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 United States 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 nice, his son and grandson defeated the Danish Vikings who had invaded and occupied 3 of England’s 4 kingdoms.

The tale is obvious in the course of the eyes of Uhtred, a dispossessed nobleman, who's captured as a baby through the Danes after which raised by way of them in order that, by the point the Northmen start their attack on Wessex (Alfred’s country 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 without warning defeats the Danes and the Danes themselves activate Uhtred, he's eventually compelled to settle on facets. by means of now he's a tender guy, in love, informed to struggle and able to take his position within the dreaded safeguard wall. primarily, even though, he needs to get well his father’s land, the captivating fortress of Bebbanburg through the wild northern sea.

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

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