fierce Danes stormed onto British soil, hungry for spoils and conquest. Kingdom after kingdom fell to the ruthless invaders until but one realm remained. And suddenly the fate of all England--and the cour...

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  • Action Adventure

    Apr-2004

    A Richard Sharpe Adventure - 8

    Richard Sharpe and the Bussaco Campaign, 1810 Only two obstacles stand between Napoleon's mighty army and its seemingly certain conquest of Portugal: a land wasted and stripped of food at Wellington's orders ... and Captain Richard Sharpe. But peril...

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  • Suspense

    Oct-2003

    Grail Quest - 3

    Still young but already a seasoned veteran of King Edward's army, Thomas of Hookton possesses a fearlessness and an uncanny prowess with the longbow, talents that have made him a natural leader. Now, at the head of a small but able band of soldiers, ...

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  • Action Adventure

    Apr-2003

    A Richard Sharpe Adventure - 7

    HISTORY COMES DANGEROUSLY ALIVE RICHARD SHARPE AND THE CAMPAIGN IN NORTHERN PORTUGAL, SPRING 1809 Lieutenant Richard Sharpe finds himself fighting the ruthless armies of Napoleon Bonaparte as they try to bring the whole of the Iberian Peninsula...

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  • General Fiction

    Sep-2002

    It is the summer of 1812 and Richard Sharpe, newly recovered from the wound he received in the fighting at Salamanca, is given an easy duty; to guard a Commissary Officer posted to an obscure Spanish fort where there are some captured French muskets ...

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  • Suspense

    Apr-2002

    In the cobbled streets outside Newgate Prison, the common and desperate of London gather regularly to enjoy the spectacle of human necks broken at the end of a hangman's rope. For Rider Sandman, newly returned from the Napoleonic Wars, it is not grim...

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  • Action Adventure

    Jan-2002

    A Richard Sharpe Adventure - 5

    RICHARD SHARPE AND THE EXPEDITION TO COPENHAGEN, 1807 The year is 1807, and Richard Sharpe is back in England, where his career seems to have come to a dead end, despite his heroics in Britain's recent victory at Trafalgar. Loveless, destitute, an...

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  • Action Adventure

    Dec-2001

    Grail Quest - 2

    In a time of treachery and brutality, a courageous warrior will face the fires of battle as he journeys on the ultimate quest: the search for the Holy Grail 1347. Five years have passed since Thomas of Hookton began his quest for justice . . . and...

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  • Suspense

    Jun-2000

    Discover a time of ritual and sacrifice .. . A land steeped in blood and glory ... A family of brothers whose deadly rivalries and glorious ambitions will forever mark the world....

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  • Action Adventure

    2000

    Grail Quest - 1

    A brutal raid on the quiet coastal English village of Hookton in 1342 leaves but one survivor: a young archer named Thomas. On this terrible dawn, his purpose becomes clear: to recover a stolen sacred relic and pursue to the ends of the earth the mur...

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  • Action Adventure

    2000

    A Richard Sharpe Adventure - 4

    Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Trafalgar, October 21, 1805 The year is 1805, and the Calliope, with Richard Sharpe aboard, is captured by a formidable French warship, the Revenant, which has been terrorizing British nautical traffic in the India...

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  • Action Adventure

    Mar-1999

    A Richard Sharpe Adventure - 3

    RICHARD SHARPE AND THE SIEGE OF GAWILGHUR, DECEMBER 1803 Richard Sharpe, now an officer in Wellesley's army, faces a battle of a different kind--this time among his own ranks. Uncomfortable with his newfound authority and unwilling colleagues, Sha...

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  • Action Adventure

    Jun-1998

    A Richard Sharpe Adventure - 2

    RICHARD SHARPE AND THE BATTLE OF ASSAYE, SEPTEMBER 1803 It is India, 1803. In the four years since he earned his sergeant's stripes, young Richard Sharpe has led a relatively peaceful existence. But Sharpe's reverie ends when he barely survives a ...

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  • Suspense

    Oct-1997

    The Warlord Chronicles - 3

    In The Winter King and Enemy of God Bernard Cornwell demonstrated his astonishing ability to make the oft-told legend of King Arthur fresh and new for our time. Now, in this riveting final volume of The Warlord Chronicles, Cornwell tells the unforget...

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  • Action Adventure

    Jan-1997

    A Richard Sharpe Adventure - 1

    RICHARD SHARPE AND THE SIEGE OF SERINGAPATAM, 1799 The year is 1799, and Richard Sharpe is just beginning his military career. An inexperienced young private in His Majesty's service, Sharpe becomes part of an expedition to India to push the ruthl...

