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War Lord

By Bernard Cornwell HarperCollins, £20

The final novel in thesees Uhtred of Bebbanburg back in his rightful home of Northumbria. He must decide whether to risk his hard-won peace and join the fight. Northumbria, the last kingdom, becomes a coveted prize for King Æthelstan who has recently unified the three kingdoms of Wessex, Mercia and East Anglia. There is also the looming threat of a Scottish invasion. Uhtred must now be prepared for his greatest battle yet as England's creation story finally comes to an epic conclusion.

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