Bernard Cornwell

Bernard Cornwell writes historical fiction.  His depiction of battle scenes is superlative.  He has several series that are great.

The Saxon Tales (aka the Last Kingdom series)
This series tells the story of Uhtred of Bebbanburg, which has been made into a TV series, the Last Kingdom.  Uhtred was an English boy who was kidnapped and raised by Danish Vikings.  He eventually enters into the service of Alfred the Great.

The Last Kingdom (2004)
The Pale Horseman (2005)
The Lords of the North (2006)
Sword Song  (2007)
The Burning Land (2009)
Death of Kings (2011)
The Pagan Lord (2013)
The Empty Throne (2014)
Warriors of the Storm (2015)
The Flame Bearer (2016)
War of the Wolf (2018)
Sword of Kings (2019)
War Lord (October 2020)

The Grail Quest
The Grail Quest tells the story of Thomas of Hookton, who is a 14th century English archer, and the search for the holy grail.

Harlequin (2000)   (aka The Archer’s Tale)
Vagabond (2002)
Heretic (2003)
1356 (2012)

The Sharpe Series
The Richard Sharpe series follows his British army career, from his start as a private and his subsequent rise through the ranks.  It was the basis of a TV series starring Sean Bean.  The books below are in order of chronology, not the order in which they were written.

Sharpe’s Tiger (1997)
Sharpe’s Triumph (1998)
Sharpe’s Fortress (1999)
Sharpe’s Trafalgar (2000)
Sharpe’s Prey (2001)         
Sharpe’s Rifles (1988)         
Sharpe’s Havoc (2003)
Sharpe’s Eagle (1981)
Sharpe’s Gold (1981)
Sharpe’s Escape (2004)
Sharpe’s Fury (2007)
Sharpe’s Battle (1995)
Sharpe’s Company (1982)
Sharpe’s Sword (1983)
Sharpe’s Skirmish (short story, 1999; revised edition 2002)
Sharpe’s Enemy  (1984)
Sharpe’s Honour (1985)
Sharpe’s Regiment (1986)
Sharpe’s Christmas (1994; revised edition 2003)
Sharpe’s Siege (1987)
Sharpe’s Revenge (1989)
Sharpe’s Waterloo (1990) 
Sharpe’s Ransom (short story, 1994; revised edition 2003)
Sharpe’s Devil (1992) 

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