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  • Suspense

    May-1996

    The Warlord Chronicles - 2

    The Warrior King has brought peace to Britain -- but for how long? Following a hard-fought victory, Arthur appears to have at last won the unity of the British kingdoms. He turns his attention to face the invading Saxons, while Merlin begins a que...

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  • Action Adventure

    Jan-1996

    Starbuck Chronicles - 4

    LEE'S ARMY INVADES THE NORTH FOR THE WAR'S BLOODIEST BATTLE, IN THE FOURTH VOLUME OF THIS ROUSING AND SPLENDID CIVIL WAR SERIES It is only weeks after Second Manassas in September 1862, and in General Lee's army the northern renegade Nathaniel Sta...

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  • Suspense

    May-1995

    The Warlord Chronicles - 1

    It takes a remarkable writer to make an old story as fresh and compelling as the first time we heard it. With The Winter King, the first volume of his magnificent The Warlord Chronicles, Bernard Cornwell unveils the story he was born to write: a bril...

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  • Action Adventure

    Apr-1995

    A Richard Sharpe Adventure - 10

    Spain 1811 As Napoleon threatens to crush Britain on the battlefield, Lt. Col. Richard Sharpe leads a ragtag army to exact personal revenge against a French general known for his acts of terror. Sharpe's Battle takes Richard Sharpe and his company...

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  • Action Adventure

    Feb-1995

    Starbuck Chronicles - 3

    THE BATTLE FOR MANASSAS IS A FIGHT TO THE DEATH, IN THE THIRD VOLUME OF THIS ACCLAIMED AND POWERFUL CIVIL WAR SERIES Distinguishing himself at the Battle of Cedar Mountain, Confederate Captain Nate Starbuck's career is jeopardized through the susp...

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  • Action Adventure

    Jan-1994

    Starbuck Chronicles - 2

    It is the summer of 1862 and the northern army is threatening to capture Richmond, the Confederate capital. Captain Nathaniel Starbuck, born in Boston but a Confederate hero at Manassas, is again in the thick of Civil War action. Bloodied but vict...

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  • Action Adventure

    Feb-1993

    Starbuck Chronicles - 1

    A POWERFUL AND EVOCATIVE STORY OF THE CIVIL WAR'S FIRST BATTLE AND THE MEN WHO FOUGHT IT When Richmond landowner Washington Faulconer snatches young Nate Starbuck from the grip of a Yankee-hating mob, Nate is both grateful and awed by his idealist...

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  • Suspense

    Aug-1992

    Thrillers - 5

    Bostonian Paul Shanahan is many things: part-time marine surveyor, smuggler, gunrunner, suspected CIA agent. A full-time scoundrel with ties to nothing and no one--except to an ex-lover who died years before in a hail of bullets--he has agreed to tra...

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  • Action Adventure

    Jun-1992

    A Richard Sharpe Adventure - 19

    AN HONORED VETERAN OF THE NAPOLEONIC WARS. LT COLONEL RICHARD SHARPE IS DRAWN INTO A DEADLY BATTLE, BOTH O LAND AND ON THE HIGH SEAS 1820--Richard Sharpe, a peaceful farmer since Waterloo, comes out of retirement to undertake a perilous mission. H...

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  • Suspense

    Oct-1991

    Thrillers - 4

    The last time Tim Blackburn saw his headstrong daughter Nicole, she was sailing out of his English Channel boatyard with the oddly charismatic leader of a group of environmental activists--some might say terrorists--called Genesis. Now, alone after t...

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  • Suspense

    Aug-1990

    Thrillers - 3

    Drug pirates stalk their victims in the treacherous waters of the Bahamas, then return to their fortress island of Murder Cay like primal sharks after a kill. Then comes skipper Nicholas Breakspear with the son and daughter of a U.S. senator. What sh...

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  • Action Adventure

    Jun-1990

    A Richard Sharpe Adventure - 18

    JUNE 1815: THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON, THE PRINCE OF ORANGE, AND NAPOLEON WILL MEET ON THE BATTLEFIELD AND DECIDE THE FATE OF EUROPE With the emperor Napoleon at its head, an enormous French army is marching toward Brussels. The British and their alli...

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  • General Fiction

    Aug-1989

    Despite the lure of the sea, the heir to an ancient earldom reluctantly returns to his British home to protect valuable paintings belonging to his family--a treasure that someone is willing to kill for...

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  • Suspense

    Jun-1989

    Thrillers - 2

    Johnny Rossendale has spent the last four years on the seas, away from the titled family he despises. But now he must turn his sailing cutter, the Sunflower, around and sail to Devon, where his mother lies dying. When Johnny makes landfall, though, h...

