The iconic story of King Alfred and the making of a nation, this novel is set at the end of the 9th century. Packs in huge history and tortured heroes, and uncovers of what legends are truly made. With appeal to fans of Cornwell's "Azincourt" and "The Burning Land", which was a huge bestseller in hardback and paperback. All the books in the "Making Of England" series have been Top Ten bestsellers.
Bernard Cornwell was born in London, raised in Essex and now lives in the USA. In addition to the Sharpe series, he is the author of the Arthurian series, the Warlord Chronicles; the Starbuck Chronicles on the American Civil War; Stonehenge; Gallows Thief; the Grail Quest series; and his new series, set during the reign of King Alfred. His latest novel is Azincourt.