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As a child I never enjoyed reading. I only recently started reading regularly and now at the age of 36 your tales of Uhtreds adventures keep me gripped. I've just read Warriors of the storm in record time!! Thank you for opening up a world of reading I never thought I would know!

Darren Crisp


Dear Mr. Cornwell,

Thank you for giving me untold pleasure reading your books. It started when I came across a college textbook of English history from the beginning of the Saxons to today's monarchy in my husband's den. I was hooked  and read everything on English history that I could get my hands on. I came across the Warrior Series and your other excellent books at the library. I just finished number 9 and Uthred is on his way to Bebbenburgh. My husband was from Manchester, England and as I am 85 years old, please finish the Warrior Series as soon as possible.


Margarete Dean


Mr. Cornwell,

Thanks for an awesome, living series of books. I've just finished 'Warriors of the Storm' and was soo happy to see that Uhtred hasn't hung up his sword yet. You re an artist with words, and there are precious few these days who can take this period of hstory and do such a good job with it. I've been studying the Vikings, Middle and Old English history and language and the Early Middle Ages with Oxford and Exeter, and so am happily surprised to see the way in which you work Uhtred's life and times. The warrior's perspective is an exciting tale to tell. I just want to mention particularly, the thrill of sailing a good boat, (those Vikings knew how to make 'em!) the joy of riding a fast horse, the sword song as you so aptly portray it, excellent! The beauty and well, majesty of the warrior's challange to his enemy, and the trappings of war - a pleasure to read.  Strange words from an old lady. Ah yes, last but not the least by any means, Uhtred's fresh and strong religious convictions, I admire and enjoy reading his thoughts on the gospel stories, church observances and saint's tales - strong metal, shocking honesty!

Ah yes, I read that you are descended from the 'Bebbenburh' lords; if that story becomes public, I should love to read it - I've done my share of geneaology, and know it too is a thrill.

Best wishes, again thank you!

Debbie Pedersen


Mr. Cornwell

Just finished "Waterloo." (now I can start on "Warriors of the Storm).  If you ever do a simular book on Gettysburg, let me know; I'll send you my Great, Great Grandfather's account of his experiance in "Pickett's charge."  Inspite of seven wounds, he lived to tell it to the local paper in Fredrick Maryland 50 years later..

Harry Durow


I have no plans for more non-fiction....but, thank you!  Must be a great story!


Dear Mr Cornwell

I know you probably get a lot of requests for books but I feel that we aredue the next Starbuck adventure.

It has been twenty years....

Ben Hook


I enjoy your books and I am awaiting the new book in the Viking saga. I have trouble reading now and I have asked our library to order the new book on CD as soon as it is available.

Joel Olson


Mr. Cornwell

just a brief message to tell you how much I enjoyed reading your new book which is five-star. And how much I have enjoyed all the books you have written please do not stop. I have most to your books in my private library which I enjoy reading over again. As winter time is here it is prime time after football to enjoy reading a really good book for that I thank you


your friend Doug Olson



Dear Mr. Cornwall,

I would just like to add my thanks to all these other messages. Having been lured into the Uhtred stories by the BBC (and, admittedly, their choice of lead actor), I am now transported by your prose. I am working my way through the saga and am enjoying every moment, twist, turn and sword thrust. Thank you ~ you have made the dreary winter months in the north bearable.



Mr. Cornwell--

I used to think Richard Sharpe was the greatest historical fiction character of all (as an aside, your Christmas story which so satisfyingly ends his career/life should be included in the list of his books). I have slowly come to change that opinion--Uther--Lord Uther is tremendous.

Can't wait for the next book and dread the end of him and the series.

Mike Sculati


I just had to write to tell you that I am almost finished the third book - Excalibur - in your extraordinary series.  I have been utterly absorbed in the wonderful story your amazingly creative mind has woven.  My husband is reading the second book now - we decided to investigate  you as a writer after watching the TV series The Last Kingdom which we thoroughly enjoyed - and we are discriminating viewers.  I have just undergone three months of chemotherapy and your books gave me such welcome escape when I was feeling far from well.  Thank you so very much for sharing your wonderful storytelling ability. Now I have to read The Last Kngdom!j



Thank you!  Best of luck with your treatments.