Can’t Wait Wednesday: Sword of Kings by Bernard Cornwell

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine.

Title: Sword of Kings Sword of Kings by Bernard Corwnell

Author:  Bernard Cornwell

Publisher: Harper Collins

Genre: Historical Fiction

Length: 336 Pages

Release Date: November 26, 2019

Blurb: His blood is Saxon.

His heart is Viking.

His battleground is England.

Why I’m Excited for It:  ….


Okay so I know that blurb is lacking… but honestly I’m just assuming it’s because Cornwell and Harper Collins don’t need to write them anymore to sell these books.

I’ll confess I haven’t read the last book in The Saxon Stories, War of the Wolf, despite the fact that it’s sitting on my shelf and has been since it released, because I was so scared Uhtred was going to die and I was going to be an emotional wreck.  But with a new book on the horizon it’s finally time to pick up War of the Wolf I think.  (And maybe re-read the rest of the series too.)

Sword of Kings can be found on GoodReads or preordered on Amazon.

What new books are you looking forward to?



16 thoughts on “Can’t Wait Wednesday: Sword of Kings by Bernard Cornwell

    • YES. I think it puts Fantasy lovers off because it’s technically historical fiction- but trust me, it’s a lot like fantasy without magic. Uhtred is one of my favorite characters of all time.

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  1. I do enjoy historical fiction, but I don’t read much of it. (I tend to learn toward historical fantasies instead.) Still, this sounds interesting!

    Most of my “can’t wait” books for the rest of this year have been released already (some came out yesterday!) but I’m still not sure I’ll actually get to them before the year is out. Fingers crossed!

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    • I’ll be honest and say The Saxon Stories are pretty testosterone fueled and I don’t know if that’s something that would interest you- but I tend to gravitate towards that type of book for some reason.

      I came to fantasy because I loved historical fiction and the medieval type settings, battles and what not, which is probably why I prefer fantasy where magic isn’t the focus. This is the series the show The Last Kingdom is based on, so if you like that show I definitely recommend checking these books out!


      • I don’t even know if testosterone fueled is the right term? Male centric maybe? It’s just that a lot of the women are mostly love interests for Uhtred. There were maybe only two women well-developed in the series and both of them were outstanding, one a warrior nun and the other a princess/queen, (And Uhtred had at least one wife who wasn’t terrible) but there’s lots of men characters that are ongoing regulars and very well developed. Either way- if you get a chance to see the show, it’s on Netflix and I’d love to know your thoughts!

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    • Yes! I realize the blurb is lacking (it was all I could find). I think I made the mistake of assuming most were familiar with the show and the series. These are the books The Last Kingdom on Netflix is based on. But yes I love Historical Fiction and Cornwell’s research is typically impeccable.


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