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  • Action Adventure

    May-1989

    A Richard Sharpe Adventure - 17

    WHEN HIS HONOR AND REPUTATION ARE AT STAKE, SHARPE SEEKS REVENGE AT ANY COST It is 1814, and the defeat of Napoleon seems imminent--if the well-protected city of Toulouse can be conquered. For Richard Sharpe, the battle turns out to be one of the ...

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  • Action Adventure

    Sep-1988

    A Richard Sharpe Adventure - 6

    WHEN SHARPE RISES FROM THE RANKS TO TAKE COMMAND, HE FINDS HIMSELF WITH AN UNEXPECTED ALLY IN THE WAR AGAINST NAPOLEON It's 1809, and the powerful French juggernaut is sweeping across Spain. Lieutenant Richard Sharpe is newly in command of the dem...

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  • Suspense

    Aug-1988

    Thrillers - 1

    Nick Sandman's spine was shattered by a bullet in the Falklands. He has no money and no prospects, only a dream of sailing far away from his troubles on his boat, Sycorax . But Sycorax is as crippled as he is, and to make her seaworthy again, Nick...

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  • Action Adventure

    Feb-1988

    A CITY AT WAR In 1777 Philadelphia was the cultural center of an emerging nation. It was there that the course of history would be determined. The British took possession of the city without firing a single shot; but they quickly discovered that h...

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  • Action Adventure

    May-1987

    A Richard Sharpe Adventure - 16

    TRAPPED WITH HIS BACK TO THE SEA, MAJOR RICHARD SHARPE AND A HANDFUL OF MEN MUST STAND AGAINST A BATTALION OF FRENCH TROOPS Sharpe's mission seemed simple: capture a small unguarded French coastal fort, cripple Napoleon's supply lines, and retreat...

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  • Action Adventure

    Mar-1986

    A Richard Sharpe Adventure - 15

    A CORRUPT POLITICAL ENEMY IS DETERMINED TO DISBAND THE SOUTH ESSEX REGIMENT AND TO DESTROY MAJOR RICHARD SHARPE Shape returns to England and discovers an illegal recruiting ring that sells soldiers like cattle to other divisions. The ringleaders k...

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  • Action Adventure

    Jun-1985

    A Richard Sharpe Adventure - 14

    STOPPING WELLINGTON'S FORCES IN SPAIN AND DESTROYING MAJOR RICHARD SHARPE IS A PERFECT PLOT FOR NAPOLEON An unfinished duel, a midnight murder, and the treachery of a beautiful prostitute lead to Sharpe's imprisonment. Condemned to die as an assas...

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  • Action Adventure

    Feb-1984

    A Richard Sharpe Adventure - 13

    ONLY ONE MAN STANDS BETWEEN NAPOLEON'S ARMY AND A BRITISH DEFEAT -- MAJOR RICHARD SHARPE A band of renegades led by Sharpe's vicious mortal enemy, Obadiah Hakeswill, holds a group of British and French women hostage in a strategic mountain pass. O...

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  • Action Adventure

    Jun-1983

    A Richard Sharpe Adventure - 12

    FRANCE'S MOST RUTHLESS ASSASSIN FAILED TO KILL CAPTAIN RICHARD SHARPE ON THE FIRST TRY. WILL HE GET A SECOND CHANCE? Colonel Levroux is killing Britain's most valuable spies, and it's up to Richard Sharpe to stop him. Thrust into the unfamiliar wo...

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  • Action Adventure

    Jun-1982

    A Richard Sharpe Adventure - 11

    MEET RICHARD SHARPE FEARLESS SOLDIER, RUTHLESS ENEMY, AND PASSIONATE LOVER The year is 1812, and Richard Sharpe has one mission: to thwart Napoleon's dream of empire. Sharpe and the fighting men of the Light Company must gain control of two fortre...

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  • Action Adventure

    Feb-1982

    A Richard Sharpe Adventure - 9

    WELLINGTON MUST CALL ON THE ONLY MAN BRAVE AND RUTHLESS ENOUGH TO WIN AT ANY COST CAPTAIN RICHARD SHARPE A year after the victory at Talavera, Wellington's army, outnumbered and bankrupt, is on the verge of collapse. Its only hope lies in a cache ...

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  • Action Adventure

    Apr-1981

    A Richard Sharpe Adventure - 8

    RICHARD SHARPE FEARLESS SOLDIER, RUTH LESS ENEMY, AND PASSIONATE LOVER Captain Richard Sharpe--bold, professional, and ruthless--is leading his battle-hardened veterans against Napoleon at Talavera in the bloodiest Peninsula battle yet. Sharpe has...

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