The Last Kingdom (The Saxon Chronicles Series #1)

The Last Kingdom (The Saxon Chronicles Series #1)

Bernard Cornwell

The first installment of Bernard Cornwell’s bestselling sequence chronicling the epic saga of the making of britain, “like video game of Thrones, yet actual” (The Observer, London)—the foundation for The final Kingdom, the hit BBC the US tv series.

This is the exciting—yet little known—story of the making of britain within the ninth and tenth centuries, the years within which King Alfred the good, his son and grandson defeated the Danish Vikings who had invaded and occupied 3 of England’s 4 kingdoms.

The tale is visible in the course of the eyes of Uhtred, a dispossessed nobleman, who's captured as a toddler by way of the Danes after which raised through them in order that, by the point the Northmen start their attack on Wessex (Alfred’s state and the final territory in English palms) Uhtred nearly thinks of himself as a Dane. He definitely has no love for Alfred, whom he considers a pious weakling and no fit for Viking savagery, but whilst Alfred by surprise defeats the Danes and the Danes themselves activate Uhtred, he's ultimately pressured to settle on aspects. by way of now he's a tender guy, in love, expert to struggle and able to take his position within the dreaded safeguard wall. notably, notwithstanding, he needs to recuperate his father’s land, the mesmerizing castle of Bebbanburg by means of the wild northern sea.

This exciting adventure—based on latest files of Bernard Cornwell’s ancestors—depicts a time while legislation and order have been ripped violently aside via a pagan attack on Christian England, an attack that got here very with regards to destroying England.

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