Saturday, December 26, 2009

Giveaway: The Burning Land by Bernard Cornwell



In a clash of heroes, the kingdom is born.

At the end of the ninth century, King Alfred of Wessex is in ill health; his heir, an untested youth. His enemy, the Danes, having failed to conquer Wessex, now see their chance for victory. Led by the sword of savage warrior Harald Bloodhair, the Viking hordes attack. But Uhtred, Alfred's reluctant warlord, proves his worth, outwitting Harald and handing the Vikings one of their greatest defeats.

For Uhtred, the sweetness of victory is soon overshadowed by tragedy. Breaking with Alfred, he joins the Vikings, swearing never again to serve the Saxon king. Instead, he will reclaim his ancestral fortress on the Northumbrian coast. Allied with his old friend Ragnar—and his old foe Haesten—he aims to invade and conquer Wessex itself.

Yet fate has different plans. The Danes of East Anglia and the Vikings of Northumbria are plotting the conquest of all Britain. When Alfred's daughter pleads with Uhtred for help, he cannot refuse her request. In a desperate gamble, he takes command of a demoralized Mercian army, leading them in an unforgettable battle on a blood-soaked field beside the Thames.

In The Burning Land, Bernard Cornwell, "the reigning king of historical fiction" (USA Today), delivers a rousing saga of Anglo-Saxon England—an irresistible new chapter in his thrilling Saxon Tales, the epic story of the birth of England and the legendary king who made it possible.

-Synopsis courtesy of the publisher

Harper Collins has generously provided two copies for this giveaway! For one entry, just leave me a comment here. If you would like extra entries there are instructions below. Giveaway open through midnight eastern time on January 18. The winner will be drawn at random and must have a US or Canada mailing address.

+2 Follow this blog any way you choose (Google, Feedburner, etc) and leave a comment...if you already do, include that in your comment
+2 Tweet or blog this giveaway and leave me a comment to let me know that you
did

Good luck everyone, thank you for visiting and entering!

63 comments:

Pricilla said...

Oooh, I love his books! I have two sitting in my TBR pile right now.

Please enter me. I follow in google.
thank you and Merry Christmas.
kaiminani at gmail dot com

Becca said...

Please enter me!

I'm a Google follower.

I blogged about it here:
http://completepoppycock.blogspot.com/2009/12/burning-land.html

thanks
rebecca.bradeen(at)verizon(dot)net

ccqdesigns said...

Oh my goodness, I have to either win this or go buy this book. My husband reads everything written by Cornwell!!

I follow on Google Reader

http://twitter.com/ccqdesigns/status/7089634436 Here's a tweet!

rebecca dot cox at charter dot net

Sandra K321 said...

This is one of my son's favorite authors. He loves these books and I would love to win this for him.
seknobloch(at)gmail(dot)com

Sandra K321 said...

I follow you via Google.
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CLM said...

Upsetting to think of Alfred being elderly and in poor health - I have been a fan since childhood when I read Judith of France by Margaret Leighton and the sequel, Journey for a Princess. But please enter me!

christine said...

I have always wanted to read one of Cornwell's books. Count me in!
I follow on google reader and I tweeted the giveaway (@booktumbling) + 4

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Katy said...

I'm a google follower and a twitter follower too. :)

srfbluemama at gmail dot com

Katy said...

I retweeted this giveaway: http://twitter.com/AFewMorePages/status/7100246197

:)

Giveaway Roundup said...

Please enter me for this. It sounds really good.

I am a follower, and get your weblog emails.

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Jessica said...

Sounds excellent, count me in please.

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Daphne said...

Please enter me (and I follow via google).

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Linda/CT said...

Hello...I would love to try this author and what better way than to win a book. Hope you had a lovely holiday. Linda

RKCharron said...

Hi Carey :)
Thank you for the opportunity to win.
I'm a Follower here. (I'm the Fire picture).
:)
Happy Holidays!
RKCharron

Stacie said...

Please count me in.

I follow.

simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

justpeachy36 said...

