Bernard Cornwell was born in London, raised in Essex and worked for the BBC for eleven years before meeting Judy, his American wife. Denied an American work permit he wrote a novel instead and has been writing ever since. He and Judy divide their time between Cape Cod and Charleston, South Carolina.
Praise for Sword of Kings: 'Cornwell's skill [is] in ageing his warrior-hero, who now creaks as he fights and is haunted by those he has loved and lost' The Times 'The master still adding to his wonderful Saxon Chronicles' Sunday Times Magazine 'Legendary ... excellent storytelling, as ever' Sunday Sport Praise for Bernard Cornwell: 'Strong narrative, vigourous action and striking characterisation, Cornwell remains king of the territory he has staked out as his own' SUNDAY TIMES 'Like Game of Thrones, but real' OBSERVER 'Blood, divided loyalties and thundering battles' THE TIMES 'A violent, absorbing historical saga, deeply researched and thoroughly imagined' WASHINGTON POST 'The best battle scenes of any writer I've ever read, past or present. Cornwell really makes history come alive' George R.R. Martin 'Cornwell draws a fascinating picture of England as it might have been before anything like England existed' THE TIMES 'He's called a master storyteller. Really he's cleverer than that' TELEGRAPH 'A reminder of just how good a writer he is' SUNDAY TIMES 'Nobody in the world does this better than Cornwell' Lee Child