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War of the Wolf

A Novel
Narrated by: Matt Bates
Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
5 out of 5 stars (1,247 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Bernard Cornwell’s epic story of the making of England continues in this 11th installment in the best-selling Saxon Tales series - "[L]ike Game of Thrones, but real" (The Observer) - the basis of the hit Netflix television series The Last Kingdom.

His blood is Saxon. His heart is Viking. His battleground is England.

"Perhaps the greatest writer of historical adventure novels today" (Washington Post), Bernard Cornwell has dazzled and entertained fans and critics with his best-sellers. Of all his protagonists, however, none is as beloved as Uhtred of Bebbanburg.

And while Uhtred might have regained his family’s fortress, it seems a peaceful life is not to be - as he is under threat from both an old enemy and a new foe. The old enemy comes from Wessex, where a dynastic struggle will determine who will be the next king. And the new foe is Sköll, a Norseman, whose ambition is to be king of Northumbria and who leads a frightening army of wolf-warriors, men who fight half-crazed in the belief they are indeed wolves. 

Uhtred, believing he is cursed, must fend off one enemy while he tries to destroy the other. 

In this new chapter of the Saxon Tales series - a rousing adventure of courage, treachery, duty, devotion, majesty, love, and battle, as seen through the eyes of a warrior straddling two worlds - Uhtred returns to fight once again for the destiny of England.

©2018 Bernard Cornwell (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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Not the End

I've been waiting for this book all year, and somehow in my head I thought it would be the last... to my relief it is just another chapter in Uhtred's life.
I thought the cadence of Matt Bates was slow and tired throughout the book, but then I thought - Uhtred is slow and tired - so the cadence was actually perfect when in context.
Many times during the book I felt like I've heard the story before - but some stories are worth hearing again so I didn't mind.
I was disappointed in the lack of participation of some of my favorite characters - but that is on me, not the author or book - I just love Uhtred the Younger and wish there was more of him in this book. Not my favorite book in the series, but it was worth the credit and a good addition to the overall series.

Just like every book in this series, I laughed, I cried, and in the end I was left wanting more Uhtred. I wish it would just go on and on...

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Another fun read in the series!

I have to admit I have not enjoyed each of the books in the series as much as others, but this was a good one. If you follow any of Bernard Cornwell's series, this was right up there. I enjoyed it.

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  • 10-15-18

Memior of an aging warrior

As Utred has aged in the series the feebleness of injuries long healed and the tide of fate that seems to drag him along in what he refuses todo all come to a head when the battle is no longer something looked forward to, but must be done. Utred isn’t dead yet and any ersling thinking to call him old is still a fool that is too slow.

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  • 02-16-19

Bernard Cornwell continues to deliver!

I've read about every book that Bernard Cornwell has read and I keep thinking a dud will come along. Nope - he continues to deliver A+ stories. The many books of Uhtred have been so enjoyable and fascinating to follow. I've moved from reading to listening via Audible and it actually improved my ability to visualize the story. Recently took a long road trip and really enjoyed listening to this novel. Wow, made the trip go by really fast and I was eager to continue driving to finish the novel. Thanks so much Mr Cornwell for delivering massively great novels that allow each of us to remove ourselves from this current world into a land of intrigue, adventure and mystery. Thanks.

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Fantastic series

This is my favourite fictional series of all time ! Narration is overall very good , it just throws you off when there's a different one for different books ,but its not too hard to adapt.

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Always engaging

I've read many of Cornwell's books and he's yet to fail! Stories are gripping and tough to put down anxiously awaiting the next adventure of Uhtred of Bebbemburg

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A worthy addition to a great series.

The Saxon Series is one of my favorites. Listening to this book is like visiting with an old friend you haven't heard from in a while.

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Great Book

It just gets better and better with each book. I truly hope that there is another book soon

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Great Author Great Book

This book was an amazing finisher! I recommend them all to any reader or listeners!

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good book

another great book in the series, and can't wait till the next book comes out

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Uhtred still not in Valhalla

No review really needed. If you haven't read any of the series. start at book 1. Just fascinated to see how Bernard Cornwell will keep our hero going until Brunanburh.

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