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Publisher Description

The third installment of Bernard Cornwell’s New York Times bestselling series chronicling the epic saga of the making of England, “like Game of Thrones, but real” (The Observer, London)—the basis for The Last Kingdom, the hit television series.

The year is 878. Uhtred, the dispossessed son of a Northumbrian lord, has helped the Saxons of Wessex defeat the invading Danes. Now, finally free of his allegiance to the victorious, ungrateful King Alfred, he is heading home to rescue his stepsister, a prisoner of Kjartan the Cruel in the formidable Danish stronghold of Dunholm. Uhtred’s best hope is his sword, Serpent-Breath, for his only allies are Hild, a West Saxon nun fleeing her calling, and Guthred, a slave who believes himself king. Rebellion, chaos, fear, and betrayal await them in the north, forcing Uhtred to turn once more, reluctantly, to the liege he formerly served in battle and blood: Alfred the Great.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2009
October 13
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
352
Pages
PUBLISHER
HarperCollins e-books
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
2.2
MB

Customer Reviews

mike 112251 ,

Uhtred

Once you start, you just can’t stop. Uhtred of Bebbanburg is a complicated character, you can’t predict his fate, and reading this series is like riding a rollercoaster. Do yourself a favor and buckle up.

joematthews29 ,

As good as the first volume

The third volume equals the first and surpasses the second. The history told is well worth the read. The plot is action packed and characters are full of life.

papa dyer ,

Swords and oathes

The old English names are hard to read but add authenticity. When I read I feel like I am alongside uhltred . Hard to believe that the Church was so controlling then. This is a tremendous series

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