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Bernard Cornwell - Medieval Historical Fiction - Saxon Series - Burning LandThe Bernard Cornwell Bookgroup blog discusses everything related to the historical fiction author, including: novels (past, present and future), biographical information, suggested non-fiction as it relates to a particular series (e.g. – The Oxford Illustrated History of the Vikings by Peter Sawyer to go along with the medieval-based Saxon Series), news and resource links. Bernard Cornwell’s next installment in the Saxon Series is The Burning Land, due out January of 2010 according to Amazon. I like the cover a lot (right).

10 thoughts on “Bernard Cornwell Bookgroup Blog”

  1. You’re welcome, Meghan. If they do a good job of posting new content, I think it will be a great resource for all things Bernard Cornwell.

  2. You’re welcome, Scott. You know I’ve never read his Sharpe series. I tend to stick with his medieval-based stuff. I definitely need to read that series though.

  3. Fabiano, I’ve heard they are making his latest novel Azincourt into a movie, to be released sometime within the next couple of years. Other than that, none of his novels have been made into movies, though the Sharpe series is also a television series starring Sean Bean.

    I love the Saxon Series. I still need to read the Arthur books. Actually, the Grail Quest Series was the first series I ever read by him, and I was hooked from then on.

  4. Let’s get it going! Carl Urban needs to play Utred in a Riddley Scott directed film based on Mr. Cornwell’s Saxon Series – I know I’m wishing, but tell me how awesome that would be!

  5. I think a movie on this series would be epic!! and if i had to pick an actor for uhtred, i would pick Jason Mamoa, the actor who played Khal Drogo from Game Of Thrones and the new conan, in the recently released conan movie, just picture him with blonde hair!! It’s Uhtred all over!!

  6. Mitchell, I agree. I’d love to see the saxon chronicles made into a movie. I think it’d be incredible. Uhtred is a great character. I haven’t really thought about who I would like to play him. I haven’t watched enough of the Game of Thrones series yet to make a judgement call on Jason Mamoa. I’ve read all the books of A Song of Ice and Fire, just haven’t watched the series yet.

    I’d have to think about who would make a good Uhtred. Who would you put as King Alfred? Ragnar? etc.

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