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This looks like a great book, please enter me in the giveaway.

I am a follower via Google Friend Connect.

xxsquigglesxx said...

Please enter me!

I am a google friend connect follower.

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Annie1 said...

I would love to win this book for my dad!


thanks


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Annie1 said...

Follow via Google Reader!#1


thanks

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Annie1 said...

Follow via Google Reader!#2


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Annie1 said...

Tweeted #1


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Annie1 said...

Tweeted #2


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Linda said...

Anytime I'm asked to list my favorite historical fiction authors, Bernard Cornwell is one of the four or five I enjoy the most. Thanks for this wonderful giveaway.

I follow your blog through Google Reader

nfmgirl said...

I've heard of Bernard Cornwell, but have never read him. Please count me in. Thank you!

I follow

I blogged:
http://cerebralgirl.blogspot.com/2009/12/book-giveaways-in-blogworld-12-26-09.html

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

tetewa said...

Sounds good, I'd lke to be included! tWarner419@aol.com

Holly said...

I love BC's books! Please enter me in the giveaway.

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Belinda M said...

Please include me in your giveaway


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Belinda M said...

I follow your blog


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Belinda M said...

I follow your blog


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Belinda M said...

tweeted

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Belinda M said...

tweeted

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Aik said...

I'd love to enter! Thanks!

+2 Follower

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Valorie said...

I would love to win!

Follower

Tweet: http://twitter.com/morbidromantic/statuses/7265930313

Valorie
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Diane said...

Great giveaway; I am a follower. Thanks so much

bibliophilebythesea AT gmail DOT com

Anonymous said...

please count me in...thanks.

karenk
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rubynreba said...

Please enter me. Thanks.
+2 follow on google friend

Sue said...

Thanks for the giveaway. Happy New Year!

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Susan said...

I'm a new follower!

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FrankSandy said...

Please enter me. walkerd@primus.ca

FrankSandy said...

I am a follower. walkerd@primus.ca

dsandyboy said...

Count me in.

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dsandyboy said...

I am a follower.

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Carol M said...

I've never read this author before. I would love to start with this book!
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Carol M said...

I follow on Google.
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Carol M said...

I follow Twitter.
Tweet
http://twitter.com/CarolAnnM/status/7489176678

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Amanda said...

Wow. What a cool giveaway! I'm a history major, a historical-fiction lover..and never read Cornwell. Shame on me.

Thanks! And I'm a follower!

nycbookgirl at gmail dot com

enyl said...

I hope to use this memior to inspire my lazidasical students to personal and academic acheivement.

I follow through Google Friend Connect.

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Michele at Reader's Respite said...

Oh good golly, I have got to throw my hat in for this one!! You know, of course, that I am a huge follower (of both you and Cornwell!). :)

susan.byerly said...

This sounds like a great book! Count me in.

I'm a follower via Google reader.

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pixie13 said...

Oooh, sounds good! Please count me in! Thanks!
Google friend connect follower

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CherylS22 said...

This looks like such a good book - please enter me.
Thanks!

CherylS22 said...

I already follow in GFC
#1

CherylS22 said...

I already follow in GFC
#2

cherdon said...

I would just love to read this awesome book. Please enter me. Thanks

+2 I already follow via google friend connect(cherdon)

+2 I follow via google feedburner

+2 I follow you on twitter
username is iamcherdon

+2 Tweeted

http://twitter.com/iamcherdon/status/7921585849

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pish said...

I haven't read a good historical fiction in too long. Thanks for the chance to win, this sounds interesting!
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pish said...

I'm following on Blogger
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pish said...

I'm following on Blogger
Entry #2
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pish said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/SaywardBC/status/7921977990
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pish said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/SaywardBC/status/7921977990
melaniesands[at]yahoo[dot]ca
Entry #2

carol said...

I know my husband would enjoy reading this book so I'd love to win it for him.

carol said...

I follow via google friend connect.

carol said...

I tweeted
http://twitter.com/carolp8/status/7923364526

carol said...

I follow via google reader.

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