Search Results: "Bernard Cornwell"


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SHARPE'S EAGLE by Bernard Cornwell
Released: April 20, 1981

"Nicely-edged characters, technicolor action, clipped narration—a solid series send-off."
First in a series of novels about the Napoleonic Wars, this covers the Talavera Campaign of July 1809. Read full book review >

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SHARPE'S SWORD by Bernard Cornwell
Released: June 1, 1983

"Salamanca scenery are the pleasing extras this time—as one of the better period-military series marches on smartly."
Captain Richard Sharpe returns, still fighting for Wellington against Napoleon in 1812 Spain; and this fourth sturdy outing features a neat spy-plot along with the grisly battles and swaggering camaraderie. Read full book review >

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THE LAST KINGDOM by Bernard Cornwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Cornwell's no-fail mix of historic tidbits and good-humored action makes the usually gloomy ninth century sound like a hell of a lot of fun."
A dispossessed Northumbrian gets a military education from the Danes before reluctantly signing on to serve the humorless Wessexian king, he who will eventually become Alfred the Great (849-99). Read full book review >

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EXCALIBUR by Bernard Cornwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 1998

"Splendid, white-hot storytelling."
This completes Cornwell's well-received Warlord Chronicles, an Arthurian trilogy (The Winter King, 1996, and Enemy of God, 1997). Read full book review >

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REBEL by Bernard Cornwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 17, 1993

"They hurt."
Cornwell, whose wonderfully entertaining Sharpe series of 18th-century military-sea adventures has entranced readers for years, starts a Civil War series with a great bang. Read full book review >

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KILLER'S WAKE by Bernard Cornwell
Released: Aug. 14, 1989

"Mildly violent."
The author of Redcoat and the popular Sharpe series of historical military adventures drops into the 20th century for a yachting thriller about an unwilling earl and a missing van Gogh. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 1999

"Cornwell's fans will dance with delight as horsemen charge and sabers swing through chaos and terror."
The marvelous Cornwell returns to his greatest character, British Army rifleman Richard Sharpe, after completing his Arthurian Warlord trilogy and the Starbuck Chronicles series, about the US Civil War. Read full book review >

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THE PALE HORSEMAN by Bernard Cornwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2006

"Swords, shields, mud and blood. Great stuff, as always, from the master."
Cornwell's tough medieval saga continues after King Alfred's realm is reduced to one swamp and a handful of believers. Read full book review >

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THE EMPTY THRONE by Bernard Cornwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Cornwell's done it again. New readers: Draw a flagon of ale, and be prepared to find the first seven in the series."
As conspiracies breed in their wake, Lord Uhtred of Bebbanburg and Lady Æthelflaed ally to drive invaders from Mercia in Cornwell's (The Pagan Lord, 2014, etc.) eighth in his Saxon series.Read full book review >

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HERETIC by Bernard Cornwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2003

"The usual Cornwell bull's-eye."
Beset by the plague and those hellacious Dominican inquisitors, the sure-shot hero of Cornwell's Archer series (Vagabond, 2002, etc.) continues his eventful search for the Holy Grail. Read full book review >

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WATERLOO by Bernard Cornwell
NON-FICTION
Released: May 5, 2015

"Despite a little confusion regarding the movements of divisions and brigades, this is a fascinating, detailed, and generously illustrated description of the battle that changed the fate of 19th-century Europe."
In his first nonfiction book, acclaimed historical novelist Cornwell (The Empty Throne, 2015, etc.) employs his storytelling skills to bring military history out of the textbook.Read full book review >

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FOOLS AND MORTALS by Bernard Cornwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"A master craftsman at work: imaginative, intelligent, and just plain fun."
Cornwell (The Flame Bearer, 2016, etc.) turns from conspiracies of crowned heads to mysteries in the world of Elizabethan theater. Read full book review >