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The Empty Throne (2014)

by Bernard Cornwell(Favorite Author)
4.43 of 5 Votes: 2
0007504179 (ISBN13: 9780007504176)
The Warrior Chronicles/Saxon Stories
review 1: Well I dragged it out as long as I could, but I've finished it! It's easy to say I loved it, because I have loved all of them. I love Bernard Cornwells writing, and haven't read anything I don't like yet. Uhtred is such a great character! He is the bloke you want at your campfire, telling you stories, as well as at your back. He is the bloke that everyone hovers around at the party. He has the charisma, the "certain something" that makes you love or hate him. And if you hate him it's usually because you want to be him! I really felt like this story was back on track, so to speak. I gave four stars to Pagan Lord, and I won't take them back. For me he is one of those characters I want to always read about. BUT if I'm to be totally honest, I was left a little wanting after Pa... moregan Lord, and almost felt like it was a book that could be dropped from the series altogether. In fact I didn't think there was anything in that book, that was vital to the continuity of the next. Almost as if it was a "filler". But The Empty Throne saw me back to where I'm comfortable. I felt like we were back to the real story. Because things that happen here, in The Empty Throne, are surely going to impact what is to come.I loved the interaction between Uhtred and Stiorra, and her role in the book has opened up all sorts of interesting surmising as to where that's going to go. BC creates no illusion as to what battle comes next, and while I know nothing of this battle I'm looking forward to the next chapter. I still want to know what happens next. I still want to know what happens to Uhtred next. I was not left wanting! :)
review 2: I feel like this book and 'The Pagan Lord' are in a similar style to A Feast for Crows and A Dance With Dragons of the ASOIAF series. Namely, that they are setting the stage for major events yet to come. That being said, I was a little upset that the best part of the book happened within the last 40 or so pages. But the book was overall very entertaining, and I got my Uhtred fix for the year. I am SO excited to see what Bernard Cornwell does for the battle at Brunanburh. less
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always amazing.... i love the part at the begging where he speaks with the voice of his son... nice
Love, love, love Lord Uhtred. Can't wait for his next adventure.
Exceptional story, as to be expected from Bernard Cornwell.
Again a great read. Keep 'em coming, Mr. Cornwell
Fantastic series
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