The Resource The empty throne, Bernard Cornwell

The empty throne, Bernard Cornwell

Label
The empty throne
Title
The empty throne
Statement of responsibility
Bernard Cornwell
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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."--
Member of
Title
The empty throne
Creator
Summary
After being injured in battle, Uhtred searches for the sword that inflicted the wound and defends the Kingdom of Mercia from the Vikings and Welsh invaders
Subject
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Genre
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Tone
Writing style
Character
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10386593
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
823/.914
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6053.O75
LC item number
E48 2015
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Saxon tales
Series volume
[8]
Target audience
adult
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/titleStatement
Bernard Cornwell
Label
The empty throne, Bernard Cornwell
Publication
Note
"Published in Great Britain in 2013 by HarperCollins Publishers"--Title page verso
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • PAS-MAIN
  • PAS-FAIR
  • BCL-MAIN
  • HOU-CEN
  • HOU-CEN
  • NED-MEH
  • HOU-MEY
  • PAP-MAIN
  • HOU-ROB
  • HOU-WAL
  • HOU-ALI
  • HOU-MNT
  • HOU-MNT
  • HOU-HIL
  • HOU-VIN
  • HOU-STE
  • HOU-OAK
  • HOU-HEI
  • HOU-HEI
  • HOU-BRA
  • HOU-KEN
  • HOU-PAR
  • HOU-RIN
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn877364198
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9780062250711
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
u1768672
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a1768672
  • (OCoLC)877364198

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