Bernard Cornwell

Bernard Cornwell

This is a complete list of Bernard Cornwell books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series or category.

Recent/Upcoming Bernard Cornwell Books

April 2nd, 2024: Sharpe's Command

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List of Sharpe Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Sharpe's Gold
1981
2
Sharpe's Eagle
1981
3
Sharpe's Company
1982
4
2
Sharpe's Sword
1983
5
Sharpe's Enemy
1984
6
Sharpe's Honor
1985
7
Sharpe's Regiment
1986
8
Sharpe's Siege
1987
9
9
Sharpe's Rifles
1988
10
Sharpe's Revenge
1989
11
Sharpe's Waterloo
1990
12
10
Sharpe's Devil
1992
13
Sharpe's Christmas & Sharpe's Ransom (2 Short Stories)
1994
14
Sharpe's Battle
1995
15
8.5
Sharpe's Tiger
1997
16
8.7
Sharpe's Triumph
1998
17
Sharpe's Skirmish
1999
18
8.3
Sharpe's Fortress
1999
19
8
Sharpe's Trafalgar
2000
20
8
Sharpe's Prey
2001
21
Sharpe's Havoc
2003
22
Sharpe's Escape
2004
23
Sharpe's Fury
2006
24
Sharpe’s Assassin
2021
25
Sharpe's Command
2024

List of Sharpe Series in Chronological Order

#ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
8.5
Sharpe's Tiger
1997
2
8.7
Sharpe's Triumph
1998
3
8.3
Sharpe's Fortress
1999
4
8
Sharpe's Trafalgar
2000
5
8
Sharpe's Prey
2001
6
9
Sharpe's Rifles
1988
7
Sharpe's Havoc
2003
8
Sharpe's Eagle
1981
9
Sharpe's Gold
1981
10
Sharpe's Escape
2004
11
Sharpe's Fury
2006
12
Sharpe's Battle
1995
13
Sharpe's Company
1982
14
2
Sharpe's Sword
1983
15
Sharpe's Skirmish
1999
16
Sharpe's Enemy
1984
17
Sharpe's Honor
1985
18
Sharpe's Regiment
1986
19
Sharpe's Christmas & Sharpe's Ransom (2 Short Stories)
1994
20
Sharpe's Siege
1987
21
Sharpe's Revenge
1989
22
Sharpe's Waterloo
1990
23
Sharpe’s Assassin
2021
24
10
Sharpe's Devil
1992
25
Sharpe's Command
2024

List of Sharpe Non-Fiction in Publication Order

List of Crowning Mercy Books in Publication Order (with Susannah Kells)

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
2
A Crowning Mercy (With: Susannah Kells)
A Crowning Mercy (With: Susannah Kells)
1983
2
The Fallen Angels (With: Susannah Kells)
The Fallen Angels (With: Susannah Kells)
1983
3
The Aristocrats (By: Susannah Kells)
The Aristocrats (By: Susannah Kells)
1986
4
Coat of Arms / The Aristocrats (By: Susannah Kells)
Coat of Arms / The Aristocrats (By: Susannah Kells)
1986
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List of Grail Quest Books in Publication Order

List of Starbuck Chronicles Books in Publication Order

List of Sailing Thrillers Books in Publication Order

List of Warlord Chronicles / The Arthur Books in Publication Order

List of The Warrior Chronicles / Saxon Stories Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
8.8
The Last Kingdom
2004
2
7.4
The Pale Horseman
2005
3
8.5
Lords of the North
2006
4
8.2
Sword Song
2007
5
8.5
The Burning Land
2009
6
9.2
Death of Kings
2011
7
9
The Pagan Lord
2013
8
9
The Empty Throne
2014
9
9.3
Warriors of the Storm
2015
10
8.7
The Flame Bearer
2016
11
8.7
War of the Wolf
2018
12
9.2
Sword of Kings
2019
13
8.6
War Lord
2020
14
Uhtred’s Feast
2023

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

List of Non-Fiction Books in Publication Order

Bernard Cornwell Biography

Bernard Cornwell was born on February 23rd, 1944 and is currently 80 years old. Bernard Cornwell was born in London, England.

Bernard Cornwell is the author of the Sharpe series which currently consists of 25 novels. The Sharpe series started in 1981 with the novel Sharpe's Gold. The most recently released novel in the Sharpe series was Sharpe’s Assassin which was released in 2021. There is an upcoming novel for the Sharpe series entitled Sharpe's Command which is being released on April 2nd, 2024.

Bernard Cornwell has also written the The Warrior Chronicles / Saxon Stories series which has 14 books including The Last Kingdom and The Pale Horseman.

