BERNARD CORNWELL is the author of the acclaimed New York Times bestselling Saxon Tales series, which includes The Last Kingdom, The Pale Horseman, Lords of the North, Sword Song, The Burning Land, Death of Kings, The Pagan Lord, and, most recently, The Empty Throne and Warriors of the Storm, and which serves as the basis for the hit television series The Last Kingdom. He lives with his wife on Cape Cod and in Charleston, South Carolina.
"Historical adventure on a grand scale."--Kirkus
"Nobody does the Saxon period better than Cornwell, and readers will find themselves happily immersed in the muck, mire, and machinations of the Early Middle Ages."--Booklist
"One of the great joys of the series is Cornwell's skill in aging his warrior- hero who now creaks as he fights and is haunted by those he has loved and lost."--The Times (UK)
"The master returns with this latest addition to his wonderful Saxon chronicles."--Sunday Times Magazine (UK)