In a ten novel series Bernard Cornwell brings to the readers The Flame Bearer. With the prologue set from the previous books in the series Cornwell now brings forth the long awaited actions of the main character and his quest for revenge. A tale of swords and shields with a plot centered around the main characters Uncle taking his rightful heir to the thrown from him while he was away. Several twists and turns continue to captivate readers in this novel.
- Summary of a novel by Bernard Cornwell. Uhtred of Bubbanberg has inherited a throne from his father.
- Uhtred had been forcefully adopted by a warring tribe after his father and brother were killed. While Uhtred grew up away from home his uncle took the throne.
- The fight to regain the thrown takes place in the time period when England was coming to be as a country. Alfred the great was King of the Saxons at the time and wanted all tribes united under him.
“His battle scenes are vivid, thrilling, and, at times, quite gruesome. The Flame Bearer is no exception.”