Bernard Cornwell has been included on Japan's Kono Mystery ga Sugoi! list one time. It was for Sea Lord (Killer's Wake in the U.S.), which tied for 7th in 1992.

Bernard Cornwell was awarded an Honorary Platinum Bestseller Award by Nielsen. He is a member of their 21st Century Platinum Hall of Fame.

Bernard Cornwell Awards & Accolades

Bernard Cornwell books have been nominated for multiple awards, The Last Kingdom was nominated for the Audie Award, Best Fiction, in 2006. Death of Kings was nominated for the Goodreads Awards, Best Historical Fiction, in 2012. 1356 was nominated for the British Book Awards, Fiction Book of the Year, in 2012. War of the Wolf was nominated for the Goodreads Awards, Best Historical Fiction, in 2018.

Bernard Cornwell: TV/Movies Based on Books

The Sharpe series of novels was adapted into the Sharpe television series for ITV. The series starred Sean Bean as Richard Sharpe and Daragh O'Malley as Patrick Harper. Despite being based on the series, some of the episodes are original stories not based on any books. The series ran from 1993 to 1997, but came back in 2006 for a two-parter with Sean Bean reprising ht role. The success of Sharpe's Challenge led to another two-parter, Sharpe's Peril.

Cornwell enjoyed the portrayal of Sharpe by Bean so much that he dedicated his 12th book in the series, Sharpe's Battle, to him. The dedication said that when he writes Sharpe, he hears Sean's voice.

The Last Kingdom is another adaptation of Cornwell's work. The series is based on The Saxoon Stories series of books. The series premiered in 2015 and aired for five seasons on the BBC. It would later move to Netflix. Actors on the show included Alexander Dreymon as Uhtred, David Dawson as King Alfred, and Emily Cox as Brida.

The fifth season was the end of the series, but a full length film has since been filmed for Netflix entitled Seven Kings Must Die.

Each season of the show was based on a novel or multiple novels, but signifcant changes were made to the plot along the way.

Bernard Cornwell F.A.Q

When was Bernard Cornwell Born? How old is Bernard Cornwell?

Bernard Cornwell was born on February 23rd, 1944. Bernard Cornwell is currently 80 years old.

Where was Bernard Cornwell Born?

Bernard Cornwell was born in London, England and is English.

What was the first book Bernard Cornwell wrote?

The first novel written by Bernard Cornwell was Sharpe's Gold, published in 1981.

What was the most recent book Bernard Cornwell wrote?

His most recently released work was Uhtred’s Feast on May 25th, 2023.

Will there be any more books by Bernard Cornwell?

Bernard Cornwell has a new book coming out on April 2nd, 2024 called Sharpe's Command.

How many books has Bernard Cornwell written?

Bernard Cornwell has written 65 books across 12 series.
  • 25 books in the Sharpe Series
  • 1 Sharpe Non-Fiction
  • 2 books in the Crowning Mercy Series
  • 4 books in the Grail Quest Series
  • 4 books in the Starbuck Chronicles Series
  • 5 books in the Sailing Thrillers Series
  • 3 books in the Warlord Chronicles / The Arthur Series
  • 14 books in the The Warrior Chronicles / Saxon Stories Series
  • 6 Standalone Novels
  • 1 Non-Fiction Books

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    Austin D.
    Austin D.
    2 years ago

    One of the best parts of Bernard Cornwell’s Arthurian legend is the underlying battle between the new and the old. It is the best trilogy on Arthur there is. The Winter King is the very first book I checked out of his, and quickly grabbed the rest of the books and have been a fan ever since then. These are written in a realistic way to portray what it was truly like, without all that shining armor and lightning bolt magic like so many of the others have in them.

    Bernard is unique in the way he puts you into the moment and embellishes with wonderful details.

    Michael K.
    Michael K.
    1 year ago

    Forget Game of Thrones. Sit yourself down, pick up the remote, turn your TV on and watch The Last Kingdom. No, it doesn’t have dragons or ice zombies. But you won’t find better character development or political machinations.

    While people the world over sang the praises of Jon Snow, my friends and I were too busy buzzing about the badassery of Uhtred, son of Uhtred. This show is a masterpiece. And yet, I would argue that the novel is better.

    Cornwall writes historical fiction. While the show doesn’t necessarily alter the historical details in Cornwall’s books, I found it so much easier to understand the history of England when I consumed the story in book format. I have to assume that Cornwall took some liberties with the historical figures and events. But from what I’ve heard, there’s more truth than fiction in his stories.

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