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Publisher Description

The fourth 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 885, and England is at peace, divided between the Danish kingdom to the north and the Saxon kingdom of Wessex in the south. Warrior by instinct and Viking by nature, Uhtred, the dispossessed son of a Northumbrian lord, has land, a wife and children—and a duty to King Alfred to hold the frontier on the Thames. But a dead man has risen, and new Vikings have invaded the decayed Roman city of London with dreams of conquering Wessex... with Uhtred’s help. Suddenly forced to weigh his oath to the king against the dangerous turning tide of shifting allegiances and deadly power struggles, Uhtred—Alfred’s sharpest sword—must now make the choice that will determine England’s future.

Fiction & Literature
October 13
HarperCollins e-books

Customer Reviews

Criss gallo ,

Sword Song

Excellent beyond measure!

MikeC690720 ,

Most Excellent

This book, the fourth in what is called the Saxon Chronicles, is another superb work presented to us by a masterful author. The true hero of the book, a Saxon warrior who had been raised from youth by the Danes, reluctantly fights for Alfred (the Great) and the Kingdom of Essex, that will later evolve into what we now know as England. The author's mastery of the tale in a historical setting yields a book that you simply cannot put down. Valor and cowardice, treachery and loyalty, honor and ignominy, plus ambition, vision, love, and hatred--and even more than that, all of which which makes for a volatile and fast-moving mix in a troubled time of brutal conflict. Cornwell is a compelling weaver of tales with twists and turns nested within the twists and turns--but his skill with the pen (or word processor!) make it all so very plausible. Guys--and it is very much a guy book--will not be able to put it down.

AdeP ,

Sword Song

This is an engrossing story. Like the other novels in the Saxon Tales, I was transported back to the 9th century. Plenty of action and unexpected twists to the plot. A great "guy" book.

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